Top 5 Plugin’s with REFORM
Reform are reasonably new to the techno scene, but in that short time, they have been very successful. They’ve obtained great results from their music. They released on labels like Second State, Etruria beat, Quartz rec and On Edge Society. They are simply music addicted, their studio sessions are based on machine jam sessions as well as digital and VST processing, with whom they create their own sound, their own electronic style.
Their productions are very different from each other but all characterized by strong ideas where prevalent melodic synth’s riffs, vocals cut and interesting grooves, which bring the listener to a new dimension.
Their EP ’Nightcall’ came out on Friday the 17th on SOUS Music (check it out here). To celebrate the release we asked them to pick their Top 5 Plugin’s they like to use in their productions.
It’s a very versatile synth with which you can make anything from lead to bass synths or even drum sounds. We usually use its wavetable waveforms to create really unique and new sounds.
It emulates what tape recorders do. It’s a really good plugin for the lower frequencies, because it helps especially to merge the kick with the bass and allows them to sound united and warm. We use it when we mix the tracks, so after we finish the production phase.
Waves Ssl Bus Compressor
This amazing plugin Bus compressor emulates what an analogue big mixer bank like an SSL 4000 does. It’s a compressor specialized for bus and we use it during the mixdown to compress our grouped channels.
Fab filter pro q3
It’s a super accurate digital equalizer, so it’s mostly used to cut frequencies instead of boosting them. It has many cut shapes and cutoff options and that’s why we like it so much. We use them for fine tuning, especially on kick, bass and drum sounds.
It’s a bitcrusher plugin which we add color to the sounds, so you can build a sort of “own sound”. We use it most with MPC60 presets to emulate the 80’s Akai sampler so it gives a raw and scathing felling.