Acustica Audio strikes with a collaboration between the usual suspects at Studio DMI and the acclaimed mixing engineer Dave Pensado. This is the first time a plugin carries Dave Pensado’s name and emulates equipment from his studio and specific techniques and tricks he uses throughout his multi-year career. The plugin is based around Acustica’s Core … Continued
TOP 5 (+BONUS) SATURATION PLUGINS Here are 5 + a bonus saturation plugins we use on every session. Included with some of our favorite tips and tricks. 01 – ISM & Ploytec Aroma & Mango Aroma and Mango are two plugins that do not emulate specific hardware devices but the qualities and sound of analog … Continued
Modern digital tools are a god sent gift to the producer/engineer. You can edit, EQ, save and recall with ease and 100% precision but there is something about analog that we miss in the box. That euphonic, enjoyable, easy to mix sound, the depth the 3Dness and many other qualities we are all fond … Continued
Our List of the current best compressors on the market for your mixing needs. 01 – Empirical Labs Arousor From the same company that made the hardware Distressor comes Arousor. A plugin version of their aesthetic in compression, a Distressor on steroids in the box. Has a certain quality in its action that … Continued
The following list contains tools that we think bring something new to the table and push the boundaries of digital with new concepts but still stay useful and musical. 01 – Oeksound Soothe The make everything natural and smooth tool. A kind of auto dynamic eq for resonances. From vocals, to hihats, to synths and … Continued
TOP 5 MASTERING EQs – An extensive review on the best eq’s for mastering with tips on how and when to use them. From analog emulations to modern M/S processors this list has you covered. 01 – Brainworx bx_digital V3 The follow up to the successful and industry standard V2. It’s always on our master … Continued
Transient Design has been a staple of mixing for years and continues to be a must as modern mixing techniques require precise sculpting as multi-band dynamic control allows for greater depth in sounds. 1 – Waves TransX Multi Our top pick of the bunch, because it seems to do everything and hit in all the … Continued
Tips & Tricks for your summer productions a quick guide to some of our favorite techniques. If you have any questions regarding production feel free to contact us via Twitter @rawloops.
Their are many ways to achieve a wide mix and sound, experimenting with all of these different methods for varying elements in your record is important to get a really wide and open sound in your tracks. 1 – Track Duplicating To start things off, we explain arguably the best technique for stereo widening, which … Continued
We have compiled a Quick Tips Info-graph for music producers. If you have any questions regarding production feel free to contact us via Twitter @rawloops.