I don't know with the slick it all sounds liker a muffled drum track in youtube sound or the lapel mike doesn't let the true sound come through I am listening through a quality pair of over ear studio headphones and I can't hear any differences is the drum tracks
I thought the ol soft tube was a great little plug, thanks for verifying my ear.Good vid BTW, enjoyable and informative.
Wow, I'm glad I found your channel! Recording in a few weeks and all these tips are really giving me stuff to think about, and all these free plugins will help a load! Thanks so much!!
This is the best channel I've come across in the last two years or so. Pure gold. Thanks so much Warren! You're doing a marvelous job! 🙂
That saturation plugin is worth its salt.
I get the "not safe and is being removed" thing with my Norton Internet Security on a lot of free plugins. For now I'll trust Norton. But any thoughts are appreciated
Pop Helm in here, Helm is such an amazing plugin
Hi Warren, I hope you're well and all is okay.Thanks for the information in this, and all other videos, and best wishes from Kingston-upon-Thames.
The Head Crusher plugin is now 75usd, fyi.
Just FYI – All the Audio Assault Plugins are NO Longer FREE – The company took them all down.
Sorry man but the deesser sounds like crap, the massey stuff isn't worth installing…
Mate, that vocal is already quite saturated and with Decapitator it sounds like something I would do to a vocal for… Industrial electronica production. 🙂 Or Death Metal. I'm sorry, I couldn't help commenting that. It's just so obvious. However, maybe it's for effect in a particular part of the song? I really enjoy watching your videos, though. It's just that we have a different definition of "warm" and "distorted to bits". 🙂
sir, why would anyone ad distortion to that girls beautiful voice. Like planting weeds in a garden.
that Waves API top end tho!
Hey Warren, great topic and straightforward demoing with A/B. For DI guitar, DI bass and tube preamp emulation, try AXP Soft Amp plugs. They're all free, simple to get around in, fantastic sounding and very CPU-light. Charbooster, Flextron and PSA are my favourites, but all are surprisingly musical. Cheers.
Thanks Warren. Appreciated!
I love that groove.
It would be great if any one track were played in time. Gating makes performance errors even more pronounced. LOL – guitar
Plucking a bunch of plugins for mixing that don't interact well with one another is a surefire way of ending up with sheit.
Thanking you kind sir.
Desperatly searching for a free drumplugin/library. I already tried stuff like MT PowerDrum Kit 2 and Drummic'a but i found both to be lacking for the base drum which produces more an unpleasant uhmpf than a round base drum sound (also the MT Kit stopped working completly for some reason)
Would like your thoughts on bouncing mono vs stereo
Coud I use these plugins for garageband? Cheers, Flood!
Tragedy! The Audio Assault plugins are no longer free! 🙁 Now, was this just the Demo version that you reviewed? And if so, does it have a limited time or something where it just randomly cuts the effect out? Or did these used to just all be free 2 years ago?
How long does it typically take to download the free bundle off your website??
Audio Assault plugins arent free, 2 of them cost $50 even
@ 8:06 is that Mick Hucknall?? I’m holding back the tears..lol
Sadly, some of these are no longer free. But thanks for a great overview!
Warren, first of all, thank you for these rich, concise and valuable tutorials.
Secondly, (on the subject of plug-ins) I've been trying to find an EQ plug in specifically for orchestral instruments; so that one could grab the pull down menu and choose something like "Cellos" for instance.
And lastly, for the sake of mixing clarity, how important is it to use a notch filter approach to block out the unused frequency. . . or, in your opinion, are those samples from the likes of Kontakt and/or Xpander good enough right out of the box?
VladG Limiter 6 and Molot should also be mentioned.
Been using the softube for years. It’s been in every mix I’ve done
bring back the fro
Oh man, Warren you stole my hair! Hahaha, great video as always.
Scratching the surface for 46 minutes
Sweet! Thanks, "as always," for the great tips! Nice wig too… kinda channeling Bob Ross there! 😀
Softube Saturation Knob has ludicrous DRM requiring three separate online accounts just to download a supposedly "free" plugin, and HeadCrusher no longer has a free version, only a demo. There are free options like Klanghelm IVGI which you can just go download with no hoops and no disrespect unlike those.
Woh! WTF at 8:06???? lol
HeadCrusher not free anymore.
Wahaha, hearing fatigue only from that Grindmachine ampsim. woops.
Hey man thanks for the video, good help. Can you advise me on this – the soft tube saturate is installed but apparently I need to buy a physical ilok dongle?
I'm thinking of getting an Avid 11 rack for recording guitars in my home studio. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this product. This would work in my DAW just the same as plug ins right?
Old video, but I wanted to point out that I noticed flanging begin to be present when the Blue Cat analyser was added after the Bark of Dog. I found that odd, and interesting.
Regarding clipping the output of one plugin and then outputting to another – I’m not sure how it works in ProTools but I’d be surprised if it’s any different: I used Digital Performer as my DAW and all it’s internal signal flow in the mixing is done at 32bit floating point, which means it’s virtually impossible to clip a signal internally until the end of the chain. In other words, putting a trim after the saturation plugin to tame the signal should be totally fine. The only reason this might not be the case is if the plugin itself is using a lower bit-rate non-floating point word length for it’s processing for some reason, but I can’t really see that being the case.
