Slate Digital, software company for music and hardware, has announced a new subscription service, the All Access Pass. The subscription unlocks more than 60 plug-ins, online production lessons through the company's new Learning Center Slate Academy and more.
Slate Digital is known for its plug-ins that producers, mixers and technicians use to make music, including everything from virtual drum kits to tube amp emulators. It also makes some hardware, including microphones and digital mixing panels (under Slate Media Technology).
The All Access Pass is essentially a revised version of the Slate Everything bundle, a subscription service that the company launched in 2016. The Everything bundle gave access to all Slate Digital plug-ins and some free mix manuals for a monthly fee. For the same price (provided that you pay annually), this new service also gives access to all Slate Digital plug-ins, but adds them to Slate Academy, 28 plug-ins from KiloHearts and Sonic Academy & # 39; s ANA 2 Synthesizer with 800 presets, more than 200 custom wavetables and more than 200 custom examples. In addition, every new plug-in or Slate Digital releases course will be included in the All Access Pass in the future. Those who are already registered for the Everything bundle are automatically transferred to the All Access pass.
The Slate Academy section of the bundle has a number of interesting components. The company works with producers such as Just Blaze and Matthew Weiss for the video courses and there are now more than 200 available. Each version comes with a downloadable multi-track session that is available in all major DAW formats with the presets and examples used in the course. So while watching the video, you can follow a copy of the actual session.
This is quite a flight for the price, and another sign that companies are deepening their heels in the software subscription model. Various audio companies have switched to alternative payment models that do not require a lump sum payment in advance. With Splice, users can rent themselves with synths and DAW & # 39; s such as Serum and PreSonus Studio One Professional, for example, and Roland Roland Cloud, a subscription-based collection of VST instruments and sample libraries. Plug-ins can easily cost hundreds of dollars, so these new ways of accessing make sense for those who want high-quality software but cannot afford the usual retail price.
Each All Access Pass comes with one license and can only be used with one computer. It is worth noting that it has are activated to a iLok 2 dongle, which costs $ 49.95 or via iLok Cloud, for which only an iLok account must be created and iLok License Manager downloaded.
There are three ways to pay for Slate Digital & # 39; s All Access Pass: $ 24.99 per month with the option to pause at any time, $ 14.99 per month with an annual commitment, or a single annual fee of $ 149.99 (which breaks down to around $ 12.50 per month ). More information can be found at Slate Digital & # 39; s website.