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Category Archives: Audio Plugins

Soundtoys’ Reverb Revolution: Little Plate vs. SuperPlate

Soundtoys Reverb Revolution Little Plate vs SuperPlate

The American software company Soundtoys has thrown down the gauntlet with its first reverb plugin, Little Plate, and its successor, SuperPlate. These tools pay homage to the classic ETM 140 plate reverb and push the boundaries of what digital reverb can achieve. The Little Plate: A Digital Reverb with an Analog Soul Introduced as a […]

My Selection Of Best Plugins for Measuring LUFS

My Selection Of Best Plugins for Measuring LUFS

Measuring LUFS (Loudness Units relative to Full Scale) is essential to modern audio production, particularly in the mastering phase. To accurately measure LUFS, various plugins and tools that integrate seamlessly with most digital audio workstations (DAWs) are available. Here’s a guide on how to measure LUFS and some of the best plugins for measuring LUFS […]

The Teletronix LA-2A Compressor and its Digital Descendants

My Journey with the Teletronix LA-2A and its Digital Descendants

Hello, fellow audio enthusiasts! I don’t know how many of you had the privilege of twisting knobs and sliding faders in studios that smell of vintage wood. Today, I’m diving into a topic close to my heart: the legendary Teletronix LA-2A leveling amplifier and how its digital emulations have become a staple in modern music […]

How I Use Cableguys ShaperBox 3 in Mixing and Mastering

As a sound engineer, I’ve always sought tools to add more creativity and precision to my mixing and mastering workflows. That’s where Cableguys ShaperBox 3 has become a game changer for me. In this post, I’ll delve into how I use ShaperBox 3 to enhance my projects, offering creative inspiration and practical solutions to complex […]

Review: Scaler EQ by Plugin Boutique – The Harmonic Master

Review Scaler EQ Plugin Boutique VST AU Plugin

Plugin Boutique’s latest creation, the Scaler EQ, is a revolutionary EQ plugin designed to alter how audio professionals handle equalization. Building on the success of the Scaler music theory plugin, Scaler EQ is aimed at a broad spectrum of users, such as musicians, audio engineers, and producers, focusing on enhancing the musicality and color of […]

Review: Pulsar W495 EQ Plugin – When Analog Meets Digital

Review - The Pulsar W495 EQ Plugin - Analog Warmth and Digital Precision

When analog warmth meets digital precision! Acquired it during its release in October 2023, when it was free for a limited time, the Pulsar Audio W495 Equalizer Plugin has become a noteworthy addition to my digital audio processing arsenal. Since then, I have rigorously tested this plugin in various projects for the past four months. […]

5 Best Compressor Plugins for Vocal Parallel Compression

5 Best Compressor Plugins for Vocal Parallel Compression

Before diving into the best compressor plugins for vocal parallel compression, it’s essential to understand what parallel compression is and how it works. Parallel compression, or New York compression, is a dynamic range compression technique used in sound recording and mixing. It involves mixing an unprocessed ‘dry’ signal with a compressed version of the same […]

5 Best Limiter VST Plugins for Mixing and Mastering

5 Best Limiter VST Plugins for Mixing and Mastering

In the world of audio mixing and mastering, limiter plugins play an essential role in shaping the final sound of a track. Limiter plugins are critical for controlling dynamics, increasing loudness, and preventing clipping. With a plethora of options available, it can be challenging to choose the right one for your needs. In this article, […]

How To Mix Hip-Hop Vocals in FL Studio Using Stock Plugins

How To Mix Hip-Hop Vocals in FL Studio Using Stock Plugins

FL Studio, renowned for its versatility and user-friendly interface, stands as a powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) for mixing and producing various music genres, including Hip-Hop. This comprehensive guide will delve into the intricacies of mixing Hip-Hop vocals in FL Studio, focusing on using stock plugins to achieve professional-sounding results. At the end of this […]

How to Master Vocal Mixing with Waves Silk Vocal Plugin

How to Master Vocal Mixing with Waves Silk Vocal Plugin

Mixing vocals stands as an intricate art, laden with complexities unique to each vocal recording. The elusive quest to sculpt raw vocals into a balanced, seamlessly integrated mix demands meticulous attention to detail and precision. Enter Waves Silk Vocal, a groundbreaking smart EQ and dynamics processor plugin engineered to revolutionize vocal mixing, effortlessly transitioning vocals […]