Ch5 – Emulation of a classic – Instructions.

Ch5 is an emulation of a set of three devices, tipically modules of one of the most classic consoles around. Characterful and interesting. The modules are: - Preamplifier and meters. - Equaliser (proportional Q). - Compressor/Limiter. Additional features are: - Fader....

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DolA – Rules of thumb.

DolA is an extremely simple processor, apparently, it requires a good understanding of what is happening for the best results, though. It is based on a vintage trick: a noise reduction processor, used in its "encoding" or "rec" mode, is used as enhancer to open the...

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Processing Industrial Drums with Grasso

So, we’ve been working on a little industrial tune lately. Everything is pretty much finished, except the drums sound a little dry and plain in their current state – time to change that! For this we reach for a real ‘Swiss Army Knife’ kind of plugin: the saturation...

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Ch5 – Classic Channel. With DSP.

Ch5. A Channel Strip modeled after one of the most classic consoles around. Mic channel. Character. Smooth Hipass and Lowpass. Four bands of "discrete" EQ for classic sound. "Proportional Q". Vintage characterful compressor. Aggressive where needed. "All Buttons In"...

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Clean Rock Guitars with Rev250

Today we’re going to use the Rev250 reverb plugin to turn a dry and sterile clean rock guitar riff into an atmospheric, deep melody. As you might already know, the Rev250 is modeled on the first digital reverb that was originally introduced way back in the 1970s. This...

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Mastering EDM with GTS39

In this tutorial, we will use the GTS39 – Limiting Tube Compressor to finalize a modern EDM track. The song has already been mixed down, and is ready for mastering. The GTS39 plugin seems to be a very simple piece of software at first glance. But don’t let the clean...

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Nu Metal Drums with Verbtone

In this tutorial, we’re going to use the Verbtone plate reverb plugin to lend some rather dry nu metal drums more depth and space. When mixing drums, a plate reverb is often a great choice: it generally sounds smooth and natural while also creating a three-dimensional...

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Crushing MotorTown Drums with Disto

In the last tutorial, we showed you how to use MotorTown’s built in effects to radically change the timbre of the original drum set. Today, we’re going to take this one step further with the help of Disto. As you might already know, Disto is a powerful compressor...

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Transforming MotorTown Drums with Built in Effects

MotorTown is far more than a virtual drum plugin. It’s also a song building tool, and it even gives you all sorts of tools to shape the sound of the drums thanks to its suite of built in effects – compression, equalization, and more. In this tutorial, we will use...

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Enhancing Cinematic Music with Presence

Today, we’re going to use Presence to enhance a short piece of cinematic music. Presence is a multimode and multiband exciter plugin with a few extra features up its sleeve that can help you refine mixes and even single tracks. We will use it to enhance the low end of...

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80s / Synthwave Bass with DDD & Bus

The sound of 80s pop never gets old, and it’s actually seeing a revival today in the shape of the Synthwave genre. Today we’re going to show you how to achieve that lush bass sound which many of the songs from back then and now are famous for. We’ll start with a...

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Natural Drumsets – Instructions

"Natural Drumsets" is our new line of drum kits with a virtual drummer and a set of microphones, effects and rooms. "MotorTown" is the first plugin in this line, built around a custom mahogany kit. UPDATED 22 Dec 2016 - Updated to v.1.1.0 (improvements, tempo...

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EchoTaps Delay – Instructions

EchoTaps is a multi-mode delay. Includes several sound models to cover the history of delay effects and provide a wide palette of effects. STRUCTURE EchoTaps is built around two sections: Long term delay (referred to as"Delay"). Short term delay (referred to as...

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Mastering Modern Metal Drums with Mattertone

Today we’re going to look at how we can use Mattertone in a mastering scenario. Let’s say we’ve just received a final mixdown or pre-master of a modern metal song, and we want to give it the final touch. After listening to it a couple of times we can say that the mix...

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Big Electro House Basses with GTS-39

Modern electronic music, such as electro house, would be more or less nothing without its bold and earth shaking bass sounds. In today’s session, we’ll show you how the GTS-39 plugin can help you to get your synths to thunder! At its core, the GTS-39 is a limiting...

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Mixing a Clean Guitar with Strip V3

The all-in-one channel strip plugin Strip V3 gives you everything you need to craft a great guitar sound. We’re going to start off with a more or less ideal DI recording of a clean electric guitar, and then use Strip’s EQ, compressor, and expander to give it the tonal...

