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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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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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