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.
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.
I was very excited to find out about the new SSL Stereo Analogue Colour processor, The Fusion and I was even more excited when the good people at SSL called me to say they were sending me one. In this article we are going to show you what the Fusion can do enabling you to see the unit, find out more about it and then hear it in the best way possible.
Oeksound describes soothe as "a dynamic resonance suppressor for mid and high frequencies", but what does that mean? In this article we test soothe on a variety of source tracks to find out if soothe is something to get excited about or not.
In this Free Video Tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey visits Dax Liniere at North London's Puzzle Factory Studio to talk about a technique that uses a Gate to enhance the sound of a drum part rather than shut parts of it down. Drummers are not too fond of Gates as a rule but this process could change that as it adds a subtle hey defined attack to the kick and Snare in this example.
In this Free Expert Tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey visits Dax Liniere at North London's Puzzle Factory Studio to talk about how you don't just have to use dynamics processors on channels. They can also be used on your effects returns to shape the tone or a delay or reverb. Dax has an example to hand to demonstrate the process.
As you may know, Steven and the team at Slate Digital have released their latest module for the Slate Virtual Mix Rack (VMR). The FG-A module is a 4 band EQ modelled after a very famous and popular 3 band American EQ, the API 550A. In this Mix Test, we take a look and listen to how you can use the FG-A along with other VMR modules and Slate Digital plug-ins to create a hard-hitting heavy rock mix.