Waves Audio and Help me Devvon offer the NLS Non-Linear Summer ($299 value) plugin as a FREE download for 48 hours!
NLS Non-Linear Summer is an analog summing utility that emulates three legendary mixing consoles: the SSL 4000G, Neve 5116, and EMI TG12345. Waves attempted to emulate the non-linear behavior of each channel and amp, porting some of the analog magic into the digital audio domain.
How can you use the NLS Non-Linear Summer in your mix? It’s not a plugin that will magically make a bad recording or a muddy mix sound great. However, it is an excellent tool to spice up the audio and add interest to a well-made, clean-sounding mix.
From my experience, plugins like the NLS Non-Linear Summer work best when used on multiple buses across the mix. You should be looking to get the cumulative effect of numerous plugin instances working simultaneously to add harmonics and slight non-linearities to various sounds. It’s an effect that is almost intangible, but you’ll definitely notice when it’s removed from a mix.
NLS Non-Linear Summer includes the NLS Channel plugin and the NLS Buss. The two interfaces are pretty similar, consisting of a console selector, a Drive knob, VCA Group controls, and switches for Noise, Bypass, and Mic control parameters.
While using the plugin, you’ll notice a substantial difference between how the three console models sound. You can choose to use a single console type across the entire mix or add more interest by using different modes for added color and contrast.
To get a more aggressive sound from NLS Non-Linear Summer, boost the input gain for added saturation. The sound can get quite distorted if you push the plugin harder, which works very well for certain music styles.
Watch the video below for a quick introduction to NLS Non-Linear Summer.
NLS Non-Linear Summer typically costs $299 (currently on sale for $29), but you can get it for free for a limited time. The free download offer ends in less than 48 hours.
For your free copy of NLS Non-Linear Summer, visit the promo page linked below and click the blue “GET NLS NON-LINEAR SUMMER FREE” button. Please note that you’ll need to log in to your Waves Audio user account first. Also, remember that you’ll need to install the Waves Central software to download and activate the plugin.
NLS Non-Linear Summer is compatible with digital audio workstations on Windows and macOS.
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