Slate everything it worth it etc? Any snags?

I can see the appeal of that Creed song. Sounds pretty good on the first listen. I like it way better than Higher already. I’ll give it a few more listens over the next few days to get a better gauge on it. Thanks!

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This Chevelle song is kinda cool. Liking it on first listen. Again, I’ll see how I feel about it in a few days. I don’t want to prematurely make a hasty judgement…, but so far, so good.

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Like I said, im no huge fan or anything but in general I like the vibe of the more powerful songs theyve done

I guess in general I like “post grunge” with the powerful build on the choruses etc

Like I said, I have a ways to go. i feel im capable of doing stuff like this, its just a matter of putting it all together

and of course, this stuff, good luck lol

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Take an old cranky guitar or mandolin or something. Maybe with a slight hangover. Make sure you haven’t done any vocal or finger training a couple of days. Find a nice place in the sun (or in the shade if need be). Take your time and let the music find you. Let the lyrics find you. Don’t forget that most heavy guitar music started out on an acoustic, just playin some blues (or in the case of Zep) folk-like riffs. Don’t start cranking up your Marshall to eleven just yet :drums2:

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Has anyone here subscribed to this deal? A friend of mine locally subscribes and he loves it.

I’ve been since they opened it for sub… I don’t use every plugin all the time but there’s some things in there that I use on every mix.

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I’ve had an active Slate subscription for years. Its a ridiculous value for the price!! One of the best you can buy on a bang-for-the-buck level. If someone already has a highly developed Waves, Plugin Alliance, or UAD library I don’t think it adds a whole lot. But for those that don’t, I can not think of a plugin library anywhere that has that diverse of a tool selection for anywhere near that cheap. Its a game changing value for someone who needs that stuff!!

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Does the bundle cause you to run into tool indecisiveness?

The Slate bundle is totally worth it, but you don’t have to take anyone’s word on that because it only costs you like $20 per month to try it out yourself. You’re not locked in. No-brainer. Then if you think it’s worth it, you can get it for $15 per month subscription for the year. Out of curiosity what DAW are you using?


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I think Slate’s plugins smoke both of those packages. I understand someone liking the UAD stuff, but the Waves package was pretty average when it was new. We’ve come a long way from there.


+1000! :+1::+1::+1:
I knew what to expect, because I’ve owned Slate stuff since the first plugins they put out… but there were a few nice surprises in the bundle that I wasn’t expecting, like the Eiosis De-esser, The Verbsuite Classics, the FG Stress & the FG-A.

My feelings too.

Not for me, but then I’m not particularly a plugin cork-sniffer. If it works, it works - and they definitely work!

I’m using Cubase Elements 9.

Anyone use Kush Audio stuff? I really like that he makes hardware and doesn’t try to emulate other stuff. I’ve got the Omega N Pre and love it. His subscription is only $10 / month. I dislike the subscription model, but if it were rent-to-own I’d sign up yesterday, donlge and all. Their sister company SlyFy can be added for a couple more bucks too.

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Ha, haven’t tried those, but with some at $29 it looks like they’re trying to compete with Waves on at least one level. :slightly_smiling_face:

They’re $9.99 pr month, and you can add the Sly Fi bundle for $3 extra :slight_smile:

I went ahead and did this, but mainly because I had grown to be heavily dependent on the Kush Clariphonic. After I used them for a year, I decided I’d just buy the Clariphonic. Before I was using the Slate Earth and Air, the UAD Millenia, Chandler Curve Bender and the Maag for the hi-frequency lift that the Clariphonic gives you, but I like the way the Clariphonic does it better. :slight_smile:

well, of course. Should they not try to compete with their competitor?

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Cool! Please give us some feedback once you’ve got some mileage on 'em!

Not so sure he’s trying to compete. Those are cheaper “gateway” plugins to draw you in. I rarely see big sales on the brand which is a little irritating for us bottom feeders. Kush could definitely use a free plugin or two to get some more people using the plugins - IF he ven cares or needs them. But man is that subscription price tempting… Still, it’s a subscription.

Waves. Grrrr. Waves is on my sh*t list right now, really since their version 10 “upgrade”. Between plugins not showing up, GUI display issues, their stupid WUP BS and having to reinstall my “old” plugins with a multi-GB “legacy” installer that has to be downloaded and installed to get my non-WUP’d v9 plugins to work again after I bought a “new” v10 plugin and updated the Waves Installer program to … (Rant over.)

Bless you @bozmillar for your creative outside the box high quality plugins and especially your straightforward installation process. :bowing_man:

Back to Kush, absolutely stellar marketing if you ask me. (Which you’re not, I know, but I see to be in rant mode.) He is getting his brand out there. His music is killer (IMHO), plugins are top quality from the ones I’ve tried, his HappyFuntimePodcast is the only podcast I listen to and super informative and entertaining. :+1::+1: His music was the first thing that grabbed my attention though. FWIW.

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Here ya go. :slight_smile:

Yes, absolutely. It was just the exact price point that struck me. Or this:

Is that like “gateway drugs”? :grin: That’s kind of what I thought too. I saw these cool $100+ (each) plugins, then a few $29 jobbies. It seemed like an intro/enticement.

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I read that one. I guess it wasn’t clear - I meant Kush. :grin: