3 New Plugin Alliance Plugins (Enhancing Snare, Guitar & Master Buss)
A video on using three new Plugin Alliance plugins to enhance snare drum, guitars and master buss (bx_console Focusrite SC, Purple Audio MC 77, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor). Learn more from Ian 👉https://mixingpop.co Song: “I Want Somebody” by UK-based Producer/Songwriter Greg Gordon
UAD Capitol Chambers Reverb [Plugin Review]
A review of the UAD Capitol Chambers Reverb Plugin: https://www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/reverbs/capitol-chambers.html Learn more from Ian: http://mixingpop.co —— About UAD Capitol Chambers Reverb Plugin: Located below the iconic Capitol Tower in Los Angeles, Capitol Studios is arguably the most recognized studio in the world — and much of its legend can be traced to its hallowed, subterranean echo chambers. From Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra, Beck to Muse, these underground spaces continue to provide gorgeous hi-fi ambience that is simply unmatched. Now, after years of R&D and close collaboration with Capitol Studios — including unprecedented access to four legendary echo chambers 30-feet beneath the studio — Universal Audio proudly presents the Capitol Chambers plug-in, a startling end-to-end recreation of the most popular echo chambers ever created, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces. - Record and mix with the world's only authentic plug-in emulation of Capitol Studios' prized underground echo chambers - Add the unmistakably dense, natural reverberation to vocals or drums — far beyond plate, digital, or simple convolution reverb - Create new sounds by repositioning Capitol Chambers' microphones using UA's Dynamic Room Modeling - Audition current and historical chamber configurations, plus new setups curated by Capitol's Steve Genewick - Harness the chamber's entire signal chain including amplifiers, speakers, custom preamps, and mics - Quickly pull up presets from legendary Grammy-winning engineers Al Schmitt (Ray Charles, Steely Dan), Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead), Frank Filipetti (Madonna, Paul McCartney) and more
UAD Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor on Drums, Bass, Vocals & More
http://theproaudiofiles.com // A video demonstrating UAD's new EL8 Distressor compressor plugin on various sources in a mix including drums, bass, guitar and vocals. - About Distressor: Introduced in 1993, the Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor is revered in studios all over the world as the modern, "must-have" compressor. Versatile, super fast, and offering tons of color, the Distressor picks up where the legendary UA 1176 and Teletronix LA-2A compressors leave off - a modern tool that's equal parts utilitarian and creative, as heard on thousands of hit records. The only authentic Distressor plug-in endorsed by Empirical Labs' founder Dave Derr, the UAD Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor is available exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces. An exhaustive end-to-end emulation of Derr's iconic hardware, the UAD EL8 Distressor is the only faithful emulation of this true "desert island" compressor. Now you can: - Track and mix with the only authentic emulation of the EL8 Distressor - the world's most popular modern compressor - Radically shape guitars, drums, and vocals with nearly infinite gain reduction variations - Harness plug-in-only features like Dry/Wet parallel processing and Headroom for user‑customizable operating level -Creatively color instruments and vocals with famous "Dist 2" and "Dist 3" modes -Embellish, pump up, or destroy bass, synth, and room mics with custom detector filtering -Mix with presets from Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes), Vance Powell (Jack White), Jacquire King (Kings of Leon), Jimmy Douglass (The Rolling Stones), and more ** The Only End-to-End Distressor Emulation ** The Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor plug-in provides all the features and coveted sound of the original Distressor design. UA's team of DSP experts started with a complete circuit trace and component study of Dave Derr's selected golden unit. Simultaneously, the team analyzed three more Distressors representing the lifetime of the product - ensuring one of UA's tightest circuit models to date. When comparing Distressor software emulations, contrast the original hardware's ultra-fast attack time to quickly hear where most plug-ins fail, and the authentic UAD Distressor succeeds. ** The Right Ratio ** The crux of the Distressor are its staggering variations in compression - 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 6:1, 10:1, 20:1 and Nuke - each delivering unique tones and curves. Use the 1:1 ratio to gently warm up synths or strings without compression, while adding musical low-order harmonics. At the other extreme, the Nuke limiter setting is famous for adding explosive excitement to room mics, or energizing a entire mix. ** Distortion Modes ** The Distressor's iconic Dist 2 and Dist 3 modes feature a wide palette of compression coloration, letting you shape sources with even or combined even/odd-order harmonic distortion. From delicate thickening to burnished tape to fully saturated, the Distortion Modes, combined with low-frequency filtering, let you focus the Distressor's textures. ** Powerful Sidechain Controls ** The Distressor's sidechain control lets you easily focus your dynamics. High Pass filter unwanted low frequency pumping and breathing - perfect for drum bus processing. Band Emphasis works to tame strident vocals or can laser in on harsh "power region" instrument midrange peaks, or use both together. You can also run the Distressor on buses, linked or unlinked, for flexible imaging. Exclusive plug-in features like Dry/Wet Mix offer easy parallel compression on a mix bus or instrument group. Finally, the Headroom control lets you optimize the Distressor's overall operating level to your playback system.
