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5 MUST-HAVE effect plugins - FL Studio

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6 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:25
    • 2. LFOTool

      4:29
    • 3. Valhalla Vintageverb

      1:52
    • 4. Fabfilter Saturn

      1:42
    • 5. Transient master

      3:08
    • 6. Melodyne

      4:37
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In this episode Sam talks about his 5 favourite effect plugins. Effect plugins can make your track sound a lot more professional so it's very important to use them in your tracks. You can use these plugins in different DAW's like FL Studio, Ableton, Logic, Cubase, Bitwig and lot's more.

Plugins:

  1. LFOTools
  2. Valhalla Vintageverb
  3. Fabfilter Saturn
  4. Transient Master
  5. Melodyne 

More info about Mr. Belt & Wezol:

Often described as the Netherlands' most striking DJ duo, Mr. Belt & Wezol stand out both production and appearance wise. Hits like "Finally", "Boogie Wonderland" and "Let’s All Chant" have an old school house and disco vibe, twisted with Mr. B&W’s characteristic dynamic drops. While their sound is easily recognizable among the other Spinnin’ Records' releases, there's also another piece to the cake that makes this act special: their videos. Always spot on between humor and originality it often makes the fans eager to not only listen to the next track, but also to see the next track.

With their packed festival schedule there is a big chance you will see the guys in real life. 2018 marked their debut at Tomorrowland and Wish Outdoor Mexico. Shows like those on Kingsday were celebrated with four appearances throughout all corners of the Netherlands. But if you really want to see the guys in their element, you should visit their "The Cuckoo’s Nest" hostings and clubshows. Here they play long solo sets or invite all of their DJ friends for a huge back2back frenzy. The ADE editions are traditionally sold out and new editions will be announced all year round.

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Often described as the Netherlands' most striking DJ duo, Mr. Belt & Wezol stand out both production and appearance wise. Hits like "Finally", "Boogie Wonderland" and "Let’s All Chant" have an old school house and disco vibe, twisted with Mr. B&W’s characteristic dynamic drops. While their sound is easily recognizable among the other Spinnin’ Records' releases, there's also another piece to the cake that makes this act special: their videos. Always spot on between humor and originality it often makes the fans eager to not only listen to the next track, but also to see the next track.

With their packed festival schedule there is a big chance you will see the guys in real life. 2018 marked their debut at Tomorrowland and Wish Outdoor Mexico. Shows like those on Ki... See full profile

