Slate would update the plugins as time went on, new plugins would be added as developed and I would never be left hanging. Infringing posts will be removed, and the poster will receive a one+ day ban at the moderating team's discretion. Until I tested myself and mixed a record on a laptop in an Applebees for a client using my Slate Digital Bundle. It is a minor pity that Slate chose not to add a low-pass filter to go with the high-pass ones, though I rarely use high-pass filters except as an extreme effect, and have other filter plugins I can use for this. Get it once, get it right. To have access to good quality plugs for a couple of months for 30 bucks is totally worth it.
Well, let me tell you about my humble beginnings. Slate stuff tends to be way too hyped for our ears. I bought it to force myself to get out of the rut I've been in for the past 9 months, and it's working. These can be used as a subtle sweetening or as aggressive dirt boxes on things such as synths or even vocals. Can be dangerous though, as it always sounds better and you can end up with a bright mix.
So we modeled two of the most famous tape machines in audio and provide them both along with options like bias, tape speed, tape type, and more in Virtual Tape Machines. With vintage and modern tones and clever features like hi pass detection and a parallel mix knob, the Blue series can be used all across your mixes. Spitfire makes the biggest difference! I always thought that Slate and I had something in common. For the money, I just can't complain. In the months after this initial experience, I have come to rely more and more on the Slate Digital Plugins. I've had some of their plugins in my template for the past 3 years and now if I want to cancel my subscription I wont be able to open hundreds of sessions exactly as I had left them. Its the best deal going for the home recordist.
I ended up re-upping after I got a bunch of mix work where the customer had a lot of Slate plugs on everything. Links to your music are only permitted. Also, having a very playable keyboard is the best investment I've made. Thanks to amazing plugin developers throughout the industry the average home recording musician has access to tools that I would have had to pay an arm and a leg to access when I started. I want to hear from people that own and of these and use them. I figured this plugin could take care of most anything I could want to do to a channel insert bar actual modulation.
If you are looking to become a professional farmer or door to door vacuum salesman. The most useful plugin is the volume fader Having a hardware Vari Mu on my master bus makes an awesome difference, but most of all. The delay is one of the most fundamental effects used in audio production, as it can add depth, space, excitement, and vibe to your mixes. Maybe do the bundle thing for a month. Traditionally, getting killer tones in the studio required thousands of dollars worth of boutique guitar gear, the space to store it all, and an environment where you could turn the amps up loud to get them to sound the way they should. I use both of those a bunch. Waves also has an educational discount but their plugins often go on sale for dirt cheap.
So I essentially pickup up similar Waves ones to the Slate I don't have for even less than the 50% off. And there it was… Steven Slate Drum Samples. I was going through my redundant plugins last night, and realized I can get rid of about 450 of them. Your own opinion will be the most important one. My goal was to use some good solid plugins for these workhorse effects that would satisfy me and stop me wasting time trawling the internet for more. My favorite character compressor currently.
So I get a lot of people asking me if the Slate Digital Everything Bundle is worth it. Rather than review every single plugin that comes with the Everything Bundle, I will stick to those that provide the basic everyday effects that I use in mixing and save reviews of the other effects, such as the S-Gear amp simulation for another time. Honestly, do yourself a favour and try them out! The reverb is nice, but I have several to choose from there. I'm going to keep exploring it; if I decide to keep it I'll be conflicted about buying it outright for 130 or reupping with slate. Is the subscription model for the Slate Digital Everything Bundle worth it? I purchased a subscription to Slate Digital's everything bundle and found myself overwhelmed with a slew of seemingly useful plugins that were completely unfamiliar to me.
During development we studied over a dozen classic analog equalizers to identify the best attributes of each one, and then took all of those attributes and put them into a single equalizer plugin. These are my own unbiased thoughts after a year of using the Slate Everything Bundle. I can pretty much just use that and not need any plugins. People like Slate, Soundtoys and Waves have put tools in everyones hands that were impossible to attain 15 years ago. There are pros and cons. The Plugin models two tape machines: A 16 track Studer and a 2 inch Studer mastering deck, so is perfect for this type of setup. I used mainly the stock presets for just about every track I used them on.