PSP Audioware Tutorial

PSP Dynamics Explained®

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    Tutorial 1



    Here you'll be introduced to the trio op plug-ins that get installed with the Vintage Warmer installation. In particular, Mark looks at the UI in detail.

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    Tutorial 2

    Controls Relationship


    During this tutorial, you'll see the relationship between the parameter dials and how they work together to contribute to the overall processed signal.

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    Tutorial 3

    VintageWarmer 1 and 2


    Now that the functionality of MicroWarmer has been looked at, here you'll see how this translates to VintageWarmer1 and 2. You'll also see the differences between the two versions and how to access and change the Rear Panel parameters.

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    Tutorial 4

    Single Band in Use


    See how to use the Single Band option within VintageWarmer, in particular how the 'knee' dictates the sonic outcome.

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    Tutorial 5

    Multi Band in Action


    As a contrast to processing in 'Singleband' mode, here you'll see and hear the differences when audio is processed in 'Multiband' mode. We'll focus on adjusting the Low and High parameters in combination with their respective frequency dials to set the cut off points of frequency ranges.


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    Tutorial 6

    MicroComp and MasterComp


    Here, you'll be introduced to the two plug-ins MicroComp and MasterComp and see how they differ in terms of available parameters when used for compression and expansion.

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    Tutorial 7

    MicroComp Controls


    In this tutorial, you'll see the MicroComp parameters in more detail when used as an insert when tracking in a DAW.

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    Tutorial 8

    MicroComp in Action


    You'll see and hear MicroComp in action when using its sidechain function.

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    Tutorial 9

    Setting Sidechain Routing


    During this tutorial, you'll see how to set up sidechain routing in a DAW so that you can take advantage of the feature in PSP plug-ins.

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    Tutorial 10

    MasterComp in Action


    Work your way through the differences between MicroComp and MasterComp in terms of their function parameters when used either as an insert or across a master buss. Additionally, hear an example of the sidechain used in MasterComp to compress a piano track when a vocal line occurs.


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    Tutorial 11

    Common Settings


    This tutorial will show you the common settings between oldTimer and oldTimerME.

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    Tutorial 12

    OldTimer in Action


    Examples of oldTimer in use are shown here using the two analogue emulation modes 'Clear' and 'Valve'.

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    Tutorial 13

    OldTimer ME in Action


    As a contrast to the last tutorial, here you'll see and hear oldTimerME in use with its advanced and enhanced functions. Also, you'll be introduced to the ease at which parallel compression can be set up.


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    Tutorial 14

    UI and Controls


    The UI and controls of BussPressor are shown here when used either on an insert channel or on a master buss.

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    Tutorial 15

    BussPressor in Action


    BussPressor is shown here in use to compress a percussion loop and acoustic guitar using the various functions it offers to 'glue' two components of a mix together. Parallel compression is also seen and heard in action in combination with using the high pass filter.


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    Tutorial 16

    CTRL Functions


    The MixBass plug-in is introduced and how it is used to enhance the 'low end' of a mix. Here, we'll focus on the CTRL section of the 5 combined processors.

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    Tutorial 17

    Compression Controls


    Here, you'll see how to further use MixBass by looking at the compression controls section in combination with a frequency analyzer.

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    Tutorial 18

    Character and Punch


    Learn how to use the 'Character' and 'Punch' sections - linked to the 'Compression' section - to modify the sound further with enhancements to the low end of an audio file.

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    Tutorial 19

    Final Parameters


    Watch how to use the final stage parameters to enhance the low frequencies within an audio file. Use of the OUT CUT filter helps keep the enhancement under control.


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    Tutorial 20

    Hiss Remover


    See here how to use MixTreble to compliment MixBass. We start here by using the 'Hiss Remover' section to not only remove hiss, but to also tame very high frequencies and, consequently, flatter the audio further.

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    Tutorial 21

    Transients and Enhancer


    Once audio has had its hiss reduced, the next stage of controlling the transients and sonically enhancing it is looked at here.

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    Tutorial 22



    Watch as the 'Harmonics' section is put into use to generate extra high frequency content that isn't present in the original audio.


