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Adds space and width
Makes tracks feel wider and bigger
Increases apparent stereo width
Great for guitars, synth pads, vocals, drum kits, or whole mixes
Intuitive gating effect for drums
Removes unwanted bleed
Increases drum “snap”
Also great for cleaning up vocals, guitars, and acoustic instruments
Adds tube warmth and saturation
Helps a track stand out in a mix
Adds life to dull, flat sounding tracks
Try it on bass, vocals, and drum kits
Increases apparent overall loudness
Compresses dynamic range
Brings any track forward in the mix
Good for smoothing vocals and acoustic instruments, or adding power to bass, drum kits, and synths.
Auto swelling/tremolo effect
Adds saturation with increased intensity
Slow and gentle to sharp and speedy
Try automating for a rotary cabinet-style effect
Sculpts and chisels transients
Turn to the right to enhance attack
Turn to the left to enhance decay
Built for drums, but works well on any transient-heavy source
Removes harshness while preserving presence
Great for softening the “Sss” sound in vocals
Gently smooths upper midrange
Mellow out guitars, overheads, vocals and more
Adds reverb and ambience
Simulates environments ranging from small room to large hall
Can help tracks sit farther back in a mix
Good on any track that sounds too dry or “in your face”