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In spite of the UAD Distressor plug-in having a mix knob, when setting up parallel compression on a drum bus Jacquire King chooses to use a duplicate path and to insert the Distressor on a bus set to 100% wet. This is one of several workflow quirks which Jacquire uses in this free extract from Jacquire King Mixing Lifeboats, the 6th of the series in which different mixers all approach the same project and document their choices through the mix process.
In the Production Expert podcast Russ, Julian and Audrey talk about the quality of consumer playback and why compact disc represented a high water mark for domestic audio.
In the Production Expert podcast as we approach the trade show season Mike, James and Julian ask how trade shows are relevant in the online world of 2019. They also discuss what new features they would like to see in Pro Tools beyond the usual suspects - “New” new features!
In a recent tutorial, we looked at gain staging in DAWs, a subject that lots of people are talking about and on which opinions vary significantly. One area in which managing gain properly definitely makes a significant difference is proper matching of gain into and out of plug-ins. Not because of the effect it has on the sound but because of the effect it has on the listener.