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Slate Digital Virtual Console Collection, analog consoles for your DAW

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Slate Digital Virtual Console Collection - Mix bus

Slate Digital has announced the released of the Virtual Console Collection, a virtual effect suite for Windows and Mac.

The Slate Digital “VIRTUAL CONSOLE COLLECTION” brings the sound of 4 of the world’s top analog consoles into your DAW workstation.

“Slate Digital CTO Fabrice Gabriel and I studied these consoles inside and out. We meticulously modeled the entire circuit path so that we could recreate every subtle nuance that makes these consoles the legends that they are”, says Slate.

Virtual Console Collection features

  • Brings the sound of 4 legendary analog consoles to your DAW.
  • Models all characteristics of both the channels and the analog summing.
  • Mix and match consoles.
  • Mac/Windows VST, RTAS, AU.

Virtual Console Collection is available to purchase for $249.99 USD / 179.99 EUR. For a limited time a free iLok2 is included with a purchase.

More information: Slate Digital / Virtual Console Collection


Slate Digital releases FG-X Virtual Mastering Processor

Slate Digital FG-X

Slate Digital has released FG-X, a virtual mastering processor for Windows and Mac.

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.

FG-X features

  • Worldclass mastering compressor with transparent and articulate sound.
  • Revolutionary ITP process to make your mixes louder without degradation.
  • Controls for low and high punch.
  • Ultra precise mastering quality metering.

FG-X is available to purchase as an effect plug-in for PC and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS), priced at $299 USD.

More information: Slate Digital / FG-X


Slate Digital releases Trigger

Slate Digital Trigger

Slate Digital has released Trigger, an advanced drum replacer.

SLATE DIGITAL’s TRIGGER is the next generation drum replacement VST/RTAS/AU 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.

Trigger features

  • Instrument library includes: 45 snares (including 2 high-detailed Deluxe snares with adjustable overheads and 12 alternation hits per each velocity), 31 kick drums (including 2 Deluxe kick drums), 8 sets of toms.
  • Over 2.3 GB of high-quality 24 bit Steven Slate samples compressed using TRIGGER lossless sample compression (6 GB uncompressed).
  • Phase accurate drum replacement.
  • Six stereo layers of samples.
  • Complete control.
  • Easy to use.
  • Mac/Windows VST, RTAS, AU.

Slate Digital Trigger is available to purchase for $299 USD. An upgrade/crossgrade is available to Steven Slate Drums 3.0/3.5 and Drumagog 4 users.

More information: Slate Digital / Trigger


Slate Digital announces FG-X and Trigger

Slate Digital FG-X
Slate Digital 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.

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