Review: TrainYourEars EQ Edition 2

“All you need is ears” George Martin once said, and if George says it, it’s true. And when it comes to mixing music specifically, truer words have never been spoken. Though you spend your time wishing you had the cash to drop on that magical Pultec EQ your time would probably be better spent honing your ear…

FREE: Knobs from Abeltunes

Sometimes the single twist of a knob is all that’s required to take a mix from good to great. If some clever cookies have gone to the trouble of making that single knob adjust several key parameters simultaneously, even better. Well that’s what Abletunes have done with their Knobs collection – DRIVE, SPACE and ATTACK –…

The 9 Most Useful Metallica Isolated Tracks

Isolated tracks. They’re great for figuring out parts, getting inspired, getting a sense of what techniques have gone into the recording and mixing of a track, as well as showing just what your favorite musicians are capable (or not capable ) of. Here we take a look at the best of the best isolated Metallica…

FREE: Fetish Compressor from Analog Obsession

Who wants a free compressor? Everyone, especially visitors to this site. Here’s a cracker from Analog Obsession. The deets: Classic Fet Compressor/Limiter Discrete design Super-fast attack time Input and output stage distortion Improved input control Selectable ratio Available for Windows and Mac 100% free from here: http://analogobsession.com/product/fetish/  

TCE’s Vintage Pedal Bundle (Launch Special)

If you’re looking to drop a little cash upgrading your stock pedal plugins, here’s a pretty good option. With chorus/flanger, boost/distortion, phaser, EQ and sustainer, the Vintage Pedal Bundle looks a lot like what a well appointed pedal board might typically look like. The spiel: “40 years ago our 5-pack of power, the SCF, Booster, Dual…