Learn about FG-X's intended purpose and what information will be covered in the tutorials.
Dynamics vs Loudness3:17
Take a look at the relationship between inherent dynamics and overall loudness.
See how to identify each control and setting in the FG-X plug-in.
FG Comp Section
Explore the main compressor settings in the Comp section of the plug-in.
Get an in-depth explanation of the variety of settings available.
FG Comp in the Mix5:40
See how to use the FG Comp as a mix buss compressor or mastering compressor.
FG Level Section
Transients & Gain4:48
Explore the Lopunch, Detail, and Gain knobs and understand their relationship to each other.
Dynamic Perception & ITP8:13
Discover the Dynamic Perception knob and the ITP slider and their functions and relationships.
Settings & Dithering4:48
See how to use the Level settings and dithering options, as well as explore the effects of dithering on mastered audio.
Leveling a Track7:30
Learn how to use the FG Level section to increase loudness and affect the dynamics of a mix.
Metering and Levels
Learn all about metering, VU meters, RMS & Peak monitoring and other functions of the meters, as well as examining the various metering options in the plug-in.
Presets and Banks
Are you looking for that loud punch without the squashed, lifeless sound? Slate Digital has done it again, with their dynamic and intelligent transient saturation system, FG-X Dynamics Rack. Studio guru Sedric Pieretti takes you on tour of this amazing plug-in suite designed to get your mixes sounding their loudest and best.
Sedric begins with a detailed outline of the main features and discusses what you'll be learning about the FG-X. He then goes into dynamics vs loudness and an in-depth coverage of the FG-X controls.
Sedric then moves onto the FG Comp Section and covers its main controls, settings and using it in a mix. He then shows you the FG Level Section and discusses Transients and Gain, Dynamic Perception and ITP, Settings and Dithering, and how to properly level a track. Finally, Sedric wraps up the series with Metering and Levels and how to use Presets and Banks.
If you're looking for the loudness solution for your mixes, stop right here and checkout "Slate Digital FG-X Explained" today.
Submitted 3 months ago
User's guide in video format.
If you want to watch a vid instead of reading, it’s good for that. I don’t know how to use a mastering plugin. Bounce the mix and insert the plug in on the track? On the master track? Why don’t the meters work when inserted on the master track? Which dither should I use? The DAW? FG-X dither? Double dither? Seems like everyone just knows this stuff except me. I started reading *name removed* comments in as a last resort. Just decided to pass on it, because I couldn’t find the info I needed.
Response from Customer Service:
By design this tutorial is meant to go over as many features and functions of the software as possible while including some basics of mastering. This wasn't designed to be a tutorial on the process of mastering but we do have several mastering tutorials that you should check out!
Click browse at the top, then choose subject and then mastering.
I hope that help steer you in the right direction. All the best
Submitted 4 months ago
Very in-depth series on the FG-X. Informative and thorough.
I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro
Submitted 8 months ago
Very good tutorial
Everything is explained in a very good and detailed way. Process of using modules of FG-X is shown nice, we can learn what to do first, what to do after that and so on, to find good settings for a song we're working with. It's over one hour of information about everything within this plugin.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Studio One
Submitted 8 months ago
Covers all the bases.
Well spoken and presented. Leaves nothing out. Very good.
I am a: Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
Good Solid Tutorial
I've been using the FG-X plug-in for a while so it was nice to have someone go through the features step by step and show some new approaches to using it.
I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician
Submitted 1 year ago
I bought the FG-X yesterday and had fumbling around with it. Today I watched this video series and afterwards I feel I have a complete understanding of exactly how it works and why. That does not make me a master user, but I do know where everything is and can get to these things easily. I'm dumbfounded how the "narrator" was able to do this, taking me from absolute novice to relative expert so far as knowing my way around. Obviously it will take me time to master this plug-in, but doing is not the same thing as understanding. Top marks here.
I am a: Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist
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