Producer's Corner

How to Capture the '60s Soul Sound with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Steve Levine on August 20, 2012 6:19:13 PM PDT

Producer and composer Steve Levine, most famous for his work on Culture Club’s studio albums, was commissioned to recreate the classic sound of 1960's soul. In order to capture the vibe of the era, Levine employed specialized vocal talent, '60s-era recording equipment, and even modern gear that embody vintage characteristics, including UAD Powered Plug-Ins. 

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Step-By-Step Mixing with UAD Plug-Ins — "Kiss Me Again," by Hillary Bergen

Posted by John Paterno on July 24, 2012 10:52:03 PM PDT

John Paterno, a freelance producer, mixer, and engineer, has done a variety of audio production work for Robbie Williams, Roger Manning, Lustra, Faith Hill, Emma Hewitt, and many more. Learn how UAD Powered Plug-Ins were instrumental in his latest project with singer-songwriter Hillary Bergen.

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Defining the Beat Thang's Hip-Hop Sound, With Sound Designer Reavis Mitchell

Posted by Reavis Mitchell on June 12, 2012 9:33:18 PM PDT

Reavis "Rev" Mitchell has been involved with many facets of the professional music game — including mixing, producing, and product development. Learn how his arsenal of UAD Plug-Ins helped create the punch and sonic depth for the sounds in his latest project — the Beat Thang mobile music workstation.

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Producer Paul Moak on Mixing Lovedrug's "Dinosaur"

Posted by Paul Moak on November 16, 2011 1:45:39 AM PST

Nashville-based producer, engineer, and songwriter Paul Moak has worked on platinum records, major-motion pictures, and songs featured in hit TV shows. In this Producer's Corner, he explains how UAD Powered Plug-Ins played an key role in his work on "Dinosaur," the latest single by the indie-rock group Lovedrug.

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King Britt on Mixing “Bit by Bit,” by Saturn Never Sleeps

Posted by King Britt on October 13, 2011 11:05:05 PM PDT

Based in Philadelphia, dance music pioneer King Britt is an internationally-touring DJ, creative cultural ambassador for Philadelphia, and half of a live electronic duo, Saturn Never Sleeps, with science fiction singer Rucyl Mills. Here he walks us through how UAD Powered Plug-Ins helped him craft SNS’ latest silky R&B-inspired tune, “Bit by Bit.”

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Dengue Fever’s “Uku," Mixed by Paul Dreux Smith

Posted by Paul Dreux Smith on August 4, 2011 11:01:08 PM PDT

Paul Dreux Smith, the drummer, engineer, and producer of the globe-trotting Cambodian psych-rock outfit, Dengue Fever, gives us a run down of how his UAD-2 DUO DSP Accelerator and UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins helped him shape the landscape of a track off their latest album, Cannibal Courtship.

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Pete Doell's Mastering Tips with Precision Mastering Plug-Ins

Posted by Mason Hicks on July 21, 2011 9:14:16 PM PDT

Mastering maestro Pete Doell invites us inside the newly redesigned Studio A at Universal Mastering Studios West in Los Angeles to showcase a few of his mastering tips and tricks. Using the Precision Mastering Series plug-ins for the UAD platform, you’ll see how he adds air, detail, and all-important “splat!” to his mixes.

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Mixing and Mastering Daniel Ho's “Come See Her Smile”

Posted by Daniel Ho on July 19, 2011 8:20:48 PM PDT

Six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Daniel Ho is a composer, artist, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer who has crossed many genres in his twenty-year career. In this Producer’s Corner, Daniel explains how he used UAD Powered Plug-Ins to achieve the warm, natural tonal character of “Come See Her Smile,” off his album, Simple As Sunrise.

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Dave Isaac's Tips for Widening Tracks with UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Mason Hicks on June 10, 2011 10:28:52 PM PDT

Three-time GRAMMY®-Winning producer and mix engineer Dave Isaac has applied his musical knowledge, programming skills, and engineering prowess to critically acclaimed projects spanning many musical genres. Marcus Miller, Luther Vandross, and Eric Clapton are but a few big names on a much bigger list of credits.

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