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Best New Ableton 12 Stock Plugin | ROAR Tutorial

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💫 Short Summary

The video showcases the Roar audio effect plugin in Ableton 12, demonstrating its versatility as a distortion tool, EQ, harmonic generator, and compressor. Various techniques are shown to enhance drums, synths, vocals, and sound design. The importance of blending different distortion types and utilizing Roar for modulation and noise injection is emphasized. The plugin's ability to create warmth, texture, and stereo information in music production is highlighted, with a focus on layering effects for better control and sound quality. Additionally, using Roar for vocal chains and deep vocals is discussed, with recommendations for further tutorials on stock plugins.

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Overview of Roar audio effect plugin in Ableton 12.
00:27
Roar serves as a distortion plugin but can also function as a sound design tool, EQ, harmonic generator, and compressor.
The tutorial demonstrates how Roar can enhance drums, synths, and vocals within a mix by adjusting saturation levels and utilizing different shaping options.
The plugin allows for precise control over distortion levels for various frequencies, ultimately enhancing warmth and texture in the sound.
Techniques such as multiband distortion and harmonic saturation are explored to optimize the plugin's capabilities.
Using Roar for low-end frequency clean up and sound design in music production.
06:12
Roar can be utilized for modulation and adding brightness to drums in sound design.
The tutorial explains the process of applying Roar to drums, adjusting settings for noise injection, and compression.
The video also covers using the tone switch for shelving effects to manipulate base and high-end frequencies.
Using noise shaper in Roar to widen clap sound by switching to midside mode.
08:29
Creating brightness and stereo information with harmonic saturation and processing the snare drum for a snappier sound.
Enhancing 808s with Roar in parallel mode for improved sound.
Layering audio effects in racks instead of using wet dry knobs for better control and sound quality.
Using distortion in music production for creative effects.
11:49
Demonstrates blending different types of distortion for unique sounds, emphasizing feedback mode.
Highlights importance of blending distortion types in parallel for creative sound design.
Explores potential of using distortion on vocals before vocal chain to emulate preamp effect.
Provides insight into utilizing distortion creatively and effectively in music production.
Using preamp EQ and compressor for a vocal chain and enhancing deep vocals in the hook.
15:25
Different sound design options are explored, with Roar mentioned as a versatile stock plugin in Ableton 12.
Viewers are encouraged to watch more videos demonstrating the use of Roar and other stock plugins in a playlist linked in the description below.