I’m sorry if this post doesnt make much sense but i’m hoping some of you get the general idea. It would also help greatly if anybody is a weekly listener of A State Of Trance with Armin Van Buuren.
I Listen each week and also collect the tracks played on the radio show. I started making similar sets on Ableton and have cracked the warping and what not. ASOT itself is made on ableton.
If you listen carefully to ASOT, each track is so crisp clear etc… A Lot of the perfect mixing is a result of excellent EQ but it seems that the mix is being run through a ‘mystery’ plugin which seems to soften the sound but at the same time incorporate a beat limiter and make it nice and punchy. I also noticed that the sound is almost tinny at times but sometimes when theres a break down, the higer range changes sound to an almost water droplet type sound - example of which is here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MAwXNUKfJU jump to 2:14mins and its that same high gentle sound… in a way, the EQ on asot seems off balance but at the same time, its a great sound, its the asot sound.
Heres another example of the sound i’m after - the first minute of this tune - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYigr3pxF5Q
I know this isnt really making sense but its buggin the life out of me, i just need to know what plugin this is.
I have ‘Waves mercury bundle’ installed and cant find anything on there which produces this sound.
Its really really hard to explain - maybe look at this off the ASOT forum - http://forum.arminvanbuuren.com/index.php?showtopic=16494
any help is much appreciated.