Fresh Air lets you add just the right amount of brilliance & shine to your mix in simple interface you can start using right away.
The plugin is loosely based on vintage exciter circuitry but has been created to offer a much smoother texture than the often harsh tones that an exciter can generate.
Simple interface Slate Digital have produced, with two control functions for mid-air and high air, although behind the simple interface is some serious dynamic processing.
Mid Air is particularly useful for adjusting the presence of a signal. It works exceptionally well on vocals and provides you with a very smooth and clear result.
High Air brings all of the details and pleasant brightness of the super-high frequencies to the forefront, giving excellent control over the amount of air in full mixes and individual tracks alike.
The magic of Fresh Air really becomes apparent when using both Mid and High Air knobs together. The Link Button allows you to lock the Mid and High Air knobs together so that you can adjust them simultaneously. This is particularly useful when fine-tuning the controls of Fresh Air.
Because Fresh Air is a dynamic process, you may notice an increase in overall output gain when boosting the Mid and High Air knobs. If you wish to level-match the input and output signal, use the Trim Knob.
This is very useful when Fresh Air is inserted before other processors in your signal path, and you do not want to adjust the gain staging. Or, if using Fresh Air on a full mix, it is useful for adjusting the output gain to avoid clipping.
The A > B Snapshots feature allows you to store two different settings of Fresh Air and instantly A/B between the two settings. This is particularly useful when trying multiple different settings out on a source and judging which you prefer.
By default, Fresh Air is in the “A” snapshot. Simply set Fresh Air to the first setting you would like to test. Then, click on the “B” snapshot. The controls will reset to default, and you can set new settings of Fresh Air to test.
Then, simply click on “A” and “B” to flip back and forth between the settings instantly.
The arrow in the middle of the snapshots copies the settings from your currently loaded snapshot to the other snapshot.