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Stephen Smith’s Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In Presets

Posted by Stephen Smith on March 9, 2012 6:13:24 PM PST

Mastering Engineer Stephen Smith has compiled a stellar custom collection of "ULTRALINEAR" mastering presets for the different available tape formulas of the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder for UAD-2. 

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Sound Examples of the ATR-102 Tape Recorder and MXR Flanger/Doubler Plug-Ins

Posted by Amanda Whiting on February 15, 2012 6:39:07 PM PST

We came across these two great videos of UAD Powered Plug-In power user Andreas Neubert showcasing his drumming talents to provide a quick demo of how the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder and MXR Flanger/Doubler sound through various settings. 

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Tips & Tricks — Little Labs VOG (Voice Of God) Bass Resonance Tool

Posted by Mason Hicks on November 11, 2011 11:11:11 AM PST

In this Plug-In Power article — as well as the accompanying video featuring Jonathan Little himself — we'll provide some basic tips and tricks for using the Little Labs VOG plug-in. Despite the VOG’s simple control setup, it has the ability to perform a number of incredibly useful tasks.

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Tips & Tricks — MXR Flanger/Doubler

Posted by Amanda Whiting on November 10, 2011 11:54:13 PM PST

The classic sweeping effect of the MXR® Flanger/Doubler has been heard on countless recordings over its 30-year legacy. Through its signature flanging, doubling, and delay effects, this sleek blue box can put a unique stamp on guitars, bass, synths, drums or just about any source needing movement and depth. In this article, we’ll show you some tips and tricks to get started with the MXR Flanger/Doubler Plug-In for UAD-2.

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Recording & Mixing M/S Tracks With the bx_digital V2 EQ Plug-In

Posted by Dirk Ulrich on October 19, 2011 11:35:55 PM PDT

In this article, Brainworx’s lead developer Dirk Ulrich will walk you through how to record and EQ a Mid-Side (M/S) recording session using the Brainworx® bx_digital V2 EQ Plug-In. 

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Stephen Smith's Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Presets

Posted by Mason Hicks on September 30, 2011 11:11:11 AM PDT

Mastering engineer and friend of UA, Stephen Smith, has gone above and beyond by compiling this impressive, custom collection of "ULTRALINEAR" mastering presets for the Ampex ATR-102 plug-in, including different tape types, as well as his "Maximum Extension & Linearity" preset for optimum flatness.

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Tips & Tricks – Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder

Posted by Will Shanks on September 1, 2011 9:42:16 PM PDT

The Ampex ATR-102 offers a more aggressive sound versus the more sophisticated-sounding Studer, and in the words of just about every engineer who owns an ATR-102, it makes the final mix “sound like a record.” In this Plug-In Power article, we'll provide some basic tips and tricks for using the Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder plug-in.

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Tips & Tricks — Top 5 UAD Plug-Ins for Mixing Guitar

Posted by James Rotondi on August 17, 2011 9:16:12 PM PDT

Whether you're looking to pay homage to the breakthrough tones of guitar gods such as Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, The Police's Andy Summers, and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, or to create your own trailblazing new sounds, the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins Platform offers a wealth of guitar processing treasures.

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Tips & Tricks — EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator Plug-In

Posted by James Rotondi on July 20, 2011 11:28:25 PM PDT

The EMT® 140 Plate Reverb, says legendary engineer Alan Parsons, was “virtually the only reverb we used on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.” Universal Audio’s EMT® 140 Classic Plate Reverberator Plug-In is stunningly accurate to the legendary unit’s character and class. This article looks at several ways you can exploit UA’s EMT 140 plug-in, from basic setup and mix ideas to more adventurous, textural applications. 

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