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The Unsung Heroes Of Music Production: Lesser-Known Applications for Dynamics Processing
Joe Albano reveals how dynamics plug-ins like compressors and limiters can be utilised in ways you might not expect.
Apr. 6, 2020
The 5 Best Dynamic EQ Plugins (2 Are FREE!)
Beef up your production toolkit with these excellent dynamic EQ plugins. Here's why you should - and how to get some of them for free.
Jul. 8, 2018
Review: Levels by 29Palms, Mixing & Mastering Just Got Easier?
29Palms have come up with an ingenious plugin. Levels is designed to analyse what's wrong with your mix and help you fix it in a very visually attractive way. Joshua Casper puts it to the test.
Aug. 3, 2016
Mixing Concepts: What Is Dynamics & Why You Should Care
If you use a compressor plug-in you're already manipulating the dynamics of a sound or the mix. In this enlightening long-read tutorial, Joe Albano explains exactly what dynamics is and more.
Jul. 18, 2016
4 Tips For Mixing With Gate & Expander Plug-Ins
With all the attention lavished on both the technical and creative uses for compression in the studio, we sometimes forget about the other kind of dynamics processor'"the Gate/Expander.Â Here's 4 tips.
Jul. 6, 2016
Producer Tips: Transient Design Using Transient Shaper Plug-Ins
If you use dynamics processors for corrective or functional purposes only you might be missing out on their creative use to control transients. Joe Albano is show you how to tame those dynamics now.
Jun. 27, 2016
Review: Waves BSS DPR-402
Based on its hardware namesake from the 1980s, Waves have resurrected the DPR-402 dynamics processor as software. Does the plug-in keep the punchy compression character and versatility? Find out here.
Jun. 3, 2016
Waves Audio Unleash BSS DPR-402 Compressor, Limiter & De-Esser In One Plug-In
Waves has modeled the original BSSÂ® DPR-402 dynamics processor as a plugin, bringing back its diverse functions and sounds, and adding new features for extra flexibility and ease of use.
Mar. 24, 2016
Ian Shepherd and MeterPlugs Release Dynameter Plugin
Ian Shepherd tells us the big issue for music is not loudness, but dynamics. With this in mind, Dynameter provides a real-time display of your track's dynamics in the form of an easy to use graph.
Dec. 15, 2015
Waves Audio eMo D5 Dynamics Plugin: 5-in-1 Multi-Dynamics with Parallel Detection
Waves tell us the eMo D5 is not just one dynamics plug-in... it's essentially a 5-in-1 dynamics processors with DeEsser, pre/post compressor routing, zero latency and much more. Check out the video...
Sep. 11, 2015
SIR Audio Tools StandardCLIP is a Dynamics and Harmonics Plug-in
StandardCLIP from SIR Audio Tools brings volume and odd harmonic additions to your audio signal in an easy to use plugin.
Aug. 18, 2015
Music Production Techniques, Part 6: Compression
Dynamics are a hugely important part of the mixing process. If you've just started mixing your own projects or have not had any formal training, dynamics processing seem mysterious. Time to demystify!
Aug. 10, 2015
Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.0
Paris, France, 2015/06/18: Blue Cat Audio has released Blue Cat's Dynamics 4.0, a complete rewrite of its flexible all-in-one dynamics processing plug-in. See it in action in the video below.
Jun. 19, 2015
Korvpressor is a Unique, Dynamic Interactive Compressor Plug-In for Mac & iPad
The new release from KlevgrÃ¤nd produktion is undeniably cool. KORVPRESSOR is what they're calling a "smart dynamic hotdog device." Basically, an interactive compressor/limiter. Just watch the video!
Jun. 12, 2015
Review: UAD Tonelux Tilt EQ and Valley People Dyna-mite Dynamics Processor
Tonelux Tilt EQ & Valley People Dyna-mite from Softube and Universal Audio have been in the testing labs here at AskAudio... and here's Matt Vanacoro's verdict of these plug-ins for the UAD platform.
Sep. 28, 2014
Review: iZotope Alloy 2, Sound Shaping Power in a Plug-In
Every digital musician has a tool box of plug-ins they depend on. Could iZotope's Alloy 2 be the go-to dynamics and sound shaping plug-in you'll reach for no matter what? Hollin Jones sizes it up.
Aug. 14, 2012
Review: FXpansion DCAM Dynamics
MPVHub was fortunate enough to get hold of the first copy of FXpansion's new DCAM Dynamics pack. Find out why Hollin Jones finds this to be an excellent suite for the studio musician.
Jul. 18, 2012
Tracking with Dynamics Processors in Logic Pro
With 24-bit digital recording and better analog to digital converters than ever before, is there any point using dynamic processors when recording? Mike Watkinson examines the benefits.
Feb. 27, 2012
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