Studio Effects articles

  • Modulation Effects - The Flanger Effect
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    Modulation Effects - The Flanger Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 100

    08/14/16

    After having seen the chorus effect last week , today we'll discuss another beloved modulation tool, the Flanger.

  • Modulation Effects - The Chorus Effect
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    Modulation Effects - The Chorus Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 99

    08/07/16

    Moving forward we'll be taking a look at some modulation tools that, even if not that useful on a day-to-day basis during mixdown, they can come in incredibly handy in some situations. Today we'll begin with one of the most popular ones – Chorus.

  • Top 5 reverb plug-ins for giving your mixes professional treatment
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    Top 5 reverb plug-ins for giving your mixes professiona… - My Favorite Reverb Plug-Ins

    05/09/16

    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 and his gear
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    Multitalented producer Greg Wells talks about his craft… - Producing for the Art of It

    05/05/16

    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…

  • Delay Tips and Tricks
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    Delay Tips and Tricks - 5 digital delay techniques that will spice up your mixes

    03/10/15

    Digital delay is one of the most versatile effects you can apply to your music. It can do everything from subtle doubling to crazy stereo ping-pong effects and a lot more. In this article we’ll show you five cool delay techniques that you can use to spice up your recordings.

  • All Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
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    All Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales - Black Friday 2014: All the Deals

    11/27/14

    For this new Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale, Audiofanzine lists all the special deals available at audio gear manufacturers and sound library, audio plug-in and virtual instrument developers for making great music a lower prices.

  • Candid comments from the renowned producer/engineer about gear, mixing and more
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    Candid comments from the renowned producer/engineer abo… - Jack Joseph Puig Speaks His Mind

    11/17/14

    One of the best known and most successful producer/engineers in the business, Grammy-winner Jack Joseph Puig has worked with heavyweights like U2, Green Day, Stone Temple Pilots, John Mayer, Fergie, Eric Clapton, Queen Latifah and countless others. Puig wears many hats, including as an executive vice president at Geffen Records, and as Director of…

  • Review of Eventide UltraReverb
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    Review of Eventide UltraReverb - More than Just Another Reverb

    10/26/14

    Eventide’s UltraReverb is an algorithmic reverb plug-in that offers impressive sound quality, sonic control and flexibility, making it a potent contender in the reverb plug-in wars. Not only does it feature reverb, but also a built-in compressor (mainly for compressing the reverb signal) and stereo delay line. As a result, it’s useful both for bre…

  • Classic Gear Spotlight: The Teletronix LA-2A
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    Classic Gear Spotlight: The Teletronix LA-2A - Legendary Optical Compressor

    09/30/14

    A number of outboard compressors from the analog era are considered legends in the audio world, among them the Fairchild 670, UREI 1176, and the subject of this article, the Teletronix LA-2A. The LA-2A offers program-dependent compression based on optical circuitry, and has been ubiquitous in studio processing chains over the years, especially for…

  • AudioTouch C-Buss Review
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    AudioTouch C-Buss Review - The Analog/Virtual Symbiosis


    03/23/14

    In terms of hardware compressors, the latest products are too often expressions of the same theme, variations on a mythical device that has already proved its worth. Fortunately though, on rare occasions, a nice surprise arrives at your door. This is especially true in regard to today's topic since, for once, the innovation was right next door...