Slate Digital VMR 2.0
What’s new in VMR 2.0
- Dream Strips, 8 Instantly Recallable and Customizable Channel Strip Configurations Accessible with 1-Click
- Redesigned Interface
- Easy Undo & Redo
- Removed Noise from the following modules: FG-N, FG-S, FG-Stress, FG-73, FG-76
- Added a Clear Rack button
- Introduced the Oversampling option (through Settings menu)
- Added a second Library view: List view
- Added a “Search Modules” feature in the Library
Slate Digital’s VMR 2.0 allows you to easily create the channel strips of your dreams using a library full of analogue modelled plugins. Choose from dozens of modules including vintage modelled EQs, compressors, enhancers, filters, preamps, mixing consoles, and more. As well as the sound you can get with VMR 2.0, you also get the bonus of speed and efficiency from having your entire processing chain in one convenient window. The VMR 2.0 ships with the Mix Bundle One, which contains four Slate Digital processing modules: FG-401 Compressor, FG-S EQ, FG-116 FET Compressor and FG-N EQ.
Mix Faster & Easier with Dream Strips
The VMR 2.0 opens with your own custom dream channel strip by default. Whenever the VMR 2.0 is launched the leftmost Dream Strip always loads first. Now you can instantly start mixing with the modules you use the most.
The VMR 2.0 comes with seven default Dream Strips, although you can remove them and make your own. You can change the vibe, colour, and sound of your mix with a single click and easily undo and redo your changes.
You can easily see all the processing modules installed in the Library Pane, and you just drag and drop to get them into the signal chain. You can also drag to reorder the modules as well.
With VMR it’s easy to clone an entire signal chain for comparison, just press the right arrow and everything currently on path A is copied to path B. Once cloned, you can change some parameters on the alternate path, or even swap out entire modules. To A/B the signal chains against each other, just press the A or B button in real time to hear that signal chain in action.
Load up to eight modules at once into VMR, it’s easy to solo or mute any of the processing modules you have loaded using the Solo and Power buttons. Push the 'S' on any module to hear it alone in the signal chain and hit the 'power' button to turn it off.
The FG-401 started as a recreation of the classic British console channel compressor but morphed into a whole lot more. First, Slate Digital gave it variable attack and release with increased range, which added more tonal options. After that, Slate added the famous transformer from the British Class A Console! This added a beautiful warmth and sheen to the compressor. Lastly, Slate added an entirely unique opto circuit path that provided an additional smooth and rich tone. The FG-401 is perhaps the most versatile mix compressor in the world, and it can sound good on any source you feed into it.
The FG-S is a digital recreation of one of the most famous British console equalisers from the 80’s. This equaliser has rich harmonics and interactive mid bands with a fat musical tone. It’s the ultimate workhorse mix EQ that can be used on any track, great for surgical cutting strokes, or wide bell and shelf strokes for making drums and guitars punch out of the speakers.
The FG-N is a digital recreation of one of the most classic discrete Class A British equalisers from the ’70s. All aspects of the circuit have been modelled, including the rich harmonics and saturations that naturally occur when the equaliser is in use. The original hardware only contained one mid-band, but Slate added another to make the Brit-N even more versatile. As a result of this, the FG-N equaliser will sound fantastic on everything you send through it.
The FG-116 is an incredibly precise replica of the classic American FET limiter, with no expense spared in capturing every nuance of this amazing device. From its trademark timing characteristics to the extremely musical sound of its transformer, the FG-116 gives engineers and producers the musical tone that the hardware is so famous for. The FG-116 will sound great on everything from lead vocals and drums to bass guitars.
The Trimmer is a useful module that performs basic but essential operations within the Virtual Mix Rack: RMS and Peak Level Monitoring, a simple Trim control, and a Phase Reverse Switch. When you use it in the first slot, the Trimmer allows you to define how the signal will hit the following VMR module, with precise output level monitoring.
The Monster emulates the classic “all buttons in” extreme compression sound of the vintage FET limiter hardware. This effect can be quite extreme, so Slate added a few additional features that make this processor more versatile, more creative, and more useful during your mixing and mastering sessions.
Revival is the product of years of research into what makes things sound better. The Slate team analysed what it was about some classic analogue gear that could turn tracks into audio masterpieces and broke the process down into two knobs. That may sound like an impossible feat but wait until you hear Revival.
- macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14
- Intel Processor, 4GB RAM
- AU, VST2, VST3, or AAX 64-bit host
- Windows 8 or 10
- Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM
- VST2, VST3, or AAX 64-bit host
The All Access Pass can be used with iLok Cloud and does not require an iLok USB dongle. You will just need an active internet connection to use iLok Cloud. Perpetual "Buy Now" individual plugin licenses require an iLok 2 or iLok 3 USB dongle.