Hide The Sausage

Hide The Sausage_Summer always means “movies” to me so I was excited to be involved with writer/director Joe Benedetto’s new short “Hide The Sausage“. (No..it’s not some X rated flick but a play on words about the main character.)

I wrote the two original songs with eLLe Morgan that are sung in the movie by Victoria Gillette and Maxine Gordon. eLLe and I were invited to do “cameos” at the interiors shot in NYC at Duane Park…really fun cast and crew. When Joe sent me a picture lock, I wrote and recorded the score according to his notes,using Logic 10.

One More Link In The Chain

The $ 64,000 Question is…how to make it LOUD (competitively) without destroying the mix?

The newest contender for me is from Melda Productions, a software company based in Prague, Czech Republic. They make a complete line of audio plug ins as well as a few synth based ones. The one that I had to have was the M Multiband Limiter.

MMultiBandLimiter00

It can be a tricky beast to tame (LOTS of control and parameters) but the starting presets are excellent. This one is sitting on my master bus now (along with Fab Filter and PSP Xenon).

Vulf Pack

A fellow engineer showed me this plug in by Goodhertz called the Vulf Compressor. It’s a unique piece that combines a compressor with “wow” (as in warbly like an old turntable) and a “lo-fi” module. The main page:Vulf-Compressor

Elegant in its’ simplicity, it sports a “wet/dry”slider on the bottom for blending your sonic mayhem with your original audio (if so desired).

So far, it’s been living on my drum bus (along with the PSP Old Timer) but I know it’s going to find a place on individual tracks as well.

If you are so inclined to go “under the hood” for some more detailed tweekage, Goodhertz has given you the option:

Vulf Under The HoodI’m glad that plug in manufacturers are taking this approach. The Fab Filter Pro L Limiter has a similar layout (but with additional “help” pop ups). Great plug in for brickwall¬† limiting with excellent metering and built in ISP indicator.