Slate Digital has announced an addition to its soon to be released audio plug-ins line - the Virtual Console Collection brings the sound of six of the most legendary mixing consoles in to your digital audio workstation.
"When you mix through an analog desk you get this life and body to the sound that just doesn't happen when you mix inside the workstation. The separation and imaging from the analog summing is very apparent, especially when your track count gets high" remarks mixer Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Evanescence).
The Virtual Console Collection consists of two plug-ins, Virtual Channel and Virtual Mixbuss. Each plug-in allows the user to choose from one of six modeled consoles. Virtual Channel is applied on individual mixing channels. Virtual Mixbuss goes on the first insert of the master fader. When using the Virtual Console Collection, your DAW instantly takes on the personality of a real analog mixing desk. The imaging and depth improves, instruments sit better in the frequency spectrum, and mixing becomes easier and more musical. You can even push the DAW faders up to find each mixer's 'sweet spot'. This is due to the algorithms being dynamic, just like a real console.
The Virtual Console Collection will be released soon for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, AU and RTAS effect plug-in formats, along with the whole Slate Digital line.