UAD Teletronix LA2A

By refrecadmin | Published July 10th, 2013

UAD’s emulation of this classic levelling amplifier is absolutely amazing. Here at Refinery Recording we own the outboard version of this plugin so being able to compare the two was possible, so we did. Our findings were that in a blindfold listening test it was impossible to pick which was the plugin or which was…

UAD SSL G series buss compressor

By refrecadmin | Published May 4th, 2013

I’ve been using UAD’s SSL G series buss compressor as of late and I’ve gotta say nothing else compares, totally adds that essential final touch & glue to the mix, I’d be lost without it……absolutely fantastic!!!

UAD Precision De-Esser

By refrecadmin | Published December 20th, 2012

There are many De-Essers out there but UAD’s Precision De-Esser is without doubt our favourite. This plugin is very clean and makes it extremely easy to pinpoint just the right frequency that needs attention. Once the frequency has been sorted all thats needed is to adjust the correct amount of threshold and there it is,…

UAD Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb

By refrecadmin | Published December 4th, 2012

Here’s another incredible plug in from UAD, the Lexicon 224, this is our go to reverb here at Refinery Recording. This reverb is fantastic for vocal, drums & many other instruments, it has incredible depth and transparency. UAD have captured all the detail that makes this plugin a classic. We would be lost without it…

Mixing Music with the Haas Effect

By refrecadmin | Published April 25th, 2012

The “Haas Effect” is an under-appreciated and mostly unknown psycho-acoustical effect, which is one of the 2 major defining factors for localisation within a stereophonic phantom imaging. It is an effect defined by the amount of delay time between the first instance of sound (heard by the ear closest to the sound source) and the second instance or delayed…