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The Tuco Compressor is based on vari-mu tube technology with feedback topology. Although it has similar characteristics to the classic Fairchild compressor, it is truly a different beast. With some added features this affordable plugin that is available on Windows and Mac OS, in AAX, AU, VST 2.4, and VST 3 versions, packs a punch. …

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Written By William Robertson Intro We are, for most of us, all getting stuck at home. Far away from studios where you canhave all the studio gear you want to express our creativity without limits. We are, for most of us, stuck with our laptop, our favorite instruments maybe (often thefirst one we started with), …

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BY MATTHEW SIM 1. Once you engage it, it already has the tube character, with a little bit of tube buzz, which is refreshing on certain things. It gives that analog vibe. 2. On transient heavy instruments (e.g. kick, snare, toms, percussion), I love to use the Tuco compressor in mode 1 (slow attack) and …

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The new technology in audio recording and mixing is amazing. A new parade of plugins, consoles and outboard emulations appeared in the last few years to revolutionize the field and help us. Personally, what I like most from the modern audio recording process is the flexibility that it gives us. The chance to combine different …

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By Matthew Sim In recent decades, while everyone is chasing for the bright yet smooth pop vocal tone that competes on the radio, we tend to overlook the other side of the spectrum. Warm vocals are still sought after in soul/r&b, folk, ballads, country, and sometimes pop music also! Especially in Asia, where I worked …

3 TIPS FOR A THICK & WARM VOCAL TONE With Burnley 73 Read More »

By Taylor Chambers Preparation – The things often forgotten. Preparation is key! Before jumping into the vocal mixing processes, you can assist in making this process easier for yourself (and everybody involved), if you take the following factors into consideration as it will ensure optimum results. You won’t only get quicker results, but better-quality results. …

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BY Matt Greco It’s tough in a lot of modern pop music to find space especially as productions grow larger in what seems like a never-ending quest. I’m all about a big beautiful production but instead of adding more instruments or vocals, how about stripping things down? I know this isn’t a new idea but …

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BY MATT SIM There’s plenty of information out there online for producers and engineers about audio mixing. But the majority of them are quite misleading. Like everyone else, I used to go through all the magazines, blogs, articles and youtube videos when I was young, trying to pick up all the “tricks” I can get …

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by Juan Pablo Calvo Mixing is an art form, and as in all art forms, it requires a specific space. A frame of mind and for you to be in touch with the creative part of your brain, which means removing all the obstacles that prevent you from achieving those requirements. In a mixing project, …

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Introduction When I choose a processor to be applied to my audio signal, I always ask myself this question: Do I want this machine to do its duty in an “invisible” way (that is, in the final result not to notice the application of the machine), or do I want this machine to “put a …

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