In this episode of MakeMineMusic, Marc Daniel Nelson goes step by step to achieving amazing sounding Acoustic Guitars. Follow along with his presets to set up an incredible chain for acoustic Guitar completely ITB.
To follow along, here are the plug ins Marc uses in the video:
Introduced in the 1950s, plate reverbs have been a fixture of recorded music ever since. Used most prominently in the ‘60s and ‘70s by pioneering bands, including the Beatles and Pink Floyd, Abbey Road Studios’ original reverb plates were first installed in 1957 to complement the fixed reverberation times of the studios’ echo chambers. These beautiful-sounding plates, with a variable reverb time of up to six seconds, were then tweaked to perfection by Abbey Road’s technical engineers. To keep noise to a minimum, EMI’s Central Research Laboratories designed unique hybrid solid-state drive amps for Plates A, B and C. Plate D was fully valve-powered on both drive and output stages, allowing a versatile array of sonic characteristics, from warm and dark to lush and smooth.
FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is a top-quality EQ plug-in with perfect analog modeling, dynamic EQ, linear phase processing, and a gorgeous interface with unrivalled ease of use.
MJUC is the most effortful Klanghelm plugin to date. In order to do the diversity of this compression topology justice, three different models have been built. Each model has its own dedicated signal path and dedicated control set. If desired you can tweak the overall tone and saturation of each model with the unique TIMBRE and the DRIVE knob. DRIVE controls the load of the input and output transformers as well as the saturation of the tube gain stages, if applicable. The TIMBRE extends MJUC’s use as a tone shaper.
Analog tape has a smoothing effect and adds weight and glue to a mix – it turns the recording from a collection of individual tracks into a song, where everything is connected and works together.
Tape, with its component-level and physical modeling of three different tape machines, gives you all the warm vintage cohesion you could want in one plug-in. Add a few premium level features, like the mastering grade high shelf filter, stability control, and wet/dry mix knob, and you’ve got a new secret sauce.
Perfect for breathing new life into drum loops, accentuating or attenuating instrumental attacks, and modifying room acoustics, Trans-X is a revolutionary processor that shapes transients and revitalizes individual tracks and full mixes.
Watch the video below to learn more about Marc’s 4 Steps To Amazing Sounding Acoustic Guitar In The Box!