Wow, that’s a very studious approach - I’ve always just picked a compressor and started twiddling knobs until I heard something good! I think I’ve gotten a little more discerning as the years have gone by, but I do have a few favourites that I return to regularly.
Thanks Eric. The slap bass was an interesting challenge that I had never taken on before. Fortunately it was really well recorded and played. It could have been a real nightmare…
The mix is missing that last, very time-consuming “5%” automation and detail that I would normally apply, but the idea was really just a fast, fun way to test the plugin.
Thanks Alan. Yeah definitely a cool track - I found the lead Vox needed some tuning to get them to sit well.
Thanks Mike… The plugin combines quite a few processes including saturation, de-essing gating, eq, compression, external patching and limiting. The de-essing and gating modules are particularly flexible. It is very easy on CPU - I used it on pretty much every channel and then some, and my computer was barely above idling.
My impressions are good. I think I could get better results if I got more of a handle on gain-staging it. That said, I’m pretty happy how it came out.