Milan, Italy (October 8, 2020)—Musician and composer Nartan Savona, owner and operator of independent record label and recording studio Nartan Records in Italy, mixes for today’s streaming standards with the help of a collection of Nugen Audio plug-ins.
Included among Savona’s Nugen solutions are SEQ-S, MasterCheck, ISL and LM-Correct, which he uses alongside a variety of equipment. “I like to have a hybrid set up, with hardware and software,” he explains. “I work in the box, then I go into my analog equipment and then back out through the box with digital conversion. So, I start with sound converters and then push through analog gear, like channel strips and valve compressors. After that, I bring it back through my software solutions to ensure a pristine deliverable.
“The Nugen plug-ins make it possible for me to not only hear, but also see, where any errors might be and allow me to fine-tune something back to the reference tracks to make sure they work for today’s streaming platforms. Nugen’s ISL limiter along with its LM-Correct software, for instance, is my go-to method for specifying loudness as recommended by these platforms.”
Among the most prominent pieces Savona has produced are harp and piano compositions. A classically trained harpist himself, he studied at the Milan Conservatory, and he later focused on incorporating technology and digital audio into his stylings.
A longtime user of Nugen’s SEQ-S software, Savona recently upgraded to the latest version. “The SEQ-S match EQ is the main feature that I like,” he says. “I use it to see the difference between my track and the reference track. The smooth changing of the EQ allows you to just move the wave of the EQ through the frequency, in a non-invasive, soft, linear way.
“Also, I like that everything is just in phase, so you don’t have to spend time fixing things. Sometimes, when you use plug-ins the phase changes, and then all the work and time you spent perfecting your mix is for nothing. This never happens with Nugen’s SEQ-S, its linear phase is very good.”
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