TOP 10 EDM PRODUCTION PLUGINS by MARK SIXMA
It's no secret that a lot of up-and-coming producers wanna know what sounds, samples and plugins their favorite artists use. And since Mark Sixma just released his Serum Presets pack for Trance, Bigroom and Future Rave, we decided to ask him about his most-used music production tools. He couldn't say no to that, and that means you can spend the next few minutes discovering Mark Sixma's Top 10 Plugins!
1. Serum by Xfer Records
The thing I love about Xfer Records’ Serum is that it has so many possibilities in sound design and still remains easy to use. It has some excellent onboard FX too and that’s exactly why I chose this plugin to make my first soundbank with.
2. Vocalsynth by iZotope
As a producer, I’ve spent many hours looking for the perfect vocal sample for a track. But when I finally found a good one on Splice or in a sample pack, someone else has probably already used it. That’s why I started recording my own voice instead. With some (heavy) tweaking with this plugin, I managed to get some amazing results!
3. The Komplete Bundle by Native Instruments
It’s not technically one synth, but a whole collection of excellent synths and sound libraries. In my opinion, Native Instruments’ Komplete Bundle a must-have for any producer. It also works perfectly with my Komplete Kontrol MIDI Keyboard.
4. Pro Q-3 by FabFilter
Surgical EQ cuts plus dynamic and sidechain EQing. Can you wish for anything else in an EQ plugin? Fabfilter has been putting out excellent plugins over the years and I use them extensively in my projects.
5. LFOTool by Xfer Records
A simple but very useful plugin! I mostly use this for sidechaining, but the possibilities are much greater.