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? Sonicscoop.com delved deep into the workflow of two top audio braniacs.

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The Sound & Color of the Fairchild 670 Compressor Plug-In

Posted by Ben Lindell on March 6, 2013 2:50:02 PM PST

New York-based producer and engineer Ben Lindell is here to demonstrate the tone, color, and character of the UAD Fairchild 670 Compressor Plug-In and show how it can be used to enhance the stereo width of a mix.

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NAMM 2013 Apollo High-Resolution Interface Multi-Unit Demo

Posted by Mason Hicks on March 6, 2013 12:38:58 PM PST

See and hear the Apollo High-Resolution Interface operating in multi-unit cascading mode with the new LA-2A Collection and Softube Amp Room plug-ins, as Producer/Engineer Fab Dupont demonstrates with help from Banda Magda. This video takes you right back to the UA booth to witness Fab, Magda and Nacho's engaging Apollo multi-unit recording session.

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A History of the Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier

Posted by Lynn Fuston on February 22, 2013 10:12:44 AM PST

With its gentle, program dependent optical compression, the LA-2A Limiting Amplifier is revered to this day by audio professionals worldwide. Read on to learn about the Cold War-era inception of this unique compressor, as well as its revision history and how the hardware influenced the development of the LA-2A plug-ins for the UAD platform. 

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Step-By-Step Mixing with UAD Plug-Ins, with Passion Pit Producer, Chris Zane

Posted by Chris Zane on February 21, 2013 2:09:55 PM PST

New York-based producer, engineer, and mixer Chris Zane has worked with such artists as The Walkmen, Holy Ghost!, and Friendly Fires. In this Producer's Corner, he shows us how he uses UAD Powered Plug-Ins to help shape the sound of a track off of Passion Pit’s latest album, Gossamer, which he produced.

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