Welcome to our blog page, here we gather interesting articles about our plugins. In the following months we will add more content, either self-written content about parameters or functionality of our plugins, or content from other people that we think is interesting for everyone. If you ever have any suggestions for content, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
With the current “loudness” use in broadcasting and streaming services of ITU-R BS.1770-4, EBU R128 and other international standards, the audio engineer who is mixing or mastering should be aware of the metrics and requirements that will be imposed on any music files used in these delivery formats. Dynamics processing can change the loudness structure […]
In April of 2021, 2 months after we released our first signature plugin with him, our dear friend and sound engineering legend Al Schmitt passed away. His passing is a great loss for so many. Throughout the last year, friends, family and industry professionals have paid heartwarming tributes to him, celebrating the legacy of Al […]
Electronic filters have been around for over a century, the earliest passive designs employing resistors, capacitors and inductors used in telegraph, telephone and radio applications. Many configurations have been developed, but all hardware designs have a common limitation – any filter made with electrical components will introduce “phase shift”, the magnitude depending on the filter […]
In audio terminology LCR means Left-Center-Right and can refer to a mixing style where all mono tracks are panned hard left, hard right, or equally to the left and right bus for a center signal. This was actually borne of necessity decades ago when mix consoles had only the ability to send a track to […]
In the summer of 2020, we released RootOne, our fourth plugin, building on our existing reputation for audio quality. RootOne is our unique multi-band subharmonics generator and shaper plugin, giving punch to your low-end signal. Just like previous plugins in the ONE series, RootOne was born from necessity and experience. As Robin Reumers, co-founder of […]
We have a very special Leapwing Audio Talk coming up! Gavin, Reuben, Rafa and Emiliano will give feedback on your mix and/or master, live during next week’s LIVESTREAM. Because constructive feedback makes us all grow! Everyone can participate. So if you have a nice mix or mastered track that you want to submit for this […]
We are really proud to announce ‘RootOne’, a brand-new plugin that gives punch to your low-end! Just like previous plugins, RootOne was born from necessity and experience. As Robin Reumers, co-founder of Leapwing, explains: “The 3 of us, as well as other engineers we talked to, were often dissatisfied with traditional subharmonics generators. They often […]
This week, Emiliano and Robin were invited to the legendary Pensado’s Place to talk about their individual careers as well as the steps they took to found Leapwing. If you’re interested in some background information, check it out here:
This year, we were also at NAMM again and got to meet up with a lots of friends and clients. Check out some of the videos below: Dave Pensado: Luca Pretolesi: Greg Wells: Piper Payne: Juan de Dios Martin: Scotty Banks: And a nice picture to sum up the fun we had during the show:
Thank you so much for all the support you’ve given us. We feel very proud of the community we’ve been able to gather over the past three years. Your valuable input and appreciation have given us the motivation to keep going and improving our plugins. In January 2019, we introduced StageOne, which received a lot […]
We did it! Last week we planted hundreds and hundreds of trees as part of Project Tree in Belgium, with the help and support of our beloved family members. It was in July 2019 that we started this project with one big goal in mind; we want to reduce our CO2 footprint, caused by travelling, […]
We’re really excited to launch DynOne 3, a multiband parallel processor featuring newly developed algorithms and filters for state-of-the-art processing. The Leapwing Audio team has rebuilt several parts of the award- winning plugin from the ground up to achieve the highest quality possible. Multiband Parallel Processing is suitable for any genre of music or any […]
StageOne has been nominated for the Signal Processing Software (Effects) #TECAward in the Technical Achievement category! Next stop: the 35th Annual NAMM #TECAwards at the 2020 #NAMMShow!
Do you know your footprint? We are passionate about what we do. But we also realize that everything we do has a certain impact on our beautiful planet. We feel that as humans, we should take every measurable step to end up leaving our planet better than the one we inherited. This is something that […]
Our dear friend Maria Elisa Ayerbe shows how she used CenterOne to open up the music stem, for a mix she recently did. Check out the video below:
This past week, we were at NAMM in Anaheim California. It was a lot of fun with many people stopping by the booth. We recorded some of the talks, which you can see below: Piper Payne Seth Drake Dave Pensado Maor Appelbaum For those who stopped by our booth, thank you! And hope to see […]
We would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and all the best wishes for 2019! This past year has been amazing for us. Released 2 major new versions of CenterOne and DynOne, and we received an Award for Product of the year from MusicTech. We couldn’t be more grateful! We have been working hard these […]
We couldn’t be more excited about winning this years Gear of the Year Award as Software Product of the Year, from MusicTech. As a small software company, this means a lot to us and want to thank everyone who voted for us.
If you’re curious how different people use our plugins, here is a great example. Scott Banks from Studio DMI created a cool new video showcasing how he used DynOne to help him in the mastering stage:
Last month, we found out that CenterOne v2 is selected for a Sound on Sound Award, and voting is now open: https://www.soundonsound.com/sos-awards Then last week, we found out that DynOne v2 is up for MusicTech Award as “Best Sofware Effect/Utility”, voting for DynOne can be done here. We would really appreciate everyone’s vote!
Warren Huart set out to discover DynOne for the first time. He did this in a live stream with his users of Produce Like a Pro. You can check out the video here:
Production Expert just did an exclusive tutorial about DynOne. You can see it here: https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/production-expert-1/2018/9/26/leapwing-audio-dyn-one And here is the video itself:
We are very fortunate to have received great feedback from the some amazing producers and engineers in our industry. Here they are: Bob Ludwig (Grammy winning mastering engineer) “The DynOne does dynamic compression differently from any other compressor I know plus it can achieve the desired result with far less fuss and with terrific musicality.” […]
Bob Katz just took DynOne v2 for a spin and here is what he encountered: “I’ve just started putting Leapwing’s DynOne version 2 to use. It’s so packed with ergonomic and functional improvements that I’ve only scratched the surface of what it can now do.
A question we often receive about CenterOne: how is Center Channel Level any different from Center Prominence. Even though both parameters seem similar, they are part of 2 fundamentally different algorithms. So what’s the difference between both? It’s the influence on the PANORAMA!
Adrian Tucker is a Spanish vlogger who created 2 really cool videos about DynOne and CenterOne. Even if you don’t understand the language, I think the music examples have been well chosen and these videos are really fun to watch. Hope you like them too.
We are really fortunate that our products are used all over the world. Studio DMI engineers, Scott Banks & Luca Pretolesi just reviewed and loved DynOne as well. Check out the video below:
Attention, fellow mastering engineers: The DynOne plugin is the first (and only) replacement for a $13,000 external digital processor that I own. This processor contains a unique and powerful parallel compression algorithm. In the past I’ve tried plugins and other “in the box” and “out of the box” techniques to replace or supplement this external […]