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1. Intro: You would suck guys. Welcome to a new video. This time I'm going to talk about the five must have effect plugins. In my opinion. These are the plug-ins that helped me the most in shaping my sounds as a producer. And we're talking about the effect. Plugin sodas means plug-ins that are helpful in making our sound sound professionals or we're not talking about synthesisers were talking about compressors, reverbs and delays, distortion units. Multiband compressor is that kinda stuff. And in my opinion, one of the most challenging things of producing music is making the ideas that you put into your projects to make them sound professional. And affects plugins are what does dads? For most parts, of course, there's a small part of sound design as well, but I think stuff like compression ends using the ride reverbs using the right amounts of EQ on the ride bands. You know, that's the most important aspects of shaping your sounds and making it sound professional. So let's dive into my list, five of my favorites effect plug-ins. 2. LFOTool: The first blogging is LFO tool as LFO to say plugin by X for which is also the creator of serum. And the amount of times that elevates who has helped me finalized the shape of my sounds has been, I don't know, so many times. But yeah, let's start it out. Plummets sets Ramadan, the insert one right here. And if Oates who vote, who LFO x2. So of course everyone knows about side chain compression rights. We all know, for example, kickstart, it's my naked Romero. You know, you can choose a couple of difference. Yeah, curves right here for how you want your side chain to be. But yeah, a lot of times for me, the right side chain isn't there. You can then also use shape or box, which what I what I usually use for a side chain compression chamber box. So whichever box you, it's kinda the same as NFO tool, but you can also create Dance, which is pretty useful. So if you'd just wants like a certain bands to be side chains, you can, you know, put the bad right here and then manually if you want to create a curve, so you can use that for such ending as well. What's special about LFO to for me, at least, is that you can not only create shapes yourself to create a very specific side chain curve, for example, but you can also use it the other way around. You can, for example, quake the nulled re-trigger right here and make sure that the input ports is almost certain. Ports. Then adds a midi outs channel right here, make it connects with x2. So gentle one ports, port one right here. And then you can create a yes, some kind of written here. So if you want side chain, for example, you can do this. That if you have a very complicated metadata like this, while mother read a complicated melody, but NAT, For example, you can make sure that's o. That's the LFO gets triggered on those, on those notes. So if you can just imagine the possibilities you have with that, you know, if we, for example, startup serum, sarah. So of course, if we load up serum, we offer sounds. And of course you can adjust the attack decay, sustain release of that sounds. With this rise, you can change this and you can make it as shirting curve. But often with what sounds. I'm not happy with the how to curve is going, especially with lung sounds. So what I can then do, for example, is let's throw this, extract one where our LFO T2 is, or move the shape or box. Say for example, that we have melody here. And that's why it is. So we can now make the LFO tool trigger on these nodes so it corresponds to widths the media out there. Just copy that over to his media channel. And now with LFO tool, I can manually set the rates to one bar. I can manually draw in how I wants this sound to be shades. Exactly. So. And you can be so much more precise with this than with the standards attack, decay, sustain, release parameters would in any synthesizer. So and a vote who is both handy for psi chaining your entire sounds, but you can also 3D shape your sounds really precisely with this tool. And I think that's often overlooked within LFO T2 and I use it quite a lot. So for me, this is why votes who is a really gets and useful plugin. So that's in a vote civil. Let's now go to my second plugin. 3. Valhalla Vintageverb: A hollow out vintage verb. It's quite a popular one. But yeah, it's my go-to for all reverbs, it has tons of presets, but also tons of difference modes. For example, Fourier or drums. You can easily go for a room modes. And for, I don't know, synthesizer sounds. You can go for the bride hull. You can see the amount of settings. Vintage verb has. I think it's four. The amount of money you pay for it is it's my formula. It's really just a plug-in with a lot of options. And it's often I don't use, I don't tweak a lot of these parameters allows only size, attack and the base parameter, and here the EQ, but you can even modulates the reviewer, which I don't really use a lot for. There's just so many options within this reverb plug-in. And actually the only thing I don't use it for is for vocals because I don't really like the place reverb, it's fall off if Trump has, I use another river for deaths. Yeah, that's, that's it. There's about more and more to tell. It's just a nice sounding reverb with a lot of options, a lot of tweaking. And if we go to this free plug-in by a care whose, which is also pretty, pretty good reverb I think, but it just has so much less ways to tweak it. And I also finds the way it's set up fine. It's not difficult, but it's just not as clear as it can be. You know, here you have nice big flashing knobs, fleshy parameters. Yeah. It worked wonders for me. So there you have it fall off into true. 4. Fabfilter Saturn: So the next plugin in my list of five is fat filters, Saturn and fet filler, shedder and is a distortion units, I believe they call it. You can create different bands for our sounds. Ends distorts the different bands in a certain way. The way I use it mostly is two. I actually kinda use it as a equalizer, but like an over-the-top but equalizer. So for example, if I have a sinc melody line, an often the