It’s official! The Everything Bundle is dead, long live the new Slate Digital All Access Pass. Steven and the team at Slate Digital are very pleased to announce the all new All Access Pass. Like it or loathe it, the software subscription model is here to stay and for many companies and users it is working really well.
In making the All Access Pass stand out from the crowd, Slate Digital have worked hard to not just offer a plug-in bundle but to offer the subscriber a complete music production training centre called ‘The Slate Academy’.
What’s Included In The All Access Pass?
Anyone who is already signed up to the Everything Bundle will be migrated to the All Access Pass and one of the best things about the AAP is that the price to the end user will stay the same at just $149 per year or $14.99 per month (depending on how you subscribe). New and existing subscribers will also continue to get all the Slate Digital analogue modelled plug-ins, in what is now being called the ‘Virtual Analogue Bundle’, and subscribers will continue to get all new plug-ins in this suite included, at no additional cost, as part of their subscription. In short that’s over 60 top class plug-ins for less than your daily Costa Coffee bill!
ANA 2.0 Synthesizer From Sonic Academy - James is the first to admit that he is not much of a ‘synth head’ but the new ANA 2.0 from Sonic Academy is very cool with some amazing tools to help even the most average of single finger keyboard player sound like they really know what they are doing. ANA 2.0 features 6 oscillators which are made up of 3 wavetables and 3 samplers. Then you just need to get down and dirty with the unique G Envelope controls as well as 46 filter types and 24 built in effects. For those of us who are not masters of the keys the amazing Chord Memory Device offers instant chords on single keys to make producing interesting sounding tracks faster and more intuitive. ANA 2.0 also comes with over 500 presets, but the All Access Pass version adds another 300 presets created by top sound designers and programmers. You could almost call this the synth for people who don’t do synths.
Overloud TH-U Slate Edition - Also included in the Slate Digital All Access Pass is the Overloud TH-U Slate Edition Guitar Amps & FX Bundle, which gives you over 30 amazing sounding guitar amps and cabinets, as well as dozens of effects pedals and modules that sound great on vocals, drums, and synths, and more.
Kilohearts Plug-In Suite - The final plug-in addition to the All Access Pass is the truly amazing Kilohearts Bundle. This incredible multi-effects suite features over 25 plug-ins that can be uniquely chained together to create your own custom audio processors. It also comes with featured plug-in presets created especially for All Access Pass subscribers including some crazy multi-band distortion processors and many more. Kilohearts call this the ‘Snapin Eco-system’.
Snapins are regular effect plug-ins that also work as modules in a snapin host like Multipass or Snap Heap.
Snap Heap offers extensive modulation options to create awesome presets, and custom channel strips very quickly. Multipass is a band-splitting snapin host, where you can split your incoming sound in up to 5 customisable bands, and then apply any effects you like to each.
Snapin plug-in modules are very light-weight, but powerful plug-ins that present you with the important controls in very simple and intuitive way. Every setting and component is clearly documented so you know exactly what goes on when you turn that knob.
The Slate Academy - One of the biggest parts of the All Access Pass is the launch of the Slate Academy, which all AAP members will have full access to. The Slate Academy is designed to be the “industry’s most innovative online production school taught by the biggest names in music and production”. Subscribers will be able to learn from industry heavyweights such as Chris Lord-Alge, Just Blaze, Cameron Cartee and many more. With over 200 video classes to start with, you’ll learn production and mix techniques that will make your music sound better, faster. With all Slate Academy courses, you not only get the multitrack session in your own DAW format, but also all the plug-ins, samples, and every last preset. As an AAP member you will automatically have access to every new course as it becomes available with no additions fees or charges.
Having access to an ever growing stash of plug-ins is very useful, but knowing how to get the best from those plug-ins is really where we all start to grow as producers and mixers. Whether you’re brand new to making music or a seasoned professional, the All Access Pass really does look like a fantastic way to get everything you need to make incredible sounding music and grow your audio skillset along the way. There’s more good news as these days you don’t even need an iLok as the Slate Digital plug-ins can all be authorised using iLok Cloud.
For more information on the new Slate Digital All Access Pass take a look at the Slate Digital website.