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Drum Bus Compression with C165a

Since the C165a compressor has just been ported to the native AAX-format on Windows and MacOS, it seems like a perfect opportunity to take a closer look at this fine plugin again! Modeled after a very popular VCA compressor from the 1970s, the C165a is, like the...

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Natural Drums has changed dress

New look for Natural Drums!     Writing a phrase should be easy-peasy: Select the drum kit -> Set accents through the list selector -> Listen -> Enjoy! Here's another sample   mp3   wav  ...

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Natural Stereo Guitar with ThreeD

In this tutorial, we will use ThreeD to give a mono guitar some nice and natural stereo width. There are certain instruments that are typically recorded in mono, and the guitar is one of those. A common technique to achieve a big, wide sound is to record two takes of...

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Going Wild with Bus

Simulating four of the most sought after bus compressors ever made, Bus is ideal for gluing subgroups and full mixes together. In such a scenario, we would usually play it safe – use a moderate ratio, and aim for only a couple of dB gain reduction. But what if we...

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Natural Drums Audio Demo

  Hi there, let's take a listen to the last transcribed style. A funk based track with a slow trip-hop groove: regular kick on 1/1 and 3/3 hi-hat and ride variations occasional charleston openings/closures snare backbeat Swing selector set to less than half...

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Sound Design with DDD and Necklace

Today it’s time for some creativity. That is, there will be no audio related problem solving, and no actual mixing, but instead: sound design! The tools of the trade are the super-lush DDD chorus plugin as well as the physically modeled Necklace spring reverb. We’re...

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Warm Synth Sounds with Presence

Being a multimode exciter, Presence analyses the incoming signal and dynamically adds new content to the frequency spectrum, that wasn’t there before. Thus, whenever you think that an instrument or even a whole mix lacks that little bit of strength, weight, or...

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Finalizing a Mix with Cuttertone

Today we're going to be looking at a plugin which, for some indefinite reason, we haven't actually featured on our blog at all yet: Cuttertone. We want to make up for that and show you exactly what this plugin does and why it can be an invaluable tool for mixing and...

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Modern Hi-fi Drums with SDC

In the last session, we used the GTS-39 compressor to push a raw and heavy Drum’n’Bass drum loop to the limit. In this tutorial, however, we’ll do kind of the opposite, and treat a modern sounding drum track with some carefully adjusted compression – so that it sounds...

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Raw and Heavy Drum’n’Bass Drums with GTS-39

In this tutorial we’re going to beef up a drum track with some serious compression. It’s a pretty old-school Drum’n’Bass-type loop, which might have a somewhat raw and unpolished sound, but also lots of character to it. Hence, the GTS-39 compressor plugin surely is...

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Using SoundBrigade as a Multi-Purpose Mixing Tool

If you’re familiar with SoundBrigade or have read some of our previous tutorials on it on our blog, you might already know that it can be a very valuable tool in all different kinds of mixing scenarios, thanks to its five missions. Whether you need to tackle critical...

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Mixing Vocals with Strip V3

Unless one is dealing with a purely instrumental song, the voice of the singer is arguably the most important element in a mix. In this second tutorial on Strip V3 we’re going to give a nice vocal track a last treatment so that it can really shine in the end! Let’s...

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Strip V3 Audio Demo Showcase

Below you will find some audio demo tracks which demonstrate the versatility and capabilities of the new Strip V3. Each demo comes in two versions: one dry and one wet one, with Strip V3 disabled or enabled respectively. Except for the Strip V3 plugin, the processing...

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Mixing Synthie Pop with Strip V3

Christmas comes early this year as the long-awaited V3 update of the ever-popular mixing plugin Sknote Strip is finally here! At its heart, Strip is still a virtual channel strip, which emulates the workflow, feel, and sound of several analog mixing consoles. The...

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Strip – Instructions

Strip is a console modeling effect and a channel strip with several unique features. Several models are available. Each model contains different features and is designed by analyzing vintage and modern channels. An unique feature of Strip is how a whole model is...

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Strip – Console Emulation and Channel Strip

Strip is a Console Emulation and Channel Strip. Main features: Console emulation. Several models included, designed by analysing modern and vintage channels. Crosstalk and ducking. Instances interact in background, they actually are an overall unique analog model....

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