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The best paid tape emulation plug-ins - Top paid magnetic tape machine emulators
Oh, the sound of tape! That "something" that so many people miss in digital recordings. Although there are plug-ins that do just that...
Over 50 plug-ins to make you mixing life easier - The best audio plug-ins for mixing
From the first editing click to the last automation, mixing is a passionate and arduous job. That's why we decided to write this article to discuss some tools that can make your life much easier and/or expand your horizons.
Modulation Effects - The Flanger Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 100
After having seen the chorus effect last week , today we'll discuss another beloved modulation tool, the Flanger.
Top 5 reverb plug-ins for giving your mixes professiona… - My Favorite Reverb Plug-Ins
One of the most useful audio plug-in types in any computer-based studio toolbox is reverb. In this article, I’ll look at my five current “go-to” reverb plug-in choices. But first, a little background.
Multitalented producer Greg Wells talks about his craft… - Producing for the Art of It
Although he spent most of his childhood playing and studying music, it wasn’t until Greg Wells was 18 that he got bitten by the recording bug. “I got my parents to co-sign a loan, and I bought a Mac Plus and a Fostex 4-track cassette machine,” he recalls. “I bought an Alesis Microverb, a terrible microphone and a cheap compressor, and I became rea…
The Use of Delay - A guide to mixing music - Part 86
After closing the chapter dedicated to the use of reverb during mixdown, we will now focus on a relatively similar topic: delay.
Multiply your creative processing with these multi-effe… - 5 Multi-Effects Plug-Ins You Might Have Missed
You could collect individual plug-ins that deliver the kinds of effects you use most; that’s one approach, and a popular one. Another is to use a single plug-in that offers lots of effects for sound design, recording tracks and mixing them down. Personally, I enjoy discovering new timbres purely for the fun of it, and multi-effects processors cont…
When you want to get creative with an audio processor, … - 5 of My Favorite Delay Plug-Ins
A versatile delay plug-in is one of the most useful tools you can have in your audio-processing arsenal. It will not only enhance your tracks, but it can also contribute to the creative process by supplying rhythmic ideas. Just imagine how different the band U2 would sound if delay weren’t such an integral part of The Edge’s guitar sound.
A/B Your Plug-Ins - Head-to-head comparisons of similar plug-ins will help you decide which one to use when
Between the plug-ins in your DAW, and others you may have purchased, you’re likely to have some duplicate functionality; that is, more than one reverb, compressor, EQ, etc. But when you choose to use one over another are you making an informed decision? Do you know how they differ from each other? One way to find out is by doing some simple A/B co…
Comparing Guitar Rig Player, AmpliTube Custom Shop and … - 3 Free Amp Simulators Face Off
Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Player, IK Multimedia AmpliTube Custom Shop and Line 6 Pod Farm 2.5 Free, are all free amp-modeling software suites offering both plug-in and standalone operation. Each comes with models of amps, cabinets, effects, and mics. While all are designed to entice you into the paid versions, we thought we’d compare the fre…