I couldn't agree more with you. It almost feel like most folks are copying/pasting the same comments over and over every time something new comes in (just to see the hype disappear after a little while or when a new thing enters the scene).cfanyc wrote: ↑Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:52 amevery new plugin gets at GS the "it's the best thing ever"
and "now I use it on all my mixes" treatment by a large number
of folks who apparently (a) have way too much money to spend
on new toys (b) are extremely bored with their lives (c) never
bother to test thoroughly and objectively the said new toys
(but can express absolute opinions with conviction), and
(d) can never seem to find 3-4 mastering compressors or eqs or
reverbs to stick with and focus on actually getting some work (or simply
For compressors last month's craze was acustica's El Rey. This month is the spl iron.
The hilarious pattern includes after no more than a couple of months, that
every "best thing ever" that is "used in every mix" is revealed to:
destroy/smear/soften transients, add a few db here and there
(typically in the low end for compressors), have wrong timing, metering
or control markings, craps out when overdriven, have numerous bugs, etc. etc.
This endless cycle is kind of fun but also sad.
One thing that makes me giggle about all these new things is watching the mandatory "Mixing with Mike, Plugin of the Week" video about each one of all these new plugins... No matter what plugin he reviews, if you look into the background, most of the tracks he is working with are loaded with a variety of Waves and instances of iZotope neutron and very little more... lol (probably those tools that Mike find exceptionally effective and those he knows best as he has learned about all the behaviors you can extract out of many different settings; in the end those tools that will really answer effectively the question, purpose or end-goal that you have with when mixing or even, when imagining what you want your mix to sound like).