Have any of you tried the Slate Digital FG-X Mastering processor?
Here's the story....@ GS there's a mighty long thread covering this new plugin..http://www.gearslutz.com/board/new-product-alert/508796-slate-digital-fg-x-1-1-available.html
Reading through all these praising posts I got caught by the hype around this plug. I almost bought it blindly ..or did I?
No, first tried the demo.
This is supposed to be a new concept, a so called "game changer" plug-in.
In short, it redistributes energy normally lost when limiting. (do I say this right?)
No matter how hard I tried, I could not hear what the hype was about. First, I compared it to Logics Adaptive limiter which is ok but not spectacular I guess. They where kind of the same in terms of loudness. Then I tried the Sonnox limiter as well and this was noticeably the loudest.
When pushed less, all three were ok. Sonnox could add some color with the enhance slider, FG-X has also some tricks but all at the cost of higher rms levels.
I'm kinda lost here since I seem to be the only person who just does not hear how great this plug-in is.
Can it be that:
1) I just don't hear (and care) for subtle differences? I'm a producer, not a mastering engineer.
2) I used the wrong material? Most of the people praising this plug did rock AFAIK. I produce mostly electronic (dance) music.
3) I was expecting too much of it?
4) well...it's over hyped really, this plug?
It's a very strange feeling cause after reading that thread at GS I kind of decided to buy this plug. Promoting a product using forums is a powerful tool I guess.....maybe I should buy to Sonnox limiter instead (I was using the demo...).