Hans Zimmer Strings by Spitfire Audio
An overview of the new Hanz Zimmer Strings virtual instrument from Spitfire Audio. Learn more: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/hans-zimmer-strings/ About Hans Zimmer Strings: To create the greatest film scores in the world, you need to think outside the box. Hans Zimmer, the Godfather of Orchestral Sampling, came to Spitfire to produce this spectacular innovation; 344 players, AIR Studios… Only technology can allow you to play an ensemble this big. From thundering basslines to glass-like high strings, this is symphonic strings maximised. With the help of design and user experience agency UsTwo (Monument Valley, DICE), Hans Zimmer Strings is available as a plugin developed primarily for composers, by composers. Take the dynamic of your scores to levels you'd never imagined with our most ambitious library yet.
iZotope Ozone 9 [Plugin Review + Mastering]
An overview and demonstration of the new Ozone 9 plugin from iZotope. More from Ian: https://theproaudiofiles.com/author/ianvargo/ // Artist: https://anniedirusso.com What's new in Ozone 9: ** Master Rebalance ** Gives Ozone 9 users the final say in a mix. Instrument levels can be corrected or changed without needing the original tracks. For example, users can add presence to vocals without affecting the midrange, or eliminate muddy low end by slightly lowering the bass guitar. Weak-sounding drums can be corrected with one small boost that can save hours of EQ surgery. **Low End Focus ** The first line of defense against a muddy or blurry low end in a mix. Using Ozone 9's new processing designed to enhance bass sounds, this feature brings clarity to a users' low end and gives a well-defined foundation for each track. Creators can also tame unruly or clashing kick drums and boomy bass guitars without changing overall impact and go in-depth with surgical controls that shape tone and timbre, bringing out the best in the low end - with minimal artifacts - using this industry-first bass shaping tool. ** Ozone 9's improved Tonal Balance Control ** Allows tracks to be adjusted to targets based on thousands of professional masters, drawing on decades of mastering expertise. Now with faster performance and smooth metering, Tonal Balance Control also provides more ways to communicate with other iZotope plug-ins across a session. Users can call up any instance of Neutron, Nectar, Relay or Ozone, and make per-track adjustments to EQ and gain and accurately fine tune a mix in any listening environment or genre, while easily addressing balance issues without opening multiple plug-ins. ** Ozone 9's improved Master Assistant ** Uses machine learning to create a custom preset in seconds. ** The new Vintage mode ** Provides automatic adjustments for Vintage EQ, Vintage Limiter, and more, to allow users to quickly add the right combination of color and character. Master Assistant Intelligently sets loudness to meet CD or streaming targets, preparing a solid master for distribution in seconds. Or, users can load a reference track to have Master Assistant match the flavor and intensity of any audio. ** Ozone 9 brings the tone and vibe of favorite artists to a track with the upgraded Match EQ. ** Match to any reference track with over 8000 separate bands to give the most precise snapshot possible. New region parameters now give more control over the end result by letting users choose what parts of the audio to match. They can also capture a reference from a track in a session, or a reference file loaded into Ozone 9 and save favorite results as presets for easy access. ____ Ozone 9 Key Features: ** Master Rebalance ** Adjust the levels of vocals and other instruments in a stereo audio file, solve balance issues without needing the original stems. ** Low End Focus ** Quickly adjust the contrast and definition of low frequencies and get a hard hitting master every time, without needing a complex plug-in chain. ** Improved Tonal Balance Control ** Tonal Balance Control is improved with smoother metering, resizability, new target curves, and inter-plugin communication with Relay and Nectar for quick and easy gain control across the mixing and mastering stages. ** Expanded Master Assistant ** Choose from a modern or vintage vibe, with loudness targets for CD and streaming. Get a