In part 2 of this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey looks at the Silver Bullet by Louder Than Liftoff in Mix mode. James uses the A and N tone blending circuits on a Drum buss, bass and full rhythm section mix to demonstrate the power of this stunning 2U rack unit.
The Silver Bullet is a unique collaboration between Louder Than Liftoff and industry legend drBill, that combines drBill's vintage Tone-Amp design with Louder Than Liftoff's modern design approach and product layout. The Silver Bullet is a one of a kind bit of kit with analogue topology and workflow that is designed for and easily integrated into the modern DAW-based studio. The Silver Bullet was designed to enhance and shape tracks to sound like a record during every phase of audio production from composition to the final mixdown.
We have awarded the Liftoff Silver Bullet the Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice award for its originality and amazing tone shaping abilities. James explains...
The market is filled with so many boxes, toys and goodies that claim to be based on a classic model of a vintage compressor, or what have you, but only very rarely does a truly new idea get turned into a piece of hardware that is expressive, easy to use and incredibly multi-functional. The Silver Bullit is all of this and more. Clients that have heard this unit on their work have said it has taken their music to the next sonic level. Having listened back to my voice in part 1 of this review I have spent hours trying to get the same tone out of my current plug-ins and hardware and I can't get close. If you like that rich voice-over tone, then this is the unit for you.
The Silver Bullet would be at home in any size studio from an "in the box" project studio through to small hybrid studios as well as large console based facilities, the Silver Bullet sounds amazing, it's very versatile and will help your music sound bigger and more powerful and bring back its MOJO.