So I always like to blog about plugin’s I find truly useful when mixing. One such plugin is the RM-2 console emulation from Audio Assault: https://www.audio-assault.com/rm2.php
Featuring a 3 band smooth and gentle console style EQ section and saturation modelling I find RM-2 to be a great insert on buses for tone shaping. Throw it on a guitar bus to tame some mid’s or highs or push the drive for more grit and boost the highs on the drum bus to really get your drums going.
Loosely based of the Panasonic Ramsa WR-S4424 console from the 80’s this thing has some vibe to it.
The saturation algorithm is pretty good. From very clean to extreme there’s a lot of use to be had in this one control alone.
The high band (centered around 12.5Khz) provides smooth high end that get’s airy and bright but never harsh. Even with this control at 100% it still doesn’t get too much.
The mid band (centered around 2Khz) is a frequency range that the human ear is very sensitive to. Great for when you have a bit too much in say guitars. Roll this control back to smooth them out. This control work much more extremely, you can scoop and excessive amount of mid’s out if you dial it back too far.
The Low band (centered around 70Hz) is great on bass guitar, kick drums and synths. A good range of control here and very usable.
Input and output controls can be linked for perfect gain compensation or left unlinked (default state). A handy feature to have.
It’s worth taking a look at this plugin to capture a little bit of that console sound without the added noise floor of the actual hardware.
Currently still on sale at a ridiculous price of $5 (normal price $34.99) and a demo available to download I think this plugin is worthy of at least a test drive if you’re looking for this type of emulation.
10/10 to Audio Assault from me a great little plugin.