Tips & Tricks — Sonnox Oxford EQ Plug-In

Posted by Rich Tozzoli on August 10, 2012 11:20:13 AM PDT

Born from the lineage of the six-figure Sony Oxford digital console, the Oxford EQ plug-in is a flexible and powerful tool. Let's take a look at the Sonnox Oxford EQ and explore some of the ways you might use it in your productions.

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Sonnox® Oxford EQ Plug-In Trailer

Posted by Mason Hicks on July 31, 2012 5:00:00 PM PDT
The Sonnox Oxford EQ plug-in for Universal Audio's UAD-2 platform is based on the EQ section of the iconic Sony OXF-R3 console, introduced in the early 1990’s and widely regarded as the pinnacle of digital mixing consoles. The Oxford EQ plug-in incorporates the exact same algorithms from the console, with 4 different selectable EQ types — including “legacy” styles renowned for their artistic capabilities. Read More

Audio Legend Joe Chiccarelli Shares Production Wisdom and Technique with Universal Audio

Posted by Marsha Vdovin on July 26, 2012 11:45:26 AM PDT

Read on to learn more about the production philosophy of legendary producer, mixer, and engineer Joe Chiccarelli, how Universal Audio vintage hardware and UAD-2 plug-ins fit into his workflow, and to get an under-the-hood peek at his mixing session of Young The Giant’s hit single, “My Body.”

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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 3:52:03 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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A History of Artificial Reverb Featuring Bill Putnam, Sr.

Posted by Amanda Whiting on July 24, 2012 12:06:31 PM PDT

Reverb is one of the most standard go-to effects in music production, so much so that there are literally thousands of different hardware and software solutions all designed to recreate an ambience and sound of a room. But where did it all start?

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To The Limit — 'Dynamic Range' and the Loudness War

Posted by Emmanuel Deruty (Sound on Sound) on July 20, 2012 3:31:52 PM PDT

We all know music is getting louder. But is it less dynamic? Read on as Sound on Sound’s Emmanuel Deruty argues that ground-breaking research proves beyond any doubt that the answer is no — and that popular beliefs about the ‘loudness war’ need a radical rethink.

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Ready, Set, Mix! Tips for Prepping Your Mixing Session

Posted by Bobby Owsinski on July 10, 2012 11:45:30 AM PDT

It’s time to mix, so let’s start to move some faders! Well, maybe not right away. If we really want a mix to go quickly and smoothly, there’s some preparation that needs to be done beforehand. Here's a look at the technical prep, session prep, and personal prep needed before diving into your latest mixing session. 

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UA Artist Tips — Mixing Vocals with Joe Chiccarelli

Posted by Mason Hicks on June 26, 2012 12:14:17 PM PDT
See and hear UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins in action as Producer/Engineer extraordinaire Joe Chiccarelli demonstrates them on a mix of the hit song, "My Body", by Young The Giant. This video takes you right back to the UA booth for Joe's engaging UAD-2 plug-ins demonstration. Enjoy. Read More

Producer/Engineer Billy Bush on Mixing Garbage's 'Not Your Kind of People' with Universal Audio

Posted by Michael Gallant on June 20, 2012 11:22:13 AM PDT

2012’s Not Your Kind of People continues the electronic rock legacy that Garbage began with their self-titled 1995 platinum debut release. Helping the group craft their sound is producer, mixer, and engineer Billy Bush, who uses Universal Audio tools on the band’s edgy guitars, driving percussion grooves, and glistening electronics.

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