Hi, and welcome to something I hope is helpful to you — some simple testing of audio plugins which you can use for comparing, or just to find out more about each one.
The beauty of sheer simplicity. (And on the LA-3A as well.) Set the gain to unity, adjust the peak reduction to where you want it. Ta-da! I’m pretty sure these are the compressors that are used “visually” the most.
These might be the very best freebie plugins you will ever use. What I mean by that is, you will probably go out and buy the commercial versions after you use these. On the other hand, they are so good, you may not have a need for anything more. OK, I am not here to hype someone’s product, just to take an honest look at it and maybe offer some tips or advice. So, enough hyping.
The original TG12345 desk is pretty darn famous. The Beatles’s Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon were recorded using it. It’s a fascinating history and it’s worth looking up on the Abbey Road Studio website or using google. Now, it’s time for you to make history using the plugin…
Not really sold on this. I personally like to avoid EQ “at the end” of the process, because it always feels like you are fixing something that you should just fix somewhere else. (So why not just hear it and go fix it?)
You can’ t sit in front of this and not imagine you are in a 1950s sic-fi movie, flying across space in some rocket ship. Well, maybe you can but that is the vibe I alway get when I start turning the knobs.