The Ultimate Modular Rack Plug-in
Analog Studio Rack is a “Modular Rack” that provides hot-swappable 500 series style EQ’s, Compressors, Gate, Exciter and a Tube Driven Pre-Amp; the perfect all-in-one channel strip!
Inspired by a classic and famous British console for its Gate/Expander, Comp/Limiter, Bus Compressor and EQ, a modified Exciter, a Tube Driven Pre-Amp and another famous mid 1950’s EQ, the AS-Rack brings together a suite of 7 modules expertly tuned to sound musical. True analog in the box!
Each of the 6 main modules can be placed in any order with simple drag and drop, allowing you the freedom within a rack space design to try different combinations; Compressor before or after EQ, Gate after a crushed Compressor for effect… All of this is now possible to customize your tone and source material, with various views available per module for gain reduction, spectrum and 1/3 octave.
The plug-in comes with an array of presets specifically designed for various instruments as your starting point. Utilize them in your mixes, tweak, create your own as single module presets or global.
AS Gate Expander (inspired by SSL)
AS Comp Limit (inspired by SSL)
AS Exciter (inspired by BBE)
AS State EQ (inspired by SSL)
AS Pulse EQ (inspired by Pultec)
AS – Bus Comp (inspired by SSL)
Meter readout is now red for peaks over 0dB
Meter readout now resets itself when signal below -48dB (bottom of meter scale)
Preamp VU behaviour is now more similar to real VU meters (ballistics update)
Peak (green) meters now decay slightly faster
Exciter now swaps display when turning on the EQ section or Stereo Width (Response or Goniometer)
Peak holds for 2 seconds before decay
Double click now allows user to enter a value for the parameter. Values <5 rounded down, above rounded up.
Alt + Click (mac) / Ctrl + Click (windows) to reset a parameter
Shift + Click to fine tune a parameter
Harrison MixBus session recall
Possible AU validation crashes on Logic
Crash when switching presets on AAX
Exciter response curve not disabled when parameters turned off
[Known issues] Meters will freeze when contextual menu’s opened. This is deep in the code and requires some soak time from the team to ensure a solid fix.
[Known issues] GUI flashing in some hosts (noticeably Reaper). The developers have marked this as a high priority fix and are investigating.