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...
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...