My Top 5 IK Multimedia Plugins


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We all have our favorites, and in this post I want to share my top 5 from IK Multimedia! Let’s countdown, starting from number 5. 5. Master EQ 432 The right amount of the right eq on the master bus can really bring your mix to life. Whether you’re mixing through the 432 as part of a top down approach, … Read More

My Top 5 Waves Plugins!


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We all have our favorites, and in this post I want to share my top 5 from Waves Audio! Let’s countdown, starting from number 5. 5. Kramer HLS Channel This thing is just meaty. I use it as a low end enhancer more than anything, because the character it brings to the low end is just undeniably cool! There’s a … Read More

Gain Staging For Amp Sims


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Amp sims, like their real world counterparts, are non-linear processes. As you increase the input level, they saturate and distort more. As you decrease the input signal, they clean up more. It’s important to remember this characteristic, as you can drastically change the response of the amp sim by adjusting the input level. Let’s start with some numbers. My interface … Read More

Why you shouldn’t sleep on Nomad Factory


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[I realize this entire post reads like a giant advertisement, but I assure you that it’s my honest opinion about a product line that I am personally passionate about. Nomad Factory have never given me a plugin to review, I have no NFR’s from them, and every plugin of theirs I own I paid for. I recommend you consider doing … Read More

5 Questions With Andrew Scheps!


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This month, The Noise Floor asks 5 Questions to industry icon Andrew Scheps. Andrew is a mix engineer, recording engineer, producer, and record label owner based in the UK. He received Grammy Awards for “Best Rock Album” for his work on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium, “Album Of The Year” for Adele’s 21, and also “Best Reggae Album” for … Read More

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This blog is undergoing a massive overhaul. Be patient, as there may be untested links. We’re working through every page, line by line, to make sure this blog represents the best information possible.

How To Lift Reverb Tails With Bass Rider!


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In this video, I demonstrate a cool trick for lifting up the reverb tails of a snare drum reverb plate using Bass Rider! This trick can help the reverb tail cut through the mix. The song in this video is “Dead Enemies” by “Dark Ride”, and the multi-tracks are available for free on the Cambridge “Mixing Secrets” Free Multi-track Download … Read More