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Top 5 Must-Have Plugins I use on ALL my mixes

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➡️➡️Ariel Chobaz’s Top 5 Plugins:
➡️Waves F6: https://waves.alzt.net/2AnKa
➡️Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer: https://waves.alzt.net/v7e2y
➡️Plugin Alliance Maag EQ4: https://www.plugin-alliance.com/en/products/maag_eq4.html
➡️Soundtoys Decapitator: https://www.soundtoys.com/product/decapitator/
➡️UAD Pultec EQP-1A: https://www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/equalizers/pultec-passive-eq-collection.html

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The following 5 plugins are ones that Ariel uses on almost every single mix, and that he has the most fun shaping sounds with.

1. Waves F6
This is a plugin that Ariel discovered recently, and has quickly become one of his favorite of all time. The reason for this is because of the versatility and how easy it is to choose the side chain source for individual bands.

2. Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer
The Waves Vitamin is a plugin that Ariel feels gets overlooked a lot, but that he has a lot of fun with. It is essentially adding harmonics to different frequency bands, so you can really shape the tone of an instrument. It adds harmonics that weren’t there and helps you to beef up your sound without using EQ or compression.

3. Plugin Alliance Maag EQ4
This plugin is a secret weapon of many top mixers (although it may not be a secret anymore). The hardware version of this plugin had an Air Band, which is also available on the plugin version, which was used to bring a lot of clarity to individual tracks, as well as subgroups or entire mixes, and it colors the sound in a really unique way.

This is a plugin that you really have to put your ears on. You can’t just “set it and forget it”, you have to really listen to what it is doing, because it can easily become harsh. However, when it is done right, you can add a bit of edge or really just open up the sound.

4. Soundtoys Decapitator
This is basically a saturation tool that adds harmonics and distortion. It emulates a lot of outboard gear, their characteristics, and the tone and the way it shapes the sound. Ariel says this is a great shaping tool for when you beed a little more grit, distortion, or character.

This plugin contains five different saturation sounds, as well as a “Punish” knob, so there is a lot you can do to shape the sound. It is great for adding a professional feel to a lot of your productions and mixes, in a way that adds color and tone. A secret weapon of a lot of the top guys is how you color sounds to make them really jump out of the speakers, and this plugin helps you do that.

5. UAD Pultec EQP-1A

This plugin is featured in both of Ariel’s courses with Pro Mix Academy, and he talks about it extensively. One of the great things about this plugin is its ability to tighten the low end, while also boosting the low end. This sounds like an oxymoron, but this plugin is amazing for helping you get fantastic top end and low end. Ariel says that if he had to pick an EQ to mix with for the rest of his life, this would be it!

❤️My Favorite Plugins:
➡️Waves MV2: https://waves.7eer.net/c/1205870/286864/4512?u=https://www.waves.com/plugins/mv2%23make-tracks-cut-through-the-mix-with-mv2
➡️Waves RBass: https://waves.7eer.net/c/1205870/286864/4512?u=https://www.waves.com/plugins/renaissance-bass
➡️Renaissance Vox: https://waves.7eer.net/c/1205870/286864/4512?u=https://www.waves.com/plugins/renaissance-vox
➡️Renaissance Compressor: https://waves.7eer.net/c/1205870/286864/4512?u=https://www.waves.com/plugins/renaissance-compressor
➡️Warren Huart IR Pack https://lancasteraudio.com/shop/ir-packs/warren-huart-ir-pack/
➡️Warren Huart Kemper Pack https://lancasteraudio.com/shop/kemper-packs/warren-huart-kemper-pack/

➡️Stealth Sonics: https://stealthsonics.com/?aff=3
➡️UK Sound 1173: https://vintageking.com/uk-sound-1173?utm_source=warrenhuart&utm_campaign=uk1173&utm_content=uk1173
➡️Apollo x16: https://u.audio/apollox16-plap
➡️Apollo Twin: https://u.audio/apollotwin-plap

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  1. So many superb plugins ! I'm glad i live in this generation. Waves, fabfilter, izotope, plugin alliance, soundtoys, t-racks5, denise, slate d, melda, hornet, just to name a few.

  2. If I learn nothing else this week the reverb sidechain will always stay with me – and what's more, perhaps even more importantly, it opens your mind to all sorts of new ideas.
    Great stuff, thank you for putting this together Warren 🙂


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