Mixing a Clean Guitar with Strip V3

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...
Drum Bus Compression with C165a

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...
Going Wild with Bus

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...
Modern Hi-fi Drums with SDC

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...