The Ultimate Audio Plugin Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Audio Plugin Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which audio plugin(s) you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about an audio plugin. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which audio plugin(s) should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel free to…

The Ultimate 500 Series Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate 500 Series Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which 500 Series modules, cases and power supplies you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about 500 Series equipment. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which 500 Series gear should I buy?” this extensive resource is…

The Ultimate Effects Pedal/Stompbox Buyer’s Guide 2024
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The Ultimate Effects Pedal/Stompbox Buyer’s Guide 2024

So you’re wondering which effects pedal you should buy, rent or otherwise try out. In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll go through everything worth considering before you make any decisions about an effects pedal. If you’ve found yourself asking, “Which pedal/stompbox should I buy?” this extensive resource is for you. Please feel free to jump…

Should You Normalize Audio? (When To & Not To Normalize)
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Should You Normalize Audio? (When To & Not To Normalize)

Normalizing audio is a fairly simple concept, but its applications are not always fully understood. Is normalization always necessary, never necessary, or only applicable to certain situations? Let’s find out. Should you normalize audio? Normalizing audio is effective for creating consistent levels between samples, vocal takes, and other audio files before/during mixing and even for…

11 Best Reverb Plugins (Spring, Plate, Algorithmic, Convolution)
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11 Best Reverb Plugins (Spring, Plate, Algorithmic, Convolution)

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. Plugins are, therefore, invaluable assets for the modern audio engineer. Whether recorded naturally or as an audio effect, reverb plays a significant role in music production and sound design. So, it makes sense how so many…

Top 7 Best Digital Parametric EQ Plugins For Your DAW 2024
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Top 7 Best Digital Parametric EQ Plugins For Your DAW 2024

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. Plugins are, therefore, invaluable assets for the modern audio engineer. Equalization is also invaluable, considered to be one of the most important tools in the audio engineer’s toolbox. So then it makes sense how there are…

Top 9 Best Optical Compressor Emulation Plugins In 2024
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Top 9 Best Optical Compressor Emulation Plugins In 2024

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. Plugins are, therefore, invaluable assets for the modern audio engineer. There are plenty of plugins that aim to emulate analog hardware in an attempt to make digital audio sound more like its [arguably] nicer-sounding analog counterpart….

Top 9 Best Stereo Imaging Plugins For Your DAW In 2024
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Top 9 Best Stereo Imaging Plugins For Your DAW In 2024

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. Plugins are, therefore, invaluable assets for the modern audio engineer. Stereo imaging is also considered an important tool in the audio engineer’s toolbox (when mixing in stereo, which is common). Then, it would make sense that…

Top 10 Best Distortion Plugins For Your DAW In 2024
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Top 10 Best Distortion Plugins For Your DAW In 2024

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. Plugins are, therefore, invaluable assets for the modern audio engineer. When used consciously as an effect, distortion is also considered an important tool in the audio engineer’s toolbox. With so many distortion plugins on the market,…

Top 10 Best Saturation Plugins For Your DAW In 2024
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Top 10 Best Saturation Plugins For Your DAW In 2024

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. Plugins are, therefore, invaluable assets for the modern audio engineer. Saturation is an essential tool in the audio engineer’s toolbox when dealing with digital audio, which is sterile and clean relative to analog. With so many…

Top 10 Best Guitar Amp Simulator Plugins For Your DAW 2024
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Top 10 Best Guitar Amp Simulator Plugins For Your DAW 2024

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. With modern technology, we don’t even need to mic up guitar amps to get the best guitar sounds. Instead, it’s completely possible (and perhaps even more cost-affordable) to plug directly into an interface and utilize one…

Top 9 Best Channel Strip Plugins For Your DAW In 2024
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Top 9 Best Channel Strip Plugins For Your DAW In 2024

We’re currently living in the age of digital audio, and in-the-box mixing within a digital audio workstation is commonplace. Plugins are, therefore, invaluable assets for the modern audio engineer. Channel strips have been an invaluable part of recording studios and signal processing for decades. Today, there is a wide variety of channel strip plugins on…