Billy Decker is with us today sharing his Top 5 Favourite Plugins!
With 25 years of industry experience, Billy Decker has worked with some of the biggest names in the Nashville music scene. Country superstars including Sam Hunt, Rodney Atkins & Chris Young trust him to help them achieve radio success and his work speaks for itself. His credits include over a dozen #1 singles and the count keeps growing!
Billy also has a Template Mixing Course available. In this course, Billy teaches you how to mix highly efficiently using templates. So you can skyrocket your career, make more money, work with more clients, and have a better work-life balance at the same time.
Billy Decker Top 5 Favourite Plugins:
1.Metric Halo ChannelStrip 3
ChannelStrip is like having the channel strip section of a large format console – with a few awesome Metric Halo twists! As a signal processing bundle ChannelStrip integrates everything you need to process the channels that make up a mix as well as process the entire mix bus.
Featuring an Expander, Compressor, multi-band EQ, and a limiter, ChannelStrip provides a unified interface for processing your tracks. It also includes phase invert, channel delay, comprehensive metering and SpectraFoo spectrum analysis – so you can see your audio as well as you can hear it.
ChannelStrip is an essential tool for every project.
Inspired by two highly-desirable revisions of the famed mid-60s Class A line level limiting amplifier, both versions of the CLA-76 (“Blacky” and “Bluey”) offer the superfast attack (as quick as 50 microseconds!) that made the originals studio legends. With an exclusive “ALL” control that recreates the original’s explosive “All-Ratio-Buttons-In” mode, plus modeled pre-amp distortion for that extra edge, the CLA-76 delivers some of the most powerful drum sounds imaginable.
3. Kramer PIE
Developed in association with legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, the PIE Compressor was precision-modeled on a vintage Pye compressor like the ones he used in historic sessions at London’s acclaimed Olympic Studios. A mainstay in esteemed British studios throughout the classic rock era, the original Pye processors are considered by many to be among of the best buss compressors of all time. The Waves PIE plugin features a meticulously modeled VU meter with superfast refresh rates that recreates the accuracy, sensitivity, and ballistic behavior of a physical analog meter.
The SSL E-Channel delivers the incomparable sound of the Solid State Logic 4000-series console’s all-discrete design and its Class A, VCA chip. It’s a slice of the world’s greatest hitmaking machine, in your computer.
The equalization section of the SSL E-Channel is based on the renowned Black Knob equalizer, developed in 1983 with legendary producer George Martin. It features a High Pass Filter, Low Pass Filter, and a four-band parametric equalizer.
Taking a page out of the rock n’ roll playbook, Billy’s electric guitars follow a similar recipe to the one many rock and metal mixers use. With a focus on driving the low-mids and pick attack, his guitars sound crisp and aggressive. This one’s got some serious color the harder you drive it that’s sure to please.
Watch the video below to learn more about how Billy Decker uses his favourite plugins!