More praise for Boz from my corner of the world.
I don’t need too much to get through a mix. It might not happen as quickly, as elegantly, or with as much character as I do when I use tools I’m more familiar with, but I can get through something with stock plugins.
BUT!!! This new world of mixing stuff tracked other places with an unreliable level quality or presents many problems. Most of my non-EQ problem solving happens with the help of Boz stuff.
Sasquatch. Yep! Make those poorly recorded kicks DEEP!
Gatey Watey. Cymbal bleed be damned (but in the nicest way possible!)
Panther. Balance out-of-balance stereo tracks or manipulate the stereo field in M/S mode. Necessary on 8/10 pairs of drum overhead or room mics.
Panipulator. Use it all the time on the master bus to flip Left/Right for an alternate perspective and to create mono delays/reverbs in the always-stereo-ready world of Reaper.
…but the non-problem-solving is cool, too.
I’m still wrapping my head around the +10db stuff. I think the compressor and I are becoming friends - I use it in parallel for my drums. The EQ sounds good but its usage isn’t second nature to me yet. It feels very…nice sounding. I’m more used to EQs that will let me make something sound bad before I improve it. This thing kind of always sounds good no matter how much I try to mess something up with it!