Dynamic Processors

by jaime traba ·Posted
Like other offerings available in the 500 Series format, there is a wealth of compressors to select in this increasingly popular form factor. Ranging from unique and original designs to emulations and clones of some of the most classic compressors heard on countless albums and songs, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the choice. This piece will highlight some standouts. Chandler’s Little Devil has become a go to for many engineers since its
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
Are you looking for a whole slew of guitar effects, a bunch of built-in rhythm patterns, and an eighty-second looper, all in one pedal? Then look no farther than the G3n and the G3Xn, both manufactured by Zoom, a company long in the multi-effects processing game. The G3n gives you 68 guitar effects and five amp/cab
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
Real-time vocal harmony generation can often sound artificial—and sometimes, even a little off-putting. However, if you haven’t heard TC-Helicon’s take on the effect, you’ll be in for a treat when you go online and check out some audio samples. With this Vocal Processor, TC-Helicon has taken its harmony algorithms and put them into a form factor specifically tailored for keyboard players. Indeed, it can generate
by jaime traba ·Posted
When I was trying to decide what outboard gear to cover first for this ongoing “Studio Classics” guide, I knew I wanted to start with classic compressors; the kind that have been heard on your favorite recordings and are considered “stock” studio gear. Sure, the importance of EQs cannot be overstated (and will surely be covered), but I have a particular fondness for compressors. Responsible for helping to control your dynamic range, whether it is just a touch or a flat-out squash, or helping to shape your tone, these compressors have defined
by Dave Shim ·Posted
Synthesizers appeal to a broad range of users, many of whom experience sheer delight with the sounds and symphonies they can create on a synth. Analog synthesizers are making something of a big comeback this year, and we'd like to take this opportunity to share information about the more outstanding models, and the people who love to create the tones and multitimbral tunes that these instruments are able to produce. In the course of this article, you will meet three different types of analog synth aficionados: the Desktop Beat Slinger, who