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The Press Desk 5th October 2019 10:57 PM

AES 2019: Apogee Launches Clearmountain’s Domain Plugin
 
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Apogee Launches Clearmountain’s Domain Plugin featuring FX Signal Chain of Legendary Mixer Bob Clearmountain

Santa Monica, CA - October 8, 2019 - Apogee is introducing Clearmountain’s Domain, a multi-effects plugin that reproduces legendary mixer, Bob Clearmountain’s personalized FX signal chain. The plugin simplifies Clearmountain’s very sophisticated and creative hardware routing, making it easier to emulate the cohesive spaces, expansive dimensions, and rich atmospheres his most celebrated mixes are known for.

Classic presets allow you to recreate the sonic environment of your favorite Clearmountain mixes. Advanced view tabs take you behind the scenes of Clearmountain’s technique to reveal decades of expertise and empower you to create your own musical mix domain. Custom impulse responses of Clearmountain’s favorite spaces give you access to the reverb Bob has used on countless hit records. And, the multi-color FX Visualizer lets you see the placement of all effects in real-time. Clearmountain’s Domain expands Apogee’s plugin offering which also includes the only Pultec EQ plugins to be officially endorsed by Pulse Techniques, makers of Pultec hardware.

Bob Clearmountain Redefined the Role of the “Mixer”
For decades, engineers, producers, and musicians have marveled at Bob Clearmountain’s mixes. Recordings by iconic artists like David Bowie, Chic, Roxy Music, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, INXS, and so many more are prime examples of how Clearmountain’s work elevated the role of “the mixer” to that of an essential creative partner in the process of making records. Bob’s ability to build a soundscape and atmosphere, where voices and instruments effortlessly live in an intimate space but seamlessly blend together, set new standards for mixing. His passion to reveal the true character of the song, highlighting the emotion of the music, gets to the heart of what inspired the song to begin with.

Clearmountain’s Hardware FX Workflows Made Accessible in your DAW

Over decades of mixing hit songs, Clearmountain has developed a complex and personalized hardware FX signal chain for creating, in his words, “the space where the mix lives” - the imaginary soundscapes where musical elements each have their own space and dimension, but remain cohesive to the whole.

This FX signal chain, developed over decades, involves an entire studio’s worth of hardware gear - live echo chambers, delays, harmonizers, de-essers, EQs and a large format analog mixing console. And lots of patch cords, many patch cords!

Reproducing this complicated interconnection of hardware using individual plugins in a DAW proved to be almost impossible. With Clearmountain’s Domain, it’s refreshingly simple to achieve Clearmountain’s results with a mere click on a preset.

Classic Presets make it easy to access iconic Clearmountain sounds and create your own

Thanks to the Clearmountain Classic presets, you don’t need an Engineering degree to get started - instead, start with the awe-inspiring sounds you know and love from your favorite Clearmountain mix.

Bob has carefully created each preset based on specific instruments and processing from his extensive catalog of timeless hit mixes. Looking to nail the the Bowie vocal FX from Let’s Dance - simply load the Let’s Vox preset!

Custom Impulse Responses of Clearmountain’s Reverb Spaces

Earlier in his career, Clearmountain leaned heavily on physical rooms and chambers for realistic and unique reverb - for example, the custom designed echo chambers at his MixThis studios in Los Angeles. Once convolution reverb technology allowed him to “capture” the characteristics of his favorite rooms as digital impulse response files, he was free to use all his favorite spaces no matter their location. With Clearmountain’s Domain, you now have access to these spaces, the very ones used on countless hit mixes.

Highlights

Clearmountain’s Personalized FX Signal Flow
Pre Delay/Reverb De-esser
Pre Delay/Reverb EQ
Stereo Delay with Spin Time Compensation
Delay Blur (Saturation)
Stereo Unison to Octave Pitch-Shift
Clearmountain Spaces Convolution Reverbs
FX Mixer
Clearmountain’s Classic Presets
Clearmountain Spaces, Convolution Reverbs
Real Time FX Visualizer

Clearmountain’s Domain is available now on the Apogee web site for $349: https://apogeedigital.com/products/c...untains-domain


Lupez 5th October 2019 10:59 PM

Clearmountain’s Domain
 
BUSTED :cop:

https://vimeo.com/360422339

nickknack 5th October 2019 11:14 PM

Link to actual product please.

Cheers

Lupez 5th October 2019 11:34 PM

I bet this is is going to be presented soon by Apogee at AES 2019 in a few days. Looks like this video has escaped from the cage by mistake. Love it though.

Fidelis 6th October 2019 12:16 AM

Wow! Curious about that! boing

bgrotto 6th October 2019 03:44 AM

commenting for subscribe

solveforq 6th October 2019 04:50 AM

I hope this isn't tethered to apogee hardware.

