In this post we will cover a plugin that has become a staple in modern electronic music production.
But why is it so popular ? What is it exactly ? And how does it work ?
Let’s dive in and demystify it !
▶️ What is ‘OTT’ & Why is it so popular ?
‘OTT’ stands for ‘Over The Top’, it is a popular upwards / downwards multiband compressor preset from Ableton.
It has then been recreated by Xfer Records as a 3rd party plugin so every producer can now use it whatever DAW he is using.
▶️ How to does it work and how to use it ? 🤔
Essentially, it splits the incoming audio into 3 bands (High, Mid and Low) to apply drastic compression to each of these bands separately resulting in a rather extreme sounding flavor. But once you master it and with some adjustments and tweaks, it can become a more subtle and pretty neat audio shaping tool for production and sound design !
▶️ Where to download it for free ?
You can download the XFer OTT from XFer freebie section !
Have a look at their other freewares, there are more hidden gems there, like their Dimension Expander recreated from Native Instruments Massive or the Pioneer DJM800 Filter.
Both are really worth a try !
And here’s a breakdown of every OTT parameters explained: