In this video we get up close and personal with an outboard EQ that Dan feels has no equal. It represents exceptional value for money, sounds beautiful on just about anything you throw through it and can be tested in your studio with no commitment to buy. For £1,500 this could very well be Dan’s outboard EQ bargain of the century. Do you agree?
In this four part free video tutorial series we show you a selection of plug-ins that you can use to quickly sweeten the sound of your sub mixes and masters. Sweetening is often the spit and polish many of us reach for in a mix when the finish line is in sight. Check out these tutorials to discover four plug-ins that you can use to get your mixes sounding even better very quickly.
It’s official! The Everything Bundle is dead, long live the new Slate Digital All Access Pass. Steven and the team at Slate Digital are very pleased to announce the all new All Access Pass.
The team at Antelope Audio has introduced two updated audio interfaces with some very exciting new DSP technology inside. The new Discrete 4 and Discrete 8 Synergy Core Edition audio interfaces introduce the company’s new Synergy Core DSP technology. This is a pairing of Antelope’s already established FPGA effects processing with a pair of powerful new ARM digital signal processing chips. It looks like these audio interfaces could be the most powerful all-in-one units we’ve ever seen.
We all compress bass, it’s almost a rule. However no rule applies 100% of the time and in this free extract from his Mixing Jazz tutorials Fab Dupont demonstrates how using a high pass filter and some gentle boosts he evens out the performance without use of a compressor. Find out more by watching the free video extract.
There is a place for clever but sometimes it takes someone with the experience of Al Schmitt to remind us that taking the approach of turning the knob until it sounds better really can’t be argued with. Watch this free extract from the 2-Bus Processing with Al Schmitt (ft. Cyrille Aimée) video tutorial to see how simple it can be.
If you are new to mixing then make mastering low and high pass filters a priority as these are essential tools for producing focused sounding mixes that you will be proud of. Learn how to set a high pass filter in under 60 seconds in this free video tutorial
Air is the term often used by mix engineers when they want to add some sparkle, scheen, clarity, shimmer, shine or focus to their tracks, mixes or masters. Applying a just smidgen of top end brilliance often goes quite a long way in realising the full tonal potential of a mix.
Watch this free extract from the F. Reid Shippen - Mixing Dierks Bentley tutorial from PureMix in which Grammy award winning mixer F. Reid Shippen explains a couple of EQ tricks using UAD plug-ins. These two tricks are unintended artefacts of the original EQ design, much like the famous Pultec bottom end trick. They were new to us and might well be new to you too. Find out more by watching the free video extract.
They both do similar jobs. What is the difference and which should you use?
In this free video tutorial Dan Cooper shows you a mastering EQ plug-in he’s really enthusiastic about. It’s utterly transparent and always manages to add that sheen to music through its simple to set EQ controls and the resulting masters don’t sound overly harsh or overdone.
Do you have golden ears? Test your EQ skills to the max in this fun 3 level online game by Sonarworks. No signup required. Share your scores in the comments!
As well as the new HypeMic, which should be available almost immediately, Apogee are taking the opportunity at NAMM 2019 to preview several products not due for release for some time. Apogee are showing their Apogee FX Rack DualPath Monitoring Feature, their Pultec Series of plug-ins for Apogee FX Rack - two classic vintage Pultec plug-ins and a Symphony Mk II Dante Software Preview.
Soundtheory has just announced the Windows version of their intelligent automatic EQ plug-in, Gullfoss and Windows users will get a first look at it at the 2019 NAMM Show that runs from January 24th to 27th 2019.
Mono instrument tracks are easy to deal with but they can sound a little “lifeless” in a mix. Now we all know that there are plug-ins and hardware units that can create a massive stereo image from our mono signal, but this is often at the cost of mono compatibility. I was recently switched on to a technique using Inductor based EQ that can create an interesting stereo image with no fancy plugins or M/S trickery. Let me show you how it works.
Pro-Q 3 must be the jewel is FabFilter’s crown as it is adored by countless music and post production engineers across the globe. I know for a fact that I use FabFilter every time I mix a track but up until recently I didn’t realise how much I used it until I did some investigating. I was surprised to say the least!
In this exclusive first look video we show you a selection of new features in FabFilter Pro-Q 3 including dynamic EQ, brick wall filter slopes, per band m/s, invert gain, tilt slope, Q-gain interaction and the new analyzer which displays the full EQ spectrum from other Pro-Q 3 instances in your sessions.
Fabulous News! FabFilter just announced the next version of their hugely popular EQ plug-in Pro Q on the 29th November 2018. We can’t wait to try Pro-Q 3, can you?
UnderToneAudio’s MPEQ-1 channel strip features a Swiss Army Knife style 4 band parametric EQ section and glorious sounding mic pre. In this test we provide you an up close and personal overview of the device supported by some uninterrupted audio examples of this comprehensive outboard EQ in action.