Steven Slate has become the go-to guy for drum samples, thanks to his slamming drum sample libraries that are used by top-echelon pros. After that we added an input transformer stage — but not just any transformer, the famous transformer from the British Class A Console! No installation problems, as always with Slate Digital. Full mix with tape and console sim Step 3: Now for the mix bus. It's an all system with a Mac Pro tower, and although I don't have the exact specs on the computer, it's very powerful and handles pretty much everything we throw at it. Next in line is the tape machine. The order is: mic preamp, tape on repro head, then master buss channel processor.
Using these two plug ins is very easy because of the interface. Grouping allows treating individual modules as an integrated mixer. No issues during operation and everything seems stable. Last, we added an entirely unique second circuit path that provides and additional smooth and rich tone. For me, the only drawback being the.
I suggest just messing around with the plug-ins and watch how it transforms you sound. It doesnt get much easier that that! Here we're using modern tape at 15ips, which in itself adds roundness to the low frequencies and slightly curtails the highs. Mixing from scratch becomes a bit faster, as you have the mix buss 'glue' to influence dynamic swing and eq. In this walkthrough, we'll show you how to use a range of incredible plugins to construct three analogue-style recording and mixing chains. Full processed drum mix Recording Week is brought to you in association with. It really makes the transients punch.
Whatever it is, analog summing is know to add dimension or depth to music. Another thing that makes analog consoles sound unique is the mix-bus summing. This equalizer has rich harmonics and interactive mid bands with a fat musical tone. Setups for each instance of the plug-in can be saved, named and then recalled. The original hardware only contained one mid band, but we added another to make the Brit-N even more versatile. Once cloned, you can change some parameters on the alternate path, or even swap out entire modules. With each one, you get to choose from one of six world-famous consoles and start crafting your mix.
For kick presence, push the level. Because I dedicated the first slot across the entire mixer to Virtual Channel instances, I could bypass all of them, including the Mixbuss, by selecting Option + Command + Click on any plug-in instance. The plug-ins model the sonically pleasing harmonic distortion, noise and saturation effects of overdriving the transistorized channel and mix bus amplifier circuits used in four of the most highly prized vintage English and American analog recording consoles ever made. Virtual Channel is applied on individual mixing channels. I set it to the same console as all the channels and designated it to be Group 1 Master. Now, you get the marriage of his analog and digital expertise: Virtual Console Collection 2.
First, we gave it variable attack and release with increased range, which added more tonal options. You can easily see all of the processing modules installed in the Library Pane, and you just drag and drop to get them into the signal chain. Why the plug in manager didn't see the mix bus is beyond me. If you assume that what makes analog sound analog is the fact that an analog console passes audio 'imperfectly' then it is almost certain that individual analog channels are all going to be differently imperfect. This also influences our high-frequency response. Building the mix went better, and I found it easier to stabilize the tracks into a more cohesive whole.
However, our plugin, u-he Satin, lets us adjust the head bump level and head gap width, so we can further boost the low frequencies, and subtly influence where this boost is. The imaging and depth improves, instruments sit better in the frequency spectrum, and mixing becomes easier and more musical. In Pro Tools 9, there is no automatic way or shortcut for doing this. There are some exclusions so check out our Shipping Policy page in the Customer Service section at the bottom of the page. Each plugin allows the user to choose from one of five modeled consoles.
The Mixbuss plug-in selects up to four modeled-console stereo mix buses that can be further adjusted with the Drive control. Despite the digital revolution in the audio industry, many of today's top commercial albums are still mixed on analog consoles. To get the best idea about the consoles without purchasing the plug-in you can listen to demos on the slate digital webpage or even download a demo. If it just had bikini babes demonstrating the equipment. When used on all tracks or groups of tracks in your mix, it adds an indescribable richness and earthiness to the overall sound similar to a badly abused and overdriven vintage recording console. In recent years, of course, the convenience, affordability and power of digital technology - first hardware, then software - have trumped those cumbersome, expensive old boxes in terms of ubiquity; but the fact is, the characteristic warmth and grit of valve- and transformer-based gear are arguably more sought after now than they ever have been.