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SoundToys Effects Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Decapitator

    11:38

    Ever wanted to recreate that hot analog sound? I’m talking about driving analog gear into saturation. That’s what this device is all about. We will take a look at it’s subtle uses all the way to using it to punish.

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    Tutorial 2

    Boutique

    9:27

    In this video Scottie explores the Devil-Loc, Little MicroShift and Radiator.

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    Tutorial 3

    PanMan

    13:23

    In this video we will go over the simple all the way to the crazy ways to use this device exploring it’s parameters, presets and applications.

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    Tutorial 4

    Tremolator

    7:28

    Another staple in the arsenal against boring sounding music... that audio will come back... any way you want. After this video you’ll never look at the Tremolo effect the same again.

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    Tutorial 5

    FilterFreak

    14:23

    In this video, see how you can use filters in some really creative ways. We’re not just talking about sweeping a low pass here. We’ll go over all the parameters which include using an Envelope and and LFO to control these filters. Yeah, filters just got cool again.

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    Tutorial 6

    PhaseMistress

    9:19

    Who uses the Phase effect any more? Well, once you hear what this little beauty has to offer you will be coming back for more. Discover the subtle warmth and movement this effect can add to far out effects that you never thought were possible.

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    Tutorial 7

    Crystallizer

    11:14

    This device is simple on the surface but goes extremely deep. In this video we will go over everything you need to know about creating your own world using the Crystallizer.

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    Tutorial 8

    EchoBoy

    13:40

    Dare me to say this is the best delay plugin? Yes... I’ll dare say that. The possibilities with this device are endless. Sculpt your sound to emulate any type of hardware delay or create something brand new. There are a lot of options with this device and in this video we will go over them all.

Groove 3's Scottie Dugan is back with a new series of tutorials tackling the analog sounding professional effect plug-ins from SoundToys! Watch as Scottie explores the Decapitator, Devil Loc, Little Microshift, Radiator, Panman, Tremolator, FilterFreak, PhaseMistress, Crystallizer and Echoboy. They're all here and Scottie gives you the knowledge you need to get the most out of these amazing plug-ins and more.

Scottie kicks the series off with the analog saturation modeler Decapitator. From the subtle ways to use Decapitator, to dialing in a punishing effect, Scottie covers it all. Next up is the audio level destroyer Devil-Loc. Inspired by the classic Shure Level-Loc, This plug-in can burn, scorch and destroy whatever you send it, but of course it also can be used for good. Scottie demonstrates this very simple yet powerful and tasty device, its parameters and how to put it to use.

Next, it's on to the Little MicroShift. This device is so simple to use, but its buttery goodness will always satisfy. Scottie discusses the three modes and demonstrates them all. Scottie then moves on to the classic sounding Radiator. With the ability to sound subtle or aggressive, this tube amp emulation device is truly a powerful tool. Another staple in the arsenal against boring sounding music is the Tremolo and Auto-Gate plug-in Tremolator, which Scottie covers from top to bottom.

The resonant analog filter FilterFreak is next up and it's definitely a freaky filter! Scottie shows how this plug-in filters in very creative ways, including using an envelope and a LFO to control the filters. Scottie's dirty little secret PhaseMistress is then revealed, as well as its amazing phaser effects and applications.

Scottie wraps up the in-depth series with the Crystallizer & Echoboy plug-ins. Scottie first gives you a detailed look at the the Crystallizer and shows that even though this device may be simple on the surface, it goes very deep. Finally, Scottie explores the EchoBoy, whose possibilities are endless. Scottie shows you how you can sculpt your sound and emulate any type of hardware delay, or create something brand new. There's a lot of options with this plug-in and in this video Scottie goes over them all.

If you use SoundToys effects plug-ins and really want to get the most out of them, this is the series for you... Watch "SoundToys Effects Explained" today.

northernnoize
Submitted 4 months ago

Get the most of the plugins you have!

I have had the decapitator for some time now and use it casually. After watching this video I want to put it on EVERYTHING!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One

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Sage Halo
Submitted 4 months ago

Excellent!

A really good overview of the soundtoys plugins, even though it is on soundtoys 4 it is still an excellent explanation of how to use and experiment with these awesome plugins.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Logic Pro

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the vision field
Submitted 5 months ago

Great teacher.

inspiring plugins with lessons explained well. I am inspired to use these in my productions and now feel i have a great introduction to using them.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer

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LEVI ANDERS
Submitted 7 months ago

It was a very helpful tutorial ! I'd recommend this to others too !

It helped me alot to get around and getting myself familiarized with the soundtoys effects plugins quickly.

I am a: Student, Producer, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar

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Badsneakers
Submitted 8 months ago

Seems to be much better than SoundToys own videos!

Seems to be much better than SoundToys own videos! Best I've seen anyhow

I am a: Professional, Musician, Logic Pro

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synthpup
Submitted 1 year ago

Not Done Yet With This One

I've been looking for a good explanation of the Soundtoys stuff and this is the best I've found so far.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV

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login
Submitted 1 year ago

Good start, missing applications

The tutorials are short on showing how to use the plug ins with different sources. This series also requires and update to include recent additions to soundtoys bundle.

I am a: Producer, Hobbyist

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JimGramze
Submitted 1 year ago

Mind Blown

I decided to check out SoundToys and a couple domino falls later I landed here because they don't have video or audio examples that I could find on their site. Darned if you didn't just cost me $499 for their entire suite of products. Between the way the plug-ins work and the wonderful clear explanation, I'm really sold. I'm not sure if I want each and every thing on their site, but there's enough to justify going all in. Wonderful audio examples and demos of what you can do with this stuff. Great products and a great presentation is a truly wonderful thing together. You helped me see that these products work the way I think, and that they sound awesome. I can't thank you enough.

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist

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Phil24
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice Walkthrough

Great walkthrough of these awesome plug-ins. Gave good real-world examples of how these can be used for many applications.

I am a: Producer, Professional, Musician, Beat Maker

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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SoundToys Effects Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Get the most of the plugins you have! I have had the decapitator for some time now and use it casually. After watching this video I want to put it on EVERYTHING!
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! A really good overview of the soundtoys plugins, even though it is on soundtoys 4 it is still an excellent explanation of how to use and experiment with these awesome plugins.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great teacher. inspiring plugins with lessons explained well. I am inspired to use these in my productions and now feel i have a great introduction to using them.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from It was a very helpful tutorial ! I'd recommend this to others too ! It helped me alot to get around and getting myself familiarized with the soundtoys effects plugins quickly.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Seems to be much better than SoundToys own videos! Seems to be much better than SoundToys own videos! Best I've seen anyhow
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Not Done Yet With This One I've been looking for a good explanation of the Soundtoys stuff and this is the best I've found so far.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Good start, missing applications The tutorials are short on showing how to use the plug ins with different sources. This series also requires and update to include recent additions to soundtoys bundle.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Mind Blown I decided to check out SoundToys and a couple domino falls later I landed here because they don't have video or audio examples that I could find on their site. Darned if you didn't just cost me $499 for their entire suite of products. Between the way the plug-ins work and the wonderful clear explanation, I'm really sold. I'm not sure if I want each and every thing on their site, but there's enough to justify going all in. Wonderful audio examples and demos of what you can do with this stuff. Great products and a great presentation is a truly wonderful thing together. You helped me see that these products work the way I think, and that they sound awesome. I can't thank you enough.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Walkthrough Great walkthrough of these awesome plug-ins. Gave good real-world examples of how these can be used for many applications.
Date published: 2016-07-12