30 bands of EQ? Surely that’s overkill? Watch this free video to hear how Waves GEQ CLassic quickly improves the overall tonality of a dull sounding mix. Does Waves GEQ have some of that mix bus magic we’ve been looking for in this series??? Watch and find out…
In this premium video tutorial our resident loudness guru Mike Thornton takes us through how to use the the TC Electronic LM1n loudness metering plug-in. The advantages of the LM1n is that it doesn’t take up much screen real estate and the LM1n’s simpler display also makes it ideal for multi-skilled staff and for use in other sectors like mastering for music streaming and albums.
The Louder Than Liftoff Chop Shop EQ is a simple, powerful EQ which combines a high and low pass EQ with a tilt style focus filter as well as some other tricks. In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses the Chop Shop to bracket and thicken the guitars in a session, controlling the high end while adding a little weight to the bottom end.
Watch this 2 minute video to hear how the Manny EQ by Waves can breathe life into a muddy mix in a matter of seconds.
The SPL Iron Mastering compressor From Plugin Alliance is a transparent compressor, inspired by the vintage compressors which is versatile enough to adapt perfectly to the needs of modern mastering studios. Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at the unfamiliar Rectifier control which emulates the different rectifiers available in the hardware unit.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers takes a close look at Crossfades, specifically the choice between Equal Power and Equal Gain crossfades. The two common choices are equal power and equal gain and one of these will most likely be the best fit when creating a seamless crossfade. Which is the best choice depends largely on the nature of the two sounds being crossfaded, find out more in the video tutorial.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses the Alpha compressor on the output of a mix using the M/S mode to introduce width. To audition more easily when setting up the mid and sides channels Julian uses bx_control V2 which has mid/side solo functions to help set up the Alpha compressor.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses the Millennia TCL-2 and NSEQ-2 across a mix which has no drums and so the primary transient element is a piano. Julian demonstrates the effect mix bus compression has on high frequency elements of the mix such as the shaker and acoustic guitar and the lack of harshness in the EQ, even when boosting difficult frequencies in the midrange.
In this premium video tutorial, Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers repurposes a tape machine into a delay. Any 3 head tape machine can be used in this way and while maintaining a tape machine in optimum condition for recording or mastering is a skilled job requiring knowledge and resources, the deficiencies of all but the most broken of tape machines can be accommodated and excused as (ahem) “character” if you are OK with a lo fi aesthetic. After all. if you want pristine echoes use a plug-in!
H-Comp combines modelled transformers, tubes, and transistors, together with the power and precision that only a plug-in can provide. H-Comp is a compressor with spades of attitude and grit. It can be used as subtly or aggressively as you want. The release sync mode and punch dial make H-Comp unique providing a vast pallet of dynamic styles that are effortless to set.
In this free video we demonstrate the power of Waves Vitamin multiband harmonic enhancer plug-in on a master. In this video you will hear how Vitamin lifts the tonality of a muddy mix in seconds.
What you get out of Phil’s Cascade is extremely dependent on the interaction of the controls and because of this you really have to try it and listen to the results on the particular audio you happen to be processing. In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates the saturation elements and the filters available in Phil’s Cascade and how they an colour and shape the sound.