The Smash Box
vst3.au.aax | Win – Mac | M1 Supported
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Our Brand New & Better Sounding advanced DSP makes this already the popular plugin even better. Additionally, get the option of oversampling up to 8x for more analog sounds.
Drums…, the most crucial part of your mix that can make or break a track.
For decades pro engineers have used various combinations of compressors, pre-amps, eq’s, and saturation to make styles of sounds that stand out. Not just a compressor or eq, Loc-Ness is the mystical plugin that brings all the right controls and colors for drums to your workstation.
This is a dedicated channel designed for processing Individual Drum Hits, The room sound, and the entire drum bus.
Features 4 carefully modeled analog signal paths for light to crunchy saturation with the “Crust” control.
Use “Smash” to neatly limit and sustain the sound into pleasing “Splat” or “Thrust”.
Two filters let you zone into bands that you want to process, leaving the rest of the sound untouched. Dedicated wet and dry controls to carefully dial in the details of the sounds in your head.
Works great with acoustic as well as electronic drum recordings.
CRUST ( SATURATION ) / INPUT GAIN
Effect: Increases the saturation ( Tone Color ) drive with this control.
Select the type of saturation from modes 1 thru 4.
SMASH ( LIMITER ) / INPUT GAIN
Effect: Heavy limit ( Sustain ) the signal as you dial more of this effect. The Signal flows from Crust to Smash in a serial manner.
This Processing is reminiscent of 1176 Compressor’s ” All Buttons In ” ” Smash ” mode but Smoother.
A Low Cut and High Cut Filter lets you zone into the frequency band that you want to process and leave the rest of the signal untouched.
So that Crust ( Saturation ) & Smash ( Limiting ) apply to the only this rage.
Here we provide – low cut and high cut first-order filters to affect the signal going into the saturation and then compression section. Hence one can change the effect of “Crust” and “Smash” by the prefilter.
This is excellent for removing bass and harsh high frequencies which will be amplified by Crush and Smash.
This section has a full range low cut and high cut filter section to shape the sound post-crash and smash. This is especially useful when blending in the dry signal with the processed signal.
Retain or invert the phase of the wet signal
Attenuate the master mix of Dry and Wet with this control.
ATK ( Attack )
The attach on lets the compression attack kick in very quickly and “Smashing” the sound instantly. The Attack-off setting lets the initial transients through, before the compression kicks in, this helps retain the low end / Kicks, etc, and then smashes the rest of the Spectrum.
I have this and Devil Loc. Both are worth having, but if I were to choose one, it would be Loc-ness. It is more versatile. You can really get so many different sounds with it, and it has the ability to boost/cut the high or low end, easily. It’s a go-to plugin on the drums. Devil-loc makes the cymbal bleed more difficult to deal with. Loc-ness can really filter it out in a usable way.
works just as good as Devil Loc. It has more features and more adjustable, also has a mix knob and output compensation, something I WISH Devil Loc had. Love both plugins but the his one has more bells and whistles.
bought it like 15 minutes into the trial or so… from subtle to absolute destruction, all is possible. Not only user friendly but also sounds great and is light on CPU, so multiple instances aren’t a problem.
MAC OSX – VST3/AU/AAX – 64bit
WINDOWS – VST3/AAX – 64 bit
PC/MAC : Windows 10 or later*. / OSX 10.13 or later ( Intel/M1 Native Supported ) ( NOT TESTED ON MacOS Ventura* )
Minimum System Requirements:
Intel i3 / AMD Ryzen or equivalent
2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
Screen resolution: 1024×768
VST3, AU, or AAX 64-bit host
1. SOME ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE MIGHT BE ALERT WHILE INSTALLING/DOWNLOADING THE FILES, KINDLY IGNORE THOSE WARNINGS. Those are False positives. We have tested it on Norton Anti-Virus, and the Installers are clean. 2. FL Studio users may experience the crashing of DAW while using Oversampling feature.
M1 Mac users currently using Logic Pro (10.7.2 and above ) or Ableton (11.1) please use ( OSX -M1) . All other Daws please use the regular installer ( OSX )
Download the Loc-Ness-v2.7.pkg file
Double click on the package and click open
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