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While there are always new plugins coming out that you’ll need to learn as you go, there are fundamental mistakes that engineers make when it comes to multi-band processing. Here’s how you can avoid them:
If you’re not using impulse responses in your workflow, you’re missing out on an entire world of consistent, accurate sound that you can replicate over and over again. There’s a level of sonic accuracy and detail in a well-captured IR that you’re going to be hard-pressed to find in an amp simulator.
Electric guitars recorded directly into the computer are more commonplace in the studio than ever before - and for good reason. It’s easier to make edits to a DI track and you can tweak their sound as much as you want (at any point in the mix process).