[NAMM] Slate Digital Virtual Preamp Collection
Slate Digital has released the Virtual Preamp Collection, a set of two classic preamp emulations to be used in the developer's Virtual Mix Rack.
The Slate Digital Virtual Preamp Collection claims to bring the authentic tone of two of the audio industry’s most classic microphone preamplifiers to your digital audio workstation. Each preamp uses analog modeling technology so as to recreate every aspect of the preamp circuit from mild coloration to full on saturation and distortion. The Virtual Preamp Collection or “VPC” was originally designed to be used with the Virtual Microphone System’s VMS ONE Ultra Linear Microphone Preamp, but it can be used with any clean sounding preamp to add extra vibe. VPC can also add analog preamp tone to any track or mix, and even create rich sounding distortion effects.
According to Slate, the FG-73 preamp module was modeled after one of the most famous British discrete solid state preamps in the audio industry that has been used on countless recordings. It has a bold, present, and warm sound that should sound good on any audio source and even full mixes. As for the FG-76 preamp module, it is modeled after a classic vintage tube preamp that has been used on many classic recordings. It has a thick, warm, and colorful tone that can make tracks and mixes sound more ‘alive’. The bottom end saturates in a unique and musical way, making it particularly adapted for bass guitar and kick drum tracks
Both modules feature a “virtual drive” knob which simulates the action of increasing the amplifier input gain while automatically decreasing an internal output trim, so it can set the gain staging of the preamp easily. For most color and tone effects, the left part of the knob should be used, while for more saturation and full on distortion, the virtual drive can be pushed to the right side or even fully cranked.
Using the Virtual Preamp Collection along with the other Slate Digital analog modeled tools can ensure that your mixes come to life with real analog vibe, color, and tone. VPC is available in the Slate Digital EVERYTHING BUNDLES, or it can be purchased by itself (price is $149) for use in the Virtual Mix Rack.
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