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    Choosing A 500-series Chassis

    Slot Machines

    Not all 500‑series racks are created equal. Here’s what you need to know to make your choice.

    Sound Advice . Nov 2020
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    Various 500-series modules in API rack.

    Choosing 500-series Modules

    Variety Show

    With so many modules on the market, how do you make the right choices?

    Sound Advice . Nov 2020
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    Mastering Essentials: EQ - Balance, Don’t Match

    Part 4 - The SOS Techniques Guide | by Ian Shepherd

    EQ will make or break your master. It's the single most important factor in mastering, once you've decided the loudness...

    Techniques Nov 2020
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    Rupert Neve Designs MBC

    Rupert Neve Designs announce MBC

    Stereo conversion, limiting and saturation in a 1U rack

    The newest rack from the RND stable combines stereo D-A conversion, limiting and saturation processing.

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    Doubling For Thicker Sounds

    Double-tracking Techniques

    Your DAW makes it easy to fake old-school doubling techniques, and gives you much more control than producers had in days gone by. We show you how...

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    How And When To Use Multiband Compression

    Mix Processing Benefits

    Multiband compressors offer unique advantages over their broadband cousins — but they also present some perilous pitfalls for the unwary.

    Techniques . Aug 2020
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    Zoom V3

    Zoom V3 announced

    Vocal processor offers real-time harmonies, pitch correction and more

    New vocal processor offers real-time voice effects and manipulation for live performance.

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    What Are Haas Delays & How Do I Best Use Them? | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Mike Senior explores the subject of Haas delays at mixdown, explaining how they work, how to get the best out of them, and how to avoid the most common traps associated with them.

    Techniques Jul 2020
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    Creating Shimmer Reverb Effects

    Tips & Techniques

    Creating your own shimmer reverb effects is easy, and gives you plenty of creative control.

    Techniques Jul 2020
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    AMS Neve - Mark Crabtree

    AMS Neve - Mark Crabtree | Podcast

    Talking Tech

    Mark Crabtree of AMS Neve chats with Sam Inglis about how two of the biggest names in UK audio technology came together, and how they are using their unique expertise in analogue and digital audio to develop their next wave of studio products.

    Music Business Jun 2020
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    Q. Do digital effects always cause problems when used via an aux send?

    I've got a Zoom MS-70CDR [multi-effects] pedal, and a few people are saying not to use it via an aux send and return, owing to a comb-filtering issue. Have you noticed this issue with digital pedals on aux returns?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    Q. How steep should I make a high-pass filter?

    I've always advised my students to set their high-pass filter slope at a steep setting of 48dB per octave to reduce boominess. Is this the best advice to give my students, who are very much at the beginner stage?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    Adrian Bushby Drum Tracking snare drum

    Three Ways To Compress Snare - Mike Senior | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Compression can do radically different things to the sound of a snare drum, depending on how it's set up. In this episode, Mike Senior explores three ways in which a compressor can help bring your snare tracks to life.

    Techniques Jun 2020
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    The Hidden Dangers Of Vintage EQ

    Pultec EQP‑1A & Models

    Plug‑in models of classic hardware can sound great if you feed them the right level. But what level is right?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    Sound Semiconductor update a classic filter

    New SSI2140 is based on a classic Dave Rossum IC

    The brand-new SSI2140 is based upon the classic Dave Rossum-designed SSM2040 chip.

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    Main screen of FabFilter Saturn 2 multiband distortion/saturation plug-in.

    FabFilter Saturn 2 released

    Major update for multiband saturation/distortion plug-in

    FabFilter have decided to rebuild their multiband distortion and saturation plug-in from the ground up in a major redesign that brings it in line with the clean and simple GUI of their more popular plug-ins whilst peppering Saturn 2 with a host of new, enticing features.

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    McDSP announce APB-8 & Moo X mixer

    DAW-controlled processor range expands

    McDSP’s groundbreaking APB-16 — a plug-in controlled, programmable analogue processor — has just gained a sibling.

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    Reverb: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    Control Parameters Explained

    Reverb plug-ins can present a bewildering variety of parameters. We explain what they're there for, and how to put them to good use!

    Techniques May 2020
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    Moog Vocoder 2020 model.

    The Moog Vocoder is back!

    Return of the robots

    Moog Music have reissued their classic Vocoder, originally released in 1978. As on the original, there are 16 bands for optimal encoding of the human voice, ranging from 50 to 5080 Hz...

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    NAMM 2020 — Waves Distortion Collection

    Five Plug-ins

    Abbey Road Saturation, Berzerk, MDMX Fuzz, MDMX Overdrive & MDMX Screamer.

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    NAMM 2020 — Waves Ovox

    Real-Time Vocal ReSynthesis

    Voice-controlled synth and vocal FX processor with Real-Time Vocal ReSynthesis‎

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