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.
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.
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.
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. Here's 4 tips.
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.
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.
Waves has modeled the original BSS® 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.
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.
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...
StandardCLIP from SIR Audio Tools brings volume and odd harmonic additions to your audio signal in an easy to use plugin.
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!
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.
The new release from Klevgränd produktion is undeniably cool. KORVPRESSOR is what they're calling a "smart dynamic hotdog device." Basically, an interactive compressor/limiter. Just watch the video!
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.
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.