How to Enhance Your Mix with Slate Digital Vcc Team Air
If you are looking for a way to add some analog warmth and character to your digital mixes, you might want to check out the Slate Digital Vcc Team Air bundle. This bundle includes two powerful plugins: the Virtual Console Collection (VCC) and the Fresh Air high frequency processor. In this article, we will explain what these plugins do and how they can help you achieve a more realistic and musical sound.
What is the Virtual Console Collection
The Virtual Console Collection is a set of two plugins: the Virtual Channel and the Virtual Mixbuss. These plugins emulate the sound of six legendary analog consoles: Brit 4k E, Brit 4k G, Brit N, USA A, USA B, and RC Tube. Each console has its own sonic signature, color, saturation, and dynamics. You can use the Virtual Channel on individual tracks to give them more depth and dimension, and use the Virtual Mixbuss on your master bus to glue your mix together and add some final polish.
The Virtual Console Collection also allows you to group your tracks and buses into eight groups, and apply different console models to each group. This way, you can create different sonic flavors within your mix, and blend them together seamlessly. For example, you can use the Brit 4k E on your drums and bass for a punchy and aggressive sound, the USA A on your guitars and keyboards for a smooth and warm sound, and the RC Tube on your vocals and effects for a rich and vintage sound.
The Virtual Console Collection also has a Console Drive knob that lets you adjust the amount of saturation and nonlinearity of each console model. You can use this knob to dial in more or less analog character, depending on your taste and genre. The Console Drive knob can also help you find the sweet spot of each console model, where it sounds most natural and musical.
What is Fresh Air
Fresh Air is a dynamic high frequency processor that adds some sparkle and shine to your mix. It is based on vintage exciter circuits and advanced dynamics processing, and it can enhance the clarity, presence, and brightness of your tracks without making them harsh or brittle. Fresh Air has only two knobs: Mid Air and High Air. These knobs let you boost the mid-highs and highs of your mix with ease.
You can use Fresh Air on individual tracks or on your entire mix bus. Fresh Air can make your vocals stand out more, your drums sound more crisp, your guitars sound more airy, and your synths sound more lush. Fresh Air can also help you restore some life and detail to dull or dark sounding tracks or mixes.
How to Use Slate Digital Vcc Team Air
Using Slate Digital Vcc Team Air is very simple and intuitive. You just need to load the plugins on your tracks or buses, choose a console model or a group for each plugin instance, adjust the Console Drive or the Mid/High Air knobs to taste, and enjoy the results. You can also use the presets that come with the plugins to get started quickly or to get some inspiration.
Here are some tips on how to use Slate Digital Vcc Team Air effectively:
Experiment with different console models and groups until you find the ones that suit your mix best.
Use subtle amounts of Console Drive or Mid/High Air to avoid over-processing or clipping your tracks or mix.
Use the VU meter and the Clip LED on each plugin instance to monitor your levels and avoid distortion.
Use Fresh Air sparingly on tracks that need some extra brightness or sparkle. Don't overdo it or you might lose some naturalness or warmth.
Compare your mix with and without Slate Digital Vcc Team Air by using the Group Bypass button or the Power Button on each plugin instance.
Slate Digital Vcc Team Air is a great bundle for anyone who wants to add some analog flavor and excitement to their digital mixes. The Virtual Console Collection can make your mix sound more realistic, dynamic, and musical by emulating six classic analog consoles. The Fresh Air can make your mix sound more clear, bright, and lively by adding some smooth high end enhancement. Together, these plugins can take your mix to the next 061ffe29dd