Category Archives: Producing

Free Transient Designer: BitterSweet v3 by Flux

If you’re looking for a one knob transient designer, BitterSweet might be your next plugin. The big knob increases or decreases the amplitude of the transients. Unfortunately, a separate knob for the sustain is missing, but it comes with 3 … Continue reading

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Free Transient Designer: Transient by Audio Assault

Transient is an easy to handle and free transient designer. Two knobs for attack and sustain do most of the work and help you to shape the dynamics of short peaks. For a free alternative to paid plugins, this is … Continue reading

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Free Stereo Plugin: A1StereoControl by Alex Hilton

A1StereoControl, a great stereo plugin from Germany, can be used to adjust the stereo width of your tracks, mute mid or side, swap left and right or flip the phase. Also, it’s got a unique “Safe Bass” feature, which centers … Continue reading

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Free Equalizer Plugin: TDR VOS SlickEQ by TDR Labs

The SlickEQ by Tokyo Dawn is a mixing and mastering EQ in the first place. It works with 3 bands and 4 EQ modes (changing EQ curves and behavior) plus 4 different output modes. Apart from other useful features, it … Continue reading

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Free Compressor Plugin: Nova-67P by vladg

The Nova-67P is a mixture of compressor and eq plugin. It can either work as a 5-band EQ plus a compressor (frequency dependent) or work as a split band compressor. Additionally, it supports side-chaining, has optional hi- and lo-pass filtering … Continue reading

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Equalizer Plugin: Pro-Q-2 by FabFilter

The Pro-Q-2 is a paid plugin, and I don’t want to make too much promo for paid products, but if you’re looking for an eq plugin with a (in my opinion) great workflow, this could be the one! Create eq … Continue reading

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Video: Hihat Programming For Trap Music

There are several ways to program fast hihat patterns like in Trap music. See the video below to learn naive and clever ways using the Ableton Live Midi Racks. English Version of the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NffsfAYRy1E

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Video: Mixtape Treatment

Lots of DJs have the same problem: After recording a mixtape and uploading it to platforms like Mixcloud, their tape just sounds a lot quieter than that of others. The videos below show how to give your recording the extra … Continue reading

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(Free) Delay Plugin: DDLY Dynamic Delay by iZotope

The DDLY has the same features that most delays have, plus some additional knobs like the “trash” parameter. But the really special feature of the DDLY is the unique functionality to respond to the dynamics of the track and create … Continue reading

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Free Limiter Plugin: Limiter No 6 by vladg

The Limiter No 6 is programmed by the same guy that created Molot. What’s special about this plugin are the 5 modules: a RMS compressor, a peak limiter, a high-frequency limiter, a clipper and a true peak limiter. Different timing … Continue reading

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