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  • Student469162
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    Plugins
    What are plugins for? Are they additional instruments? Or anything which causes special effects? Or direct way to get work anything, like eq? Or all 3?
  • Joe A
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    Re: Plugins
    Plugins are audio processors. They let you change the sound of individual tracks (or a whole mix) in various ways. There are many different kinds of processors that can be used to change tone (EQ), add reverb, create delay-based effects [like echo], control dynamics (compression], add distortion as a special effect or to simulate a guitar amp [like the amp plugin in the Amazing Tweed patch], plus many other types of processors that might come in handy in advanced mixing.
  • Student469162
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    Re: Plugins
    So all plugins of gb are just digital signal processors (dsp)? I checked out what processor is and found dsp description matches to your description about plugins.. Right?
  • Joe A
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    Re: Plugins
    Yes, plugins are digital signal processors that can change various aspects of the sound -- for example, an EQ plugin [like the one you're using when you select the EQ button in GB] can change the tone of the sound, as you've seen..
  • Student469162
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    Re: Plugins
    But you are writing that plugins are audio processors. What that means? I can use them only for audio (real) instruments and for voice? Not with software (built-in) instruments? Or what that audio means?
  • Joe A
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    Re: Plugins
    No, plugins can process the audio on any type of track in GB. Both Audio tracks and Software Instrument tracks in GB create audio signals [sound], though only the Audio tracks show you the [recorded] audio waves. Plugins can be used to process the sound of both Audio tracks and Software Instrument tracks.
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