Posts with tag vintage-compressors

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Review: Arturia 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use

With its latest compressors, Arturia has come up with excellent recreations of some true classics. Joe Albano found they really were mix tools that he would actually use...

How To Achieve Really Punchy Drum Tracks Using Doubled Up Compression

Drums, basses and other sounds can really shine and stand out when you apply the correct amount and type of compression. Joe Albano shows you how this works in practice.

Limited Edition Elysia Xpressor 500 Meteor Compressor Is Built From Space Age Materials

Just 100 of these special editions of Elysia's Xpressor 500 Metero compressors will be produced. Here's why you might want to get your hands on one.

Overloud Comp670 Recreates Iconic, Rare Tube Compressor Limiter

Overloud Comp670 is a recreation of a very rare legendary tube compressor. It has a unique and distinctive tone thanks to large amount of transformers in the signal chain which gives it a warm tone.

Get The FET-A76 Legendary Compressor Sound In Your Productions

Join Alex Solano as he explores Antelope Audio's DSP-powered emulations of classic compressors, starting with the sought-after FET-A76.

How To Make Your Productions Sound Analog Using Logic Pro X's Plugins

Working in the digital domain doesn't mean your productions can't get that rich analog sound. Joe Albano reveals which of Logic Pro's plugins to turn to for a vintage vibe.

5 Ways To Add Soul To Your Digital Recordings

Many people would love to record and mix on vintage hardware, but it’s not an option for most. Here are five ways you can impart some soul to your tracks while recording digitally. 

Using iZotope Ozone’s Vintage Processors For Mixing & Mastering

Whatever kind of music you are working with, iZotope's Ozone has the tools to master it sympathetically. Here, Joe Albano dives into the Vintage modules to show you exactly what they offer.

Processing Drums With Softube's Classic Summit Audio EQF-100

Can't get hold of this vintage EQ hardware? Alex Solano is here to show you how the software version is just as powerful thanks to Softube.

Flash Sale: Audified U73b Compressor 2, inValve Effects & STA Preamp 2 Now 40% OFF!!

We’re excited to bring you this amazing mixing plugin bundle deal for producers and engineers. Audified’s new U73b modelled Compressor plus inValve Effects & STA Preamp 2 are now 40% OFF for 7 days!

Review: Audified U73b 2.0 Compressor/Limiter Plug-in

Audified have updated their popular U73b compressor plug-in to add several new features, including external side-chaining. Will the enhancements entice current and new users to jump onboard?

Audified Updates U73b Rare German Analog Compressor Limiter Emulation Plug-In

Audified have released version 2 of their truly excellent U73b Compressor plug-in which faithfully emulates a rare classic German hardware compressor/limiter which sounds great on many sources.

Audio Compressor Plugin Comparisons: Do You Really Need More Than One?

Do you really need lots of software compressors? Jay Asher provides audio examples along with his years of experience to investigate whether hardware emulating compressors are really all that unique.

Review: Waves Audio dbx 160 Compressor

Looking for a tight, fast, VCA compressor, with a vintage character, a proven track record, and a punch sound? Joe Albano finds out if Waves dbx 160 hits the heights of its hardware counterpart.

Video Review: UA LA 2A vs NI Softube VC 2A Shootout

Both the Universal Audio LA 2A and NI's Softube VC 2A are modelled on the original LA2A hardware compressor. Paul Bissell puts both to the test in this video review shootout.