Mixing Synths with Transify and Pixelator from Joey Sturgis Tones

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Mixing Synths with Transify and Pixelator from Joey Sturgis Tones

Hey, folks.

Matthew Weiss here — weiss-sound.com, theproaudiofiles.com,
and mixthru.co.

I want to showcase a couple of plug-ins.

They are designed by a guy named Joey Sturgis.

He’s an awesome engineer, and also has a really
brilliant mind for plug-in design.

This is really cool, because Joey is kind
of known as being a metal and rock guy, and

his skill set is very diversified.

He can do way more outside of that, but he’s
sort of been shifted into that category, and

he’s coming from that world.

I’m known as sort of a Pop and Rap and Club
music kind of guy.

And again, I love a much wider range of music
than that, but most of my clients are coming

from that world, and it’s a world I’m very
immersed in.

So it’s really cool to be taking plug-ins
from a guy who’s sort of seated from the world

of Rock, and putting them in the context of
Pop music and Urban music and stuff like that.

I think it’s cool.

Anyway, that was a little aside, but here’s
what I’ve got.

I’ve got this lead synth, and when you hear
it, you’re going to probably have the same

reaction, which is that it basically sounds
the way it needs to sound, except it could

drive a little more, and it could probably
have some more character.

So here we go.

[song]

So, I wanted to punch a little bit – I want
it to step out of the speakers a little bit,

but I don’t want it to start covering things
up.

I don’t want it to feel like it’s disconnecting
from the music.

So now, I’m going to turn on Transify, and
check it out.

[song]

So it’s kind of cool, right?

It sounds like it’s stepping forward, and
it’s now over and more present in the mix,

and it’s driving harder, and yet, at the same
time, it actually feels like it’s blending

into the mix better.

So it’s coming forward, and seating itself
back simultaneously, and that’s something

that I feel is really unique, and something
I could really only get using this plug-in,

and the reason being is that it’s a transient
designer that’s split into multi-bands.

The bands sound excellent, so that’s a big
help too, but I’m going to play it in solo

and you’ll hear more clearly what’s happening
and why it’s working.

[synth]

So what I’m doing is I’m boosting the attack
on the lower-mids, which is where that percussiveness

to this synth is living.

This is going to make your speakers pop a
little bit, but I’ll turn it up for a second.

[synth with Transify]

Right.

So I’m bringing that tone out, and at the
same time, I’m pulling back the upper-mid

and treble tones.

Like, I’ve got the attack on the top of the
treble all the way down, and I’ll turn it

up so you can hear where it started.

[synth with Transify]

So it rolls off the high end in the attack
only, but the sustain, I’ve actually boosted

a little bit of high end, so I’m not losing
high end content, I’m just smoothing out that

bite right on the leading edge of the tone,
which allows the sound to feel a little bit

smoother and sit inside the mix a little bit
better.

So one more time, inside the mix.

Before and after.

Before.

[mix]

After.

[mix]

Pretty cool.

Okay, now this is an effect that I probably
won’t use for the actual mix, but it’s something

I’m really tempted to use for the actual mix,
because we’re in this sort of era of the “dirty

digital” sound, where we’re hearing a lot
of things like formant shifting, vocoders,

bit-reduction, sample rate reduction, FFT
type of processing…

Things that sound really, clearly digitally
modified and manipulated.

I love that.

I think it’s super cool, so to stay with that
trend, and to stay current, I’m really tempted

to use this Pixelator plugin, which is a bit-depth
reducer, and also a sample divider, which

I assume is just a sample rate reduction,
and it’s got various ways of doing that.

But anyway, enough of that.

I’m just going to play it and then explain
it.

[song]

It makes it sound like the sound is being
generated from an old Nintendo sound card

or something like that, and it’s really adding
kind of this upper-harmonic layer of distortion

that sounds cool.

It makes the entire record sound like a very
digitally affected production, and it’s something

I’d have to talk to the producer about if
it’s something he would want, because the

record works either way, and it just becomes
a matter of taste, but man, it’s a cool plugin.

[laughs]

Anyway, yeah.

