With so many SSL Bus Compressor emulations out there ranging from free to hundreds of dollars (not counting hardware expenses in the case of UAD), I felt it was time to see how they compare sound-wise. I hope it helps. Enjoy!
Alright, Although I missed posting the individual singles when they came out, here is the post for the release of the full EP we started recording over 3 years ago! I'm happy it's out there in the world! I hope you all enjoy it!
This is a good one, mainly because I was part of the whole process, from rehearsal, to tracking, mixing and mastering AND because it is NOT my typical rock/metal type of project that you see here often. We tracked the song's rhythm section live and Hotel2Tango in Montreal, overdubs were made at Music Salad's studio, and all that in just a few weeks, from start to finish. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!
I'm happy to be able to mention that mixed the music for a game I called “Towers Of Thana” and it's going into Steam's Early Access next week (August 21st, 2023) I gotta thank the team at Tryptique Audio for trusting me once again with their art. Here is the trailer for your enjoyment.
The EQ curves do not match between those 4 plugins, some of them a VERY different, some of them a pretty close but I am certain you will hear the differences between them, even going through Youtube's audio compression.
Last year I had the pleasure to spend an afternoon inside a normal rehearsal room with some extra-talented musician friends (Thiago Castro on Drums, Lucas Barnery on Guitar, and Thiago Baumgarten on Bass) and that afternoon generated two awesome tunes, this one linked below and a fully live jam, named “Peanut Butter”
A few months ago I went to a rehearsal room with three long-time friends and amazing musicians from Salvador, Bahia - Brazil. They jammed for a few hours and two songs came out of that jam. This is one of those songs. The setup was pretty simple: Universal Audio Apollo x8p and another silver face Apollo. All tracks were recorded through API Legacy strips and Studer A800 tape, all committed to the recording. No samples were used. The guitar was recorded direct via a Kemper and the bass was also recorded direct, no amps in the room. Enjoy,
This was supposed to be part of a mix contest that I did not have the time to submit to (nor do I believe in mix contests), so I just mixed it for fun, so I don't have anything to do with the recordings (they do sound great though)
I'm using mostly native Universal Audio plugins (just a couple of DSP-based ones), no samples, all from the multi-tracks (actually, the kick is from an Alesis D4)
Welcome to 2023, The first release of the year comes out as a single of an EP I had the pleasure to play drums for, and engineer the recordings for the rest of the instrumentals during the pandemic. Tracks were mixed and mastered using UA's LUNA. Drums were tracked in a low-ceiling basement using a UA Apollo x8p with 8 channels of API Legacy strips via UNISON. Tracks were EQ'd and compressed "to tape". - RE20 on the kick - i5 on the snare - 421 for toms and floor toms - Ribbons for overheads Guitars were recorded through an amp and DI, the same for the bass tracks with the added Darkglass B7K (main bass tone) track. I hope you enjoy it!