Virtual Mix Rack
Virtual Mix Rack Tutorial

Virtual Mix Rack Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Virtual Mix Rack Explained

  • The Virtual Mix Rack 3:49

    The Virtual Mix Rack

    Discover the idea behind the VMR layout, and how to filter, add, move, copy, and remove modules.

  • Slot Controls 4:15

    Slot Controls

    Learn how individual slots are bypassed and solo'd, how automation is tied to slots rather than modules, explore some GUI behavior options, and discover some useful hot spots in the About menu.

  • Managing Presets 5:31

    Managing Presets

    Learn how to save, save as, rename, delete, import, and export rack and module banks and presets, how to use the A and B snapshots to toggle between two different rack setups, and how to establish a default rack setup that is called up automatically when the Virtual Mix rack plug-in is instantiated.

  • FG-N 7:58


    Hear how this Neve EQ emulation is used for broad tonal coloring on a variety of instruments.

  • FG-S 6:35


    Hear how this SSL EQ emulation works on rhythm guitar and drum tracks, and explore how the Q control on the mid bands and the bell button on the two shelving bands effects the shape of the filtering.

  • FG-116 7:11


    Explore this emulation of a classic 1176 compressor and hear how it's internal unity gain feature, mix knob, and unique attack and release time constants are used. Also see how to bypass the compressor section while still running the signal through the gain staging and transformer components for saturation.

  • FG-401 5:02


    Discover the versatility of this composite VCA compressor emulation as it is heard on a variety of instruments.

  • Revival & Conclusion 4:44

    Revival & Conclusion

    Learn about the free Revival module, and listen to playback of a short mix before and after Slate Virtual Mix Rack plug-ins are used.

Chapter 2 : Update

  • Virtual Preamp Collection 8:20

    Virtual Preamp Collection

    Learn to use these plug-ins to add subtle vibe and color or thick overdriven saturation.

  • Custom Series Equalizer 10:50

    Custom Series Equalizer

    Hear this plug-in work in a variety of contexts before and after the virtual preamps.

  • Parallel Lift Processor 6:48

    Parallel Lift Processor

    Discover the range of color and energy these two analog modeled parallel filter bands add to both a full mix and individual subgroups.

  • FG Bomber 8:36

    FG Bomber

    Explore this unique analog modeled dynamics processor on various instruments and the mix bus.

Product Overview

Let Eli Krantzberg wake you up and introduce you to the virtual channel strip plug-in suite you've always dreamed of, from Slate Digital. Eli covers all the features and functions, as well as in-action examples of each module.

Eli begins with an introduction to the suite and covers its Layout, and How to Filter, Add, Move, Copy, and Remove Modules. Next, it's on to the Slot Controls, followed by Managing Presets. You'l see How to Delete, Import, and Export Rack and Module Banks & Presets, How to Use the A & B Snapshots to Toggle Between Different Rack Setups, and How to Create a Default Rack that's called up automatically when Loading the VMR.

The individual Modules are now revealed and explained, covering all the features and functions of the FG-N, FG-S, FG-116, and FG-401, including sonic examples as he goes! Wrapping up the series, Eli covers the Revival Module and plays back a mix with the VMR engaged and disengaged so you can hear it work its magic.

Slate has added six new components to their successful Virtual Mix Rack and Eli Krantzberg has updated his tutorial series to cover them all.

If you're ready to meet the channel strip of your dreams, wake up... Watch "Virtual Mix Rack Explained" today!

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