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EQs, or Equalisers, are one of the most often used effects in a processing chain. They are designed to shape the frequency spectrum of an audio stream, by either boosting or attenuating at a frequency (or a range of frequencies). Most EQs are made up of multiple filters you are able to control at varying degrees. Most DAWs come with a stock EQ plugin. We…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
by Kari Estes Check out the first article for more plugins! All of these plugins are completely free of charge and are available in both AAX and VST forms, allowing you to use them in both Logic and ProTools (as well as other DAWs) and are all Catalina compatible. PreFET Pre-Amp by accentize This plugin by accentize is a free amp simulation…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
A really quick introduction about what Limiters are and when to use them: We compress for many reasons! We might want to shape the feel of an instrument, or conversely, to shrink its dynamic range to occupy a more manageable space. We may compress for color as well. A limiter, however, is commonly used for one reason first and foremost: to catch…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, iZotope, Limiter, Compressor, plug-ins
  • April 14th, 2022
 by Kari Estes In addition to one-off plugins, some companies offer entire bundles of plugins for free. This is part 2 in the free plugins installment. Similar to the standalone plugins article, all of  these plugins work in both Logic and ProTools,, and work with all operating systems, including Catalina. MFreeFXBundle Melda Productions…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022
by Kari Estes There are lots of amazing plugins available in the world, but it seems that most of these can cost anywhere from $20 per plugin to $200. If you’re like me (a broke college student) you can’t afford all this fancy software and try looking for things on a budget. After doing some research, I’ve found a collection of plugins available for free…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022
Javi Lloret   WHAT IS SAMPLE RATE? To put it simply, we call Sample rate the number of amplitude recordings a computer takes per second. This graph will get you a more visual image of how it works: As you can see there’s a waveform in green, and it has been divided into small pieces. Those pieces have a unit of amplitude (dB…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022