sound that comes out of a synthesizer is quite bill. You. And of course use the building effects like in serum for example. You can use like the EQ here and give it like a little boost dried there. But that's not really controllable that much. I think I use FET field of Saturn to give it that sparkle, you know, because, you know, of course you can also do that with an equalizer, but with fifth Hilda shatter and you can also give it some distortion. You know, you have tons of difference moments right here to gentle saturation is one of my favorites. You can just increase the band of bits that dead bands has four bands within that bends. And that way you can really notice certain sounds. Sparkle. Sounds terrible, of course, began overall, this is like my go-to affects two rides and sounds up. Yep. I'd advice to use it. 5. Transient master: So next up is the transient master plugin by Native Instruments. And of course, you probably know, I hope you know, maybe you don't know it. But sounds have transients. Hence transient, they're like Peaks, I guess. Let's take this shaker idea. So friendship Master is a plug-in where you control the transient. And not really a big surprise there, but especially with loops, it's often harsh too. It's often hard to control the different elements within the loop. A solution for that would of course be to use some kind of slicing plug-in to drag, drag that into the slicing plugin, then go over the loop file and take every single drum elements and then, you know, a change, like the attack of debts, certain elements in the whole loop and make that shorter, for example. But with the trenching master, you don't even need that because you just go to the plugins and you say, I want less sustain on each individual element here. So you can hear that it's gets a bit snappier. But let's go all the way to the other size and increase the sustain to the mix. So you can hear right there how you can use as bugging. You can use it to make sounds way more snappy. You can do the same with its sack of forest. So this really helps shaping your sounds. Like if you have a certain drum loop and you want only the collapse to, to come out of there. Really hearts. And in China You may be increased attack and B, it's really decrease the sustainability. So you'll get that snap Venus. And that's what I use it for our mostly it's just a a mix ingredients in mixing your trick. And it's a really simple plug-in. I loved that. Just two knobs, I don't find it again. And just a really simple way to make something more snappy and strive within another loop to see what it can do. So you can probably see the possibilities with this plugin and so simple, but it works wonders I think. And it's wide semi five plugins effect volumes. 6. Melodyne: Then another plug-in that I use, lots that's almost exclusively for vocals Is the Melodyne plugin. So Melodyne is a plug-in that can help you make certain things sounds in tune. And if we just take it out of the right Melodyne right here and starts recording this vocal. Yeah. So right here you can now see how this vocal is distributed across the keyboards. And if you're working a lot with vocals and especially widths, vocals that are not specifically written for your music. You'll often see that some nodes just don't quiet fits within your chord progression are winning your projects or whatever. And you can see, for example, right here, this is a radial old focal for a real sample pack. And you can see right here that's the G. G sharp is not really a G-sharp. Twenty-five cents under a G-sharp. Um, and so you know what's metadata, you can just say, yeah, that's a G-sharp and the E, That's exactly any. And you can even change the modulation within, you know, you can make it sound like a robot or make it sounds like she's modulating really heavily. And you can just alternative vocals in such a way that they are exactly in key which are track, or sometimes you can even choose, you can use a difference if you're using a different key, for example, you're just kinda say that's an, a sharp, know that G-sharp. Of course, you can do this with the whole vocal. You can also do it with, since sounds. Of course, it's going to be a bit more difficult to work with your sins sounds. If you've used Melodyne because it works in, you export this. It's going to sound, so it's going to be a WAV file, another, a synthesized sounds anymore? Yeah, and the amounts of times that's this plugin has helped me use old vocals in my tracks, or even use vocals that are completely out of keywords inside trick and make them sound goods is countless. And what I also often like doing is to just take a vocal that is completely out of key with the track that I'm, I'm creating. A midbrain, drop the base, something like that, and completely change the way it's being. It's being sent to the tonality and stuff amid wage dropped a base. So I'll just take this and just play around with this. And of course it's going to sound terrible. But let's, once every Wow, he put some work in its, it can 3D. Yeah, I'll, I'll sort of vocal in a way that's really cool. So yeah, it's just fun to play with as well. He's dropped a base. And you can also change the formats, for example, so to modulation right there. And you can also take performance dropped. So yeah, you can see the amount of possibilities you have with this plugin. In its, its base, its being used most for just making sure that the vocal is in a certain note, certain key. But you can be much more creative with it and use it. Album are sounds. Just play around with it. So yeah, there's concludes, it's my five effect logins that I use a lots Melodyne was maybe kinda cheats because it's not really a Effects plugin that will help you shape your sounds. More C-like compressors, reverbs as dose, importance, stakes in your mixing. And you're mixing, yeah. What do you call it a workbench, I would say. But still, yeah, I hope you learned something from this. I hope you saw some plug-ins effect plugins that you aren't using yourself and are now interested in. That's it for this video. Next time will go into another subjects, and I'll see you later.