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Adding Punch to Explosion Sounds (Tip)

Apr 28, 2015

Tricks of the Mix: Find out how to bring that extra something to your mix using Waves plugins, brought to you by Waves Artists, Product Specialists and enthusiasts like yourself.

On sound effects that need a lot of punch and aggression, like impacts, gunshots, or explosions, I sometimes use two Trans-X plugins in series: one with a smaller gain range but longer duration to add a fatter, longer transient attack, the other with a shorter duration but larger gain range to add the sharp ‘bite’ back in.