MixingRoom – Technical notes and details.

Technical notes and details about MixingRoom. Calibration curves for headphones are compliant to IEC 60318 standard. While this compliance ensures coherence to most used systems, headphone calibration is affected by many parameters. Every model was calibrated using as...

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MixingRoom – Updated list of included headphones models

MixingRoom. List of headphones currently included (both as monitors and as target): 1MORE MK801 Abyss AB-1266 Phi Abyss AB-1266 Phi CC Abyss Diana Phi Abyss Diana V2 Acoustic Research AR-H1 AKG K240 Studio AKG K371 AKG K52 AKG K612 Pro AKG K701 AKG K702 AKG K712 Pro...

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MixingRoom – Immersive mixing through headphones.

MixingRoom is the perfect tool for mixing music through headphones. Working in a great sounding room to get a balanced sound isn't always possible. MixingRoom offers a fully immersive experience when using headphones for music mixing. Main features are: - Ever growing...

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Mixing a Hip-Hop/Trap Beat with Exciter and Compressor

Deep kick drums, snappy snares, and fast hi-hat rolls–these are the ingredients of a classic hip-hop or trap beat. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how use the Presence and C165a plugins to give your drums the final touch and make them pound by using a combination of...

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MainEQ preset pack 301019

Get the preset pack here As a tutorial, a short description of the choices behind every preset. De_Muddify 400Hz region often means "Mud". Cutting that band usually removes too much weight from the track. In this preset the band is set to be cut on low levels and...

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PSLTubeComp – Features and instructions.

PSLTubeComp is a product in a series developed with www.prostudiolive.com. We followed a complicated procedure to make this one: design an original tube device, build it as a prototype, calibrate and analyse it, model it as a software product. This way we were able to...

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MainEQ – Features and instructions.

MainEQ is built around a main set of filters: 1 resonant Low-Shelf filter. 1 resonant High-Shelf filter. 8 parametric peaking filters. It also includes some auxiliary filters: High-Pass filter. Low-Pass filter. Tilt filter. Frequency and gain for each main filter is...

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Rock Sound

In this post we are going to build our ''true rock tone'' using our virtual amplifiers and pedals. We recommend to use Deluxe1 and TwinR amps. It's not necessary to have huge quantities of pedals to play classic rock music, but we also think about the "nerds of sound"...

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Guitar/Bass Custom Shop – Presets, Parts, IRs

Announcing the ReTube Custom Shop. Virtual parts for amplifiers, guitars and basses: pickup models, speakers and cabinets, sets of tubes, sound presets. Tailor your sound. Here is a preview on a few sound presets for guitar. Deluxe1 Deluxe1 - P90 Phaser Deluxe1 - SHOD...

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Sound Analysis – Deluxe1|Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)

Photo by Violeta Alvarez - https://www.houstonpress.com/music/billy-gibbons-gets-some-cuban-satisfaction-with-the-bfgs-7975402 Today we are going to talk about Billy Gibbons. He’s known for using Marshall JCM 900 Dual Reverb, Marshall Bluesbreaker but also some Fender...

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Sound Analysis – Deluxe1|Neil Young

Neil Young is definitely one of the guitarists who has been using a lot the Tweed Deluxe during all his carrier. He experimented long before finding his own sound (he used Mesa/Boogie amplifiers, Fender amplifiers) but nothing could be compared to Tweed Deluxe's...

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Percolate – Stereo Tube Circuits at the deepest level.

Percolate is a stereo tube amplifier, modelled at the deepest possible level, including a model for every single component in the circuit. It is a stereo, two stages amplifier, with input and output transformers, preamplifier stage, tone control, power push-pull stage...

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MasterLimiter – Simple or Deep Mastering Tool.

Features: Fast release and Slow release knobs. They set the extremes for a dinamically modulated release time constant. The faster the release, the higher the perceived volume, the easier it will distort (mainly on low frequencies). Set them to useful extremes...

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wwwave – An infinite drum machine – online

wwwave is a new concept (currently in beta-testing stage). A self-generating, ever-growing library of percussive samples, with a public sample generator, always available online, with an online sequencer and a few special features. Plus an unique, experimental,...

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P83 – A big studio phaser from the past

From a vintage studio effect, a stereo phaser with lots of versatility. From stereo widening to subtle enhancement to creative effects. A single low frequency oscillator (LFO) controls the modulation of two separate channels of phasing (left and right), with...

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Roundtone v.4 – Description and tips

Roundtone v.4 is built as an extension of the original concept of Roundtone v.3. The sound is the same, the interface has been improved, some parameters have been grouped differently to better mimic the interface of a real tape machine. It includes several tape...

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EchoTaps – a big set of presets.

Here is a big set of presets, all kinds of uses, for EchoTaps. It is the same set available for AAX format as a single file in EchoTaps page's download section. As usual, select the whole text for a preset (don't include the name), right-click "Copy", press the "Paste...

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Master Tools – New “Tag Tempo” feature.

A little, big addition to Master Tools online mastering system: Tag Tempo in your discussion. Used to small notes on paper with tempo tags like "@ 02:15 it could sound louder" or "I think I can hear it distorting @2:55"? Now it is easy and effective: tag tempo in your...

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Master Tools – Online mastering system.

Master Tools is an online mastering system available to all active SKnote users (owners of at least one active license of a SKnote product). It can be accessed HERE Probably we all agree that artistic activities cannot be left to robots but there are a lot of...

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Disto-S – More Presets on Drums.

Some presets programmed on drums, a few of them on the dirty side. As usual, select the whole text for a preset (not including the title) and press "Preset Paste" on Disto-S. Remeber that the GR value in the title is the average gain reduction you need to set to get...

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SoundBrigade – A manual from a user

(Written by Andrew J Klimek) Concept SoundBrigade uses non-linear phase IIR (infinite impulse response) filters (Quinto prefers their sound). The filters are arranged and programmed in such a way a lot of them are working even if you see action only in one narrow...

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Disto-S – Presets on Bass.

Use these with Disto-S. Copy the whole text for a preset, right-click "Copy", press "Preset Paste" on the effect. Set the input Gain to get a peak gain reduction similar to the amount written in parentheses for each preset (or do whatever you like). Bass - 10:1 Opto...

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Disto-S – Presets on Piano.

Here is a set of specific presets for Disto-S programmed on piano. As always, select the whole preset, right-click "Copy", press "Preset Paste" on the effect. Set the input Gain knob to get gain reduction peaks similar to the values listed in parentheses for the...

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Disto-S – Presets on Vocals.

Here we go with a set of presets programmed on vocals. Each title should give a tip about the use. The amount in parentheses is the max gain reduction. For a lighter effect, you can reduce the input gain a bit and/or increase the "Mix" parameter. The Auto-Gain feature...

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Disto-S – Presets on Drums.

This is a list of presets for Disto-S programmed on a stereo drums loop. Auto-Gain feature has been kept active while programming the sounds, so all the presets are RMS-level-matched! To use one preset: select the whole text, right-click "Copy", press "Preset Paste"...

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Disto-S – Instructions.

Disto-S is a simple and powerful version of Disto, and includes the new algorithm and an extremely powerful autogain feature for automated level matching (matches output level to input level, see a separate post for details). Disto-S emulates a Distressor hardware...

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Disto-S – Using the Auto-Gain feature.

Disto-S includes the Auto-Gain feature. It matches RMS levels between input and output signals. The definition of "level-matching" can be a bit fuzzy, actually. While it is well defined on a steady signal (a tone), it is not on an audio track, like some drumming. When...

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