These have been designed and fine tuned “by human ears” and except for PR-EQUA87, you will not get a lot of visual feedback from them… just good sound. They have been thought with this idea in mind : “your ears deserve trust” Not too long ago, we were listening to our mixes with our eyes closed, tyring to get the most information from our trained ears. We were not afraid of digital artifacts. No lights were blinking telling us how bad our equalization was and we were talking about how warm, smooth, punchy was the music and not how red, blue, and yellow it could be. Of course as time progressed, our computers provided visual feedback, making it easier for us to find mistakes that would have previously taken 10 hours of repeated listening to detect.
As musicians, we started to use both our eyes and ears to mix music, discovering how you interact with an effect can be almost as important as how it sounds.
All of this is very subjective, though.
During the development of the ANALOG87 series of plug-ins, sound has been the top priority with the interface designed around the workflow of an old school engineer.
Of course we have applied some contemporary updates making them much easier to use and saving you the inconvenience of climbing behind a console to plug cables into the back of a sidechain compressor.
If you want a taste of the sound produced by the ANALOG87 series, or if you are on a budget, please have look to the FREE87 series which is based on the same engine.
I hope you will enjoy these plugins as we do.
Team R2R has open up their INTERNAL Vault for the hoildays, Enjoy