This bundle includes the Slate Digital VCC Virtual Console Collection
and Slate Digital Virtual Buss Compressors
Slate Digital VCC Virtual Console Collection
brings the sound of famous analogue console to your DAW breathing live to mixes done “in the box”.
Slate Digital VCC Virtual Console Collection includes 2 different plug-in Virtual Channel and Virtual Mixbuss working together to recreate the signal path of 5 of the most famous analogue consoles. Insert the Slate Digital Virtual Channel all each individual channel to add the non-linear behaviour of an analogue console’s channel strips imparting your DAW the personality of the mixer of your choice.
Insert Virtual Mixbuss on your master buss and brings a brand new dimension never heard before on your DAW. On the top of the cumulative non-linear behaviour of the mixbuss, Virtual Mixbuss adds crossfeed adding superior imaging and depth to your mix.
The Virtual Console Collection is very simple but powerful to use thanks to a clever layout. Select your console emulation between the 5 different emulations; adjust the DRIVE knob to adjust how much of the mixer’s colour you wish to add. Slate Digital VCC’s clever design allows you to group several channels so that any changes made on one instance will affect all the other channels in that group, improving your workflow greatly.
Unlike with analogue summing, the possibilities on offer here are endless. Mix and match different channel strips with a different mix buss, or route different instrument groups through different channels and mixbuss instances. This way you can create many different shades and colours that will expand your sonic palette like you never imagined before.
Slate Digital VCC Virtual Console Collection Overview:
• Choose from 5 meticulously modelled analogue consoles.
• Includes two plugins that faithfully reproduce the signal path of the consoles channel and mixbuss.
• Input Level control.
• Drive control.
• Sophisticated Grouping System.
• Global and Group Level Calibration Settings.
• VU Meter Ballistics.
• Console Output Trims.
• Real-time and Offline Oversampling Settings.
• Requires iLok 2
The Slate Digital Virtual Buss Compressors comprises of three analogue modelled compressors developed by Steven Slate.
The Slate Digital Virtual Buss Compressors is the culmination in years of research and high-quality modelled technology. To achieve outstanding sonics, Slate Digital has painstakingly modelled all the non-linear characteristics of each components to create three very different sounding plug-ins perfect for any stem and mixbuss.
The first emulation, the FG Grey is a modern processor designed to provide musical, transparent compression, based on the classic British 4000 console mixbuss compressor. A slight modification on the virtual model sees the characteristics of British discrete transformer added to retain more bass and midrange when compressing heavily. Although designed for masterbuss applications the FG Grey is also amazing on drums and guitars.
The second emulation is inspired by a classic Red faced compressor described as punchy, fat, tight and rich sounding. The FG Red recreated all those features and more adding a Drive control to add distort the virtual output transformer adding attitude and life to the mix.
Finally the FG MU is a recreation of classic Vari-Mu compressors lauded for their ability to thicken the midrange, tighten up the low frequencies and tame harsh upper mids, offering a deep, fat and warm sound full of rich and musical character. The FG MU has a M/S mode which allows to compress the mid and side differently, ideal for mastering in the box.
Each processor can be used on individually or as part of the VBC rack which lets you use all three compressors at once. Each processor in the rack can be rearranged easily by dragging and dropping and features a variable high-pass filter and mix control for parallel processing.
Slate Digital VBC Virtual Buss Compressors Overview:
- Part of the Virtual Analog Series
- Three analogue-modelled compressors: FG GREY, FG RED and FG MU
- Every nuance recreated in software
- Mix control for parallel compression
- Variable high-pass filter on each processor
- Available as RTAS, Audio Unit (Mac only) and VST
- Mac OS X 10.5 on-wards or Windows 7 (32/64-bit) required
- iLok 2 USB Smart Key required for software authorisation
- Download only version