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Rocksolid Audio Control Strip 2

This article reviews the Control Strip 2 from Rocksolid Audio - a new type of midi controller dedicated to SSL channel strip plugins only. What makes this particular device compelling is its price tag, ability to operate across DAWs fluently, and support for third-party Native and otherwise SSL channel strip plugins. Before we dive deep

2021-09-18T21:54:56+03:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Gear Reviews, Hardware, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Ways to Make The Mix Louder

In the field of mixing and mastering, playback loudness is a constant concern. Since the EDM scene swept into the mass market in the late 2000s, commercial releases have been exceedingly noisy. And, since commercial recordings are so noisy, everybody likes their songs to be as loud as possible. The only problem is that the

2021-03-28T04:26:48+03:00March 28th, 2021|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

HammerAudio HA-872

A small startup from the UK is hammering out the cloning competition and are even going a step further into the unknown with incredible engineering, drive and innovation. Hammeraudio’s first attempt in microphone manufacturing is a supreme clone of the classic 70s U87. I won’t go into the technicals of this mic as you can

2020-06-23T20:38:15+03:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Meet OKTAVA | Introduction and Overview

    OKTAVA MK012 A little-known company from Russia called Oktava has made a silent entry in the recording gear industry and are crushing the competition with surprisingly high quality and low costs. In this article, I’ll be reviewing a set of unique small diaphragm condenser microphones that are grabbing the attention of more engineers

2020-06-23T20:39:15+03:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Low End Theory

  Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite: Bottom end!  No, not big booties, I mean bass, sorry.  It can be deceptively impressive when playing mixes with a lot of low end on big speakers.  However, would you be surprised if I told you, your low end may be the very thing that is killing your mix? 

2020-06-23T20:42:57+03:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Creative Approach to the Equalizer

  Let’s talk about equalizers.  I know you already know how to use one, so I’m not here to bore you with the technical details.  Rather, through this short article, I hope to leave you with a creative new perspective on how to approach an EQ. If you are an audio geek like me, you’re constantly watching

2020-06-23T20:44:55+03:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Creating an In-Depth Mix

  Tape Saturation Ok so let's start off with tape saturation. Tape Saturation is an effect that was originally created by recording “Hot” mixes onto tape to make a natural compression / limiting effect. When the tape is driven in the analog world it creates what is known as “soft clipping” a natural overloaded fuzz

2020-06-23T20:45:33+03:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Tutorials|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The P&M Analoger By Plug&Mix

  I have always been a huge fan of anything saturation.  The P&M Analoger is a great tool that gives a vast variety of options, from tube to tape saturation. Saturation on my drum bus has been a part of my process for years, so I decided to start with that.  I started with the plugin at

2020-06-23T20:47:00+03:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Plugin Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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