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Slate Digital FG-X Mastering Processor

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Josh Burgess, May 25, 2010.

  1. nuclearass

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    I am definitely in! Add meeee!!!
     
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    jipchen ForesterStudio

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    As posted in the other thread, I'm in too. Sry for doubleposting but i want FG-X so bad ;)
     
  3. Ashgarth

    Ashgarth Jordi Vaquero

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    I'm keeping the list updated in this thread so we can keep this one clean for the ones that may have questions about the plugin.

    We're 33 at the moment.
     
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    I'm in too!!! Awesome deal!!!
     
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    misterdmz New Metal Member

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    Been keeping an eye on this thread for a few weeks waiting on Slate's offer. I'm definitely in for the group buy.
     
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    so does this mean we don't have to use gclip on individual drums anymore??
     
  7. Pedro Teixeira

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    In short yes, but you shouldn't need to use gclip on individual drums anyway, I never do, never had the need to
     
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    I usually have to put it on the snare, at least on really dense mixes.
     
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    JasonAaronAdams New Metal Member

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    Count me in, I'll post in the other thread as well.
     
  10. horndog

    horndog Blacker then Sabbath

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    I'm in ! don't forget the hot sauce .
     
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    Just been playing with the demo of this today and I'm liking it very much. Nice loud masters that sound much less flat compared to clipping and limiting. A/B'ing against using T-racks clipper I actually felt FGX sounded louder even when it wasn't. Think I'm gonna have to get some pennies together for the group buy.
     
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    AnotherBlackWidow New Metal Member

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    I'd imagine this'll be based around the Slate Digital web store in one way or another, so Paypal shouldn't be a problem at all.
     
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    franck.hueso New Metal Member

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    i'm in !

    (Brett, salut mec !! :) )
     
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    AudioMan420 New Metal Member

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    Been lurking on this thread since the beginning. Credit card is in hand and I am ready willing and definitely want this nice plugin!

    It'll be a great compliment to Trigger. 100% in!
     
  15. DigitalMetal

    DigitalMetal Building a Mini SSL

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    Is just like to register my interest on this thread in case it goes un-noticed on the group buy thread,
    Im a owner of SSD and Trigger Platinum obviously have an ilok and would be 100% in if i can get in on the group buy for $149
     
  16. Morgan C

    Morgan C MAX LOUD PRESETS¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Since I got my iLok a couple days ago (for Trigger and for the group buy for this), I DL'd the demo and have been giving it a whirl. I don't know if I'm doing it wrong, or if the Demo is outdated or something, but I'm doing blind shootouts vs. pure GClip, pushing to 8db RMS, and GClip is winning. FG-X, when you enable 'Dynamic Perception', really brightens the guitars and changes the mix quite a bit. I'm also hearing a lot of distortion in the lowend, and the snare is surviving pretty much the same as in the GClip test, but without the brightened guitars and distorted lowend. I've even tried using Steven's mix (http://www.slatedigital.com/fgdemo/Rock2MIX.wav), and same issues.

    I'm using the following settings (so you can recreate, with the above mix). And GClip is winning. Maybe I'm using the comp wrong? I hate it when I don't get precise numbers for attack and release, and it's so subtle it's hard to tell the difference, even on max settings. Help me out with some settings that'll beat GClip, or I may be pulling out of the group buy.
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    morgan - have you played with ITP fader?

    i find with a lot of metal/harder rock stuff you'll need to drop that down to stop the distortion/artefacts with FG-X, unfortunately I tend to prefer the sound of the plugin when its up to when its down but that's where the artefacts tend to come from when i use it.
     
  18. Morgan C

    Morgan C MAX LOUD PRESETS¯\(°_o)/¯

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    ITP up = distortion on the kick, ITP down = snare disappears (worse than with GClip).
     
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    In the same boat as Machinated here. I like the sound of the ITP up but it does add a bit of distortion. I found myself keeping it around the halfway mark when I was using FGX.
     
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    Have you tried doing anything with the comp off? What were the results then? With a slow attack and slow release, I'd expect the low end to get a little more tubby and uncontrollable, IMO. Having it get a bit muddy or distorted doesn't sound too far off from what I'd think would happen. What happens when you put the attack and release at the mid point of their sweep? I, too, think ITP up too much doesn't sound good, even if the transients are intact...IMO it sounds artificial, for lack of a better word. I like the ITP slider at about the halfway point or just north of the middle.
     

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