I was very happy to host a Youtube Live Event with my good friend Lij Shaw from the Recording Studio Rockstars directly on my Youtube Channel (mixdownonline).
If you struggle with compression or if you would like to be better at managing compression in your mixes, check out this video where Lij shares with us his Five Moves to Conquer Compression followed by a Q&A.
When working in your favorite DAW, you have the choice of working with your DAW’s stock plugins or some good quality premium plugins. At some point, premium plugins can easily eat your wallet if you don’t pay attention.
Today I want to share with you 9 of my favorite FREE VST plugins for MIXING. Even if they are completely FREE, they are very good quality plugins. I actually use a lot of them on a regular basis, not because they are FREE but because they are amazing tools to work with. Hope you enjoy!
Virtual guitar amps are pretty cool, very useful especially if you don’t have space or the gear to record a guitar amplifier. Most of the major DAWs have a guitar amp plugin available so it is easy to setup in your recording project. Do they sound good? Now that is part of the downside.
If you know how your virtual amp plugin pretty well you can achieve a lot to make it sound pretty good but most of these types of plugins can sound a bit harsh and fake to point.
Stereo Buss COMPRESSION with the SONIMUS TUCO (Review & Walkthrough)
The TUCO from Sonimus is a TUBE VARI-MU Type of compressor. This high-quality plugin sounds pretty good in general. Its simple interface makes the TUCO easy to use.
The TUCO has a good selection of around 50 easy to browse categorized presets. You know that I’m not a big fan of presets as far as compression goes but it can still be a good start point.