Hello everyone and welcome to this week's article!
Today we are going to review a clipper: JST Clip, by Joey Sturgis Tones!
As we have already covered in our extensive article about how clippers work, a clipper is used in several situations: its function is similar to the one of a limiter, but it doesn't just increase the volume and limit the sound, it adds the gain in a way that adds saturation and increases the perceived transient (if not overused, otherwise it can also distort and ruin a signal).
In my video I have an acoustic drum sound (plus samples blended in 50% on the skins) and I add some Jst Clip to hear not only the volume increase, but also the other features: the result is a drum bus that is stronger, with just the right amount of saturation to cut through.
The idea behind this kind of plugins is to make a sound cut more through the mix without altering eq or raising the volume (that's why there is a Trim knob, to match the output volume with the input one and to use this plugin just for the transient shaping and harmonic enhancement).
All in all this is probably the blest clipper I have tried so far, the interface is sleek and intuitive, and I really suggest it to all of you.
The plugin features:
- A drive knob.
- A Mix knob to blend the processed sound with the unprocessed one.
- A 2x switch to double the gain.
- A trim knob to match the input gain with the output one, so we will have the processed signal but no volume increase.
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