December 28, 2013  

MANIK: Producer’s Plugin – UAD-2 EMT-250 Reverb

With original releases on some of dance music’s biggest labels like Ovum, Culprit, Hot Creations, and Real Tone, MANIK’s career has hit the ground running. Don’t take our word for it though, during his short time on the scene the New York producer has already received accolades from XLR8R, VIBE, Mixmag, DJ Mag and more. His diverse synths and analogue gear mimic Electronica, House, Nu-Disco, Funk, Deep House, and Acid, building a big fan base around the world who’ve shown their support in clubs like Fabric, Gipsy in Moscow, Cielo in NYC, Standard Hotel L.A, Panorama Bar and many more. Curiosity got the better of us and we hacked into his hard drive to find out what plugins were behind his rich and deep productions.

“This reverb is amazing. That’s all there is to it. UA has some fantastic plugins based on vintage gear – they modelled his after the 1976 digital unit and it even has some extras in there like space and delay. I use this particular reverb for vocals or when I want to add some atmosphere to a track. I bought a UA Apollo a year ago as my main soundcard, and this is a plugin highlight for me – especially when tracking.”

“It was used on vocals for the Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (MANIK Skeleton Rework). I also used it on synth chords in 718. A good tip for vocals is to start on Default and set the Wet to off. Mix it in at about 45/50% and keep the rest as it is – really simple. This is great for a solid vocal buss too.”

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