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Acoustica Audio Celestial

Acustica Audio Celestial Plugin is FREE until February 14th

Acustica Audio Celestial is a brand new mixing and mastering plugin that is based on an analog coloration unit from the UK. The plugin is designed to add tonal character, weight, and space to your mix bus or stereo stems. Acustica Audio has said that this product is so good that they considered offering it as a commercial product from the beginning, but you can download it right now FREE! The Acustica Audio Celestial comes as a suite that consist of two plugins: Celestial Mix… Read More »Acustica Audio Celestial Plugin is FREE until February 14th

Native Instruments RAUM

Native Instruments RAUM Reverb Plugin is FREE This Holiday Season

Each year Native Instruments puts out a free plugin in December during the holiday season. Last year’s free plugin was the TK-01: a creative kick and bass sound designer that can be used with the free Reaktor Player. For this year’s free holiday gift Native Instruments is giving away a new reverb plugin called RAUM. RAUM is a creative reverb plugin that can be used as a subtle mixing tool or for creative sound design. It is capable of creating a plethora of reverb spaces… Read More »Native Instruments RAUM Reverb Plugin is FREE This Holiday Season

Arturia Rev Plate-140

Arturia Rev PLATE-140 Vintage Reverb Plugin is FREE for a Limited Time

The Arturia Rev Plate-140 is a new vintage plate reverb plugin from Arturia and they are currently giving it away for free! From now until December 31st, 2019 you can pick up this plugin for free! The Arturia Rev Plate-140 is a recreation of the iconic EMT 140 plate reverb with a modeled vintage vacuum tube preamp. This software emulation is a full bodied vintage studio plate reverb with a lush tail that is great for adding space and depth to your mix. The Arturia… Read More »Arturia Rev PLATE-140 Vintage Reverb Plugin is FREE for a Limited Time

Waves H-Comp is FREE this Cyber Monday

From now through Cyber Monday you can get the Waves H-Comp Hybrid Compressor for free. That’s right. FREE. This is the second of two free plugins that Waves have dropped in the past few days. The first free plugin was the fantastic transparent vocal de-esser plugin Sibilance. I really hope that everyone reading this was able to pick up Sibilance for free as the limited time Black Friday promotion is now over. The H-Comp is a hybrid compressor that combines the modeled behavior of transformers,… Read More »Waves H-Comp is FREE this Cyber Monday

Waves Sibilance is FREE for Black Friday

Waves Sibilance is a new transparent vocal de-esser plugin that is free this Black Friday weekend!  This is a fantastic de-esser plugin that allows you to de-ess vocals in a very natural and organic sounding way. Sibilance features the following: Clever, fast, powerful de-esser specifically designed for vocals and voiceovers Smooth, glitch-free removal of harsh ‘s’ sounds like never before Separates the sibilant parts of the vocal without changing the vocal’s original tone Easy-to-use threshold and sensitivity controls Innovative sibilance detector powered by Waves’ Organic ReSynthesis… Read More »Waves Sibilance is FREE for Black Friday

4 Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block

Writer’s block.  It’s something that happens to the best of us.  And when it happens it can be hard to get out of that creative rut.  So if you are musically struggling to create something new here are four tips that will help you get back in the grove and back to writing music. 1. Take inspiration from other artist’s music Listening to other artist’s music is a great way to get inspired.  Listen to some of your old favorites or browse YouTube or Spotify… Read More »4 Tips for Overcoming Writer’s Block

What Music Producers Can Learn from Avicii

Tim Bergling (better known by his stage name Avicii) passed away on April 20th, 2018 at the age of 28.  He was an influential music producer who helped push the Electronic Dance Music genre to the forefront of the music world.  And even though he died young he was still able to impact the music world in a way that very few have been able to.  In remembrance, here are five lessons that music producers can learn from Avicii. 1. Make the Music That You… Read More »What Music Producers Can Learn from Avicii

Audio Track Defaults in Ableton Live 9

Whenever you add a new audio track to a session in Ableton, by default, it is completely blank and free of plugins.  If you find yourself adding the same plugins to each new audio track then setting up your audio track defaults will definitely save you some time.  In this video, I will show you a couple of different ways to setup the default audio track preset in Ableton Live 9.  This quick little tip can help you to optimize your workflow and increase your… Read More »Audio Track Defaults in Ableton Live 9

Mastering with Waves VU Meter

The Waves VU meter is designed to help you set proper levels for recording and mixing.  And even though this plugin would normally be used for mixing and recording, it can also be used for mastering. In this video, I will be demonstrating how you can use the Waves VU meter as a loudness meter when mastering.  I will also go through how you can use a reference track to help set the final mastering limiter.  This part can be especially helpful if you are… Read More »Mastering with Waves VU Meter

Free Plugin – Soundtoys Little Plate

Soundtoys Little Plate is a warm, rich, and spacious plate reverb plugin that takes inspiration from the original EMT 140 plate reverb.  For a limited time, you can get this great sounding reverb plugin for free!  If you need to hear it in action, here is a demonstration of the lush sound of the Little Plate on a lead synth and a vocal.   Soundtoys Little Plate has just a few simple and easy to use controls.  The decay knob controls the length of the… Read More »Free Plugin – Soundtoys Little Plate