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Waves dbx 160 Plug In—Studio and Live

By Darth Fader / July 30, 2015

STUDIO BY DARTH FADER Back in the days when I was an Audio Padawan, every studio between here and Walin’or had dbx compressors in the control room. Some had the 165, others the 162 but the main one was the 160, which is now often referred to as the 160 VU to identify the presence […]

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Gear Review: Waves dbx 160 Plug-In

By Darth Fader / June 26, 2015

(ED. NOTE: Lord Fader looked at this new offering from Waves in a studio setting, for the live take, see Erik “E-Rock” Rogers’ review from a few weeks ago.) Back in the days when I was an Audio Padawan, every studio between here and Walin’or had dbx compressors in the control room. Some had the […]

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Automatic Delay Compensation Explained

By Darth Fader / June 4, 2015

Imagine that you are mixing a session, and all of your audio tracks are racing to the mix bus. When there are no plug-ins inserted on any of the audio tracks, they all reach the mix bus at the same time. It’s a multi-way tie. Now imagine that you need a compressor plug-in on the […]

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Living the Dream…

By Darth Fader / March 5, 2015

It was a Saturday, a day like any other day that we’d get up at 3:00 AM, fly across the country (with a connection of course) and then drive two hours to a gig. Then back home the next AM, a typical fly date/kamikaze mission. Except we didn’t realize that there was bad weather moving […]

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10 Sith-Worthy Products From the 2015 Winter NAMM Show

By Darth Fader / February 17, 2015

Moments after I got my TIE fighter back from the mechanic (he made some custom mods to the Twin Ion Engines), I jumped in and headed for Anaheim to visit the Winter NAMM Show. It was great to run into old friends like Palpatine and all those Rebel Rogues I don’t like to mention (…you […]

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Pro Tools Goes to 11

By Darth Fader / September 6, 2013

The upgrade to Pro Tools 11 was released at the end of June and it promises significant improvements over past versions.

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