Slate Digital Tag

We don’t have much to go off of but this is usually typical of the Slate marketing machine, but it seems Steven Slate is on his way to a complete autonomous recording environment. Next up is the DAW. Also on top of an interface, the Small Diaphragm Virtual Microphone will be released at some point as well.   “For twenty years, I have dreamed of bringing the professional studio to anyone who wants to make music. I’m talking about microphone lockers filled with every classic mic imaginable. Tape machines andRead More

Posted On November 14, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Slate Digital Verbsuite Classics

Slate Digital has almost created every single tool to mix entire songs completely with their plugins. Add more reverb to the arsenal with some classics modeled carefully by Slate Digital. For the first time ever, eight of the most popular professional digital reverbs from the past forty years can be accessed in a single plugin, some of which have never been modeled before. What makes VerbSuite sound different from any other available reverb is LiquidSonics proprietary Fusion IR processing, which captures the actual tone of the modeled reverb for theRead More
Oh look, another 1176 emulation! But I have 30 of them INCLUDING the FG-116 already in the Virtual Mix Rack. Why do I need another one? Why should I shell out $200.00 for something I already have?   First off calm down! I’m just a news site. Let’s tackle these questions one at a time because when I got the press release, each of these questions popped in my head. I’m going to take a slightly different approach to this review. Instead of spending time analyzing each aspect of thisRead More

Posted On May 26, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Reviews, Software

Review: Slate Digital Bomber

Most Slate Digital plugins are modeled after specific pieces of gear, but recently, originals such as the Custom Series EQ and Tilt EQ (Review Here) have made their way into the mix. The Bomber is another original concoction from Steven Slate. According to Slate, this dynamic enhancing tool takes all of the experience they have learned from modeling famous gear and places it in one easy to use dynamics enhancer. This module is part of the Virtual Mix Rack (Review Here), a 500 series type plugin rack that houses manyRead More
You can never get enough delays and Slate and D16 is back again for the 4th release this week with Repeater, a vintage modeled delay unit that can emulate countless delays. My friend Jay Baumgardner started collecting vintage delays and was raving about how cool the tones are and how much more creative he could get in his mixes when using them. Well, Jay is one of the best audio engineers in the world and certainly knows what he’s doing, so I figured I’d investigate. Fast forward a few weeksRead More
Slate Digital, Monster, Plugins, Virtual Mix Rack, Everything Recording
Love him or hate him, I would be willing to put money on the fact that you will download this plugin. Especially since it is free. One thing about all of the FG 116 series modules is that they cannot do the “All Buttons In” trick a lot of engineers use. Since so many people requested, Slate has released the Monster, which is a modded compressor that does the all buttons in trick with style. Everyone always asks me “So why can’t I do the All Buttons In trick onRead More
Slate Digital, FG- Swiss, Everything Recording
In true modern marketing ala “Apple”, Slate Digital has laid all the cards out on the table with a LOT of new products. One of them being the FG-Swiss, which is Slate’s Virtual Mix Rack module based on the Empirical Labs Distressor. First and foremost I wanted to reveal the FG-SWISS, which is an exact replica of one of the most famous hardware compressors in the industry known for being a “Swiss Army Knife”. This compressor is like eight compressors in one! It is so versatile and can even sound likeRead More
I’m not sure how this one got past me but Audio Legends in collaboration with Slate Digital have released a mixing course in which Chris Lord Alge shows some of his patented tricks to mix a song. There are a few options to choose from with one being just the course with no plugins, to a course with a months worth of a subscription to the Slate Everything Bundle, and even a package that includes the course as well as a years subscription to Slate Digital’s Everything Bundle. In thisRead More

Posted On May 17, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Series

We all know Lord Alge swears by the blue face 1176. Everyone wants one but who has 5 grand laying around to buy one and even then, the maintenance bill is enough to make you pull your hair out. Steven Slate has footed the bill on the maintenance and modeled 2 REV A 1176s and even added one that has been souped up. They’re $149 right now as introductory so go get one. The FG-116 Blue Series adds the tone of two vintage REV A Blue FET compressors as wellRead More
Eiosis AirEQ is a great plugin, (review here). The Air and Earth sections are great tools for adding an enforced low end and sheen on tracks. Now these bands are available as Virtual Mix Rack Modules. It’s no surprise that Fabrice has started to port some of his own designs over to the Virtual Mix Rack. The Air and Earth modules for the Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack bring the sound of AirEQ’s perfect sounding analog matched filters to the VMR. The Air and Earth are a new and easyRead More