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...
Finalizing a Mix with Cuttertone

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 Metal Drums with Grasso

Mixing Metal Drums with Grasso

Compression? Yes. Expansion? Definitely. Equalization and transient manipulation? Double check. Saturation? You bet. In short: Grasso is really a powerhouse when it comes to shaping the dynamics of an audio signal and giving it a nice, analog feel. In this episode, we...
Mattertone – Multiband Envelope Shaping

Mattertone – Multiband Envelope Shaping

Mattertone is a multi-band envelope shaping effect. It is NOT a compressor, no thresholds. It is NOT level-sensitive, no triggering. Increase or decrease attack and/or sustain on selected frequency ranges. Tame resonances. Manage ambient. Get huge rooms from drums...