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FG-X Explained®

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Introduction

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    0:52

    Learn about FG-X's intended purpose and what information will be covered in the tutorials.

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    Tutorial 2

    Dynamics vs Loudness

    3:17

    Take a look at the relationship between inherent dynamics and overall loudness.

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    Tutorial 3

    Control Overview

    3:27

    See how to identify each control and setting in the FG-X plug-in.

FG Comp Section

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    Tutorial 4

    Main Controls

    8:47

    Explore the main compressor settings in the Comp section of the plug-in.

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    Tutorial 5

    Settings

    9:59

    Get an in-depth explanation of the variety of settings available.

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    Tutorial 6

    FG Comp in the Mix

    5:40

    See how to use the FG Comp as a mix buss compressor or mastering compressor.

FG Level Section

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    Tutorial 7

    Transients & Gain

    4:48

    Explore the Lopunch, Detail, and Gain knobs and understand their relationship to each other.

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    Tutorial 8

    Dynamic Perception & ITP

    8:13

    Discover the Dynamic Perception knob and the ITP slider and their functions and relationships.

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    Tutorial 9

    Settings & Dithering

    4:48

    See how to use the Level settings and dithering options, as well as explore the effects of dithering on mastered audio.

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    Tutorial 10

    Leveling a Track

    7:30

    Learn how to use the FG Level section to increase loudness and affect the dynamics of a mix.

Metering and Levels

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    Tutorial 11

    Understanding Metering

    11:40

    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

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    Tutorial 12

    Presets & Banks

    6:31

    See how to use presets and banks to store your favorite combinations of settings in FG-X.

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.

Sooflasky
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:

Hi and thank you for leaving a review for us!
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
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Sage Halo
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent!

Very in-depth series on the FG-X. Informative and thorough.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro

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koziolmatol
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

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EddieBT
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

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mwelling
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

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JimGramze
Submitted 1 year ago

Thorough Understanding

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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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I come from a family of casual musicians, mostly pianists. When I was very young, I learned to play piano, then forgot it all when I was teenager and then discovered guitar and bass...

2. What training have you had?

Formal training? Almost none. But I've made every mistake one could make in the world of recording and learned from every one of them. I've also had the privilege of interning with some very knowledgable studio techs and engineers and consider that a very valuable education.

3. When did you get into recording?

As a teen in the 90's, my band needed a way to get our music on CD, but our budget was very limited. We pooled our parent's money and bought a cheap Tascam 4-track tape recorder. Since I was the resident geek, it was my job to figure out how to record a 5-piece band with only 4 tracks and 2 SM57s. When I discovered overdubbing, my mind was officially blown. Then I discovered software and digital recording and became an instant lifelong addict.

4. People you have worked with/for?

The vast majority of my work as an engineer, studio tech or producer has been for projects I was personally involved in, or for close friends. However, I have had the opportunity to work with several notable Bay Area studios over the years. Including a bit of work at the Wash House, famous for their work with late rapper Mac Dre.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I consider the pursuit of knowledge a lifelong journey, and I've always been willing to share what I know with others... Perhaps to a fault. I've been known to speak at length on subjects for which there is no justifiable reason to know so much... I just enjoy teaching, and enjoy digital recording. I think the only things you need to train are knowledge and passion, and I'd like to believe that I have those in spades!

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FG-X Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Very in-depth series on the FG-X. Informative and thorough.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Covers all the bases. Well spoken and presented. Leaves nothing out. Very good.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thorough Understanding 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.
Date published: 2016-08-25