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!
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.
I had the pleasure to mix and master 4 songs for Brazilian guitar player Diego Pires's first solo EP. The album was recorded mostly at his home studio and has no "mic'd" instruments. Guitars went through either a Neural DSP Quad Cortex or Mercuriall's "AmpBox Reaxis, drums were programmed and are a blend of several different libraries and the bass was also recorded through a Quad Cortex. Enjoy it!
A while ago I mixed a song for the "Por Dentro Do Som" project where producers/engineers/musicians share their knowledge about the process of recording a song from start to finish. The video is in Portuguese, feel free to watch it here.
I used some free time in between projects to mix Jinjer's "On The Top" using Universal Audio LUNA, just to get used to the software. Check out how differently we can interpret a song's mix based on the same raw material.