There are so many aspects to professional music production and the importance of music plug-ins (audio effects) should not be underestimated. With the right plugin arsenal, a producers and engineers can shape and sculpt the way a song or instrumental is perceived.
Here is an overview of the most commonly used audio effects for music production. In future articles, we will provide more detailed tutorials to each specific audio effect.
Plug-ins are the digitalisation of hardware audio effects in music production studios, which have been adapted over the years to join the digital age. This makes it amazingly easy to access and store a massive range of these tools to be readily available through our DAWs when called upon during the act of mixing.
Music producers and mix engineers will make use of all sorts of plug-in tools to process the creative ideas they have in mind to suit the direction of the overall sound. The amount of plug-ins used may vary depending on the genre of music they work on or perhaps how much work needs to be done on the track they are currently mixing.