Category: Mixing

ROTH AIR – Free mixing tool for adding AIR!

An entry into the KVR Dev Challenge 2016Roth-AIR is a FREE mixing tool for easily adding airy, crispy presence to your audio. And we love it here at Heavyweight Bass!!

The plugin works by using a combination of multiband compression and gentle saturation of the highs. It enables for a stronger, more consistent presence of high frequency material and works particularly well with vocals, synths and strings.

The process is made easy by a simple user interface, automatic makeup gain and a combined function “AIR” knob.

Roth-AIR is available for free in 32-bit and 64-bit as VST and AU (OS X only) plugins for Windows and Mac.




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Reader Question – Drum Loop Compression

Apart from using compression to glue drums together in dance music, what tricks do you have when it comes to using compression to help create groove in drums loops?
Over to you Jack
“Compression can certainly change the feel. Its all a question of attack and release, and then what exists in the ‘gaps’. A couple of examples – If you slow the attack down, and lengthen the release, so that the gain is reduced right up to the next main ‘beat’, you’re going to suppress whatever lives in the gaps. You’re going to enhance the main hits and reduce everything else – and if that everything else is the subrhythmic content…a swinging shaker or hat or something…you’re going to straighten the feel a bit. On the other hand, if you speed up the attack and release you’re going to have the opposite effect – the compressor will reduce the impact of the main hits, quickly recovering to bring up the other stuff in between. In that case you’re going to enhance whatever feel those elements provide. Equally, the release itself can provide a ‘surge’ which can serve to ‘speed up’ or ‘slow down’ the feel…Try setting a fast attack with LOTS of compression. Play with the release time to see what you can create in terms of timing of the recovery ‘surge’ vs the timing of the loop. You might want to blend that in as a parallel.”

Slate Digital AES 2016 Announcements

AES 2016 is now in full swing with 4 big announcements from Slate Digital!

AES Announcement 1 of 4!!!

Introducing FG-Stress, an Official Emulation of the Empirical Labs Distressor! Available soon in the Everything Bundle, now at $14.99

AES Announcement 2 of 4!!

Introducing VERBSUITE CLASSICS REVERB! Eight of the industry’s most classic reverbs all in ONE PLUGIN! Going to beta next week, very close to release!

AES Announcement 3 of 4!!

Introducing Repeater Modeled Delay! TWENTY THREE Incredible sounding delay units in one plugin with a fast and powerful interface! It’s in beta RIGHT NOW folks! Fixing some bugs and then it’s out!

AES Announcement 4 of 4!! The BIGGIE!!

Last year I realized that the world of software sales was changing, but the audio plugin business was not. Audio Pros were spending thousands of dollars to purchase the latest and greatest audio plugins, and often regretting some of those decisions when they realized that the software retained very little value. That’s why we launched the Everything Bundle in 2015, which offered engineers every one of our plugins, top third party plugins, and every new plugin we come out with, for only $24.99 monthly.

Many people feared that we’d raise the price of the bundle as we started to add value, and the concern only increased as we added two thousand dollars worth of new plugins to the Everything Bundle last year alone. I assured people that this was not our intentions, and that when we hit a certain milestone, we’d want to decrease the price.  Well, the milestone has been reached.

Starting today, you can get the Slate Digital EVERYTHING BUNDLE Annual plan billed monthly for only $14.99 or pay up front for $179.88. That’s 40% OFF our previous rates. I know everyone kind of hates the term “no brainer” but with this deal it might actually be quite fitting!

If you were to buy all the analog modeled tape machines, consoles, preamps, compressors, equalizers, guitar amps, dessers, mastering limiters, reverbs, delays, and more, you’d be spending several thousand dollars.

Check out what EVERYTHING users are saying:

Bonus Announcement!

Everything Bundle Monthly Users who want to switch from $24.99 to the $14.99 Annual Billed Monthly plan can find out how to do it by clicking the image below

Notes: The new plan doesn’t have the LX480, but the Verbsuite Classics Plugin has models of the 480, AND, it has SEVEN other amazing reverb models that you will love! It will be in beta next week. Second note, the new plan STARTS after your current billing cycle is over!