In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers experiments with the THD and TMT elements of the bx_console SSL 4000 E from Brainworx, those parts of the plug-in other than the EQ and dynamics which give the plug-in its console sound.
What Is THD All?
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) All is a control which drives every instance of the plug-in in the session louder, or "hotter". This introduces distortion and cumulatively, across the whole session this is often perceived as bringing the mix together into a more cohesive whole. The TMT modelling employed allows a different channel to be modelled on each instance in the session and using the Random Channel All button quickly allows these variations to make themselves apparent across the mix.
In this free video, Julian level matches two bounces of the mix by nulling one against the other. See this process and hear the plug-in in action.