Clearmountains Spaces Feature
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Overview

One of the most unique sonic building blocks from Clearmountain’s Domain is now available as a separate plugin at an incredible price! The Apogee Clearmountain’s Spaces plugin reproduces Bob Clearmountain’s personalized workflow for creating the distinctive, rich spaces where his mixes live. With the very same echo chamber profiles and processing he’s used on countless hit records, Clearmountain’s Spaces lets you envelope your tracks in unique and cohesive atmospheres that set your mixes apart.

Clearmountain's Spaces, Symphony Desktop and Logic Pro X

Highlights

• Three Customized, Clearmountain Spaces
• Clearmountain Expert Presets
• Composite Spaces Mixer
• Input Processing with 3 – Band EQ, De-esser
• Pre-Delay
• Real Time Spaces Visualizer
• Flexible Plugin Window Resizing
Included with Symphony Desktop

Clearmountain’s Personalized Workflow and Spaces

Even with the simple operation of “adding reverb” to a mix, Clearmountain has developed a highly personalized workflow for creating the distinctive sonic environments that make his mixes stand out. Rather than rely on commonly available reverb effects, Bob has relied on physical rooms and chambers for realistic and unique reverb. Once convolution reverb technology allowed him to “capture” the characteristics of his favorite rooms as digital impulse response files, he was free to use all his favorite spaces no matter their location. With Clearmountain’s Spaces, you now have access to the very same impulse response room profiles used on countless hit mixes. Equally important to achieving the signature Clearmountain sound is flexible input signal processing for shaping the sound before it hits the Spaces – three-band EQ, easy-to-use de-essing, and pre-delay. The final stage of Bob’s spatial workflow is a technique we call Composite Spaces – mixing and layering Spaces of different timbral characteristics and decay times for a result that’s utterly personalized.

Classic Presets make it easy to add Space to your Mix

Have you ever struggled when adding reverb to your mix? The Clearmountain’s Spaces presets built by Bob, deliver decades of mixing expertise to your fingertips letting you easily add polish, depth and atmosphere to all your tracks.

Hear Clearmountain’s Spaces Classic Presets

FX on and FX Bypassed Comparisons

Motown Vocals

Romantico Acustico

Springsteen Piano Verb

Big Bottom Bass Drum

Hyde Park Concert Drums

Church Choir

Monastery Vocals

Sax in a Bathroom

Monastery Vocals Trombone Chamber

Custom Impulse Responses of
Clearmountain's Reverb Spaces

Earlier in his career, Bob leaned heavily on physical rooms and chambers for realistic and unique reverb – for example, the custom designed echo chambers at his MixThis studios in Los Angeles. Once convolution reverb technology allowed him to “capture” the characteristics of his favorite rooms as digital impulse response files, he was free to use all his favorite spaces no matter their location. With Clearmountain’s Domain, you now have access to these spaces, the very ones used on countless hit mixes.

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Flexible Input Processing

  • 1 Easy-to-use De-esser removes distracting sibilance for smooth and consistent Spaces
  • 2 Pre-delay separates the dry signal from the Spaces signal for greater clarity and rhythmic interest
  • 3 Three-band EQ gently de-clutters or radically alters the character of Spaces

Realtime Spaces Visualizer

  • 4 See the sonic effect of your reverb with the captivating display of Spaces as they evolve through time & space

Three Customized Spaces you can Combine

  • 5 Apogee Studio - A short and warm ambience from Apogee’s in-house recording studio and development lab
  • 6 Mix This! - A medium length, bright reverb from the physical echo chambers at Clearmountain’s Mix This! studio in Los Angeles
  • 7 Roscoe - An extra-long, rich-sounding reverb captured in Clearmountain's friend's studio with AEA ribbon mics for a super-warm sound

System Requirements

Mac:
• macOS 10.12.6 and higher
• 4 GB minimum RAM, 8GB of higher recommended
• Free Pace iLok account – physical iLok not required

Windows:
• Windows 10 and higher
• 4 GB minimum RAM, 8 GB or higher recommended
• Free Pace iLok account – physical iLok not required

