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Slate Digital Releases the FG-116 BLUE Series FET Compressors

...with anything but discussions about the sound. One need look no further than the most recent threads for Arousor, Disto, and Pink. Totally embarrassing. Most people, I'm assuming, come into these threads looking for comments from the developers and other users about the sound (appropriate settings, clips and samples, neat/unconventional tricks and techniques, etc.),...

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SKnote release Disto-S - Emulation of a Distressor, including DSP

Looks like it is finally here. Simpler, faster (0.5% cpu?), DSP (7 instances on a single chip!), fantastic sound. Available as VST/AU/AAX/Native/DSP/Win/Mac/32/64bit, Disto-S is the natural evolution of Disto. While the original version was aimed to expand the concept, this one is a simple emulation of a Distressor by Empirical Labs. Straight-forward, super-fast, beautiful sound. The "preset-to-clipboard"...

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The UB-Xa Synthesizer

I would like to see manufacturers take a more integrated approach to fx as opposed to the 'tacked on approach', triko on the river? Godamn that sounds good! BBDs on the matrixbrute? Yes please! Disto and bbd on the neutron? gggg. Digital efx on the moog one? Thats just nasty girl.

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Product Description

Disto (V2 at the time of this writing) is an emulation of two different devices in one. It is designed by merging their features to get a single processing system. A Mid/Side encoding/decoding matrix is added to the rack, which, thanks to independent controls, gives full access to Mid and Side processing. The character of the rack is widely expanded, by offering a "Standard/Out of Order" selection. Standard mode has the character and headroom of the original modelled devices. Out of Order mode has a lot stronger effects for stronger processing. Main features:

  • Several compression modes.
  • Knee compression.
  • Several saturation modes.
  • Warmth control. A special dynamic filter attenuates brightness for a "tape" style warming effect.
  • Hottitude control. Set headroom and saturation independently from dynamic control.
  • Output transformer option. A special saturation on low frequency range.
  • Mid/Side matrix, with independent controls for Mid and Side.
  • Original/Out of Order modes.