BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

Plugins I Actually Use: BYOR

We dive into the plugins folder of Russia’s bass house boy BYOR

BYOR makes bass house music that’s big and boisterous enough to shake the rafters of huge venues and festivals alike. Having released on Spinnin’ Records, the bopping sound can be serious at times, with drawn out piano keys and emotive pads, while at others is a full-on plummet into infectious 4×4 flavours.

Talking of delicious beats, BYOR’s latest track Flavour sees BYOR add his own catchy vocal hook over the top of forward thinking bass house music. It’s got a bumping beat, temptatious bassline and an electronic brass sound that’s become synonymous with the genre. We find out about how BYOR used plugins within Apple Logic Pro to create this massive sound.

We’re loving the bopping futuristic house sounds on Flavour. Which DAW did you use to make it?

The track was made in Apple Logic X.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

What’s your latest plugin purchase?

The iZotope 10 bundle which includes Neutron 4, Nectar 3, and a lot of other interesting plugins that make music production much easier. I don’t really use the presets, but so far it’s a great purchase.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

What’s the best free plugin you own?

I think Xfer OTT is one of the best free plugins.

What’s the best value plugin you own?

I can’t answer that about only one plugin – there are so many of them! However, I will highlight my go-to UAD SSL G-Bus compressor, Acustica Audio’s Diamond Transient and OEKSound Soothe.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

What’s the most expensive plugin you’ve ever bought? Was it worth the money?

I think all of them cost approximately an equal amount. Every plugin that I have bought has been really good. I haven’t been disappointed by any of them because before I buy something I always give it a test of one to two weeks.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

What’s a DAW stock plugin you use all the time?

I love Logic Pro’s internal plugins, and alway use Multimeter, Stereo Delay, Envelope Shaper, Noise Gate and Equalizer.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

What plugins go on your master bus without fail?

Universal Audio’s SSL G-Bus Compressor, Diamond Transient, Soothe, Fabfilter pro Q3, UAD Dangerous EQ and Standard Clip limiter/clipper.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

What plugin would Flavour be incomplete without?

UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor. It glues the mix tight.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

Tell us about that brass-y riff that really comes to the forefront on the first drop on Flavour? There’s a similar sound in Say Yes. What about those?

It was made with Serum by myself. I’m not a fan of using presets. I just love when the bass is static.

Do you have any secret sauce plugins?

Actually there is not a one secret plugin. It depends on how you use your digital setup.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

What about a guilty pleasure plugin?

I love SoundTheory Gullfoss. Sometimes when I want to repair sounds I push it pretty hard. It’s an automatic Dynamic EQ so it finds bad frequencies and ducks them and puts up the nice ones if they’re missing.

BYOR Plugins I Actually Use

What do you use without fully understanding?

Vengeance Avenger. I use a preset if it comes to it but start to understand it more when I want to make more complicated sounds or change a presets a bit.

Stream BYOR – Flavour.


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