Slate Digital has released Fresh Air, a FREE (for a limited time only) exciter and dynamic high-end processor plugin. A free iLok Cloud user account is required to activate the software.
Fresh Air was announced last week, but it wasn’t clear if the plugin will only be available for paid Slate Digital subscribers.
Slate Digital released the plugin today, and now we know all the details. Fresh Air is free for all users, but you can only get it for free for a limited time.
Also, Fresh Air requires an iLok account for activation purposes. You don’t need the USB dongle, though. You can sign up for a free iLok user account and use the iLok License Manager application to activate Fresh Air on your computer.
Here’s how Slate Digital describes the new plugin:
Add smooth, crisp top end to your vocals, beats, samples & even full mixes in seconds without a single ounce of harshness. Once you hear the difference Fresh Air makes, you’ll never want to go without it. And the best part? You can get Fresh Air FOR FREE! But only for a limited time, so get yours now!
The plugin is free to download for a limited time only. It’s not yet clear when the free download offer will expire. Sign up today to register Fresh Air to your Slate Digital user account.
Slate Digital Fresh Air – Overview
So, Fresh air is a dynamic exciter plugin design for delivering smooth high-frequencies. It’s intended for boosting the top end without introducing harshness.
The plugin can be used for adding air and clarity to individual tracks like vocals and guitars. You can also use it to brighten up the entire mix.
According to Slate Digital, the newly released Fresh Air plugin is based on vintage exciter circuits (classic Dolby-A noise reduction modded exciters), combined with advanced dynamics processing. The result is modern, transparent high-and processing with a vintage shine.
Fresh Air features two main control knobs (Mid Air and High Air), a link switch (for linking the two control knobs), a bypass switch, and a trim knob. It comes with a set of presets that cover some common mixing scenarios (Vocal Air, Mixbus Sparkle, etc.). The user can save custom presets for later use, too.
It’s worth noting that you can still download the recently announced six free sample packs from Slate Digital. It is a versatile collection of royalty-free drum samples, especially for those who need EDM drums and drum machine hits.
Slate Digital Fresh Air – Free Download
So, how do you get a free copy of Slate Digital’s new Fresh Air plugin?
First, visit the product page linked below and click the GET IT FREE button. After that, sign in to your Slate Digital user account (or register a new one) and agree to the terms. Once a Fresh Air license has been added to your account, you can download the installer and use the iLok License Manager to activate the software.
Please note that you won’t receive a license key from Slate Digital. The plugin is activated via iLok Cloud (requires an active internet connection).
More info: Slate Digital Fresh Air (47.4 MB download size, ZIP archive containing EXE installer, 64-bit VST/VST3/AU/AAX plugin format for Windows & macOS)