I hope you guys check out his plugin line.

It’s something where I bought Gain Reduction,
and the JST Clip plugin.

I tried them on demo mode, and I pretty much
bought them immediately.

These two, I just bought them.

They’re inexpensive, and I was already so
happy with the other two, I just knew I was

going to like these, and they really haven’t
let me down.

So yeah!

Just wanted to show that to you guys, and
I hope you learned something!

Take care.

Mixing Synths with Transify and Pixelator from Joey Sturgis Tones

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About the Transify and Pixelator plugins:

Transify is an affordable tool for manipulating the dynamics in your mix and allows for total creative control over the transients in your production. Transify will soon be your most useful mixing tool, allowing you to transform your dynamic sounds to a whole new level. Create tighter low-end or raise the crack of your snare even in a dense mix with just a few knob tweaks.

Pixelator is an audio resolution manipulator for sound design and destruction. This plugin was created with producers, sound designers, and musicians in mind and allows you to create low resolution audio and bit crushed sound through a variety of modes each with different sonic characteristics.

Transcript Excerpt:

I want to showcase a couple of plugins. They are designed by a guy named Joey Sturgis. He’s an awesome engineer, and also has a really brilliant mind for plug-in design.

This is really cool, because Joey is kind of known as being a metal and rock guy, and his skill set is very diversified. He can do way more outside of that, but he’s sort of been shifted into that category, and he’s coming from that world.

I’m known as sort of a Pop and Rap and Club music kind of guy. And again, I love a much wider range of music than that, but most of my clients are coming from that world, and it’s a world I’m very immersed in.

It’s really cool to be taking plugins from a guy who’s sort of seated from the world of Rock, and putting them in the context of Pop music and Urban music and stuff like that.

Anyway, that was a little aside, but here’s what I’ve got. I’ve got this lead synth, and when you hear it, you’re going to probably have the same reaction, which is that it basically sounds the way it needs to sound, except it could drive a little more, and it could probably have some more character.

[song]

I wanted to punch a little bit – I want it to step out of the speakers a little bit, but I don’t want it to start covering things up. I don’t want it to feel like it’s disconnecting from the music.

Now I’m going to turn on Transify, and check it out.

[song]

Cool, right? It sounds like it’s stepping forward, and it’s now over and more present in the mix, and it’s driving harder, and yet, at the same time, it actually feels like it’s blending into the mix better.

It’s coming forward, and seating itself back simultaneously, and that’s something that I feel is really unique, and something I could really only get using this plugin, and the reason being is that it’s a transient designer that’s split into multi bands. The bands sound excellent, so that’s a big help too, but I’m going to play it in solo and you’ll hear more clearly what’s happening and why it’s working.

[synth]

What I’m doing is I’m boosting the attack on the lower-mids, which is where that percussiveness to this synth is living. This is going to make your speakers pop a little bit, but I’ll turn it up for a second.

[synth with Transify]

I’m bringing that tone out, and at the same time, I’m pulling back the upper-mid and treble tones. Like, I’ve got the attack on the top of the treble all the way down, and I’ll turn it up so you can hear where it started.

[synth with Transify]

It rolls off the high end in the attack only, but the sustain, I’ve actually boosted a little bit of high end, so I’m not losing high end content, I’m just smoothing out that bite right on the leading edge of the tone, which allows the sound to feel a little bit smoother and sit inside the mix a little bit better.

So one more time, inside the mix. Before and after.

This is an effect that I probably won’t use for the actual mix, but it’s something I’m really tempted to use for the actual mix, because we’re in this sort of era of the “dirty digital” sound, where we’re hearing a lot of things like formant shifting, vocoders, bit-reduction, sample rate reduction, FFT type of processing… Things that sound really, clearly digitally modified and manipulated.

I love that. To stay with that trend, and to stay current, I’m really tempted to use this Pixelator plugin, which is a bit-depth reducer, and also a sample divider, which I assume is just a sample rate reduction, and it’s got various ways of doing that.

But anyway, enough of that. I’m just going to play it and then explain it.

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