In the last experiment I matched the vibe of the SSL Bus compressor using ReaComp but that’s a fairly clean sound still. So let’s see just how colorful ReaComp can be.
Yesterday I came across a very old post from Shwa praising ReaComp Shwa – 3.38.2007 I have just spent about 2 hours A/B(/C/D/E/F…)ing 2 measures of vocals with every compressor plugin I have. Which includes a couple of trendy character compressors in the $500 retail neighborhood. I finally realized that reacomp is not a compressor. [...]
Recently I reading an interview with a mix engineer that disliked auto-tune on lead vocals but would often use it in parallel as a doubler along with a stereo flanger or chorus. REAPER includes a realtime pitch correction plugin called ReaTune, and it works pretty well for this trick.
FXpansion Geist is an award-winning software drum sampler, sequencer and loop mangler. Since it’s release in 2010 it has become the go-to plugin for creating and processing beats. Click this link and grab the Lite version [We've been told it's been taken off the fxpansion site. You can find it included with some issues of [...]
The Slate Digital team put up a really quick tutorial for setting up SSD4 multichannel routing in REAPER. This isn’t how I set up SSD4 for my sessions but I just like things a certain way. After you follow the instructions in the video, name the tracks, put them in a folder and then save [...]
The very cool free cross-platform synthesizer TyrellN6 has just been updated to version 2. I’ve been wanting to post about Tyrell N6 for a while, so this update is a great opportunity to show it some much deserved love. TyrellN6 was created by Urs Heckman for Amazona.de, a German music production magazine. Originally the concept [...]
I came across two ridiculously good tutorial videos on mastering from FabFilter. Mastering engineer Dan Worrall demonstrates (in REAPER 4) how to use some of the FabFilter plugins for mastering. The MS mode for the sidechain is droolworthy almost, I’m going to have to check these effects out myself. Dan’s parallel upward compression trick is [...]