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Soundtoys 5 Update Explained®

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  • Introduction 3:20


    The release of Soundtoys 5 brings a huge workflow update. This video offers a general overview of why The Effect Rack is so powerful.

  • The Effect Rack 7:44

    The Effect Rack

    Now let’s zoom in on all the new features of the Effects Rack and how to use them.

  • Presets 3:29


    Let’s take a look at how to save and recall our presets. Then we will take a look and listen to how The Effect Rack can be previewed and tweaked during the mixing process.

  • In the Mix 3:53

    In the Mix

    I demonstrate a simple song idea and how just a few presets and plugins can completely transform a mix.

  • Microshift 4:15


    Next up we have the Microshift plug-in. With simple pitch and delay modulation any mono source can be made into a glorious stereo one.

  • Primal Tap 5:15

    Primal Tap

    The Primal Tap is modeled after the Lexicon Prime Time and does an amazing job of keeping the quirky character of the original hardware unit.

  • Tweak Menu 6:20

    Tweak Menu

    Primal Tap has six algorithms that determine how both channels and their feedback circuit interact. There are also options to tweak the modulation, panning, and phase.

  • Little Altar Boy 6:32

    Little Altar Boy

    Little Alter Boy can be used to do simple pitch shifting all the way to transforming a instrument or vocal into something completely different and unrecognizable.

  • Wrap it Up 2:22

    Wrap it Up

    Let’s take a look at some of the little features and improvements for some of the other plugins. There are some really great tweak menu improvements. My favorite being Tremolator.

Product Overview

Soundtoys 5 is the defacto standard for high quality, time and harmonic based effects. In these video training tutorials, studio guru Scottie Dugan shows you the new plug-ins, workflow, sonics, and tweakability enhancements made in the newest version of these amazing plug-ins.

Starting with a basic introduction to how Soundtoys has upped its game, Scottie zooms right into the Effects Rack, giving you a general overview as well as exploring all of its improvements.

That leads right into a video on the enhanced preset handling, as presets are such a major component of the Effects Rack. After that, Scottie demonstrates how using the Effects Rack creatively can completely transform a mix.

Scottie continues with a video on the new Microshift Pitch and Delay Modulation plug-in, which is followed by two videos covering the new Primal Tap Delay, a delay modeled on the Lexicon Prime Time delay.

The second Primal Tap video is devoted to the Tweak Menu, where the real power lies. The final plug-in covered is Little Alter Boy, a combination of tuner, pitch shifter and vocoder.

Scottie demonstrates how you can use this plug-in to transform an instrument or vocal into something completely new. Finally, the series ends with a look at some of the minor tweaks and enhancements to plug-ins like Tremolator that push Soundtoys 5 over the top.

Whether you're new to Soundtoys or you're an advanced Soundtoys 5 user looking for some pro tips and techniques, don't miss "Soundtoys 5 Update Explained"!

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