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    Tutorial 23



    Designed to be used on single audio files or full mixes; here you'll be introduced to the MixPressor controls.

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    Tutorial 24

    MixPressor2 in Action


    See and hear MixPressor in use to warm up and compress a mixed song with suggestions why the decisions are made within a busy mix.

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    Tutorial 25

    Internal Sidechaining


    Using the SCL function, 'Internal Side Chaining' within MixPressor is looked at here and frequency controlled by hunting through the middle to top end frequencies.


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    Tutorial 26

    User Interface


    See the MixSaturator UI here that helps you digitally recreate the analogue sound of valves and tape. In particular, we'll focus on the lower frequencies of our audio by emulating bass end bump warmth.

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    Tutorial 27

    Saturation in Action


    See and hear MixSaturator in use by extending the high end frequency controls.


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    Tutorial 28

    Gate Controls


    Learn the UI controls present in MixGate to either cut or reduce the volume level of 'silent' areas. Additionally, see how MixGate can be set with high and low pass filters to gate specific frequency areas for further control.

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    Tutorial 29

    Isolating Audio


    Here you'll see and hear how to sonically focus in on specific elements within a file to isolate audio for further processing.

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    Tutorial 30

    Further Parameters


    Further parameters not detailed in the previous tutorial are covered here to complete our look at MixGate.

Wrap Up

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    Tutorial 31

    Final Thoughts


    Final thoughts about the course are discussed and PSP Xenon is introduced to limit an audio file from clipping and help boost the overall volume.

Do you use PSP Audioware dynamics plug-ins? Well, Mark Struthers has you covered! Learn what every button, feature and function does on the entire range of high quality, amazing sounding dynamics plug-ins from PSP Audioware, as well as audio examples so you can hear what they actually do!

Mark begins with the famous Vintage Warmer plug-in suite and all of their controls and functions. He shows you the differences between them and how their different modes like singleband and multi-band work. Mastercomp plug-ins are next and Mark digs deep explaining how they work and shows you them "in action" when using them as a sidechain compressor and more.

Next, Mark travels down memory lane with Oldtimer and explains the different emulation modes and how to apply them to your source audio. Busspressor is then explored and shown as both an insert and on the master buss for different types of "glue". Mixbass and Mixtreble2 are then revealed and Mark leaves no stone unturned. You'll also see and hear them used to enhance and flatter the harmonic content of your audio adding character, punch and sizzle.

Mark then finishes up with Mixpressor2, Mixsaturator2 and Mixgate2. All are closely examined and then shown in real-world situations that may arise in your sonic travels. A "Wrap Up" tutorial is presented and Mark showcases the PSP Xeon to craftily limit an audio file, raising its volume without clipping.

If you use any of the PSP Audioware dynamics plug-ins, this series is an important resource to have and use. Get the most out of these amazing sounding, but sometimes complex plug-ins... Watch "PSP Dynamics Plug-Ins Explained" today!

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Submitted 5 months ago

Really Good!!!

Really good video series, very informative and in-depth look at the PSP products. Very helpful if you are looking to see what they are capable of before purchase or you want to understand how to use them if you already have them.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

Having a father with a recording studio and having played guitar since being a 14 year old kid, I quickly got into recording. But, the purchase of a Tascam 244 Portastudio was a breakthrough in realizing what I wanted to do.

2. What training have you had?

I taught myself to play guitar and keyboards and found it a remarkably calming and mathematical experience learning the rules of intervals within a scale and how they can take you to any chord.

3. When did you get into recording?

The purchase of the cassette based Tascam 244 lasted a fair few years until I moved up to a Roland VS880 which then linked in to building a purpose built commercial multimedia studio around 15 years ago mainly running Steinberg and Adobe software.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Thankfully, nobody famous enough to have an ego. Instead 100's of happy Joe Public clients.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

My degree is in English and Teaching and I was a grammar school teacher for over 10 years before changing direction and working solely from my studio. recording music and filming for clients.

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PSP Dynamics Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Good!!! Really good video series, very informative and in-depth look at the PSP products. Very helpful if you are looking to see what they are capable of before purchase or you want to understand how to use them if you already have them.
Date published: 2017-10-10