Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review

A while back I received a copy of Eiosis AirEQ Premium to try out (thanks Eiosis). I’ve been using it now for a good couple of months – here are my thoughts.

AirEQ is a plugin designed by Fabrice Gabriel. Together with Steven Slate he is also responsible of many of the great Slate Digital plugins. So needless to say I had pretty high expectations of this EQ.

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How to EQ: Additive vs. Subtractive EQ

Subtractive vs Additive EQ

This article is a guest contribution by my friend Kevin from thesoundcoach.com. How to EQ in different situations? You’re about to find out. Take it away Kevin!
-Ilpo

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FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Review – Is It Worth the Price?

I recently bought the brand new FabFilter Pro Q 2 EQ plugin.

I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and I have to say it’s become one of my favorite plugins ever! However as far as plugins come, at 149€ it may seem a bit costly.

I am all about sharing information about the stuff I like and use so let’s see what the deal is. Here’s my little review.

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TDR VOS SlickEQ – The Free EQ Plugin Setting New Standards

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Today is a great day for free plugins. Tokyo Dawn Labs has just released their latest VST/AU plugin called “TDR VOS SlickEQ”. I’m lucky to have been involved with the beta testing of this plugin (yes I am very happily biased with Tokyo Dawn since about 15 years now..those who know, know). So I’ve been putting the EQ to work lately. It’s a winner.

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Pensado’s Place – “Into the Lair” – Essential Lessons

I am a big fan of Dave Pensado and his Pensado’s Place show. I just love this guy. If you don’t know him already, he’s a Grammy Award winning mixing engineer who’s mixed Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Pink, Mary J. Blige… Well, you get the picture.

I especially like the “Into the Lair” section of his shows where he explains various aspects of his work in detail. All of his videos are great so I really recommend you to watch all of it. But it’s a lot to go through, so I wanted to put together a collection of “Into the Lair” clips from Pensados Place that have been especially interesting and helpful to me. Below each video, I’ve also included some bonus notes from myself.Continue Reading

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The 25 Best Free VST / AU Plugins for PC and Mac in 2013 – Part 3

This the third and final part of my big free VST / AU plugin review. We truly have some great stuff lined up! In case you’re wondering, all of these plugins are compatible with both Mac and PC platforms. Continue Reading

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My Master Plugins Revealed

I’m often asked what master plugins I use on my main output channel when working on music.

Let’s take a look at a typical setup and what I do with those bad boys…

Please note: These plugins can be used as mastering plugins. However this post is not about a mastering situation. These plugins are what I use on the master output channel during the production and mixing process.

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Universal Grooves – Mastering an Album

The new album from Translation Recordings – Universal Grooves – has just been released. As with all their releases, I was responsible of the mastering. I’ve been meaning to write a little bit about mastering here on the blog so what better time to get to it than now?

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A Flaw in Logic (And How to Fix It)

There’s one simple but VERY annoying issue with Apple Logic that really bugs me.

This problem constantly occurs with stereo image.

You must sort it out in order to achieve a solid mix…

And yet Logic doesn’t have a straight up way for dealing with it!

Before all you Ableton or Cubase kids cream your twinkies… Your situation might not be much better so pay attention!

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Free Plugin Tip: Sonimus SonEQ

If you’re after a great, free analogue-style EQ, look no further. Sonimus SonEQ has got your back!Continue Reading

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