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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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Tips & Tricks — Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb

Posted by Will Shanks on May 12, 2011 8:43:17 PM PDT

The original Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb defined the sound of an entire era. This article focuses on the fundamentals of getting started with the UAD Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb Plug-In and includes tips unique to the Lexicon 224 to maximize its sonic potential. 

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Tips & Tricks — SSL E & G Series Plug-Ins

Posted by Mason Hicks on February 7, 2011 11:11:11 AM PST

In this Plug-In Power post, we will be focusing on some basic pointers for getting started with the SSL E Series Channel Strip and SSL G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins for UAD-2. As many SSL plug-in users are quickly finding out, these plug-ins have the ability to infuse your mixes with the curves and character heard on countless classic albums.

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Tips & Tricks — Studer A800 Mutichannel Tape Recorder Plug-In

Posted by Mason Hicks on February 3, 2011 11:11:11 AM PST

In this Plug-In Power post, we will be focusing on some basic pointers for getting started with the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in for UAD-2. As many A800 users are quickly finding out, this plug-in has the unique ability to "glue together" your mixes — providing a rare combination warmth, air and punch — just like recording to 2" analog tape.

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