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Slate VCC Drive vs Input Saturation Plugins
Old 14th February 2017
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Slate VCC Drive vs Input

Just bought this product finally. I've watched as many tutorials as I can but nobody has explained why I should drive the inputs rather than just used the drive knob. Also, what is the most accurate way to use this plugin (as If I am using the actual console)? Do I set the Input till it's hitting 0db on the meter and use the drive knob to saturate? Any help would be appreciated!!!
Old 14th February 2017
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Increasing the input level alters the harmonics that are being generated, whereas pushing up the drive knob increases their level in relation to the original signal.

You can push the input as hard as you like, I often drive the buss plugin until the red clip light is lighting up here and there, sounds great for loud rock stuff!
Old 15th February 2017
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These plots show 4k E set at 4 different settings at 44.1 or 48khz, cant remember which. 0 drive and 0 input. 18 drive and 0 input. 0 drive and 15 input. And 15 drive and 15 input. I didnt push to +18 to avoid clipping, which just brought in a mess.

I almost never clip any of the models. I think they sound crispy and unpleasant. Sometimes I get away with it on a snare drum.

I mainly use US A with the input turned down and the drive usually left at its default position. Keeps things very clean and subtle.
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