Category: Audio Plugins

Are Logic Pro X Stock Plugins Any Good?

  Quick Answer Logic Pro X Stock plugins are surprisingly good for both mixing and mastering.  Although you may still want to download or purchase other 2nd and 3rd party plugins, Logic Pro X Stock plugins are good and easy enough to use, to create decent mixes and masters. Are Logic Pro X Stock Plugins […]

Top 6 Easy Mastering Plugins to Use

  Exciter – Stock Logic Plugin L1 – Waves Audio Wider – Infected Mushroom Harmonics Analog Saturation Pro – Softube Tape – Softube MV2 – Waves Audio Mastering can be a complicated part of the audio production process – but the plugins used don’t need to be. Some plugins are simplistically designed, but still, sound […]

What is Wave’s Best Tape Plugin: J37 Tape vs. Kramer Tape?

  When trying to find a great tape plugin, Waves audio has been a go-to for many engineers.  They offer 2 affordably priced and widely used plugins – the J37 tape emulation and the Kramer tape emulation. Both of these have unique characteristics, functions, and nuances that make them better for certain genres, individual instruments, […]

All of the Free Plugins from Klanghelm!

  Klanghelm Offers These 3 Free Plugins: DC1A – Compressor IVG12 – Saturator MJUC jr. – Tube Compressor Free plugins are hit or miss – some are great, while others may not even load.  Fortunately, Klanghelm has developed some fantastic and versatile free plugins. Today, we’ll look at the 3 free plugins that they currently […]

10 Things You Need to Know About the FabFilter Pro-L2

  The Plugin has a 4k Display and Can be Made Full Screen You can Decrease Distortion with the True Peak Limiting and Oversampling Options A DC Offset Filter is Available, but will Rarely Be Needed It’s Designed to Sound Great for Every Genre The Attack Does Not Behave Like a Compressor’s Attack It includes […]

What is this New Free Plugin by Tokyo Dawn Labs!?

  Quick Answer The TDR Molotok was released in Oct. 2020 and is a vintage emulation of multiple soviet-era audio compressors.  The sound that this plugin creates is unique due to the alpha-beta-sigma variable weighting and the subtle distortion it imparts onto the signal when using a quicker attack. The Tokyo Dawn Labs Molotok in […]

The Oldest Plugin vs. The Best New Plugin

  Quick Answer: The oldest commercially available audio plugin was the Waves’ Q1, a 10 band equalizer that’s incredibly simple by today’s standards.  Although the Q10 is still used by many engineers, comparing it to the FabFilter Pro Q 3 shows how far digital processing and audio plugins have come. The Oldest Plugin vs. The […]

The BEST Free Reverb Plugin?

  What is the Best Free Reverb Plugin? Although there is no “Best” reverb plugin, the Valhalla Supermassive is by far one of if not the best FREE reverb plugins that we have used. The functionality is comprehensive and versatile, while the overall sound rivals that of some of the best paid reverb plugins. The […]

Top 7 Free Mastering Equalizer Plugins

  7. 7Q by Manda Audio 6. Lovend by Analog Obsession 5. 2s EQ by 2 Sense 4. Overtone GEQ by Voxengo 3. IIEQ Pro by Sound Bytes 2. TDR VOS by Tokyo Dawn Labs 1. RareSE by Analog Obsession Equalization is an incredibly influential part of mastering – the slightest change to an EQ […]

Free vs. Cheap vs. Expensive Reverb Plugins

  As more and more productions are moving away from established studios, and toward home studio production, artificial reverb has become increasingly important. In the past, entire buildings were designed with music in mind – whether it was a cathedral, a music hall, or a studio designed with drums in mind, music once reflected the […]