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Tone Empire LOC-NESS Smash Box Drum Percussion Processor Plugin

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What does it do ?

Drums…, the most crucial part of of your mix that can make or break a track.
For decades pro engineers have used various combinations of compressors, pre-amps ,eq’s and saturation to make styles of sounds that stand out. Not just a compressor or eq, Loc-Ness is the mystical plugin that brings all the right controls and colors for drums to your workstation .
This is a dedicated channel designed for processing Individual Drum Hits, The room sound, and the entire drum bus.




CRUST (Saturation) / Input Gain:
Increase the saturation (tone color) drive with this control. Select the type of saturation from modes 1 thru 4.
SMASH (Limiter) / Input Gain :
Heavy Limit (sustain) the signal as you dial more of this effect. The signal flows from Crust to Smash in a serial manner. This processing is reminiscent of the 1176 compressor’s “All Buttons In” “smash” mode, but smoother ..




A Low and a High Cut Filter lets you zone into the frequency bands that you want to process, and leave the rest of the signal untouched. Crust & smash will only work on this defined range. Individual WET & DRY controls allow you to precisely mix the processed and unprocessed signals. The phase button inverts the phase between wet and dry signals. Attenuate the Master Mix balance of wet and dry with the TRIM control.




Plugin Formats :

MAC OSX – VST/AU/AAX – 64bit /32 Bit
WINDOWS – VST/ AAX – 64 bit / 32 bit

PC/MAC : Windows XP SP2 or later / OSX 10.6.8 or later

Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent

2 GB RAM / 300 MB HD
Screen resolution: 1024×768

VST2, AU, or AAX 32-bit or 64-bit host

To Register:
Click on the Logo on the plugin , click on
“registration”and enter your serial number.



Extract file and double click on the
locness.pkg file

Right click on the package and click open
Follow the instructions to install the plug-in(s)

Windows :
Run locness.exe
Follow the instructions to install the plug-in(s)

Registration :
In demo mode the plugin will output silence for 3 seconds every 60 seconds.
To register it, you must enter the serial code provided upon purchase.