Top 8 Best Passive EQ Emulation Plugins For Your DAW In 2024
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Top 8 Best Passive EQ Emulation 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. 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 11 Best Audio Brands For 500 Series Modules/Equipment
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Top 11 Best Audio Brands For 500 Series Modules/Equipment

Since the mid-1980s, 500 Series audio equipment has become a significant part of the audio hardware market. Cherished for its portability, modularity, low price point and small form factor (relative to rackmount gear), many manufacturers/brands have hopped on the trend of producing 500 Series modules and racks. With so many options to choose from, it…

Top 11 Best Audio Equalizer Brands In The World 2024
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Top 11 Best Audio Equalizer Brands In The World 2024

Equalizers (EQs) are one of the most important audio mixing tools, period. It makes sense, then, that there are plenty of EQ options from numerous companies. Navigating the market to find the best EQ unit for certain applications can be difficult. So, in this article, we’ll discuss the top brands/companies that produce audio equalizers. This…

Top 11 Best Audio Compressor Brands In The World 2024
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Top 11 Best Audio Compressor Brands In The World 2024

Dynamic range compression is one of the most important Audio mixing tools ever to be introduced to the audio industry. It should come as no surprise, then, that there are plenty of compressors on the market from a wide variety of manufacturers. Navigating the market to find the best compressor unit for certain applications can…

Top 10 Best Digital Delay Plugins For Your DAW In 2024
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Top 10 Best Digital Delay 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. The power of digital signal processing has made it possible to create highly versatile and powerful delay effects. With so many digital delay plugins on the…

Top 10 Best Analog Delay Emulation Plugins For Your DAW 2024
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Top 10 Best Analog Delay Emulation 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. The sound of digital audio is often called “sterile” or “clinical.” A great analog/BBD delay plugin can combat this cleanliness and give our productions that warm,…

Top 10 Best Tape Delay Emulation Plugins For Your DAW 2024
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Top 10 Best Tape Delay Emulation 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. The sound of digital audio is often called “sterile” or “clinical.” An excellent tape delay plugin can combat this cleanliness and give our productions that warm,…

Top 11 Best Audio Plugin (VST/AU/AAX) Brands In The World
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Top 11 Best Audio Plugin (VST/AU/AAX) Brands In The World

In the age of recording, where so much is done digitally and “in the box,” audio plugins reign supreme. Whether it’s emulating hardware to get that “analog sound,” pushing the boundaries of what was previously ever possible with audio technology, or simply serving an important purpose in recording, mixing and mastering, audio plugins are invaluable…

Top 9 Best Flanger Modulation Plugins For Your DAW In 2024
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Top 9 Best Flanger Modulation 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. The flanger effect is a modulation effect that is also considered an important tool in the audio engineer’s toolbox. With so many flanger plugins on the…

Feedback Vs. Feed-Forward Dynamic Range Compressors In Audio
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Feedback Vs. Feed-Forward Dynamic Range Compressors In Audio

The distinction between feedback and feed-forward compressors is one of those more advanced topics that we should ask about once we understand the essentials of audio dynamic range compression. What is feedback compression? Feedback compression feeds the audio signal into the sidechain just after the gain reduction element. This compressor type reacts to the signal amplitude…

What Is Stereo Equalization/EQ In Audio & How Does It Work?
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What Is Stereo Equalization/EQ In Audio & How Does It Work?

Equalization is one of the most commonly used processes/effects in audio mixing/production and one of the most popular formats for audio/sound reproduction. It makes perfect sense that stereo EQ would come about in audio technology. What is stereo equalization? A stereo EQ will have the ability to equalize (alter the frequency-specific amplitude of) the left and…

The Complete Guide To Parametric Equalization/EQ
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The Complete Guide To Parametric Equalization/EQ

Parametric EQ is perhaps the most powerful type of EQ in audio technology, which says a lot since EQ is one of the most commonly used processes in audio mixing/production. What is parametric audio equalization? Parametric EQ offers full customization of a set number of EQ filters. Each frequency band/filter may have the choice of filter…