Favorite ways to warm up your digital tracks?

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Post by ignatius » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:30 pm

when i want to warm up my digital tracks.. first thing i do is go to gearslutz. :lol:

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Post by StrangeAttraction » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:27 am

stk wrote:
Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:43 pm
I'm basically 90% in the box and have found that with a little practice and insight, very smooth/warm/"analogue"ish and otherwise vibey tones are perfectly achievable with plugins.
Could you talk about the plugins you found suitable for this? cheers

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Re: Favorite ways to warm up your digital tracks?

Post by 3hands » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:19 pm

2 inch tape.
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Re: Favorite ways to warm up your digital tracks?

Post by wuff_miggler » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:08 pm

a few plugins:

Get ALL the free Variety of Sound plugins. There are several saturators, but more importantly - Ferric TDS which is a tape machine sim. which won the KVR developer award.

Soundtoys 5 have plenty of things:


All brilliant for adding some life.

Hardware front:

The Culture Vulture - by Thermionic Culture probably cant be beat as a tool recording synths in - and putting on the mix out:
https://www.thermionicculture.com/index ... -02-detail

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Re: Favorite ways to warm up your digital tracks?

Post by ZargZorg » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:00 pm

I love the Scheps 73 plugin from Waves and can also 2nd the decapitator as nice "warmer" plugs.

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Post by sgnlnrv » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:09 pm

BendingBus wrote:
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:01 pm
Hi guys,

It may sound simple, but perhaps the best way to give the impression of analog smoothness is by applying a digital LPF to each track during the mix stage.

If you are recording a quality analog synth into good A/D converters, it should already sound excellent. You just need to combat the fact that digital captures so much high frequency detail. So on any tracks with treble frequencies apply a LPF in the mix; around 15K is a good starting place but you can go lower depending on the track. A spectrum analyzer is a handy tool here. Of course any tracks which you recorded with your synth's LPF cranked down won't really need this, as there won't be much going on up top.

This is coming from someone with a lot of analog mix gear; mixes still sound "digital" if you don't filter off the top end.
love this, so obvious in retrospect, but going to start doing this. thanks!!

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