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Top Analog Compressor Plugins

Searching for the best analog-style compressor plugins out there? Look no further, Beat Lab is bringing you the list of the best compressors to use in your productions. Read Below. What Are Analog-Modeled Compressors? Analog-modeled or analog-style compressors are software plugins made to emulate the circuitry of their hardware counterparts. Hardware compressors are known for the musicality they add to signals run through them. Hardware dynamic processors are used to add character, depth, grit, presence, punch and/or warmth to your music. Those traits are what people are chasing when they talk about ‘analog’ sound. It’s a result of how the hardware is built. Physical circuitry is subject to degradation and over time certain processors develop sounds unique to their product line. Thanks to modern technology, developers are able to capture and recreate those characteristics found in classic analog hardware. This article will share with you the plugins recreating analog-style the …

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Top Multiband Compressor Plugins 2019

Today we’re bringing to you the hottest lineup of multiband compressors out there. We’ll give you our list and then let you decide on which is the best. Read below to see! What is a Multiband Compressor? A Multiband compressor is a compressor that can compress multiple frequency bands individually. They are powerful tools when it comes to production, mixing, and mastering. It’s important to know when to use multiband compression, in this article we’ll let you know some of our favorites going into 2019. iZotope Ozone 8 Ozone 8 is the newest version of iZotope’s mastering suite. The advanced version comes fully loaded and is arguably the best mastering software available, a total steal for the price. Ozone comes with 12 mastering tools that add punch, snap, warmth, character – you name it – to your song master. Ozone 8 would already be in the lead with its set …

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Melodyne Studio – Ultimate Tuning

This week we have the pleasure of reviewing Melodyne Studio 4 for you. Melodyne Studio is the top-tier model of the software from Celemony. With it you unlock the full potential of their algorithms for multitrack and polyphonic tuning. We reviewed the stand-alone version of the software, there being only minor differences in the DAW plugin version. In the plugin version you have to record audio into it to make edits, and there is a different pane on the lft. Otherwise everything remains the same. Introduction Melodyne Studio 4 will come with all the bells and whistles. You get precision tuning (mono and polyphonic), time stretching (relocation and warping) and a crazy sound editor (formants, harmonics, synthesis). In this article we’ll run through the interface, the basic tools you’ll use to get started and round it out by diving deeper into the advanced features. Along the way we’ll let you …

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Waves BSS DPR-402 – All In One Plugin

Waves BSS DPR-402 – All In One Plugin Have you ever been finishing up a track, adding its final touches, and find yourself with a complex of plugins for limiting, compressing and de-essing? Waves just released the BSS DPR-402 which combines all three of those functions in one plugin. Long favored by studio, live and broadcast engineers, the BSS® DPR-402 dynamics processor is known for its punch, versatility, and the explosive sound it delivered on countless rock, dance and hip-hop hits since the 80s. BSS DPR-402 can be used as a straightforward compressor, limiter or de-esser. But it really shows its colors when these processes are combined, and when it is used to selectively process individual parts of the audio band, leaving the rest of the spectrum untouched. The endless possibilities range from low-frequency expansion and narrow-band compression to general dynamic equalization to create surprising enhancement effects. Waves has also added …

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