My Essential Saturation Plugins

My Favourite Saturation Plugins

In this blog post I’m showing you a bunch of saturation plugins that I absolutely love. I will also talk about the different ways I use saturation and how each of the plugins ties into that. I’ve also created short videos of each plugin and embedded them into this post. This way you can see and hear it all in action.

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What’s On My Mix Bus

mix bus plugins

I’ve been steadily improving my mix bus skills and setup in the past few years.

I wanted to share with you a little bit of my thought process as well as show you some of my favourite plugins.

Whether I’m working on one of my own tracks or doing mixing work for a client, these are the tools that are seeing action on my mix bus at the moment.

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Why I’m Using Two DAWs to Make One Track

I’ve used many different DAWs in my 20 years of making electronic music.

These days I mainly use two different ones: Ableton Live and Pro Tools. It often confuses people to hear I am actually using both DAWs to work on the same piece of music.

I get asked about why and how I do that sometimes, so here’s a few words about the process (thanks to Matt for bringing it up last week).

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Softube Console 1 Review – Analog Workflow in Digital Domain


Softube Console 1 Review

The Softube Console 1 has greatly intrigued me ever since it first came out in early 2014.

Part of the fun in making music for me is honing my workflow and experimenting with different tools and processes.

The Console 1 is a new generation mixer that combines hands on workflow and analog modeled sound with software that integrates neatly into your DAW.

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Best Mixing Tutorials: YouTube Channel Recommendations

YouTube has become my primary method of learning about mixing and music production.

It is full of good mixing tutorials but sometimes the trouble is finding them.

I wanted to share with you my favorite channels so that you can also learn from them. All of these guys are doing a fantastic job with their channels. If you are liking it, show your support: like, subscribe and share their work!

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How to Use Audio Spectrum Analyzer in Music Production and Mixing

Audio spectrum analysis can be a confusing topic for someone just starting out in music production. It sure used to confuse me – I remember that very vividly!

I wrote this article to give you some pointers on the different ways that I like to use spectrum analysis to aid me in the music production, mixing and mastering processes.

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How The Levels Changed My Approach to Writing Vocal Music

In the past couple of years I’ve been working on a lot of vocal tracks as part of our new project, The Levels.

I wanted to share with you something important I’ve learned while doing this.

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Reflecting 2014

As we begin our journey into 2015, I wanted to take a moment to look back into the past year and make notes of some of my personal highlights.

Workflow things, books, plugins, tools, music, websites, general wellbeing and productivity… This is a very personal list and some of the stuff I’ll be mentioning doesn’t sound like anything to do with music production. Never the less it all has made a difference for my work.

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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 How to EQ in different situations? You’re about to find out. Take it away Kevin!

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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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