Category Archives for "Software"

New Music Gear Monday: AcoustiTools Live Sound AR Analysis App

AcoustiTools AR iOS app graphic on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Live sound engineers have struggled with the variance in venues ever since the beginning of the discipline. Whether a sports arena, a roadhouse stage, or a house of worship, every space presents its own unique challenges when it comes to sound engineering and speaker placement. And while there are some great analysis tools available, none have […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Steinberg Cubase 10

Cubase 10 on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Cubase is a DAW that seems like it’s been around forever and has perhaps the largest paid user base of any platform. One of the reasons for its popularity is that Steinberg developers continue to update it on a regular basis with features that are usually a step ahead of the competition. True to form, […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Softube Harmonics Saturation Processor Plugin

Softube Harmonics Plugin on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

I must admit I’m an old school engineer in that I was brought up trying to avoid distortion at all costs, but that’s not the world we live in today. It’s now pretty common to add texture to a sound by adding distortion and saturation, something that I’ve generally stayed away from in the past. […]

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Using A Cave Impulse For A Truly Natural Sounding Reverb

Mammoth Cave on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

The world is currently flooded with reverb plugins and just about all of them are usable with a few that are truly fantastic. That said, most are based on the impulse response of either some excellent sounding recording environments, or early hardware reverb gear. What you don’t see much is some truly natural spaces, especially […]

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New Music Gear Monday: TC Electronic DVR250-DT Hardware Controlled Reverb Plugin

DVR250-DT on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

We all love the tactile features of a console, which is why many engineers opt for a hardware controller of some sort when it comes to mixing. With that in mind, it looks like a new trend is beginning to unfold as plugins are now being combined with a dedicated hardware controller, and TC Electronic […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Brainworx bx_masterdesk Mastering Plugin

Brainworx bx_masterdesk on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

In a perfect world, we’d all like our projects mastered by one of the A-list mastering houses, but budgets being what they are, that’s not always possible. If that’s the case, self-mastering is the only alternative. That said, tere are a lot of mastering tools on the market these days and most of them are […]

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

Boz Digital ProVocative plugin on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

One of the coolest tricks I learned as a young mixing pup was micro-pitch shifting. This technique to thicken up a vocal required 2 Harmonizers, with one tuned up by 5 to 8 cents and the other tuned down by the same amount. As you mixed the effect in, you could thicken up any vocal […]

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