‘Magic glue’ is what everyone’s searching for when it comes to finishing a mix. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you do, there’s an almost imperceptible ingredient missing; something that ties everything together.
‘Magic glue’ is what everyone’s searching for when it comes to finishing a mix
It’s a quality that’s hard to find in the digital realm, but perhaps a little easier over in analogue land, where mixers, final stages, and recording mediums let the musical electrons dance about and get to know each other in unique ways. It’s no surprise, then, that analogue modelling plugins are so popular; Waves’s just released MPX Master Tape looks like it could be another popular solution.
To quote the Waves team, “Developed in association with Eddie Kramer, the MPX Master Tape plugin is modeled on a rare machine consisting of an Ampex 350 transport and 351 electronics [...] with adjustable tape speed, bias, flux, wow & flutter, and noise parameters [and] a flexible slap & feedback delay”. It’s available across Mac and Windows and all popular plugin formats, including ProTools TDM. Sounds good to us… look out for a review soon, and check out the MPX page over at Waves.