The ‘VMR’ operates as a virtual 500 series-style rack with hot-swappable modules, putting your entire processing chain in ONE WINDOW. This allows you customize your own channel strip in any order you choose, with the signal flow following the visual order of the modules. Moving modules around is easy, fast, and creates no break in audio playback: mix and match filters from different EQs, chain an EQ before or after your compressor, or create a different A and B setup and switch between them. Audition signal chains faster, easier, and in real time with the Slate ‘VMR’.
The FG-401 started as a recreation of the classic British console channel compressor, but morphed into a whole lot more. First, we gave it variable attack and release with increased range, which added more tonal options. After that we added an input transformer stage – but not just any transformer, the famous transformer from the British Class A Console! This adds a beautiful warmth and sheen to the compressor, and lastly we added an entirely unique second circuit path that provides an additional smooth and rich tone. The FG-401 is perhaps the most versatile mix compressor in the world, and it can sound good on any source you feed into it!
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Slate Digital FG-401 VCA Compressor
The FG-S is a digital recreation of one of the most famous British console equalizers from the 80’s. This equalizer also has rich harmonics and interactive mid bands with a fat musical tone. This is the ultimate workhorse mix eq that can be used on any track – great for surgical cutting strokes, or wide bell and shelf strokes for making drums and guitars punch out of the speakers.
The FG-N is a digital recreation of one of THE most classic discrete Class A British equalizers from the 70’s. All aspects of the circuit were modeled, including the rich harmonics and saturations that naturally occur when the equalizer is in use. The hardware only contained one mid band, but we added another to make the Brit-N even more versatile than the original. This equalizer is lush and fat, and it sounds great on everything you send through it.
The FG-116 is a precise replication of the classic American FET limiter, and no expense was spared capturing every nuance of this amazing device. From its trademark timing characteristics to the extremely musical sound of its transformer, the FG-116 gives engineers and producers the musical and fat tone that has made the hardware so famous. The FG-116 sounds great on everything from lead vocals and drums to bass guitars.
The Trimmer is a useful module that performs a few basic but essential operations within the Virtual Mix Rack: RMS and Peak Level Monitoring, a simple Trim control and a Phase Reverse Switch. When using it in the first slot, the Trimmer allows you to define how the signal will hit the following VMR module, with a precise output level monitoring.
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