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AES-NYC: Slate Digital Previews the VIRTUAL MIX RACK
Old 17th October 2013
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AES-NYC: Slate Digital Previews the VIRTUAL MIX RACK

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Old 17th October 2013
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Nice!
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Old 17th October 2013
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Just got the eMail. Looks great!

Stop giving me reasons to spend money!
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Old 17th October 2013
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Damn
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Old 17th October 2013
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All I need to know is when can I give you my $$$
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Old 17th October 2013
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oh no he di-int!
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Old 17th October 2013
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I can't say how excited I am for this. VTM has changed my mixing life, VBC has been very useful, trigger has spared me hoooouuuuurrrrsss!

I'm curious how they've acheived zero latency? Anyone get that bit of info at AES?
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they sure know how to make money :D
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awww man

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i would much prefer that each piece be a single plug
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Old 17th October 2013
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I love channel strips. And this one beats them all in terms of usability.
Damn, I did hold myself back from Slate Digital for a long time but if it sounds like it's advertised, I am pretty sure that they got me (unless the thing is $499+).
Old 17th October 2013
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i would much prefer that each piece be a single plug
Just load one unit into each instance...

I'm glad it's in this format. EQ and compression are so closely related that it's much easier tweaking it all on a channel strip.
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Old 17th October 2013
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Exactly what I've been wanting. A Slate strip. Love the fact that VCC will be able to go in there.
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ETA?
I love all the slate plugins but eta is always an issue lol!
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Old 17th October 2013
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Slate Virtual Mix Rack

Slate Digital - AES Preview - Virtual Mix Rack
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Old 17th October 2013
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Wow! Can't wait to try it.
Old 17th October 2013
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It looks pretty awesome, now let's see how long it takes before it's available! heh
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Steven,

I have a question. Does this plugin make VCC redundant in some ways? Because of the fact that these also model the analog circuitry.

Meaning, if I open the SSL EQ emulation in this new product and keep the knobs set to flat, will that give the same sound as the similar VCC emulation?
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That's awesome, especially the VCC integration.
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I love channel strips. And this one beats them all in terms of usability.
Damn, I did hold myself back from Slate Digital for a long time but if it sounds like it's advertised, I am pretty sure that they got me (unless the thing is $499+).
Even at that price it may be worth it! No it will be worth it, why?

Because if this rack sound as good as Uad stuff, it could change everything!!!

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
Old 17th October 2013
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Just got the email on this as well. After my short Slate rant regarding the AAX delay, I can humbly say I'm intrigued by this.

We've all been waiting for a Slate EQ emulation for a bit. Hopefully it's as stellar as his previous offerings.

Looking forward to trying it out, and hearing feedback from those who see it at AES.
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Looks awesome, good thing I didn't pay my waves wup fees for pro tools 11. These will be replacing them, hopefully they are very cpu friendly.
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Old 17th October 2013
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I got the feeling they may be aware that the extended pre release thing is wearing thin..

I wouldn't be surprised if it happens a bit quicker this time.

Looks very cool.. Guess we'll see how it pans out..

Well done Slate Digital, they really are establishing themselves at the forefront of audio software innovation..

I'd love a hook up to review for my blog! You reading this Steven?

Well played guys.. Great idea, wonder if other developers will write compatible modules? That would be awesome too..

Zz.
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I got the feeling they may be aware that the extended pre release thing is wearing thin..

I wouldn't be surprised if it happens a bit quicker this time.

Looks very cool.. Guess we'll see how it pans out..

Well done Slate Digital, they really are establishing themselves at the forefront of audio software innovation..

I'd love a hook up to review for my blog! You reading this Steven?

Well played guys.. Great idea, wonder if other developers will write compatible modules? That would be awesome too..

Zz.
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ETA?
Kidding, right?!
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Old 17th October 2013
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With this I can mix almost entirely with Slate plugins. Will be nice selling away my other stuff.
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Steven,

I have a question. Does this plugin make VCC redundant in some ways? Because of the fact that these also model the analog circuitry.

Meaning, if I open the SSL EQ emulation in this new product and keep the knobs set to flat, will that give the same sound as the similar VCC emulation?
+1 ............Very good question!

Answer please?
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Old 17th October 2013
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In the video Steven specifically says the VCC will be updated to work in the VMR rack. I think it's safe to say that means this plug-in does not make VCC redundant.
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Steven,

I have a question. Does this plugin make VCC redundant in some ways? Because of the fact that these also model the analog circuitry.

Meaning, if I open the SSL EQ emulation in this new product and keep the knobs set to flat, will that give the same sound as the similar VCC emulation?
The equalizer circuits in the consoles are another tonal addition to the overall sound of the console channel. But the equalizer circuit itself does not replace the tone of the actual line path of the console channel, so no it will not be redundant. And certainly the VCC Mixbuss plugin is essential to replicate the artifacts that occur in the console center section.

What is important about the equalizer is the nonlinear generation that happens beyond just the filter curve. On these two equalizers, this is quite audible to me when you compare it to a model that does not have nonlinear addition to the algorithm. To put it in sound terms, there is a musical depth and 3D life that happens when the harmonics are dynamically modeled. To my ears, when comparing the VMR EQ's to some of the plugins that model just the curves, the latter sound a bit clinical and clean. Now, that does not mean they sound bad, because they don't. But there is a clear difference between such a plugin and the real analog counterpart. When you replicate all the intricate distortions and nonlinears, there is certainly an added vibe that I find sonically appealing in my music.

I think the flexibility and versatility of the VMR can make you mix a lot more creatively. I love being able to quickly audition between the different filter modules or even combine filter modules to create a 'franken-eq' as I do in the video. And of course, the speed of using the VMR on the RAVEN MTi seems to recreate the classic processor tweaking experience, but much more conveniently.

Thanks very much for this warm reception of this plugin. I do realize that we have a reputation for long waits between announcements and releases, but I don't think this will be the case for VMR.

Cheers,
Steven
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