Category Archives for "Plugin"

New Music Gear Monday: Eventide SP2016 Reverb Plugin

Eventide SP2016 reverb plugin on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

I remember the first time I used the original Eventide SP2016 reverb back in the mid-80s. There was something about the sound that made it instantly useable. Unlike other reverbs then and now, you didn’t have to fiddle with it to make it work in the track. It just sounded “right.” The hardware 2016 was […]

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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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New Music Gear Monday: Tonestrum TRAVELER Doppler Effect Plugin

Tonstrum Traveler on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Anyone that’s ever tried to manually create a Doppler effect simulation will know that it’s way easier said than done. It seems like a little panning, automated EQ, pitch change and ambience and you’ll have it, but it’s way more complicated than that. That’s why the new Tonstrum TRAVELER plugin is so cool. It┬áprecisely models […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Klevgrand Brusfri Noise Reducer Plugin

Brusfri noise reducer on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

We’ve all had those situations where we’ve had to record a noisy electric guitar or keyboard, or just found the background noise on a track too much to handle. Sure, sometimes the noise gets covered in the mix, but it’s also cumulative, so 4 or 5 noisy tracks can really muddy up a mix. There […]

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New Music Gear Monday: TC Electronic TC-2290-DT Delay Plugin And Desktop Controller

TC-2290-DT on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

For a good part of the analog audio hardware years of the 80s and 90s, the TC Electronic TC-2290┬ádelay was a standard in every studio. It offered excellent quality delays coupled with some amazing modulation effects to take it leaps and bounds beyond anything else on the market at the time. Since we’ve hit the […]

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New Music Gear Monday: UAD Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Plugin

UAD EL8 Distressor plugin on Bobby Owsinski's Production blog

It’s really difficult for a piece of gear to become a standard that everyone must have. It’s especially difficult when it comes to compressors, since most of the classic designs were created 50 years ago or so and we’ve seen mostly variations on a theme since. That’s why Dave Derr’s EL8 Distressor is such a […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Plugin Boutique Scaler Chord Composer Plugin

Plugin Boutique's Scaler on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

All songwriters face writer’s block from time to time and search for anything anywhere for inspiration. If that’s happened to you, one excellent place to refer to is a new plugin from Plugin Boutique called Scaler that’s uses “Creative Chord Composer” as an apt description that’s almost guaranteed to get you thinking about music in […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Boz Digital Labs Manic Compressor Plugin

Manic Compressor on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

You probably read the headline for this post and thought, “Not another compressor plugin,” and I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that at first I thought the same thing about Boz Digital Labs’ Manic Compressor. But this plugin has a number of tricks up its sleeve that most compressors don’t have, which makes […]

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