Join the UA Office Hours Crew as they show you an assortment of saturation and harmonic distortion techniques to add energy and life to your mixes.
8:46 Ben’s Intro
9:55 LUNA v1.2.2 update news
11:24 What’s Your Favorite UAD Plugin for Saturation?
13:31 Top Comments from Last Week
16:48 What is Saturation?
20:44 Harmonic content on a spectrum analyzer
25:38 Old school saturation vs clean digital
29:43 Chat question: Difference between EQ and Harmonics?
30:23 UAD Plug-In VSM-3 2nd to 3rd harmonics
37:21 VSM3 Piano demo
38:45 Specific topologies of saturation
39:11 Culture Vulture on Drum Overheads
42:06 Culture Vulture Drum Room Mics
44:10 Culture Vulture on Bass
47:32 Chat Question: Should you add saturation before compression?
50:17 Chat Question: Will parallel saturation create phase issues?
51:24 Chat Question: Where do you get the Culture Vulture?
52:09 FET topology with the Moog Multimode filter
57:15 UAD Distressor 1:1 setting
01:02:00 Using the 1176 as a distortion box
01:05:20 Chat Question: How to turn off compression on 1176?
01:07:09 Chat Question: How do you choose which saturation plugin to use?
01:11:40 Tape Saturation with Studer A800
01:16:56 Fairchild 670 Tube + Transformers
01:21:00 Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor Transformer Comparison
01:24:25 Clipping digital converters for modern saturation
01:27:00 Hard clipping with the UAD SSL E-Channel Plugin
01:34:51 Studio Showdown