Have you guys seen this yet? For $20 a month you can access the entire Slate Digital suite of plugins, plus they will send you a free iLok if you don't already have one. And you can turn it off when you are not using it so you don't pay when you aren't using. Perfect if you only do serious mixing a few months a year like me! Even if not, $240/year is a pretty great deal IMO especially because you get all the new ones they will make, plus updates, all for the same cost. I signed up and just got my iLok a few days ago, will do it for a month then probably turn it off for Oct/Nov while we track some new stuff, then back on in December/Jan beyond while i mix the album. Pretty sweet deal. Anyways, thought you guys might be interested!
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I joined in the first month but my cancel my subscription to just buy them outright. The updates is cool but Slate takes forever to release something always (within good reasons usually for quality) so it doesn't really make sense for "updates".
-The workflow of Virtual Mix Rack has been neat but annoying at times also since when you look at the insert name it only shows "VMR".
-FG-X is pretty sweet for mastering for dummies (so me lol)
-Virtual Bus Compressor is awesome. FG-Grey is amazing.
-Virtual Tape Machine is awesome as a saturater since the controls are simple and the gain knobs automatically match gain stages.
-Virtual Control Console is fun to mix into. That way stuff is already starting to glue together.
-Custom Series EQ are kind of lack-luster. Neat but not sure how I feel about them. I like the Lift way more than the EQ. Probably gonna spend my money on Fabfilter Pro-Q2 before this.
Only plugins we know that are coming out are:
-FG-116 Blue version which is a Rev. A 1176 copy. Should be fun for bypassing the compression and getting saturation.
-FG-Bomber is unknown but most think it's a Distressor copy
-Slate Virtual Microphone System's preamp emulations which are supposed to be in VMR but they keep pushing this back.