So what is Boost?
This plugin is like a channel strip, mix finalizer, quick mastering tool for those of us who are not engineers!
It gives you quick control over dynamics, eq/color, and stereo width.
If you want to be able to access a few knobs and really get good results when tweaking your tracks, this is the type of plugin you’d want to look at.
There’s compression, eq, stereo width, and limiting, all in a simple to use interface….I can most definitely dig that!
- format: VST, AU
- price: $43.65
- product page: https://www.samplemagic.com/details/1271/boost
How does it sound?
When it comes to mixing, I love easy to use tools.
I don’ t like spending time loading up a bunch of different plugins, so if I can have one plugin that lets me quickly adjust the sound and feel of a mix or track, I’m down to try it.
When I first loaded this up, what I noticed most was how easy it was to get something that I liked without a bunch of back and forth.
Simply turned a few knobs until I had something that sounded good with whatever track I was working with.
The cool thing is you can go subtle or extreme, and it handles both without any issues.
Though the plugin itself doesn’t emit any sound, I really do like the sound you can sculpt quickly with this tool.
So what’s the bottom line?
If you’re like me and you prefer quick and easy methods of tweaking the overall sound and quality of your tracks, you should definitely try the demo of of this plugin.
I give Boost 4.5 out of 5 subs, it has a clean interface, is super easy to use, and most importantly is a powerful tool that allows you to quickly improve the feel and quality of whatever mix or track you throw it on.
Shout out to Sample Magic for sending this one over for me to checkout. I’ve had it for a while and wasn’t really sure what to expect. As someone who is pretty lazy when it comes to mixing, I like things that don’t take a lot of steps but are still powerful enough to give me the ability to control my sound the way I want to.
Once I actually started messing with this I instantly updated all of my default templates and threw this on the master output (a spot previously held by Ozone 7). Will I still use a dedicated EQ from time to time or a specific compressor? I’m sure I will when I need something a bit more surgical, or if I want the specific character of a certain compressor. However, Boost definitely gets me where I need to be much quicker than any single plugin I’ve used up to this point…and it easily fits into my workflow, so for that…I dig it.
Have you tried it? If so, let me know what you think.