Dave Hill Designs RA II Plug-in

Compression/Distortion Plug-in with Even and Odd Distortion Generation, Drive Control, and Level Trim - Mac AAX Native, AAX DSP, TDM, AudioSuite
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Warm up Those Tracks and Make Them Shine Even Brighter!

Modern recording technology lets you get impressive results "in the box," but you love the warmth and texture you can only get from analog gear. Now, thanks to Dave Hill Designs' astounding RA plug-in, you get the best of both worlds! RA lets you dial in a stellar combination of compression character and rich harmonic content and apply it to your tracks and other plug-ins. Best of all, you get complete control over how you apply RA's goodness to your audio; you can choose to affect low and high frequencies independently. You can bring out sparkling detail, add fullness to the low end, dial in just enough grit to make a track stand out, or keep a high-transient instrument (such as a snare or a kick) under control - with smooth, analog-style feel. Once you've experienced RA, you'll want to use it on everything.

Looking for that elusive "glue" that makes analog mixes sound so cohesive? Apply RA to the bass guitar and drum buses and dial in that low-end content. You'll be amazed at how your separate tracks almost instantly become a powerful rhythm section. Apply RA to guitar and bring out detail - even add subtle grit to louder passages, for an even more expressive passages. RA doesn't just accentuate the character of an instrument; this amazing (and very easy-to-use) plug-in lets you elevate performances at the mix stage.

Dave Hill Designs RA TDM Plug-in Features:

  • Even Harmonics controls for independently adjusting harmonic content in top and bottom ranges of audio
  • Low Level controls adjust low level content and generate third-order harmonics
  • Peak rounds off peaks of wave shapes and generates third-order harmonics
  • Hardness control limits Peak
  • Drive control lets you adjust the aggressiveness of the effect
  • Level Trim allows for easy level matching
  • TDM
  • Mac
The Dave Hill Designs RA plug-in lets you add detail and warmth to those tracks!

Tech Specs

Software Type Compression/Distortion
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Format AAX Native, AAX DSP, TDM, AudioSuite
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7/XP
Manufacturer Part Number RA PLUGIN

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just amazing and you know what dave hill always do with his amazing plugins every one must have it . I always use it, especially on vocal
Music background: Recording Engineer,Musician

Dave Hill Designs RA

This plug is amazing the way it gives you the vibe it’s like a voodoo especially on vocals !!! Works great on guitar as well (if you want to bring out the 2 and the 3 harmonics) very important for your mixing .try to put it after a reverb or a delay or on your 2buss. This is a tool for enhance and shaping your sound signature. A must have plug!
Music background: Recording & Mixing Engineer

Unique plug that does... something... better than any other!

I've been using this for a month on all kinds of tracks - vocals, harmonicas, guitars, piano, B3, maracas, bongos - and I love it. But I have to admit I don't really understand how it works. It clearly adds harmonic content, and each of the knobs does something, so I just turn them until it sounds good. It can smooth out an overly "picky" acoustic guitar, add depth to the body resonance of a vocal (yes, seriously), and what it does on a drum kit submix is just amazing. Unlike many compression or "coloration" plugs this doesn't seem to degrade a well-recorded track at all. It actually enhances it. I'm addicted. I haven't yet tried it on kick or bass only because I haven't liked harmonic-type plugins on those in the past. My only complaint - a minor one - is the lack of explanation about what the X and Y axes represent on the graph. There's a vague analogy to "a curve display in a graphics program," but this ain't photography and I don't know what that means.
Music background: Musician, composer
See also: Compression Software, Dave Hill Designs, Dave Hill Designs Plug-ins: Dynamics, Dave Hill Designs Plug-ins: Effects