Lupez 6th October 2019 09:54 AM

The plugin seems promising but the real question is: WHERE ARE THE NS-10s ?? :amaze:

AMIEL 6th October 2019 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupez (Post 14249048)
I bet this is is going to be presented soon by Apogee at AES 2019 in a few days. Looks like this video has escaped from the cage by mistake. Love it though.

Great Find!!

Clearmountain is the king of effx processors....



Awesome!!!

burp182 6th October 2019 06:02 PM

Dollars to donuts this is an Apogee hardware-specific plugin.

Lupez 6th October 2019 06:50 PM

I don’t think so.

SonicStrike 6th October 2019 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupez (Post 14250065)
I don’t think so.

who knows.....definitely a native product will have a bigger audience...

Lupez 6th October 2019 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burp182 (Post 14250420)
Well, since I believe Bob is still married to the woman who owns Apogee, I feel reasonably confident in my guess.
But we'll see....

All of their current plugins are native, I don’t see why this one should be any
different...

Lupez 6th October 2019 11:45 PM

Correct me if I am wrong but I think this is the first time mr Clearmountain puts his name (and face) on a product.

Also, isn’t the soundtrack of this video a rendition of “Dancing in the dark” by Springsteen??

I’ve been watching this video on loop since I found it. I love his studio!!

Cpl. Punishment 6th October 2019 11:50 PM

If you have the video in your cache, you might want to hold on to it. Link is dead now...

Lupez 6th October 2019 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cpl. Punishment (Post 14250465)
If you have the video in your cache, you might want to hold on to it. Link is dead now...

I just found out. Holding on tight to it !!

burp182 7th October 2019 12:31 AM

For some reason, I managed to conflate the Apogee plugins with the Antelope ones (which require the built-in DSP of their interfaces). Apogee can run natively or with the interface DSP. The Apogee plugins require an iLok, which can be an issue for some.

Anxiously awaiting spare parts for my head....

SonicStrike 7th October 2019 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burp182 (Post 14250420)
Well, since I believe Bob is still married to the woman who owns Apogee, I feel reasonably confident in my guess.
But we'll see....

But why that should be a reason to go Hardware?

thedommer 7th October 2019 05:06 PM

can someone let us know what this actually is? What did you see in this video?

Lupez 7th October 2019 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thedommer (Post 14251715)
can someone let us know what this actually is? What did you see in this video?

A longer version of this, with audio:

https://vimeo.com/360420954

:cop:jummpp

burp182 7th October 2019 07:04 PM

Please see post #17 .

ProPower 7th October 2019 07:07 PM

Sorry :-)... carry on :-)

SonicStrike 7th October 2019 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupez (Post 14251763)
A longer version of this, with audio:

https://vimeo.com/360420954

:cop:jummpp

DEFINITELY A MARKETING STRATEGY..

They told to the guy to hide the Video Edit and he did it and then again is the video but without audio??????
How he could forget again to make it private?

Is a tease guys!!

They know what they are doing!

Lupez 7th October 2019 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonicStrike (Post 14252280)
DEFINITELY A MARKETING STRATEGY..

They told to the guy to hide the Video Edit and he did it and then again is the video but without audio??????
How he could forget again to make it private?

Is a tease guys!!

They know what they are doing!

Sorry but no, again.
This version was up already together with the previous one, but I didn’t see the need to share it here while the complete version was still visible.
In my opinion the video guy simply screwed up the public permissions on Vimeo.
These things can happen when working on a project.

Or perhaps I AM that guy and I am being paid to set this all up...we’ll never know.

@ MixShmix what do you say? :cop:

bgood 7th October 2019 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burp182 (Post 14250420)
Well, since I believe Bob is still married to the woman who owns Apogee, I feel reasonably confident in my guess.
But we'll see....

Lol

thedommer 8th October 2019 12:08 AM

Where is the preorder button and where is the intro pricing?? I'm already pissed.

Emanuel23 8th October 2019 01:31 AM

I love how crisp his gear looks

And that cat !!!! :-))

Lupez 8th October 2019 01:20 PM

There you have it guys, it’s official:

https://youtu.be/T88SeDzhe4k

FoxMulderFBI 8th October 2019 01:39 PM

System requirements dont mention Windows only MAC...is this MAC only plugin? :/

b0se 8th October 2019 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FoxMulderFBI (Post 14253270)
System requirements dont mention Windows only MAC...is this MAC only plugin? :/

Looks that way...

• MacOS 10.12.6 or higher
• 4 GB RAM minimum, 8GB of RAM recommended
• PACE iLok Account
• AAX Native, AU, VST or VST 3 Compatible Host Application

Not tied to Apogee HW.