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Inactive Social Accounts, Plugin Evolution, And Engineer Kevin Killen On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

My guest on the podcast this week is Kevin Killen, who’s a multi-Grammy award winning engineer who’s worked with luminaries like David Bowie, U2, Peter Gabriel, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Sugarland, Shakira and so many more. Besides engineering and mixing what many consider seminal albums like Peter Gabriel’s So and U2’s Unforgettable Fire, Kevin … Continue reading Inactive Social Accounts, Plugin Evolution, And Engineer Kevin Killen On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

How to use the Reason Rack Plugin in your DAW

Reason 11 was announced a few months ago and the huge news was that the best bits of it can now run as a plug-in instrument rack – called the Reason Rack Plugin – within other DAWs. This means that you can run the software’s best parts – its instruments, effects and utilities – in … Continue reading How to use the Reason Rack Plugin in your DAW

Today only, get Waves’ Bezerk Distortion plug-in for free

Waves Audio are giving away a unique multi-functional distortion plug-in, normally $99. I’m even jumping on this – it’s a Black Friday deal even for those celebrating Buy Nothing Day. Some of us never really can get too much distortion, and this one looks excellent. There are ten distortion shapes, feedback, pitch, dynamics, and built-in … Continue reading Today only, get Waves’ Bezerk Distortion plug-in for free

Mixing & Mastering from Stems with Plugin Alliance

Justin Colletti cracks open a track from the artist Astral Fisch to show off some of his favorite techniques—and some of his favorite plugin emulations of boutique analog hardware from Plugin Alliance. You’ll hear for yourself how simply choosing the right tools for the job can help you completely transform Read more… The post Mixing … Continue reading Mixing & Mastering from Stems with Plugin Alliance

New Music Gear Monday: Boz Digital Labs ProVocative Pitch Shifter Plugin

When the Eventide H910 Harmonizer first hit the street in the early 1980s, it didn’t take creative mixers long to discover that it could be used in an unintended way. Instead of trying to tune the pitch of a vocal, it could be used to thicken it in a way and with a sound not … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Boz Digital Labs ProVocative Pitch Shifter Plugin

Get instant surf sounds with this 1963 Fender Tube Spring plug-in

Past To Future Reverb has been growing quite a library of reverb plug-ins, though they claim this is the “best tube spring reverb impulse responses that we have ever made to date”. The plug-in recreates the sound of the 1963 Fender 6G15 Tube Spring Unit, which was often found in surf music, and can be … Continue reading Get instant surf sounds with this 1963 Fender Tube Spring plug-in

New Music Gear Monday: Sonnox Oxford Drum Gate Plugin

Ahhh, gates. We love them and we hate them. They always almost seem to do the job, but never quite 100%, especially on drums. Chatter, mis-detection, choked and lost ghost notes are more the norm than not. But that was before the Sonnox Oxford Drum Gate, which takes gating to a whole new level when … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Sonnox Oxford Drum Gate Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: Apogee Clearmountain’s Domain FX Signal Chain Plugin

Bob Clearmountain is one of the most celebrated, yet under the radar, mixers in the world today. His work on the classic hits by everyone from Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams, David Bowie, Roxy Music and about a hundred more has stood the test of time in that we still listen to and … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Apogee Clearmountain’s Domain FX Signal Chain Plugin