5

For post-production, I'm not aware of any hardware device that can do what the software equivalent can't, with the exception of noise reduction hardware, such as CEDAR. That, and perhaps 5.1 processors, like the TCE Reverb 4000. But after speaking with Doug Jackson a couple weeks ago about this, he showed that the TCE reverbs on the dub stages he works on ...


5

My approach is that on my main FX tracks, there's never an RTAS running at all. Stages don't take well to this stuff usually., especially when they realize a bunch of your plugins won't necessarily load or load correctly. That said, I build in layers (where appropriate, of course) and try my best to region group parts of a sound catorgically (e.g. for a ...


5

Not all processors work the same way. Probably the most-imitated one is the Aphex Aural Exciter, which was the original. The quotes below are from http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1995_articles/feb95/exciters.html The Aphex Aural Exciter (the first one): ...some of the input signal is diverted, via a side-chain and a high-pass filter, into a harmonics-...


4

Max/MSP's Convolution is alright and also SoundHack has some awesome Mutation and convolution processes.


3

Using noise removal plugs such as RX or XNoise as sound design tools rather than for noise removal. For example, take a longish, constant waveform that has some variation in it dynamically like a backhoe digging a ditch. By either using extreme settings or swapping over to difference monitoring you can create some very unique source material with a little ...


3

The "morph" you're describing is known as (both) spectral cross-modulation, and spectral convolution. From what i've read in your question, I gather you're interested in essentially crossfading the two sounds together, but in the frequency domain not the time domain? If that's indeed the case then there are a few ways to go about doing this. you can either ...


3

All I know is it seems to be a reference to french house, the "french touch," which is a filtered-disco sound. Expect a prominent, musical filter, but I am not an expert on filter design so I can't separate out the marketing angle from the reality of what you will get. Examples of the kind of music being referenced: http://thesearepowerfulhours.com/...


2

Building on what g.a.harry said above, and if you're the main sound editor/mixer on the project, I might recommend beginning layering in your BGs, if you haven't done so already. It's obviously different when you're part of a larger crew in a traditional professional situation when you don't want to A. step on anyone else's toes B. make someone else's job ...


2

Files don't degrade. Not like that anyway. Though I could see it being the backbone of a pretty wicked sci-fi story. What's happening is that you're obsessing over the noise. The more you obsess, the louder it gets in your head. Also, careful not to fall down the EQ rabbit hole. One touch here, leads to one touch there, and next thing you know you've ...


2

I mostly agree with Chris Bishop answer. I would like to add that External hardware units are in general great for take-out some CPU demands - especially mentioned TC Reverbs (or TC Electronic System 6000) are great because they have no impact on CPU :) Today is "relatively easy" to model non-linear behavior such as saturation and others. Companies like ...


2

Though I use mainly software plugins it's actually more because my mixes rarely has less than 400 tracks, and even trying to buy well over 400 compressors would seriously kill me. Or my wallet, whichever comes first. All convolution-reverbs are also software, as most I've used about 20 in the same reel (Some otherwise good Altiverb impulses have the annoying ...


2

They may be somewhat expensive, but I could never live without them. I've gotten more sounds out of, say, GRM Freeze than just about any other plug-in I own (and I own quite a few), and while I haven't quite fallen for the new spectral tools, classics like GRM Delays, GRM Doppler and GRM PitchAccum are, to me, indispensable. I also really like their Bandpass ...


2

They are expensive, because they're a rarity in the plug-in market. I.e. it just happens to be that they've got a set of plug-ins that barely anyone else has considered replicating or just hasn't done it as well as the GRM plug-ins (there are some plug-ins that may be "sort of" the same, but not the same. The Michael Norris plug-in pack is exceptional in the ...


2

Antares invented the Auto-Tune, which is I think what you are asking for. They do a plug-in for Evo, but generally people use the full application. It can gently or aggressively pitch shift an input note to the closest "correct" note. This Wikipedia article gives some background, and some example audio clips.


2

I think it is important to mention, although you probably already know, is that the quality of the instrument and the performance are hugely important factors. Something you can consider though, or maybe purchasing an inexpensive preamp like those by ART, and some other companies like the presonus blue tube. As far as the volume discrepancies, that is ...


2

The guys at Ableton went for simplicity. This being said, it turned out to be a sane decision. If you read through the manual, you'll realize Ableton's piano roll supports step input, "draw" input, regular input, quick note velocity editing, transposing, doubling/halving note duration, MIDI parameter envelope editing (graph-style and grid/draw style), and ...


2

Sounds like a guitar sample with some filter. You can try to take a acoustic guitar vst or sample and combine it with a low pass filter. DSK AkoustiK GuitarZ should be pretty nice for that :)


2

What you're looking for is incredibly hard to implement. Filters always have a slope measured in dB/Octave or dB/Decade and it's a measure of the attenuation of frequencies beyond the cutoff frequency. This slope can never be vertical so frequencies next to each other can never be completely isolated. To increase the slope, we normally stack multiple filters....


2

Garageband supports Audio Units (AU). If the plugin only supports VST format, it won’t appear.


1

I've got to agree with the consesus here, and say that they may be expensive, but they are worth it. They can give you the ability to create some truly unique sounds that can not be created using other plug ins. Their unique take on the automation settings as well deserve a mention here too, as they make it so easy to glide between snapshots and create ...


1

Have you tried contacting support? Or looking in the support forums? What about track routings? Do you have any routing going on that could lead to a feedback loop, or does it happen in clean/new projects as well? The quickest way to try it in another DAW is to download REAPER.


1

I really like ChannelStrip 3 by Metric Halo. Having the ability to make the GUI larger is really nice and the RRTA in the EQ section is very helpful. I've also been digging the Eventide Ultra Channel. They made it available for free a couple months back and I just started getting into it. The Omnipressor sections is sweet and the EQ curves sound amazing.


1

It's a great plugin and the $20 deal is a steal


1

Nuendo has Group Channel Track. Just create wanted mono busses and mix it down to Main Output or Create 5.1 (up to 10.2) Bus (STEM) STEM. Use @aural-chef method with F4 shortcut. In mixer there is Direct routing which help you to route faster... For details take a look into manual there is a lot of information there!


1

It can be done... you need to use the multichannel child busses...in output (press F3) and in the mixer view (F4) assign the inputs and outputs for channels.. like in protools.. Let me do it and send a pic


1

You haven't registered it? See: http://www.duystore.com/com/register.html or http://www.duy.com/webstuff/contact.html


1

one option is to use a vocoder (like Waves Morphoder) to use one sound as the carrier, and another as the modulator.


1

Another option is Max4Live. Failing this or the options mention above you'll have to learn to software program to really write your own plug-ins.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible