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SoundToys Effects Explained®

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

Product Overview

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.

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SoundToys Effects Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great introduction Great to get started with the sauce
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Introduction to the Sound Toys Collection The author of this series was very thorough in explaining the controls and different capabilities of the plugins. He also left relevant historic clues as to how the sound of these tools can be used to emulate early editions of hardware units...
Date published: 2021-02-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, straight to the point! This video series helped me a lot using Soundtoys more efficiently. Thanks
Date published: 2021-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from An essential walkthrough I bought the rack a while back and never had time to RTFM, and couldn't understand what the fuss about these effects was. This course has unlocked the potential of them and totally blown my mind to the possibilities. It ought to come packaged with the product itself.
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight to the poing Short videos, covering all the functionalities and showing some examples!
Date published: 2020-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from As usual, absolutely excellent! I nave not been disappointed in any Groove 3 video yet. All are top knotch!
Date published: 2019-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from well explained all You need to know well explained
Date published: 2019-01-21
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
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