FabFilter Pro-Q3 is a digital EQ plug-in that is favored by music producers and engineers. Unlike previous analog EQs that were emulated in hardware, this versatile EQ utilizes digital technology fully.
A. Six excellent points of Pro-Q3
1) Filter Modes
Because you can apply three different filter modes in various situations, from track processing to mastering, you can choose from Zero Latency, Natural Phase, and Linear Phase, depending on your needs. So, I mainly use “Natural Phase” for each track and select “Linear Phase” for master track use.
Do you need to breathe some life into your compositions? Audiobro’s LA Scoring Strings (LASS) is quite the investment. This VST string library for Kontakt comes with a hefty $499 regular price tag, but the quality, stability and ease of use makes it well worth it. Check out our la scoring strings review below for more information.
In this Kontakt review we’ll be looking at Native Instruments’ robust and versatile soft-sampler. Kontakt 7 operates as either a standalone or as a plugin within your DAW. It delivers tremendous value for its price, but how much you get out of that depends on your musical goals and willingness to delve into the guts of the sounds you are working with.
Note that there are two versions of Kontakt: Kontakt Player and Kontakt Full. The player version is free. However, you can only load licensed libraries and the editing tools are limited to 15 minutes’ use. Many developers do not go through Native Instruments due to the costs involved in obtaining the license, so their libraries will only work in Kontakt Full. You’ll also find that the Player version comes with much less built in content. This works out to about 6GB instead of roughly 55GB with Kontakt Full. For this Kontakt review, we will mostly be looking at the full version.
In this Ableton Live Review, we’ll be looking at my favorite DAW. Live Suite is a complete software studio and includes 17 instruments, 60 audio effects and over 70GB of sounds. In addition you’ll find 16 midi effects as well as Max for Live. This is a great tool to create your own instruments and effects. The Ableton 11 upgrade brings a whole host of new features including MPE support and workflow improvements, which we’ll look at below.
Beyond the standard features you would expect in a DAW, Live has certain aspects which can assist you with writing and production. There’s “Capture MIDI” which I use very frequently. This will create midi clips of what you have just been playing – even when you weren’t recording. So if you like to tinkle on the MIDI piano but don’t want to leave Live recording all the time, you can now save that great sequence you just came up with while experimenting.
Another impressive feature is Live’s warping ability for audio clips. Preserving or altering the timing and pitch of audio is a breeze in Live, and with the advanced parameters it can lead to creative sound design possibilities. With the Suite version of Live, you receive a vast collection of soundpacks and instruments, including a selection from Spitfire Audio such as “String Quartet”. Last of all, Ableton Live now runs natively on Apple silicon with multicore support.
MAutoDynamicEQ (available here: MautoDynamicEQ at Plugin Boutique) is a dynamic equalizer with frequency-matching functionalities. In fact, this plugin features many more options and possibilities, which makes it a very powerful multifunctional audio production tool. An in-depth explanation of every option and possible use would take up a lot of space, so I will restrict this MAutoDynamicEQ review to covering the basics of the most important functions and options.