OK, so now the question is; there are lots of each type of plug in. Whether it be channel strips, analog EQ etc. How do I know when to use each ‘flavour’ or is it just about finding the ‘flavour’ I like and using that? Then, depending on the answer, should I be matching the plugins I buy to the style of music I produce. So, is there an ‘ultimate channel strip for [Trance]’ for example.
Then, on a channel strip (API vision say) I have compressor, eq etc. So is this similar, in that you use them if you like the flavour they add, but if not, bypass and use a separate plugin?
I can’t wait to get to the end of the course. I am a perfectionist with a slight impatience trait, so you can only imagine what it’s like now I have just had a new world opened and feel completely lost most of the time. I took an old mix and have been using Mixing Foundations techniques on it. It is now warmer and better EQ but it is taking me hours. Is that normal for this stage?
We have mixing week this week and I feel like I need to take the week off work!!
Thanks in advance guys. I really appreciate the help
Oh and finally… there is a neve sale at UAD until the 31st. I am waiting for next months sale for ssl buss compressor thanks to Paul’s tip on another post, but should I dive in and get the 31102 now while it is on 60% off in light of all the above? I have the slate subscription if that affects the reply…