Leapwing Audio – Al Schmitt Signature Plugin 1.0.0 VST, VST3, AAX x64

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Leapwing analyzed Al Schmitt’s approaches to working with sound in order to “pack” them into a special plug-in
Sound like Al Schmitt will not work, but getting a piece of his sound is quite.
Belgian company Leapwing Audio has teamed up with renowned sound engineer Al Schmitt to release the Al Schmitt Signature Plugin. According to the developers, it repeats the processing techniques, the sound of the equipment and the workspace of Al Schmitt.
Al Schmitt Signature Plugin was created with the direct participation of Al Schmitt. The new product offers six processing profiles for different instruments and brings a piece of the sound of the legendary sound engineer to the DAW.
Al Schmitt is considered one of the most famous sound engineers in the history of modern popular music. At various times, the specialist has worked with Jefferson Airplane, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Neil Young, Henry Mancini and many other famous musicians.
Schmitt’s recordings are distinguished by natural sounding, which the sound engineer achieves with minimal processing. Instead of a lot of effects, Schmitt relies on the right choice of room and microphones, as well as the appropriate placement of recording devices.
The six Al Schmitt Signature Plugin processing profiles offer effect chains for vocals, piano, bass, brass, strings, and the overall master bus. According to the creators, the developers analyzed Schmitt’s working methods and equipment to replicate the sonic characteristics of his recordings.
The company keeps the inner workings of the algorithm secret. Instead of diving into complex explanations of how they work, the developers offer a set of simple controls to customize the sound of the instruments.
Users can change a number of parameters – Body Level, Air Level, select three options for the Air parameter. The interface also provides a compression intensity slider and three types of reverb.
According to Leapwing Audio, depending on the selected profile, the parameters react differently to the signal. The only thing that remains common to all profiles is harmonic distortion, which adds “extra magic” to the signal.
The Al Schmitt Signature Plugin is one of the “One Knob” plug-ins that has a minimum of knobs. Processing does not allow you to control the work of effects, offering to trust the algorithm. The plugin cannot be called universal, but its profiles may well come in handy when working on the next project, the company hopes.
Leapwing Audio claims to be able to get as close as possible to the sound of a famous sound engineer.


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