Mixing help..

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  1. Untitled001

    Untitled001 Active Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    So I've always loved recording.. And have pretty much got the hang of capturing a good sound.

    But I can't seem to grasp the stages after that (compression etc).

    All I can afford is software with my part-time job (as a student).

    What are the best compressor/limiter plugins that are available to someone like me?

    You're not going to like me for this - but I want to be able to brickwall audio cleanly. Whenever I try I get some static. It seems to disappear when I mix it with the other tracks and then sounds fine, but I'd be a lot more comfortable if it just wasn't there.. Y'know?

    I currently use Voxengo Elephant 3.1 because I heard it was fantastic for this (which it is - it does its job) but like I said I get a bit of static. Is there any other plugin out there that can do it better or am I just not using Elephant right?
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Free ones might work.

    Functional is something I prize over sound quality at my level.

    I take it you want VSTs?

    You could use ReaComp from that plugin pack. The XComp is sometimes useful too.

    Limiter, I like this for soft limiting: GMax.

    [DLMURL="link removed limiter"[/DLMURL] you might want. I've never used it as I hate brickwalling anything. Except cars.
    Hoooo hah, I love the smell of burnt rubber in a crash test warehouse.
  3. Untitled001

    Untitled001 Active Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Thanks very much :)

    I tried Yohng's Limiter but it didn't work for some reason (none of the controls responded at all).. So I did some looking around and found a different version of it which works absolute wonders! Not a single complaint!

    The audio is a pure wall and no horrible static :)

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