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REAPER™ Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Geoffrey Francis

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Chapter 11. REAPER Audio FX Plug-In Power

The topic of plug-ins is one that, probably more than any other, excites users and stimulates debate and discussion in audio communities. Everybody desperately wants to get hold of the best EQ, the best compressor, or the best reverb, because therein lies the key to producing the perfect mix, right? Wrong! There’s no doubt that plug-ins are important, but there’s no plug-in on Earth that can take a bad mix and make it good. Let me tell you what is the most important thing about plug-ins. It’s knowing how to use them. For while there’s no doubt that the quality of different competing plug-ins does vary (especially when you look at more complex applications, such as reverb and compression), it is indisputably ...

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