Getting the sound of your favourite records is the holy grail for a lot of producers, and legendary mix engineer Bob Clearmountain might just have made it a bit easier with his new Domain plugin.
Created by Apogee, this recreates Clearmountain’s personalised FX signal chain, giving you the following processors:
- Pre Delay/Reverb De-esser
- Pre Delay/Reverb EQ
- Stereo Delay with Spin Time Compensation
- Delay Blur (Saturation)
- Stereo Unison to Octave Pitch-Shift
- Clearmountain Spaces Convolution Reverbs
- FX Mixer
Perhaps the biggest highlight, though, is the preset collection, which focuses on iconic sounds from the Clearmountain catalogue. So, you can choose a David Bowie Let’s Dance guitar setup, a Bruce Springsteen Born In The USA snare sound, or the delay that was used on the guitar in INXS’ Need You Tonight (to name but a few options).
The signal flow of all of these presets is illustrated on the left-hand side, which could be a great learning tool. You can tweak the presets to taste, obviously, or create your own.
Cleamountain’s Domain is available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats priced at $349. You can also download a demo.
Find out more on the Apogee website.