by Plugin Alliance
Hear how the Individual characteristics, settings, and special features of VCA compressor reshape the sound of the drum track from Dave Abbruzzese.Read More
Shadow Hills Industries, an Industrial Military Contractor, has recently switched to developing fine recording equipment, utilizing proprietary Operative Technologies.
Some of the non-classified technologies developed by Shadow Hills Industries are The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, The Quad Golden Age Microphone Amp, The Equinox, The Mono Gama, The Mono Optograph, The Dual Vandergraph, The Long Range Ionospheric Heater, and The Over the Horizon Mind-Control laser.
The iron transformers in the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor on my mix bus add not only harmonic distortion but also complexity to the sound and help me tame transients with less compression. I always use it in combination with the Analog Design Black Box saturation to increase the apparent volume. Discrete heavy compression, fast attack, and release in combination with the steel transformer in the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor add depth and punch to my parallel drum bus.
I don't just use it in each one of my mixes, it also sits in each one of the stems of my orchestral composing template. I use it for orchestral cinematic music and it adds depth, clarity, and width in such a subtle and pleasant way! It's just pure magic!
Don't let the words Mastering Compressor fool you, its way more versatile than that. One of my favorite applications is on a drum bus, where I hit the Optical Threshold hard, drive it with Iron and then make it up with Discrete Gain. It feels like youre slamming metal and tubes in the best way, and it adds a ton of character to the sound. Loving this thing! Oh, and dont forget the sidechain filter around 150 hz for a smash!