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The Little IBP That Could

Posted by Dave Crane on December 24, 2008 3:16:11 AM PST

In 2001, Jonathan Little of Little Labs released the IBP, or (In-Between-Phase) alignment tool, and the process of mic’ing has never been the same (in a good way). As a well respected studio tech in the LA studio scene, Jonathan Little had been dealing with phase issues the way everyone else did: you listen, and flip the phase switch. Ninety percent of the time, that did not fix it, so you had to go move the mics around.

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UA Compressor Shootout

Posted by Dave Crane on November 19, 2008 3:24:11 AM PST

UA’s software compressors fall somewhat into two types: vintage and simple to use, or modern with lots of flexibility. The LA-2ALA-3A, and dbx 160 fall into the vintage, simple-to-use category. The Neve 33609Neve 88RSPrecision Buss CompressorPrecision Multiband Compressor, and Precision Limiter fall into the more modern with-lots-of-flexibility category.

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The Incredible Realism of the Moog Multimode Filter

Posted by Will Shanks on September 24, 2008 4:14:11 AM PDT

If UA were able to conceive a Moog product, what would it be? The answer is revealed in the soon-to-be-released Moog Multimode Filter, which delivers the first truly analog-sounding VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter) digital emulation made for mixing, performing, creating, or destroying. How can we claim this? The devil is in the details … read on-and then listen!

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The Precision Mix Series

Posted by Dave Crane on August 20, 2008 4:15:11 AM PDT

The Precision Mix series is an incredibly flexible and all-original lineup of plug-ins from Universal Audio. This series includes (in order of introduction) the Precision De-Esser, the Precision Buss Compressor, and the Precision Enhancer kHz. All three perform unique and valuable functions in your DAW-based studio, and they also are quite DSP efficient.

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