It is fair to say I think that given the choice a great many of us would love to be mixing on a large format console like an SSL. Sadly there are many factors that get in the way of this but THD-Lads of Montreal, Canada may have just done away with one of the more technical reasons that we don't all have the pleasure of mixing on a large format SSL console.
In this free video tutorial, Michael demonstrates using the bx_bassdude, bx_bluechorus2, bx_greenscreamer, bx_yellowdrive, bx_distorange and bx_console from Plugin Alliance to craft guitar tones in the box.
Most of us rely on specific plug-ins that are part of our workflow. It seems everyday new and improved products are released giving us many options. Options are great however sometimes you find something that just works for you and the latest greatest doesn't meet or exceed your needs. Such is the case for my favorite free plug-in T-RackS Metering by IK Multimedia.
In video 8 from the series Paul Drew looks at panning, compression and parallel compression for the backing vocals in the song Whats The Time In Tokyo by Marcella Detroit.
In Part 4 of this free video tutorial series, Friend of the Blog - Producer/Mixer "Concrete Zebra" demonstrates how to mix the beat using a commercial reference, and how to ensure optimal levels are reached without destroying the dynamics.
In video 7 from the series Paul Drew looks at filtering the backing vocals on the song Whats The Time In Tokyo by Marcella Detroit.
In this free video tutorial, David Vignola demonstrates how to use the Auto Align Plug-in by Sound Radix in PreSonus Studio One.
In Part 5 of this series, team member Paul Drew takes us through how he approaches applying effects to to his snare & percussion tracks.
In part 4 of this series, team member Paul Drew takes us through how he approaches applying Delay to his vocal tracks in Studio One.
In this free video tutorial Michael Tomblin shows us the 4030 Retro Compressor plug-in from McDSP on drums in PreSonus Studio One 3.
In part 3 of this series, team Member Paul Drew takes us through how he approaches applying reverb to his vocal tracks in Studio One.
In this video review Michael shows us the Vinyl Strip Plug-in from AudioThing in PreSonus Studio One 3.
Byron Santo, FOH engineer with band Souled Out, talks about his experience in this short video created by the team at PreSonus.
Analog modeling keeps getting better and better. It's not just one or two plug-ins anymore that do a really good job of modeling analog compression. We now have many different options to choose from. This also applies to modeled analog EQ's, delays, reverbs, and FX. We also have preamp modeled plug-ins that pair nicely with all of the modern ultra clean interfaces. We have several options of modeled console summing, and many console channel strip plug-ins. Let's not forget the tape machine plug-ins. You can even wow and flutter sources in your DAW if so desired.
In this video review Michael shows us the Virtual Preamp Collection from Slate Digital in PreSonus Studio One 3.
In this free video tutorial Michael shows us how to add energy and midrange to a mix in PreSonus Studio One 3.
Bark of Dog is a bass resonance filter that lets you increase your low end without turning up the flab. I like to think of it as a way to boost the low end while still keeping it under control. While the controls are super simple, the effect that this has on controlling the low end in a mix is pretty exciting.
Paul Drew explains the importance of Automation in a pop production.
In this video Michael shows us the API 2500 Compressor Plug-in from Waves in PreSonus Studio One 3.