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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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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: 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 precisely models […]

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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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New Music Gear Monday: Wavesfactory Spectre Enhancer Plugin

Wavesfactory Spectre on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

There are a ton of different EQ plugins to choose from and all have their unique character. That said, most mixers still find a need for a sound shaping tool that adds a bit more than the traditional boost and cut. Enter Wavesfactory’s Spectre multi-band enhancer plugin that incorporates a graphic-style equalizer with the introduction […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Sonnox VoxDoubler Toolbox Plugins

Sonnox VoxDoubler Toolbox on Bobby Owsinski's Production blog

It’s surprising how much vocalists love the sound of their voice doubled, but manually matching a previous vocal can sometimes be a time consuming process. Through the years all sorts of gear has been created to attempt to automatically double a vocal (going all the way back to Abbey Road’s Automatic Double Tracker – ADT […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Audified DW Drum Enhancer Plugin

DW Drum Enhancer from Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

There are lots of channel strips on the market that work well for drums, but up until now there hasn’t been one that’s been specifically tuned by a drum manufacturer for drums. Audio software developer Audified has teamed with DW Drums to change that, and the result is the DW Drum Enhancer. The plugin incorporates EQ, […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Waves Andrew Scheps Omni Channel Plugin

scheps omni channel

Andrew Scheps is not only noted for his excellent mixing abilities for acts as diverse as Adele to Metallica, but he’s also one thoughtful guy, so when he comes out with a plugin, you can bet it’s something special. For instance, there are a lot of Neve 1073-style plugins available, but his Scheps 73 is […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Audified Synergy R1 Reverb 500 Series Module

Synergy R1

about everyone has a 500 series rack these days, but we usually load them with the same three categories of modules – preamps, EQs, and compressors. Audified might change your mind about what else you can load into your rack with the release of its new Synergy R1 500 series reverb module. The R1 is […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Unfiltered Audio SpecOps Spectral Effects Plugin

Unfiltered Audio SpecOps

While many software developers concentrate on reproducing the sound of old analog favorite outboard pieces, there are others that prefer to explore the digital boundaries of what hasn’t been heard or done yet. Such is the case with Unfiltered Audio and their new SpecOps plugin. It’s hard to place SpecOps into a category, but something […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Mastering The Mix Reference Plugin

Mastering The Mix Reference plugin

A critical and often overlooked step in mixing (especially when you’re first starting out) is listening to a great sounding reference track to compare your mixes to. That’s easier said then done though, with level matching and instant switching between your mix and the ref track usually taking long for an accurate comparison in a […]

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