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EastWest SSL/FX Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    SSL/FX Interface

    4:10

    Discover the power of the FX drawer in PLAY and get a complete overview of the main sections that comprise the SSL/FX plug-in.

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    Tutorial 2

    Filter Section

    6:52

    Experience the advantages of the high-pass and low-pass filters included with EastWest SSL/FX to create unique, professional dynamics and more.

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    Tutorial 3

    EQ Section

    8:26

    Frequency spectrum control is what it's all about! This video provides in-depth information regarding everything from optimal bell modes on the low/high shelves to how the E and G console emulations influence steepness and shape of alterations.

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    Tutorial 4

    Compression

    9:02

    Want to know how to get that 'pro' sound? This video offers up a detailed look at how EastWest SSL/FX uses compression to get your tracks sounding like the big boys.

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    Tutorial 5

    Sidechain Compression

    6:53

    EQ plays a big part in mixing a track professionally, and in this video, you'll learn how EastWest SSL/FX can bring together compression and EQ in perfect harmony to produce a professional result.

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    Tutorial 6

    Gate & Expander

    6:09

    Reverberation while tracking and mixing drums can be a pain, but this video shows you how to use EastWest SSL/FX's gate and expander tools to control reverb and noise, leading to cleaner, clearer, and crisper recordings that are full of energy and depth.

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    Tutorial 7

    Transient Shaper

    4:53

    Transients are some of the toughest recording issues to battle, but this video shows you how you can easily tame notes that have a sharp attack while protecting the overall tone your instruments deserve.

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    Tutorial 8

    Convolution Reverb

    9:31

    Proper reverb is one of the most important elements in digital recording and mixing, and this video shows you how to work with EastWest SSL/FX's convulsion reverb system, complete with a detailed look at the software's impulse response library and information regarding placement and contour of frequency response in the use of reverb across your entire track.

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    Tutorial 9

    Stereo Bus Compressor

    5:31

    Compression may seem difficult to master, but this video shares the secrets behind shaping sounds using a variety of instrument examples. After watching, you'll be ready to tackle any recording and/or mixing task with the prowess and knowhow required to get the best sound out of your DAW.

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    Tutorial 10

    Preset Control & Final Playback

    3:36

    Controlling any DAW recording environment is essential to producing killer tracks and this video will give you the knowledge required to maintain all of your EastWest SSL/FX presets. Additionally, you'll learn how to listen to your tracks with and without EastWest SSL/FX on the fly in order to choose the best sound options that are right for your recording session.

EastWest SSL/FX provides professional recording engineers and beginners alike the chance to create the perfect sound through a variety of essential tools, including Convolution Reverb, High Quality EQ, and Traditional and Sidechain Compression that can't be topped!

In this series, veteran musician and studio professional Eli Krantzberg guides you through all of the amazing features and functions of EastWest SSL/FX suite, including How to Identify Frequency Placement for the Best Possible Sound, and Compression Tips to get your recordings Sounding Big and Full.

Aside from mastering the FX Drawer in PLAY, an essential element in using the PLAY system, you'll also receive a detailed Overview of all of the Main Sections of the EastWest SSL/FX. Once you're familiar with the Basic Features, this series introduces information regarding EastWest SSL/FX's EQ and Compression Modules, allowing you to truly Take Hold of the Tracks you Record and Mix.

From there, you'll also learn about the power of Sidechain Compression and the Gate/Expander capabilities included with the EastWest SSL/FX software. These videos give you amazing tips, and tricks that can help you use these powerful tools to produce tracks that punch above the rest.

If you're having trouble with transient tones and unruly reverb, fear not, this series also covers Transient Shaping and Convolution Reverb Control and Usage. Whether you're recording Acoustic Drums, Electric Guitar through an Amp, or anything in between, see and hear how these tools will step up your sound.

Wrapping it up, discover How to Shape Your Sound with the "Stereo Bus Compression" video, as well as Preset Control and Final Playback Options which allow you to Switch Between Plug-In and Non-Plug-In Status as you Mix, Listen and Adjust.

If you use EastWest's SSL/FX, this series will get you up to speed and then some! Let Eli Krantzberg show you the ropes... Watch "EastWest SSL/FX Explained" today.

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Submitted 6 months ago

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Very good tutorials on East Wests SSL FX Plugin. Thank you!

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Date published: 2016-09-15