Mastering Sounds "Overproduced"? - How Wide Is The Bottom End In Your Mix? PureMix and Brian Lucey Might Have The Answer.
In this pureMix.net exclusive, CLA comes off of his SSL 4K and works in the box. Those who study his work, know that Chris Lord-Alge is a champion of the famous SSL 4K console. He has mixed thousands of songs in the analog domain and amassed a literal wall of Grammys in his studio, Mix LA. See a preview of his approach in this free video extract.
Rather than reaching for an EQ when trying to problem solve in a mix, try a multi-band compressor instead. It gives you all the frequency-carving tools you're used in an EQ plus the ability to add punch and definition to the envelope of your track.
In this premium tutorial video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows you how to use the Side Chain input on a compressor to allow the kick drum to cut through a mix and give your finished track some pump and drive.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring the Klanghelm DC1A Compressor. A simple and surprisingly characterful compressor which offers a few additional features, such as negative ratio and stereo unlink. Its a compressor with just an input and output knob, a compressor which just works: from almost invisible, smooth levelling to heavy pumping with crunchy saturation and enough punch for drums.
In this final part of a three-part series of free video tutoirals for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey continues the explanation of his mix process of the song "Hold On" by UK based band Voltaire.
In the Pro Tools Expert 10th Anniversary Competition, we offered the chance of winning the Audified Unique Bundle Worth $715, as one of 18 great prizes on offer worth over $28,000 in total. We can announce that Olivier Fournier is the lucky winner.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey and Tom Waterman from Universal Audio demonstrate the new Distressor dynamics processor for the UAD-2 plug-in platform using a simple 2 mic drum kit recording, showing how the tone of the now legendary Empirical Labs Distressor has been faithfully captured in this stunning sounding plug-in.
In the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition, we offered the chance of winning an Audified Unique Bundle Worth $715, as one of 31 great prizes on offer worth over $16,000 in total. We can announce that Csongor Mrena is the lucky winner.
FabFilter Pro-L 2 is a fully featured true-peak mixing and mastering limiter plug-in. The previous version, FabFilter Pro-L, was voted most popular limiter plug-in out of 15+ third party limiters by the Pro Tools Expert Community. How could FabFilter possibly improve on perfection? Well, it appears FabFilter have done so with the addition of several new features along with some major improvements.
Mix bus plug-ins are great for "broad brush" processing, perfect for "glueing" mixes together and shaping the tone of tracks quickly. Commonly used on 2-bus or master tracks, mix bus plug-ins are often the key to getting mixes and masters into shape quickly and tastefully.
The recent release by Plugin Alliance of Zip by Unfiltered Audio caught my attention because of the flexibility and unusual features I'd noticed when looking at the Unfiltered Audio G8 plug-in. In this video I look at five things which stand out to me as making Zip interesting to someone, like most of us, who already has more than enough compressor plug-ins.
Slate Digital's Marketing Director Sean Halley leads you through a feature-length tutorial mixing a full pop production using plug-ins from the Slate Digital Everything bundle.