The silk output stage on the slick eq is.so tasty Warren- have a try 😉
Warren- try the DCAM free vst plugin- very much a SSL bus compressor / Smart C2 style. Its also very vert nice – as with the DC1A & Mjcur comp.
A1EQ is also great- SSL style eq again free also.
I'll watch through all of them to find out, but have you tried 'face bender' = 2 distortion pedals
One question…. What happened to your hair there? Thought I saw a wig
the headcrusher plugins are no longer free… 🙁
Hello here in 2018, I don't think that audio assault has the transient or animal plugin anymore, and the head crusher is no longer free, is this correct?
You think that I’m blind, I’m not blind
The lack of a simple out-trim on the softube is one of the world's little mysteries.
All gain change affects perception and therefore a/b auditioning from flat.In terms of competency in this simple context, it's a breath-taker.
Transient designer is an envelope-difference (signal generator) automatic gain control …
It cannot be "selective" as to what is affected at by the generated control signal: It's a time based effect – but the envelopes (EG scheme) may be faster or more sensitive.
What's the song name???? I love it and I would love to hear it fully mixed and mastered
Seems you do the mix in decade. Your hair change from time to time hahhahahah
Having trouble with some of these. My preferred DAW is Logic and I use Pro Tools to be a handy professional tool. With Blue Cat; no matter how I install/drag into my "Plug Ins" folder, the Chorus plugin just doesn't show up in either DAW. Audio Assault however is another story; the headcrusher and Transient plugins work on both but the Grind Machine only opens in Pro Tools. I would love to have access to all of the above in both DAW's, is there something I'm doing wrong here? I use a Mac, in case that wasn't implied. Any advice from anyone would be much appreciate!!
Hahahaha that hair got me big time. perfect vid for me, thank you mate.
I was wondering if anyone else caught that!
The coolest thing about the slick eq is the eq saturation button.
Turn of the analog switch, it just adds white noise to your mix
For all players of heavy guitar tones, the ignite amps emissary is a fantastic free plugin.Keep up the great work, Warren. Learning tons from you
I just realize what an awesome person you are. Lots of youtubers promise free stuf if you click on a link but are not telling that you have to sign up for a mailinglist. I really dislike that kind of sneakiness. You just said that you can get free stuff if you sign up for the mailinglist. I know the outcome would be the same but this just feels honest to me. you are special and i love your content. Thanks for everything you do to help noobs like me.
Feel like a kid on Christmas with all this stuff ima get.
What type of headphones are you using in this video Warren?
If the Softube saturation knob had gain matching it would be the perfect saturation plugin.
I've been meaning to ask this for a while now; That AD-8000 in your rack there, do you use it? If so, how?
I have one with the digi-8 card in it from a while back. Been looking for the ADAT ambus card for ages, and just can't seem to find any. I'd love to use mine, but it's just sitting collecting dust right now
I love you man. You're the best
have you seen the "modern death clone"? It seems to be a free version of the slate distressor, and it's free!
Hi first of all thank you very much for the great reviews as always, but there something that i`m confused, when you comparing the Slick Eq against the Waves API, are you using the slick eq in the Drum Bus? or are you using in the Kick or Snare? im asking because i saw that you choosed the mono version of the Slick Eq. Best Regards
one problem is that a lot of plugins are 32 bit, but you don't know untill you attempt to use them
Head crusher plugins are on sale today for $5 each
There must be a million Top Ten Free VSTs on YouTube, so there's got to be some that are bottom of the krap heap, they can't all be 'Awesome'
Thanks a lot for all this extensive and thorough information, it will be surely put to very good use! I was thinking about the attack settings you used in your paralell drum bus with TDR Kotelnikov (39:30) and thought I heard clicks on the low frequencies of the kick. My thought is that the long waveforms might get truncated by such a sudden amplitude change. Cheers! nice vid
Using VST plugins on Pro Tools.
Bpm also changes the volume at the mixbus.
That gate guitar 🎸 though…
the headcrusher is not free anymore…
Audio assault plugins aren't free anymore
11:58You and I have totally different opinions of what sounds cool . . .To me, that sounds quite awful – Bad clipping / Distorted / Straining my hearing . . <Shrug>
Good God. When you put that delay on the guitar riff going through the virtual amp and softtube. I didn't realize such amazing tones could be built up by multiple plugins like that.
I couldn't get the saturation knob to work. Reaper freezes when loading it ! Too bad…
You are awesommmeee. Thank you so much for your knowledge and these sweet plug ins!!
I am a DAW newbie- have always thought it seemed too complicated compared to my BR1200. I find your videos amazingly helpful and appreciate the was you take time to explain everything in detail
Is it my masturbation or is that female's voice distorted up to 17 sec? I shut it off after that so excuse me for leaving …sorry ,,,Must be my gear…later dude…
In 2020 all Audio Assault plugins cost 5 bucks each. They seem to be too good to be free.
Acon digital just came out with a free reverb:that is based on their verberate 2 reverb, which is awesome.
You did NOT just say D-jent 😅😅😅 bro it's a silent d. Do you even djent bro?
Pro Warren, you did a fantastic and casuistic job here. your wig will make me come back. lolz… thanks pro!
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