It’s been a great summer to play with some new audio toys and beef up the arsenal.
Slate dropped some cool new offerings through their subscription service…a Gate for VMR, a TH-U Guitar Amp/Cabinet/FX plug in from Overloud, the Ana-2 Synth and a whole host of Modular FX from Kilohearts (their Transient Shaper is amazing). I love that they’re partnering with third party plug ins but it always makes me a little nervous that they might discontinue their relationship and I could be left with some old sessions that won’t open correctly. Many felt burned when this happened with the 224 and I’m still not thrilled that they’re parting ways with Scuffham (my fave guitar amp sim).
PSP Audio has been tempting me with deals so I finally broke down and added their E-27 EQ to my collection. It’s a broadband EQ with a great Drive control and sounds extremely musical.
The UAD Plug Ins that I bought earlier this year have been getting quite a work out, especially the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor and the API-2500 Compressor. Nothing sounds like either one of these beasts.
I’m looking forward to catching up with Paul Wolff (Inventor of the 2500) at AES in October. He is making some amazing custom consoles and he’s always up to something new and interesting.