If there's one plugin you want to be getting an ilok for and your hands on....its this. Seriously awesome. There's a few other competitors, but this is close as to the real deal without shelling out a shit load for the hardware. If you already have VMR blend this with the London Preamp - very very sweet drum buss.
Absolutely awesome and each to their own as always
If you need or want a Distressor plugin and can afford it, check it out.
the mjuc plugin is also a distressor
Also have done my mates got it showed him them and he now feels ripp;ed off ever so slightly for buying the slate didgital fg stress.
just because a company has a shiny name attrched to it dosent always mean there gonna produce gold all the time.
Id say Kush Audios deflector is closer, but like I say, if the alternatives are good enough for the individual and job, then great.
The Stress is as close to the real deal hardware for emus that you're likely to get at this time. But Im sure there will be a few disparities come out with people, all i can say is the beta testers are pretty impressed thus far. We'll see...
Nope. I have a couple of cheap ass hardware compressors. My gear lust is predominantly pedal based, but synths are creeping up.
Nice...hardware synths are so much more fun than the softies, although I use a lot of those also.
FWIW a little biased with Slate for beta reasons and they were kind enough to send me a couple of iloks for free a few years back. Got to hand it to Steve, he's knows how to PR behind the scenes and Fabrice is absolutely shit hot on coding. But not everything can please everyone's taste. I can comfortably say it's the Stress is going to be used a lot myside of the world.
Saying that the Stress Press release on gearslutz is pretty inspiring!
But do check out Novotron, again somewhat biased but it's way up there.
And referring back to an earlier post, cant knock Mjuc one bit. In fact everyone on this forum should by it just to support Tony for all the great work he does in bringing affordable quality to all.
We are so spoilt today with so many choices...its bloody great #1
The compressor market is really competitive, I suppose.
I rarely use another compressor now. Espcially with the vintage presets and "modes" where the software hides the less relevant controls. For some one who wants to use a little compression here and there, but doesn't understand it all that well. Presswerk is a treat.
I've got nothing against Slate Digital products. I used to use them quite a bit. But now that I'm rid of them, I don't miss them.
I happen to also prefer U-he Satin to Slate VTM.
I'm hoping U-he eventually do some kind of channel strip.
I think Slate may actually sound closer to the real thing (at least with VTM), but I wanted more obvious saturation and tape fx.
I use VTM for tape if needed and agree Satin gets a lot of use, particularly for the effects and delay. Much more than just a tape sim.
Another one to mention is waves vinyl. I just love playing around with that in parts. Great for getting a vinyl mono kick old school style.