Music Producer Starter Kit

As a minimum, you need a computer, a music sequencer software and a pair of headphones.
Then you can add a sound card, a microphone and a master keyboard/drum pad.
The computer is probably the most expensive piece of hardware you’ll need.
I would recommend the Mac computer as the first option because it’s what I use. Still, you can do well by using Windows-based computers or with some limitation even using a Linux computer, an iPad/iPhone or an Android device.

Let’s assume you only have a mobile phone or a tablet, and you want to start right away. Probably the best solution would be to get Cubasis 3

https://new.steinberg.net/cubasis/

Cubasis is an advanced well-thought … Read the rest

My Favourite Plugins Compressors and Limiters (Part 2 of 5)

This is part 2, you can find part 1 here, where I talk over my favourite Channel Strip and EQs

1) Channel Strip and EQ
2) Compressors and Limiters
3) FX including Reverbs, Delay and Saturators
4) Space Enhancers Chorus / Flanger, Utility and others.
5) Virtual Amps and Virtual Instruments

Compressors

My go-to compressors are usually emulations of analogue gears, apart from the SSL SL4000E Compressor that is on every channel via to my Console 1 channel strip, I go for the FET Compressor for a compression rich of tones and character or the Summit Audio TLA-100A for a really smooth gentile compression (both from Softube). I often use the LA-2A and 1176, I own the Waves … Read the rest

Console 1 the new toy at CNXL Studio

The classic sound of the SSL 4000 is expansive, punchy, deep and assertive character that has made it an industry standard of modern recording. The SSL 4000 is famous for being the console employed on more Platinum-selling records than any other.
Now this sound mixed with the advantage off the fully recallable settings are available at the CNXL Studio.

Console 1 brings the tactile experience and performance into mixing. Macking the mix more alive and allows faster mixing session at a higher quality. Find out more at Softube.com

By the way, if you get it before the end of August you can take advantage of the free extra plugins they offer, worth $400.… Read the rest