It’s the best time of the year to invest in music tools. Some of my most valuable everyday workhorse tools are discounted. I am keeping this list short, sweet and basic. Only sharing a few of the most important tools that I have used extensively for many years with great results.
If you have any questions about these tools, feel free to hit me up!
Sonarworks Reference 4
I have been using Sonarworks room correction for a few years now. It makes a huge difference for me. While you should not neglect acoustic treatment, it’s a fact that most of us have to compromise with it. Sonarworks helps immensely.
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Reference listening is critical for delivering consistent and great quality mixdowns and masters. I have been using Magic AB extensively for years. It’s one of those plugins I couldn’t live without.
My number one tip for doing reference listening: do it while you work, in the middle of the session. This will help you keep your perspective grounded.
I have been using Ozone since version 4. Due to a couple of workflow things I wasn’t a big fan of version 7, but they have definitely come correct with version 8. It feels well matured now.
If you are new to mastering, Ozone 8 gives you a good head start and helps you out in many ways. Izotope understand sound – all of the tools Ozone offers are superb quality.
Eventide Blackhole is my secret weapon reverb. It is responsible of the sound of a lot of my music.
It is a great plugin and provides tons of different sounds. It is also great fun for automation and performing due to many f it’s performance oriented controls.
That’s it, short and sweet! Like I said – if you have any questions about using any of these, you can always hit me up via the contact page.