great starting point every time, no matter the style, format, or genre. ** Match EQ module ** Ozone 9 offers a brand new experience for Match EQ, with a better preset workflow, the ability to match from a reference track, and deeper controls that let users match parts of the frequency spectrum. ** Vintage Modules ** A colorful collection of Vintage modules add warmth, grit, and vibe to a creator's music, now in Ozone 9 Standard. ** Updated UI/UX ** Ozone 9 is faster and easier to use, with a modernized resizable interface, fluid metering, and an expanded module chain. ** Native Instruments NKS Support ** NKS support puts Ozone directly into the creative production process. Easily access controls, presets and DSP from within an NKS supported environment, such as MASCHINE or a KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard. ** Improved Performance ** Experience faster performance and smoother workflows improved visualizations and fluid metering. ** Component plugins ** Use any Ozone 9 Advanced module as a separate plug-in in a DAW, meaning users get more than 10 component module plugins.
FabFilter Pro-L 2: New Features, Audio Demo & More
A video overview of the new FabFilter Pro-L 2 limiter plugin. // Audio demo: https://soundcloud.com/ian-vargo/sets/pro-l-2-demo // The Next Great American Novelist: https://youtu.be/18s5vRDwl38 About FabFitler Pro-L 2: ** Loud and clear ** A true peak limiter is an essential tool for every mastering or mixing engineer. Are you looking for a professional, feature-packed limiter that is loud and transparent at the same time, equipped with extensive loudness metering? Then FabFilter Pro-L 2 is your weapon of choice! ** Top-class metering ** FabFilter Pro-L 2 features precise true peak level meters and extensive loudness metering with support for the EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-4 and ATSC A/85 standards. Combined with its unique real-time level display, you have all the information you need to achieve the best possible results. ** Professional feature set ** With highly advanced algorithms, linear-phase oversampling, professional dithering and noise shaping and surround support (up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2) and intelligent channel linking, FabFilter Pro-L 2 is the complete solution for every mixing and mastering job. ** FabFilter goodies ** Of course, you also get all the usual FabFilter goodies: perfectly tuned knobs, MIDI Learn, Smart Parameter Interpolation for smooth parameter transitions, an excellent help file with interactive help hints, SSE optimization, GPU-powered graphics acceleration and much more. Key features - Great transparent sound combined with maximum loudness - IMPROVED - Eight different limiting algorithms, all with their own character and purpose - NEW - True peak limiting - IMPROVED - Unique real-time level display with peak gain reduction - labels and new innovative display modes - IMPROVED - Up to 32x linear-phase oversampling - IMPROVED - Highly accurate output and gain reduction metering - including true peak metering - NEW - Extensive loudness metering with support for the EBU R128, -ITU-R BS.1770-4 and ATSC A/85 standards - NEW - Surround support including Dolby Atmos 7.0.2 and 7.1.2 formats with flexible surround channel linking - NEW - Optional DC offset filter - NEW - External side chain triggering for stem mastering - NEW - Unity Gain option to easily listen to the effect of the current limiting at unity gain level - NEW - Audition Limiting option to listen to the difference between the input and output signal - Adjustable meter scale, including K-System support - Low CPU usage - Separate channel linking for both the transient and release stages - Advanced dithering with three different noise shaping algorithms - GPU-powered graphics acceleration - Double-click text entry of parameter values - Adapts to stereo, mono and surround audio formats - Adjustable look-ahead, attack and release settings - Optional Compact interface layout - Supports common Pro Tools hardware control surfaces - MIDI Learn - Undo/redo and A/B comparison - Smart Parameter Interpolation - Extensive help file with interactive help hints Available in VST, VST3, Audio Units, AAX Native and AudioSuite formats (all both 64-bit and 32-bit), as well as RTAS (32-bit only)