Quintessential Solstice Event

How I Did It

All of The World
by cube3 (Sjef van Leeuwen)
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Mon, May 4, 2015 @ 2:57 PM

Tools I Used

Reaper, a $60 Audio Sequencer. You can find it on http://www.reaper.fm

Plugins used:

Waves LoAir
Fabfilter Pro MB
Fabfilter Pro Q
Waves DeEsser
Waves Vocal Rider
Voxengo Soniformer
Voxengo PolySquasher
LiquidSonics Reverberate LE
VacuumSoft ADT (Artificial Double Tracking)
Slate Digital FG-X master Compressor
FabFilter Pro-L master limiter
Reaper native stereo delay

Samples I Used

All sample material used from ccmixter.org

Original Samples



1. The guitar pieces from Airflow were carefully reduced using noise reduction.
2. Each guitar track was balanced spectral using Voxengo Soniformer
3. Each guitar track was then carefully extended in the low end using Waves LoAir bringing forward the deep harmonic material.
4. Panning the guitars and adding Reverb using Liquidsonic reverberate LE (multiple reverbs, hall, room)
5. Spectral balancing of the complete material
6. Final master EQ, lifting the high freq's above 5Khz a couple of decibels. Mid/Side Eq in the low region tightening up the low end more in the stereo center.
7. Slate Digital compressor, very slow attack and decay on a high compression ratio, making it float.
8. Pro-L limiter for limiting the last peaks.


9. Rendering the guitars down and placing them in a new reaper instance.
10. Routing the assembled guitar track to a mix bus bus, which contains a 6 band Side chain compressor (on MID in the stereo field only). So the vocals can breathe more in the center, pushing the guitars of more to the side stereo field when the vocals come in. Setting are extremely fast attack and decay, against a -40db max reduction and a 1:2 compression ratio per band. Making the compression effect almost inaudible.
11. Spectral balancing all the vocals using voxengo soniformer.
12. Low freq curve off for vocals, then carefully fader riding all vocals using Waves Vocal Rider, then compressing them using polysquasher from voxengo, a very transparent compressor.
13. Grouping vocals and background vocals to a bus. Then doing minor

Other Notes

Great inspirational work from all people involved providing the source material.