Bus Glue Joel Wanasek
is a series of bus compressor audio plugins created by Joey Sturgis Tones in collaboration with esteemed producer and mixing engineer, Joel Wanasek. The compressors are specifically designed to Joel's exacting standards as unique mixing tools and are intended to be placed on the main instrument bus / track group buses in your mixer. Each set contains a unique compressor and processor design for the following six groups: Drums, Bass, Guitars, Vocals, Keys, and finally Mix.
Pump Up Your Drums
Struggling with getting your drums to pop out of your speakers? You need a tool that helps you lock in the groove and energy of your drums while delivering the flexibility to tackle different challenges. Pump smack into your drums with our signature pumpin’ circuit modelled after some very special hardware or take control of your groove with our time tested classic drum bus approach. No matter what you throw at it, JW BG-DRUMS delivers the glue and excitement your mix deserves.
Lock and Load
Most engineers salivate over that major label big bottom bass sound. The struggle is over now because JW BG-BASS is a powerful low end bass shaping tool like no other. Easily control the top and bottom bass dynamics independently. Enhance your bass tone with the perfect grit on top to get the bass so it cuts through any wall of sound or position the bass instantly in the mix, relative to the kick drum.
Your Vocals Dialed
You know that polished, perfect vocal sound you dream of coming out of your speakers? Imagine if that were easy to achieve! Good, because it is now. Take command over your singer’s dynamics, dial in pleasing vocal tone, or give the vocals that extra aggressive push all in seconds. No matter the challenge, JW BG-VOCALS gives your vocals the polish you crave.
Mixing guitars is always frustrating for most engineers, especially if they are high gain. Good thing JW BG-GUITARS simplifies your life immediately by being optimized to give your mix the necessary headroom it needs so you can lock in your guitars. Slay those evil palm mute low-end swings that plague your mixes with the chug slayer circuit. Guitar mixing was never more fun and easy.
Mixing synths, keys, pianos, strings, and other post production elements is always extremely difficult in terms of getting them to sit in your already dense mix. JW BG-KEYS delivers the extra lift they need to find their own space and sit perfectly in the mix via the push circuit. The challenge of mixing these elements is a thing of the past now.
Most mixing engineers aren’t great at mastering, and it’s simply because we’re more like artists and less like technicians. You’re also probably sick of your masters not living up to your expectations. This design is based on top notch mastering gear backed by years of trial and error resulting in a processor that can give your mixes that “finished feeling.” #NOSMALLTIME anymore because JW BG-Mix will take your mix to a whole new level. Whatever you’ve got on your bus right now, it’s small time until you’ve put JW BG-Mix on it.