Tag: compression

EQ and Compression: Kick Drum

:::EQ and Compression: Kick Drum tips, tricks and advice::: If you use VST equalizers and compressors, you’ll find they come with their own presets. Presets are great as starting points, the compressors should only need either the threshold or input changed for them to apply their magic. VST EQ presets on the other hand will […]

Expanding List of Free VST Mastering Plugins

Over the past few months I’ve been updating this site with free vst plugins from all over the net. And as with anything like this the amount of stuff available is quite simply breath taking. I’ll be combining a few categories here as well such as EQ, Limiters, Compressors, Sidechain, Metering and of course Mastering […]

UAD Sidechain and Sonar Revisted

The folloing is an update of this article, After trying to follow what I wrote decided I needed to show where tracks were going to understand correctly what was happening. I’ve also included screen shots and the actual Sonar 7 file that you can download(here) and test. :::The SetUp::: Track to be affected:  Synth? add […]

Free VST Sidechaining Compressor: Martin Eastwood

As a reader of the always excellent ‘Computer Music Magazine’ Martin Eastwood was brought to my attention because of the excellent ‘CompressiveCM’ exclusive only to Computer Music Magazine free vst plugin. ‘CompressiveCM features an RMS compressor with both internal and external sidechains, as well as parallel compression, brickwall limiting and vintage valve emulation to add […]

Free Sidechain VST Plugin:Slim Slow Slider

If you’re looking for sidechaining plugin effects the compressor plugin from Slim Slow Slider is an excellent addition to your VST plugin folder. The Sidechain compressor comes in a stereo and a mono version. Really quite easy to use, just add the effect to the effects bin of the track you want to affect. Then […]

Sonar Tips and Tricks: Sidechaining with UAD

I found this article on the UAD website click here As someone who uses both UAD and Powercore plugins I wanted to see if there was a way to set them up as a sidechain effects. Unfortunately both UAD and Powercore don’t seem to have Sidechain capabilities which means having to use native/pc based plugins […]

Sonar Tips and Tricks: Sidechaining

<–Sonar and Sidechaining–> For this article I’ve used the free sidechain vst plugin created by slim slow slider download: here Sonar 7 upwards supports multi-input plug-ins, typically sidechain plug-ins. Sidechain plugins are VST effects that have two inputs, a main input and a sidechain input. When a VST sidechain effect is inserted in the FX […]

Renaissance Compressor

The Renaissance Compressor delivers the warmth of classic compression and expansion, controlled by a streamlined, intuitive interface. The Renaissance Compressor (RenComp) is an easy-to-use dynamics processor with both Mono and Stereo versions. It’s ideal for: • Tightening up the sound of kick drums and drum groups • Adding clarity and punch to bass guitars • […]

T-Racks 3 Summer Deal 4 Plugins $99

T-Racks Summer Group Mix Promotion is now offering an amazing deal: 4 T-RackS 3 Single plug-ins for only EUR 74.99/$99.99!!! Over 1,000 users have now participated in less than one month! This is a unique opportunity to equip your DAW with your choice of superior, high-quality analog-modeled and digital EQs, compressors, limiters, clippers or metering […]

Polysquasher VST Mastering Plugin

Polysquasher INTRODUCTORY PRICE IS NOW IN EFFECT! Voxengo Polysquasher is a mastering compressor plug-in for professional audio and sound production applications.  Polysquasher was designed with a main goal: to be transparent.  Transparent compression action is a cornerstone for any mastering compressor.  Transparency of audio signal processing is necessary to preserve all existing elements in the […]