Sometimes simple left/right panning isn’t enough. The Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner from Universal Audio goes a step further with front to back motion that, combined with traditional panning, creates stunning 3D panning and modulation effects.
Eventide has released Instant Flanger Mk ll, a free update to registered owners of Eventide’s Anthology X or Anthology Xl software bundles. Instant Flanger Mk ll emulates to iconic sounds of the original 1975 Eventide Clockworks Instant Flanger hardware unit. We try it on an electric guitar part to see how well it stands up to the original hardware it is based on.
21 feature laden and analog rich plugins designed by the geniuses who have shaped the sound of modern music, could this be the ultimate effects package? Guest contributor DJ Marc JB who is one half of remixers/producers Bimbo Jones shares his thoughts and experience with this Soundtoys 5.
As a bit of fun on the team we’ve challenged one another to this; you get to keep all the plugins supplied with you DAW but then you only get to keep one more plugin. James Ivey makes his choice.
In this article I’m sharing a couple of inspiring takes on creating your own time based effects. What both of these examples lack in fidelity they make up for in character and uniqueness. See how simple it is to make your own effects.
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.
Our friends at iZotope have released a new free Vocal Doubler plug-in designed to enhance your vocal track with a natural doubling effect, to add richness and depth. IZotope’s tell us that they have reimagined their doubling technology with a brand new interactive UI dedicated to help everyone achieve a great double faster than ever.
BYOME is a new plug-in from Unfiltered Audio which brings together some of everything Unfiltered Audio have ever done into a modular, patchable environment, which offers far more than would be available using discrete plug-ins. Using its clear interface and simple CV style patching system is is easy to set up multiple complex modulation paths. Modulation of modulators all automated via multiple macros, you name it you can probably do it in BYOME.
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.
Conventional wisdom would tell you that to make something cut through a mix you need to turn it up, not so.
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 sometimes, an Equaliser might not be the best way to shape the tone of your recording. Dax takes us through several examples of how saturation can be used in place of a conventional EQ plug-in to create an often better final result for our mix.
Our friends at California based plug-in developers McDSP have just announced an update to their entire Windows product range. Update brings some of our favourite new McDSP plug-ins onto the Windows platform including the stunning EC-300 Echo Collection, the 6034 Ultimate Multi-band and the all-new NR800 Noise Reduction Processor.
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 using Dynamic EQ, instead of the more conventional "static" EQ to fix problems in your mix without creating new ones. Dax demonstrates two different Dynamic EQ plug-ins, Nova by Tokyo Dawn Records and FabFilter’s Pro MB.
Ever needed to recreate the Doppler effect as an object passes you? Tonsturm today has released a plug-in called Traveler that has been designed to produce that unique Doppler effect using a graphical path editor in the GUI to enable a sound’s virtual movement, but that is just the start...
The team at Universal Audio are very pleased to announce a new product, the UAD-2 Live Rack.
UAD-2 Live Rack is a road ready 16-channel MADI effects processor in a single 19" 1U rack that gives live sound engineers the ability to craft studio quality mixes using real-time UAD-2 plug-ins. You even get Antares Auto-Tune Realtime in the package.
In this video James starts by showing you around his mix session and explains his initial routing choices such as the addition of a drum buss and two reverb sends. James then takes you through the processing he used on his tracks. Watch the video to hear each stage throughout his mixing process.
In this in-depth look at the Universal Audio OX - The Amp Top Box for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey, with the support of Universal Audio, takes a deep dive look and listen to this solution, which is both a reactive load box and speaker, mic & room emulation for your electric guitar rig.
Brainworx today announced the release of two new plug-ins - the bx_2098EQ and the bx_delay2500. As the largest brand in the Plugin Alliance, this is a welcome addition to the line-up with the bx_2098 being a meticulous recreation of a respected Amek design and check out our exclusive review. The bx_delay 2500 offering warm analogue delays with some interesting additions including, amongst other things transient processing in the feedback loop.