pureMix launches Mixing Contest: Banda Magda – Mouche

pureMix has announced a Mixing Contest, offering a chance to mix Mouche by Banda Magda for a chance to win the AirEQ plug-in by Eiosis.

pureMix Mixing Contest

We are delighted to launch this new Mixing Contest. The star of the show is called Magda and she is very dear to us. She makes great music. We are certain you will like it too.

The contest is completely free and everybody can download those professional sounding tracks. All you have to do is submit your version of this mix before December 1st.

5 Winners will win an Eiosis AirEq plug-in designed by Fabrice Gabriel.

The deadline for entering your mix is December 1st, 2014.

More information: pureMix / Mixing Contest

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Eiosis introduces new AirEQ plug-in at NAMM 2013

Eiosis has announced its re-launch with a major new version of the AirEQ plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX formats.

“My goal was to make something that goes beyond the bandwidth control, something that would drastically change the sounds and extend the possibilities of equalization. AirEQ’s revolutionary Character parameter adds a new layer of control that will become vital to every audio engineer.” – Fabrice Gabriel, CEO of EIOSIS, AirEQ designer, and algorithm designer of the multi award winning Slate Digital products.

Eiosis AirEQ
AirEQ’s revolutionary Character Control goes Beyond Analog, allowing incredibly transparent, tight boost and cuts in the digital domain, adding a brand new dimension to the standard parametric equalizer.

With its unprecedented Character and Strength parameters, Air and Earth bands, transparent and precise sound, and exceptional high quality processing; AirEQ is your ideal, go-to equalizer for everyday tracking, mixing and mastering.

Additionally, with its ease of use, ergonomics features, musical Q/Gain adjustment behavior, flexible display options, low CPU and zero delay processing, AirEQ is truly unique in design.

AirEQ will be available in 2 versions: AirEQ (MSRP $219.99 USD) and AirEQ Premium (MSRP $349.99 USD).

More information: Eiosis

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Slate Digital emulates analog tape with Virtual Tape Machines plugin

Slate Digital has released Virtual Tape Machines, an analog tape emulation plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines
Get the big, fat, warm, deep, rich, and exciting sound of analog tape with VTM.

To capture the sound of tape is to capture a living, breathing sound that dynamically reacts to the music going on to it. Slate Digital Chief Technology Officer Fabrice Gabriel utilized his electrical engineering degree as a foundation for his comprehensive study of the physical processes that occur when recording to analog tape through a tape machine. What began with science led to Fabrice’s discovery of the seemingly magical properties of tape and inspired him to create his most advanced, dynamic algorithms yet. Two industry-standard machines were precisely modeled. What followed was a year of critical listening and algorithm tweaking, with some help from the expert ears of Slate Digital CEO, Steven Slate.

The result is the Virtual Tape Machines plugin. With models of both a 2 inch 16 track from NRG Recording, and a ½ inch 2 track machine from Howie Weinberg Mastering, the VTM will give your mixes an absolutely authentic analog vibe that will take your mixes to the next level. With added dimension, fatness, depth, and warmth, you’ll wonder how you ever mixed without it!


The making of the Virtual Tape Maschines plugin.

Virtual Tape Machines features

  • Most advanced, dynamic, true-to-life analog tape emulation ever achieved.
  • 16 track 2″ machine and 1/2″ mastering deck.
  • VTM is a dynamic, interactive, living, breathing replication of tape recording. No static modeling..
  • Two tape formulations, two tape speeds.
  • Calibration, bass alignment, wow & flutter, constant gain I/O, grouping, noise reduction.

The VTM plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $249 USD (free iLok included).

More information: Slate Digital / Virtual Tape Machines

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Slate Digital announces FG-X and Trigger

Slate Digital has launched its website and announced FG-X, a virtual mastering console, and Trigger, a multi layer drum replacer.

The Slate Digital ADVANCED ALGORITHMS ™ are written from the ground up using revolutionary new techniques in DSP code, based on innovative new technology and science. Within the ADVANCED ALGORITHMS ™ is a complex communication system between the DSP modules, which allows the plugins to achieve new heights in audio processing.

All Slate Digital plugins are fine tuned by Steven Slate and chief algorithm engineer Fabrice Gabriel, and then thoroughly tested by some of the audio industry’s top tier mixers, producers, and engineers. The result is some of the finest audio plugins that will help you achieve your musical goals in ways you could only dream about.

Slate Digital FG-X

Two years ago Steven Slate and expert algorithm engineer Fabrice Gabriel started working out the concept for a digital audio process that could increase the level of a mix without altering the punch and dynamic feel, or make the mix sound squashed and lifeless. They started by researching saturation curves and their effect on various types of transient material. After several months of study and hundreds of listening tests, they made some fascinating discoveries. What they found, was that in order to transparently add level to a mix, a dynamic and intelligent transient saturation system would have to be developed.

New ADVANCED ALGORITHMS were created to execute the extremely complex communication system that would be needed to properly perform the new dynamic operations. A new algorithm was formed, and the process was named “Intelligent Transient Preservation”, or ITP.

Slate Digital Trigger

SLATE DIGITAL’s TRIGGER is the next generation drum replacement plugin. TRIGGER has a phase accurate multi layered triggering engine. This means that in one instance of the plugin, you can seamlessly trigger multiple samples simultaneously such as a close mic sample, stereo overhead sample, and a stereo room mic samples. Or, mix many direct mic samples to develop your own custom unique sounds. This multi channel triggering functionality allows the user to recreate the sound of natural drums with real multitracked samples.

Each sample layer has parameters for customization such as velocity and dynamic control, attack, sustain, release and independent levels. Other features include 2 detection modes, MIDI in/out, automation of detecting parameters, up to 127 different articulations per instrument, up to 127 velocity layers per instrument and up to 127 alternation hits per velocity layer, and a unique “Leakage Suppression” function.

More information: Slate Digital

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