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How To Get The Perfect Amount Of Bass When Mastering Audio

How To Get The Perfect Amount Of Bass When Mastering Audio We’re happy to announce a new partnership with MasteringtheMix, a website with amazing audio plugins. When Tom reached out to us we were excited to see what his plugins could offer. Levels, Animate, Reference, and Expose all have proved to be super helpful in the mixing and mastering process. We’re featuring an article written by Tom guiding you in how to achieve an awesome bass balance while mastering. He uses a few of his own plugins as tools and we would highly suggest trying them out. Read below!     This is where so many potentially awesome tracks fail. Too much bass and your track will sound bloated and lack clarity. Not enough bass and your track will sound weak. I have a process that helps me set the perfect amount of bass for my clients every time. Since …

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Top 5 Free VST Plugins: October 2018

Top 5 Free VST Plugins: October 2018 We’ve been posting about free downloads for a while now, and now we have a compilation of the latest free plugins from this month. Read below for descriptions of this month’s most awesome plugins. They are each available to download for free!   1. SimpleSide     SimpleSide is a volume automation plugin developed by Armando Montanez. This plugin is very useful for simulating sidechain compression or other LFO tempo-synced effects. With this plugin, you can add an unlimited amount of curves. Amazing. Adjust the rate to change the synced up trigger, and use the blend knob to adjust the amount of dry signal heard relative to the effected signal. Add an envelope follower following this plugin and you have a seriously powerful plugin that is totally free. Download here.   2. Nightlife     Nightlife is an awesome virtual synthesizer by Acoustica. It features …

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Captain Chords 2.0 – Composition Simplified

Captain Chords 2.0 – Composition Simplified Mixed In Key recently launched the most recent update to their Captain Chords plugin, Captain Chords 2.0. We’ve had our eyes on the whole Captain suite of plugins for a while now and with the update thought it’d be a perfect time to finally try it out and give it a proper review. Captain Chords 2.0 is just one of many in the Captain suite of plugins, so we’ll touch on the other plugins that come with the bundle later on in the review!     Captain Chords 2.0 has a clean interface that can be navigated easily and quickly, the very first screen you’ll see when opening the plugin is where you decide which key you’ll be composing your chords in (you have an option to not see this screen at the bottom). There are a number of different scales to choose from ranging from …

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Regrader – FREE Lo-Fi Delay from Igorski

Regrader – FREE Lo-Fi Delay from Igorski Igorski has released Regrader, a Lo-Fi Delay plugin, for free in VST format. We’ve covered Igorski’s tech before with an article on the VSTSID plugin he released a bit back and we’re excited to see what he has done this time! Regrader comes with a user interface reminiscent of an old Windows system that it has 5 sections – Echoes, Gravel, Horror, Warble, and Filter. The Echo section is the main control section for aspects of the delay like time, feedback, and mix. Gravel, Horror, and Warble all contribute to the effect’s more unique elements that will warrant crazy sounding results. Here’s what Igorski had to say about it, Regrader provides a delay effect in which the repeats degrade in various ways to provide a malevolent twist on the ears. Echoes disintegrate, are decimated, piercingly oscillate and are finally mangled into a sound reminiscent of a …

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Diabolique – FREE Vintage Tape Emulation (Windows Only)

Diabolique – FREE Vintage Tape Emulation (Windows Only) In order to celebrate their 20 year anniversary, Ourafilms recently released  Diabolique, a FREE to download Reel-to-Reel Tape emulation VST plugin. The plugin was built to emulate 2 vintage tube reel to reel tape machines, the Revox F36 (theirs from 1962) and the Tandberg Model 3 (1958), represented in circuity 1 and 2 respectively. The developers had this to say about the plugin, Apart from their differences, here the question is maintenance: while the Revox has been kept in immaculate condition (but retaining all good vintage components), the Tandberg has never seen any maintenance having all its original components (including a tube set of Telefunkens that are all testing as new). This plugin can be used to warm up your sounds, to simulate tape multi-tracking and/or to dirty up your sounds, it depends on the way it is used. The original template simulates …

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DC1A 3 Compressor – FREE Compressor Plugin from Klanghelm

DC1A 3 Compressor – FREE Compressor Plugin from Klanghelm Get excited everyone! Today we get to share with you the most recent updated version of their killer freeware plugin DC1A Compressor. This compressor is one of the best sounding compressors available FOR FREE. This is the 3rd incarnation of the beast and this time around we see the addition of a mix control which allows for parallel compression. Additionally, there is the option to switch the VU Meter from gain reduction to output gain so you can visualize either aspect. What has remained the same is the kickass compression algorithm. You can count on it to crunch out some clean sounds while you focus on the two big knobs. Mess around with the various settings and you’ve got a powerful compressor that puts out lots of different options. Here’s what the developer had to say, I’ve always wanted to do a compressor with …

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