Tutorial collection thread

Divico

Senior Member
A short one.
If you are using Amp sims for electric guitars or bass. Make sure to experiment with the input gain section of your amp sim (not to be mistaken with the gain on your amp). If you are using passive pickups that normally have a lower output turn it down. If you are using hot active pickups turn it a bit higher. This move gives you a better/more realistic response of the amp.

Sampe rate is also important. If your plugin doesnt come with an upsampling function (like unfortunatley Bias FX) increase your project sample rate.

Another one is to experiment with Cab IRs. A lot of people claim that the IRs that come with big programs like BIAS FX etc are not too good. I started to experiment with 3d party IRs bypassing Bias Fx convolver and using the free Gods Cab ones. Quite happy with the result.
 
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ken c

New Member
A short one.
If you are using Amp sims for electric guitars or bass. Make sure to experiment with the input gain section of your amp sim (not to be mistaken with the gain on your amp). If you are using passive pickups that normally have a lower output turn it down. If you are using hot active pickups turn it a bit higher. This move gives you a better/more realistic response of the amp.

Sampe rate is also important. If your plugin doesnt come with an upsampling function (like unfortunatley Bias FX) increase your project sample rate.

Another one is to experiment with Cab IRs. A lot of people claim that the IRs that come with big programs like BIAS FX etc are not too good. I started to experiment with 3d party IRs bypassing Bias Fx convolver and using the free Gods Cab ones. Quite happy with the result.
Thanks for the tip! I'm going to try this out. is it pretty easy to disable the cab in Bias?
 

Divico

Senior Member
If you cant get comfortable with compression but know the theory (like me) try the free MComp by Melda. It has deep control and offers lots of graphic visualization. Especially the Waveform before and after feature is really great to SEE what your settings do, because at least for me its hard to tell how much a 10ms lets through from a wave and this really helps to get a feeling for what the time constants mean.
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Omji

New Member
Dear friends, if you dont already know Michael White, he is my greatest discovery in the net when it comes to mixing/music production education.
In my opinion his lessons are by far the most well-structured, clear and straight to the point presentation of the art of mixing.

You can find his free YouTube lessons here: