Reviews: Warren Huart’s Favorite Mixing Plugins
Warren Huart gives his favorite mixing plugins and explains why they are essential in his workflow. Includes Waves, McDSP, iZotope, and more. This is a really interesting video to watch, even for a non-audio engineer. He has worked with so many great artists and has a few interesting experiences that he talks about. He also gives a lot of great advice from this experience, and he’s funny.
- Waves Renaissance Bass. Great sounding bass examples. This will keep a consistent low end.
- Waves MV2. Inexpensive and great for bass guitars. He uses it on every bass guitar in every genre, and always at the end of the chain. He refers to it as a “miracle worker”.
- McDSP Analog Channel. Make your digital-sounding recordings sound analog. It basically allows you to add the essence of a vintage or modern tape machine, adding in the tape width. He calls this one “a subtle miracle worker” and adds some nice examples.
- iZotope RX 9 Standard. He gives a great explanation of Music Rebalance. He says RX is a must-have for every music engineer.
- Soundtoys EchoBoy. He says it’s one of the best-sounding delays on the market. Plus, it’s easy to use.
- Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited. He says not to abuse these tools (you know what he’s talking about with abusing auto-tune!) He said he works only in graphical, never auto or drawing straight lines. The goal is to make it sound natural. He gives a really nice example of how not to be “bad” with auto-tune. Make sure you know the key of the song! And he talks about how to NOT make your sound like early 2000s emo music .
About Warren Huart
Warren Huart, Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter, and mixer runs YouTube’s DIY channel “Produce Like a Pro” and Spitfire Studio in L.A.
Posted by Michele Yamazaki