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Tips & Tricks — Softube Amp Room Plug-Ins

Posted by Henrik Andersson Vogel on March 19, 2013 4:23:49 PM PDT

Developed by the highly regarded modeling engineers at Softube, Amp Room plug-ins bring a "less is more" collection of modern and vintage guitar and bass tones to your studio. Here’s a mix of general and specific hints for getting the most out of these Vintage, Metal, and Bass Amp Room plug-ins for the UAD platform.

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Direct Developer Spotlight — Creating the Brainworx Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In

Posted by David Weiss on March 18, 2013 10:54:19 PM PDT

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In expertly emulates the famed piece of hardware that stands as a flagship in Shadow Hills' Peter Reardon's eccentrically obsessive line. How was this alchemy, from tangible to virtual, achieved? delved deep into the workflow of two top audio braniacs.

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The Sound & Color of the Fairchild 670 Compressor Plug-In

Posted by Ben Lindell on March 6, 2013 10:50:02 PM PST

New York-based producer and engineer Ben Lindell is here to demonstrate the tone, color, and character of the UAD Fairchild 670 Compressor Plug-In and show how it can be used to enhance the stereo width of a mix.

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Tips & Tricks — Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery Plug-In

Posted by Bob Katz on November 14, 2012 7:13:06 PM PST

The Precision K-Stereo Plug-In is a powerful new ambience recovery tool that enhances the depth and imaging of a recording without adding artificial reverberation or changing the ratio of center to side elements. Here are some tips to help you get started with this great mastering plug-in for UAD-2.

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What Are Your "Desert Island" UAD Plug-Ins?

Posted by Amanda Whiting on August 21, 2012 6:53:06 PM PDT

If you were stuck on a desert island with your recording studio, what UAD plug-ins could you not live without? Leave your answer in the comments section below — one commenter will be contacted to receive a free Universal Audio hoodie.

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Tips & Tricks — Sonnox Oxford EQ Plug-In

Posted by Rich Tozzoli on August 10, 2012 6:20:13 PM PDT

Born from the lineage of the six-figure Sony Oxford digital console, the Oxford EQ plug-in is a flexible and powerful tool. Let's take a look at the Sonnox Oxford EQ and explore some of the ways you might use it in your productions.

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1176 Classic Limiter Collection Sound Examples

Posted by Amanda Whiting on April 24, 2012 8:59:39 PM PDT

Check out sound examples of the various settings from the three distinct 1176 versions that are included in the 1176 Limiter Collection, including a video from drummer and UAD power user Andreas Neubert.

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Tips & Tricks — 1176 Classic Limiter Collection

Posted by Mason Hicks on April 24, 2012 6:59:17 PM PDT

Whether Bluestripe, Blackface, or AE, each 1176 plug-in in the Classic Limiter Collection has its own unique characteristics for gain, threshold, compression knee, distortion onset, and “sweet spots.” Here are some helpful hints for getting started with these unique tools.

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Mixing Drums with UAD Plug-ins in Ableton Live

Posted by Vespers on March 15, 2012 5:38:12 PM PDT

Live musician, dubstep producer, and Ableton Certified Trainer Vespers develops cutting-edge Live set templates, e-books, and video tutorials on his YouTube channel and website. His videos are routinely posted by music education blogs around the world, including Mac Pro Video. In this series of tutorial videos, Vespers shows how UAD Powered Plug-Ins can be used in Ableton Live to get powerful drum mixes.

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