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SCROLL DOWN FOR A VIDEO VERSION OF THIS POST!!!! The concept of sends and busses, in general, is one that beginner DAW users often struggle to understand. It took me quite a while to feel confident enough in my understanding of the concept to adopt it, but after I started, I never looked back! Sends provide a powerful way to manage effects, save CPU, and…
  • Bus, Busses, Sends, Aux Tracks, Routing, Mixing
  • May 20th, 2022
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
  INTRODUCTION With the recent release of Ableton Live 11, everyone is raving about new devices such as Spectral Resonator and Hybrid Reverb. And yeah, these are pretty awesome, but there are so many amazing devices that have been out for so long that remain amazing!  One of these Ableton devices is called Drum Buss. It is basically a unique…
  • Ableton, Busses, Drums, Mixing, Mix, Plugin
  • May 18th, 2022
By Michael MacDonald These 4 plug-ins are: Renaissance Equalizer, the REQ 6 Stereo Renaissance Compressor, RCompressor Stereo S1 Stereo Imager API-550 Stereo EQ VST Choir used in Project: Omnisphere 2 Choir Sample Side Note; Why I Use Waves Products Waves, as a company, has been in the music industry for a long time now, always creating and…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022
Written by Althea Steynberg, Edited & Submitted by Michael MacDonald  A Step by Step Guide  For Film Scoring students at Berklee using Cubase in their work and major, we purchase the FIlm Scoring Bundle as part of our Major Package Bundle! How exciting! Within this FS (Film Scoring) Major Bundle, we purchased a library of instruments known…
  • Film Scoring, Cubase, Templates, Expression Maps
  • April 14th, 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
by Maya Wagner   Logic is one of the most stock-plugin-rich DAWs on the market. It has a ton of native plugins and the software can be used to create extremely professional sounding productions with virtually no external processing.  The thing is, so many people get stuck using the same old plugins, most notably… The Logic Compressor…
  • Logic Help Document, Maya Wagner
  • April 14th, 2022