Slate Digital has released Virtual Buss Compressors, which comprises three unique sounding, 100% analog-modeled dynamic processors that are designed for program material including full mixes, mastering, drums, group mixes, and more. Every nuance of real analog compressors has been modeled; including the exact nonlinear characteristics of their transformers, tubes, VCAs, amplifiers, phase distortions, harmonic distortions, and timing.
Virtual Buss Compressors contains 3 models of some of the industry's most sought after analog gear:
- The FG-GREY is a replication of the classic British console compressor, with some fat sounding transformers added in to beef up the low end. The GREY is designed to give a mix that classic glue and punch.
- The FG-RED is a replication of the classic RED mixbuss compressor that has been used for decades by some of the world's top mixers. It is designed to sound tight, punchy, with rich harmonics from the output transformers.
- The FG-MU is a hybrid of several tube compressor designs that are lush, warm, fat, and open sounding.
Each compressor also includes a hi-pass filter and parallel mix wet/dry knob for flexibility. Finally, some of the most common professional presets have been added to each compressor to get a user started quickly.
Price: $199 with free iLOK2 Until July 12th, 2013. Each purchase of the VBC includes 2 activations of the VBC RACK, as well as individual Compressor plugins. This way, the VBC can be used on two of a user's machines with iloks. The VBC is 64-bit for VST and AU, and 32-bit for PT10 AAX. AAX 64-bit for PT11 is coming soon.