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Slate Digital Virtual Tube Collection

Recreate The Sound of Vintage Tubes

$179.00

Tabs

Description

The Slate Digital VIRTUAL TUBE COLLECTION is a set of three plugins for Virtual Mix Rack that recreate the sound of classic vintage tube circuits.  Each module can act as a preamp, a saturator, and even a virtual tube summing console.  Using VTC, you can add color, warmth, depth, and vibe to your mixes and masters.  VMS users can also use VTC preamps with the microphone models for rich and vibey tone on their tracks.
 
The Modules:
 
London is inspired by some vintage tube circuits originating from Europe.  The sound is big, warm and bold in the lows and low mids, and slightly smooth in the top end.  The transient response has a slight thickness to it without being overly aggressive.  London sounds amazing for fattening up tracks in preamp mode, or thickening things up with its preamp saturation, and can add fat analog body in Console mode on the whole mix.
 
New York is inspired by some vintage tube circuits with a hint of inspiration from some New York solid state discrete circuits to give it some tightness and impact.  New York is aggressive in the mids, and tighter in the lows due its unique dynamic harmonic saturation. It can add incredible focus and punch to tracks in preamp mode, especially in boost mode. It’s also an all-around winner for many genres in console mode when used on the master fader.  You really dial in the saturation with New York and then find the perfect blend with the mix knob.
 
Hollywood is perhaps the most colorful of the three modules, and it’s got some beautiful air, depth, excitement, and some really big bottom!  Use it on boost mode and make your tracks come alive.  It’s fantastic when paired with some of the vintage VMS mics to add some extra top end flavor and warm lows. In console mode, it can simply transform a lifeless into something larger than life.
 
Features:
 
Mode: Normal/Boost
On Normal mode, the module recreates realistic properties of the studied tube circuits.  Boost amplifies these nonlinearities to add even more expression, color, and vibe.
 
Preamp/Console
This chooses which algorithm is selected in each VTC module.  Preamp models a tube preamp circuit, and therefore the saturation will emulate cranking the input amplifier while attenuating an output trim.  In Console mode, the module emulates a tube summing circuit including unique crosstalk and saturation properties.
 
Saturation
In preamp mode this will emulate the tone of preamp saturation.  For most audio sources, this will be more subtle up to 12 o’clock, and then start to get more severe, likely ending up in rich tube distortion. In console mode, the saturation replicates mix buss overdrive (such as when you push faders hot into the master section of the console), so it is more forgiving and can add a thick, glued, colorful tone when pushed.
 
Hi Pass
When used as a preamp to enhance the tone of clean preamps, the 6db/oct hi pass can clean up low rumble if needed.
 
Mix Knob
This controls the balance between the dry unprocessed signal and the wet processed signal.  This parameter is great when using preamp mode to add some thick distortion (like to a snare drum or vocal), and then blending the distortion back.
 
Output
Controls the output level of the processor.
 
Example Uses: 

  • Use Preamp with Boost across tracks to add vibe and color and remove digital cleanliness.
  • Use Console as first insert on mixbuss with a bit of saturation to add weight, glue, and analog color to whole mix.
  • Use Preamp or Console saturation on drums, vocals, guitar, keys.
  • Use Preamp distortion with mix knob to add thickness and warmth to tracks like vocals, snare, toms, drum buss, or even whole mix.
  • Use Console saturation in mastering chain to reduce peaks in a warm and punchy way.

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