SPL TwinTube Processor Plug-In Demo

Posted by Mason Hicks on May 7, 2013 8:45:10 AM PDT

SPL’s TwinTube is audio proof of the old adage “a little goes a long way.” Just a touch of TwinTube’s unique analog tube warmth can bring out the color and personality of any vocal or instrument, adding that essential “something” to a mix — without impacting its dynamic range. This short demo video shows off the sound, and character of the SPL TwinTube Plug-In for the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform.

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Sonnox® Oxford Inflator Plug-In Demo

Posted by Mason Hicks on May 7, 2013 8:19:14 AM PDT

A longtime secret weapon for audio professionals, the Sonnox Oxford Inflator increases the apparent loudness of your mix or individual tracks, without audibly affecting sonic quality or reducing dynamic range. The Inflator can add power, warmth, and presence to your mix, providing virtual headroom above digital maximum, while maintaining musical character.

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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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