Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Series - Pro Audio Software for Analog-Style Compression (Download)

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Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Series - Pro Audio Software for Analog-Style Compression (Download)
Key Features
  • Blue Series 1176 Compressor Emulation
  • Analog Compression with Digital Features
  • Modern & Vintage Modules
  • 2 Circuit Paths in Each Module
Available for download, the Slate Digital FG-116 Blue emulates two famed, vintage FET compressors. Both modules model 1176-style leveling amplifiers, specifically the Blue series of these of these renowned dynamic processors. Both are suitable for bass guitar, percussion, vocals, guitars, and more.

You'll find the usual 76 controls: input and output knobs, as well as attack and release parameters. For each compressor, you can select among four ratios: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1. There is no threshold parameter. Note that the popular all-buttons-in sound is not available in these emulations. For that sound, Slate fashioned a different, dedicated emulation.

These compressors boast distinguishing features not found in comparable plug-ins or even in the original hardware. A mix knob is on hand to dial-in dry, uncompressed signal into the mix. This simplifies the process of parallel compression, as you no longer need to route a snare to a dedicated auxiliary channel to achieve parallel processing. You'll also note the high-pass sidechain detector, quite handy if you don't want the low-end of a signal to trigger the compression.
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Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Series - Pro Audio Software for Analog-Style Compression (Download)

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Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Multiple Circuit Paths Per Module
  • 3Vintage Circuit 1
  • 4Vintage Circuit 2
  • 5Modern Circuit 1
  • 6Modern Circuit 2

Available for download, the Slate Digital FG-116 Blue emulates two famed, vintage FET compressors. Both modules model 1176-style leveling amplifiers, specifically the Blue series of these of these renowned dynamic processors. Both are suitable for bass guitar, percussion, vocals, guitars, and more.

You'll find the usual 76 controls: input and output knobs, as well as attack and release parameters. For each compressor, you can select among four ratios: 4:1, 8:1, 12:1, and 20:1. There is no threshold parameter. Note that the popular all-buttons-in sound is not available in these emulations. For that sound, Slate fashioned a different, dedicated emulation.

These compressors boast distinguishing features not found in comparable plug-ins or even in the original hardware. A mix knob is on hand to dial-in dry, uncompressed signal into the mix. This simplifies the process of parallel compression, as you no longer need to route a snare to a dedicated auxiliary channel to achieve parallel processing. You'll also note the high-pass sidechain detector, quite handy if you don't want the low-end of a signal to trigger the compression.

Each compressor has two individual circuits that model entirely different circuit paths. Essentially, the FG-116 is really four compressors in two distinct modules: the FG-116 Blue Modern and the FG-116 Blue Vintage. Both modules operate within the VMR (Virtual Mix Rack) plug-in. When you want to use these compressors within your DAW, simply instantiate the VMR plug-in, and you'll be able to access them within the GUI.

The Slate FG-116 Blue Series is Mac and Windows compatible. Each compressor can operate in VST, AU, and AAX formats. An iLok 2 or 3 is required to run the compressors.

Note:
You must have an iLok 2 or iLok 3 to operate this product. iLok is available separately.

Multiple Circuit Paths Per Module

Vintage Circuit 1

Circuit 1 has the classic mid-forward character that made the blue-striped FET compressors so famous. It adds coloration to the upper midrange, providing presence to vocals, bass, drums, and guitars. It has a softer top- and bottom-end compared to the Black 116, and more articulate transients due to the harmonic distortion in the midrange.

Vintage Circuit 2

Circuit 2 is modeled after a real-world unit that had been updated and refurbished and had its own distinct, musical sound. This model reproduces deeper lows and smoother mids/highs when compared to Circuit 1. It works well on drum-room mics as well as vocals that require more heft and less of a midrange push.

Modern Circuit 1

In this model, the response is particularly suitable for close-miked drums, bass, and anything else whose transients you wish to preserve.

Modern Circuit 2

This circuit sports a breathable, yet punchy low-end, as well as a smooth top-end response. As such, it works well when used on instrument submixes.

Slate Digital FG-116 Blue Specs

General
Delivery MethodDownload
Supported Plug-In FormatsAAX, AU, VST2, VST3
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7 or Later
macOS 10.7 or Later
Memory RequirementWindows, Mac:
4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
CPU RequirementMac:
Intel Core i5 Quad-Core and Faster  
Windows:
Intel Core i5 Quad-Core and Faster  
Supported USB Authentication DevicesiLok2, iLok3
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