Tips & Tricks — API 500 Series EQ Collection

Posted by Geary Yelton on April 24, 2013 1:01:50 PM PDT

The API 550A and 560 are standard issue for tracking and mixing in top recording facilities, humble project studios, and everything in between. Lucky for us, these classic EQs have been meticulously modeled for the API 500 Series EQ Plug-In Collection. Learn how to get the most out of these go-to EQs.

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Paul Blakemore on Mastering Grammy-Winning Hits for Esperanza Spalding, Arturo Sandoval with UAD Plug-Ins

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on April 23, 2013 4:35:16 PM PDT

Paul Blakemore's experienced ear for solving mastering "puzzles" has earned him multiple Grammys for his work on recordings for singer Esperanza Spalding and Latin jazz artist Arturo Sandoval.

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Mixing Glitch Hop with UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Vespers on April 23, 2013 4:03:35 PM PDT

Live musician, glitch hop producer, and Ableton Certified Trainer Vespers develops cutting-edge Live set templates, e-books, and video tutorials on his YouTube channel and website. In this series of tutorial videos, Vespers shows how he used his favorite UAD Powered Plug-Ins in the mixdown process of his latest release.

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The Phil Ramone Interview

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on April 22, 2013 4:58:19 PM PDT

Like many in the recording industry, we were saddened to hear about the passing of legendary producer Phil Ramone. We were lucky enough to chat with him in 2008 about the influence of UA founder, Bill Putnam Sr., on his early recording career, and the state of the rapidly changing music industry after the birth of MP3 file sharing.

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Comping Basics: Getting the Perfect Vocal Take

Posted by Bobby Owsinski on April 19, 2013 4:33:16 PM PDT

How do you capture that perfect vocal take for your project? One of the most widely used production techniques is to compile a master track of the best bits and pieces from a number of previous takes. Bobby Owsinski shows us how to make the comping process quick and easy.

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Producer Ken Lewis Crafts Hits for Fun, Alicia Keys, Kanye West Using UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Posted by Michael Gallant on March 21, 2013 11:40:19 AM PDT

Whether for mixing, production, songwriting, or arranging, top acts call on Ken Lewis to turn their musical ideas into platinum hits. Here’s what he had to say about mentoring the next generation of mixers, and crafting hits for the biggest stars in the business using UAD Plug-Ins.

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Tips & Tricks — Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection

Posted by James Rotondi on March 21, 2013 11:06:11 AM PDT

The Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection recreates the authentic colors of the storied Silver, Gray, and original LA-2 hardware units. Here’s some tricks on how to get the most out of this powerful collection.

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Tips & Tricks — Softube Amp Room Plug-Ins

Posted by Henrik Andersson Vogel on March 19, 2013 9:23:49 AM PDT

Developed by the highly regarded modeling engineers at Softube, Amp Room plug-ins bring a "less is more" collection of modern and vintage guitar and bass tones to your studio. Here’s a mix of general and specific hints for getting the most out of these Vintage, Metal, and Bass Amp Room plug-ins for the UAD platform.

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Direct Developer Spotlight — Creating the Brainworx Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In

Posted by David Weiss on March 18, 2013 3:54:19 PM PDT

The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Plug-In expertly emulates the famed piece of hardware that stands as a flagship in Shadow Hills' Peter Reardon's eccentrically obsessive line. How was this alchemy, from tangible to virtual, achieved? delved deep into the workflow of two top audio braniacs.

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