DAW plug-ins a blessing or a curse?

Today with the ever growing number of plug-ins available for our DAW, we are faced with multiple options. This can be very confusing. There may be so many, in fact, that it could distract us from the original intentions for our project.

It would seem that we spend too much time searching for the perfect effect for all the diverse instruments in the mix. That does not even take into account the time we spend learning the mechanics of some pretty sophisticated and graphically attractive plug-ins - rather then sticking with the basics like EQ, Compression, Reverb, and Delay.

Some of us are curious and anxious to try anything and everything hoping to get inspired. On the other hand, some of us may get frustrated too quickly and perhaps miss out on a plug-in that might actually benefit our project.

Posted on April 18, 2012

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