Sonic Academy proudly welcomes back Techno legend Kirk Degiorgio as he takes an in-depth analysis of Arturia’s new set of mic preamps, compressors and filters in their ‘Effects You’ll Actually Use’ bundle.
Once again Arturia has meticulously emulated some absolute classic pieces of hardware, and who better to test them out than someone who has worked in studios that often housed some of the rare and sought after originals.
Starting with the preamps, Kirk demonstrates the subtle but unique warmth these plugins can give your sound using a pad sound, vocals and an acoustic guitar.
We then check out the three available compressors using different source material ranging from funk drums and bass to a more modern acid line proving that these historic pieces of kit are still super useful with today’s electronic dance genres in glueing and pushing your sounds to the forefront in the mix.
Finally, we look at Arturia’s three standalone filters for that more creative edge where you can literally while away hours tweaking and modulating envelopes and LFO’s to your heart’s content.
Not only a history lesson and insight into some of the hardware that’s lasted the test of time, this is also a great course for those who want to get their hands on the more affordable emulations and see what they’re capable of demonstrated by a true professional.
Woaw ! 5/5 ! This is the most comprehensive tutorial I’ve been watching on these Plugins.
Next to covering each ones and guiding us through their interface and settings, it’s really a very pleasant course to watch.
You can feel that @KirkDegiorgio is really enjoying to craft the sound out of these emulations. The different possible applications, source material, brief history brought by the tutor is really making sense and while bringing a very high experience & expertise level here, Kirk managed to deliver quite complex information in a very accessible way and most of all with a practical & very musical approach. It’s full of gems to learn about how to operate those plugins and again quite easy to grab thanks to Kirk’s workflow & experience with the real hardware.
So don’t be afraid to be overwhelmed by too much technical details in this one, very comprehensive & best of all, very pleasant to follow thanks to meticulous choices of music & practical examples , highly recommended !!
+1 for a course on Arturia’s delays by Kirk, would be a nice one, especially if following the same course structure with each plugin description & features and putting them into use with practical examples. That’s an awesome way to learn about those plugins.