AAX Native, AU, VST or VST 3 Compatible Host Application

What People are Saying about
Clearmountain's Plugins

NEIL DORFSMAN

Grammy Winning Producer/Engineer/Mixer

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Sting

“So, That’s how it’s done!! I’ve wanted something like this for years. In past  “mix-in-the box” sessions,  I’ve spent a ton of time — often unsuccessfully— trying to create aspects of these set-ups and have been frustrated by having to use multiple plug-ins without getting exactly what I’ve wanted. This has a clean, comprehensive design, sound and user-interface allowing total and intuitive control over all essential aspects of the sound and vibe. Just great!”

MARK SPIKE STENT

Grammy Winning Mixer/Producer

Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Cardi B, Lady Gaga

“I really love it!
Hugely creative and gives great depth and dimension, the controller is fab!”

THERON FEEMSTER aka NEFF-U

Grammy Winning Songwriter/Producer/Composer

Movie “Roma”, Justin Bieber, Train, Kendrick Lamar

“Clearmountain’s Domain is the perfect place to discover, create and be inspired. Cooking up sounds you never heard before.”

JOEY RAIA

Mixer/Engineer

Run The Jewels, Aesop Rock, Nick Hook, Tuka

“Clearmountain’s Domain is a powerhouse! It’s your one stop shop for everything you need to create depth, space, and movement in your mix. My new go-to for synth pads and vocals. It’s an intuitive, well thought out interface that lets you experiment and make adjustments quickly, keeping you creative and not confused. “

ROSS HOGARTH

Grammy Winning Producer/Engineer/Mixer

Van Halen, The Doobie Brothers, Keb’ Mo’, Ziggy Marley,
Dweezil Zappa

“I am absolutely loving the new plugin. It’s awesome, so much fun to play with and it’s incredibly flexible! Very intuitive – what used to take me a pile of plugins can now be done better with one – Clearmountain’s Domain! “

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TCHAD BLAKE

Grammy Winning Producer/Engineer/Mixer/Musician

Sheryl Crow, U2, Arctic Monkeys, Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel

“If you really want to learn about Bob’s sonic universe, the Clearmountain’s Domain plugin is an eye-opening education.”

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AVRIL MACKINTOSH

Producer/Engineer

Ronan Keating, Louise, TYNI

“It’s THE 80’s vibe brought right up to date without all the patching and crazy SSL console routing. No more painstaking filling in/checking of recall sheets – Its all there instantly at the click of a mouse! It sounds amazing and is very tweakable.”

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DON MIGGS

Producer/Composer/Guitarist

Whole Damn Mess, William Corgan, Mick Fleetwood, Boyz II Men, Tyler Florence/Food Network

“I freaking LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this plugin. Thank you a million times over. Simple and robust, it’s become my first “idea” to add to a track…”

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DAVE WAY

Producer/Mixer/Engineer

Fiona Apple, Echo In The Canyon, A Bad Think, Michael Jackson

“Clearmountain’s Domain is my fave recent plug-in purchase. For all of us who’ve wondered and marveled at how Bob creates such a unique, three dimensional picture, this will give you the tools and some insight into how he approaches “space”. Sure the presets are awesome and fun and are authentic to the famous tracks they’re associated with, but this plug-in packs a big punch in terms of tweakability so you can easily sculpt things and create an environment that suits a track perfectly. It can get crazy and complex, or just keep it simple and right. But the secret seems to be in how these sit in a track with personality yet stay in the back and let vocals, drums, guitars etc. keep their punch and focus. Quite a few great reverb convolutions combined with eq, de-essing, pitch shifting, delays, all discrete L&R panning, cross feeding… lots of options! I’ve had it for two months and I feel like I’m still just standing in the foyer admiring the artwork on the walls.”

Clearmountain Essentials Playlist

An essential curated list from Bob’s catalog of work that was the inspiration for Clearmountain’s Domain Plugin.

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Bob with Theron “Neff-U” Feemster. Winning at Mix This! Studio.

Bob with Theron “Neff-U” Feemster. Winning at Mix This! Studio.