Apogee Launches Clearmountain’s Domain Plugin

featuring FX Signal Chain of Legendary Mixer Bob Clearmountain

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Apogee is introducing Clearmountain’s Domain, a multi-effects plugin that reproduces legendary mixer, Bob Clearmountain’s personalized FX signal chain. The plugin simplifies Clearmountain’s very sophisticated and creative hardware routing, making it easier to emulate the cohesive spaces, expansive dimensions, and rich atmospheres his most celebrated mixes are known for.

Classic presets allow you to recreate the sonic environment of your favorite Clearmountain mixes. Advanced view tabs take you behind the scenes of Clearmountain’s technique to reveal decades of expertise and empower you to create your own musical mix domain. Custom impulse responses of Clearmountain’s favorite spaces give you access to the reverb Bob has used on countless hit records. And, the multi-color FX Visualizer lets you see the placement of all effects in real-time. Clearmountain’s Domain expands Apogee’s plugin offering which also includes the only Pultec EQ plugins to be officially endorsed by Pulse Techniques, makers of Pultec hardware.

For decades, engineers, producers, and musicians have marveled at Bob Clearmountain’s mixes. Recordings by iconic artists like David Bowie, Chic, Roxy Music, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, INXS, and so many more are prime examples of how Clearmountain’s work elevated the role of “the mixer” to that of an essential creative partner in the process of making records. Bob’s ability to build a soundscape and atmosphere, where voices and instruments effortlessly live in an intimate space but seamlessly blend together, set new standards for mixing. His passion to reveal the true character of the song, highlighting the emotion of the music, gets to the heart of what inspired the song to begin with.

Over decades of mixing hit songs, Clearmountain has developed a complex and personalized hardware FX signal chain for creating, in his words, “the space where the mix lives” - the imaginary soundscapes where musical elements each have their own space and dimension, but remain cohesive to the whole.

This FX signal chain, developed over decades, involves an entire studio’s worth of hardware gear - live echo chambers, delays, harmonizers, de-essers, EQs and a large format analog mixing console. And lots of patch cords, many patch cords!

Reproducing this complicated interconnection of hardware using individual plugins in a DAW proved to be almost impossible. With Clearmountain’s Domain, it’s refreshingly simple to achieve Clearmountain’s results with a mere click on a preset.

Clearmountain’s Domain is available now on the Apogee web site for $349

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