Tag: Mixing

Voxengo Free Tube Amp VST Effect

Free vst guitar tube amp effect from Voxengo – excellent on guitars – and works well as harmonic enhancer in your mix. Tube Amp is an audio effect plug-in that applies asymmetric tube triode overdrive usually found in single-tube microphone pre-amp boxes.  The sound this plug-in produces varies from a mild “warm” overdrive to a […]

Audio Processing – Hog That CPU – UAD

If like me your CPU is shall we say a little on the outdated side then you’ll probably be looking at updating your pc. But what if you don’t have the moola or like me you simply can’t. ===Hang you say, why can’t you… I can’t for a few reasons, serial and parallel ports are […]

Blockfish – Free VST Compressor plugin

Really nice freeware vst compression plugin from digitalfishphones BLOCKFISH is a versatile compressor with countless ways to shape the incoming audio. Unlike many other digital compressors, BLOCKFISH has ‘soul’. It likes to bite, but it can be tamed easily once you’ve learned how to use its potential.

Home Recording Tips – Drums

Recording at home is hard – as a musician I find myself having to be producer, sound engineer, arranger, mastering engineer and IT department. That said it is a lot of fun and does bring it’s own rewards, even if they’re not financial. Let’s face it most project studios are potential money pits ha ha. […]

EQ – Jargon Busting – Graphic EQ

Graphic EQ – Basically as above picture shows the ‘graphic’ eq is a series of sliders. These sliders are preset values/frequencies – the curve is created by moving the sliders up and down. A cut would mean pulling a slider down and a boost would mean moving the slider up. Other Graphic EQ’s include these […]

EQ – Jargon Busting

Low Frequencies (Bass) Lowest end of the spectrum – frequency range usually between 20 and 150hz. High Pass Filter used on the low frequencies – removing all the frequency below it’s cutoff point, allowing those above it to ‘pass’ though. Low Shelf – when applied all frequencies below the cutoff are increased or decreased by […]

Loudness – War Huh!

So you’ve got your track mixed down but it’s just not loud enough compared to other songs on the market. NEED TO TURN IT UP!!! Well no, not really – see the above sentence? IF I WROTE EVERYTHING IN CAPITAL LETTERS IT WOULD BECOME TIRING TO THE EYES… Would it not – in some case […]

Production Tips Part 1

Vocals – From a production and performance viewpoint it can be good idea to split the vocal recording monto seperate tracks ie 1 track for verse and 1 track for chorus. This will help in controlling volume differences and will also help with allow you set different levels and fx. It can also help on […]

Blockfish – Free VSt Compressor

Free from Digitalfishphones this is a free vst compressor, it’s one of the goto fx in my setup. Love how it works. Can be quite harsh – but that’s one of it’s uses – as part of the fish fillets pack it’s well worth a try. Check it out with some of the other free […]

Reaper 3.0 Released

A new version of Reaper has been released, on the 22nd of may Cockus finally released the 3.0 version. And it looks great… ‘Changes:  A HUGE upgrade! Automation lanes Nested track folders Multiple tabbed projects Multichannel (greater than stereo) media support, including MOGG FX parameter controls on track and mixer control panels Customize toolbar icons […]