Los Angeles (May 31, 2017)—Slate Digital has introduced the Virtual Tube Collection, a set of three plug-ins for its Virtual Mix Rack that emulate classic vintage tube circuits. Each module in the collection is designed to perform one of three distinct tasks: a preamp, a saturator, or a virtual tube summing console.
The three plug-ins, explained by Steven Slate, include London, “inspired by some old European tube gear,” and is “warm, bold, with a smooth top end;” Hollywood, “inspired by some old West Coast tube gear,” has “some serious air on the top end,” provides “big, fat bottom end,” and “sounds expensive.”
Finally, New York—“the most aggressive of the three”—provides “amazing clarity in the midrange” and a “tight bottom end.” Each VTC plug-in includes “push” mode, imparting more of each unit’s inherent character when engaged, among other features.
The company is offering this collection alongside its complete plug-in collection with a $14.99 per month (annual, paid monthly) membership in the Slate Digital Everything Bundle, or a one-time purchase of $179.