Top 3 Plugins – Wehbba, Jan 2017

By January 20, 2017AU VST, Production

 

With releases on renowned labels like Tronic, Systematic, Bedrock, Soma and 2020Vision, we caught up with Wehbba before the start of his upcoming Australian tour to ask him about his current top 3 plugins

 

Native Instruments – Reaktor
This is everything anybody will ever need to make anything. And it does it better than almost anything else. Especially after they came up with the blocks concept, making it more streamlined to really use Reaktor as a modular synth or effects engine rather than as a puzzle. It sounds superb, expressive and is really an essential tool when I’m working on the road, but also gets a lot of use back in my studio.

 

 

 

 

Universal Audio – UAD Fatso Sr.

Ever since this little beast came out years ago it’s been my main compressor, saturator, and all round “problem solver”. Sure it’s not the only tool I use and UAD has many other incredible plugins, but this is great for everything, drums, bass, leads, vocals, and after using the hardware unit many times, I’m still very convinced this is one of the best plugin emulations ever made, it’s very hard to tell any difference, and with the Sr. version it beats the hardware in a lot of ways.

 

 

 

Audiorealism – ABL
I’ve tried many, but this is my favourite 303 emulation, and I’ve used a 303 in every track I’ve made since 2006, most of the time not in an obvious way, but it’s always there, and it’s an essential part of my sound. This thing sounds incredible, and once you run it through the usual 303 “enhancers” like distortion, chorus or delays, it really shines, and even though it’s not 100% the same as the real thing, it does an incredible job and sounds superb by itself.

 

You can catch him playing at the following Australian and NZ dates:
21st JanDarkbeat, Melbourne
25th JanGeisha, Perth
28th JanElectric Gardens, Sydney
28th JanRainbow Serpent Festival, Sydney
29th JanElectric Rush, Queenstown