Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Series Compressors for VMR (Serial Download)

Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Series Compressors for VMR (Serial Download)

Product code: sldfg116

Introducing the Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Vintage and Blue Modern FET Compressors for Virtual Mix Rack.

  • Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Series Compressors for VMR (Serial Download)

    Introducing the Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Vintage & Blue Modern FET Compressors for Virtual Mix Rack.

    Main Features

    • Two add-on compressors for use with the Virtual Mix Bundle
    • Modelled on classic FET compressors
    • Both units have a high-pass side chain filter
    • Parallel compression available within the plug-in
    • To use this product you must have either the full Virtual Mix Rack or FREE version with Revival
    • iLok 2 or better required for authorisation
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    These compressors are really cool and both the vintage and modern add extremely useful new features that the hardware does not have and that's a high-pass side chain filter and, of course, a parallel mix knob.

    FG-116 Blue FET Vintage Compressor
    FG-116 Blue Vintage recreates the sound of two 'Rev A' FET compressors. Both compressors sound rich, colourful, and musical.

    Circuit 1 has the classic 'mid forward' character that has made the blue striped FET compressors so famous. It adds a wonderful colouration to the upper mids especially, and adds a warm presence to vocals, bass, drums, and guitars. Compared to the Black 116, it will have a softer top and bottom end, and more articulate transients due to the harmonic distortion in the midrange.

    Circuit 2 is modelled after a 'Rev A' unit that had been updated and refurbished, and had a very unique and musical sound. Compared to Circuit 1, this model has much bigger lows and smoother mids and highs, making it sound quite stunning on drum room mics as well as vocals that need to have more 'bigness' and don't require the midrange push of Circuit 1.

    Both Circuits have a Hi Pass Detective Filter that allows the lows to pass through uncompressed, which can sound really musical on a drum buss. Finally, the Mix/Knob allows you to parallel compress right inside the module, which is an ideal way to use this type of compression.

    FG-116 Blue FET Modern Compressor
    FG-116 Blue Modern is a custom revision of the classic FET compressor that offers two unique circuits that blend the old school tone with new school topology. The output transformers have been cleaned up so that it will have no output saturation, and the attack has been decoupled from the release so that it can be set much slower than the hardware for more transient articulation. Both circuits of the Blue Modern sound hifi, punchy, musical, and yet, they still can achieve the classic aggressive tone that makes the FET compressors so famous.

    Circuit 1 is somewhat similar to the Vintage in that it will have a bit of a forward sounding character, but it is much cleaner and more pristine. The attack is slow enough that this compressor can sound amazing on close drum mics with the slowest attack and fastest release. Try it on a snare to bring out the punch while extending the decay. The mix knob works great in this situation where you can slightly over-compress and dial it back. On bass you can get a very edgy sound on this same setting. By backing down the release you'll start to tighten up the sound which can be great on kick drum.

    Circuit 2 will have a more breathable and punchy low end and overall smoother response on the top end. It sounds amazing on drum buss with the Hi Pass filter engaged, and even full mixes can really benefit from this musical compressor! Yes, with the Blue Modern, with the attack on the slowest and release on fastest, then with the HP filter on, you can use it on full mix and compress about 10db, then back off the mix knob to about 25% for a seriously incredible energy and excitement. Even in combination with another mix buss compressor like FG-Grey or FG-Red. This setting will be really great on a lot of mix material in all genres. Try it on electronic drum beats too to make them pound out of the speakers.

    Minimum System Requirements

    Dual Core Intel Processor, 8 GB of RAM Recommended
    Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    Intel Mac 32bit: RTAS
    Intel Mac 32bit and 64bit: AAX, VST2, VST3, and AU
    iLok2 Required
    Free Virtual Mix Rack with Revival, or Full VMR Bundle

    Dual Core Intel or AMD Processor, 8 GB of RAM Recommended
    Windows 7 (32/64 Bit) or later
    Windows 32bit: RTAS
    Windows 32bit and 64bit: AAX, VST2, and VST3
    iLok2 Required
    Free Virtual Mix Rack with Revival, or Full VMR Bundle

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  • Additional Information

    Brand Slate Digital
    Condition New

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