Full songwriting template in the style of Counterparts: Tight & punchy drums, gnarly bass tone, juicy rhythm guitars and beautiful leads. Using free plugins & amp sims!
- Cubase 8 and above (Elements, Artist and Pro)
- Logic Pro X
- Studio One
- Ableton Live
will be added soon:
- FL Studio
This template includes:
- Mix-Ready drums (Soundblind Drums 'Counterkit' by Counterparts drummer Kyle Brownlee)
- Custom Mix-Ready Drum Map for easy drum programming
- Rhythm, Clean, Lead and Bass guitar tones with some of the best free amp sims by ML Sound Lab and STL Tones
- In-depth processing with stock and free plugins only
- Master bus processing for glue, punch and commercial loudness
- The DI tracks and whole arrangement of the demo song: 'Unwavering Vow' by Counterparts, recorded by the incredible @Zainmhz and myself. So you can listen to the individual elements of the song and analyse how they add up to the finished mix.
I am very happy to present you: the Mix-Ready Counterparts Songwriting Template!
Being a fan of Counterparts for years, I always wanted to have my productions sounding like their records. I tried different drum libraries, but never got close enough to be satisfied. When Kyle Brownlee (drummer of Counterparts) announced his very first drum library "Counterkit", I was excited like a little child right before christmas.
What can I say? This drum library absolutely slams. It makes good use of the built in Kontakt processing and with a little tweaking I got it to sound just like I always wanted. I reached out to @Zainmhz who is doing some great covers of Counterparts songs on his YouTube channel. He hooked me up with his DI tracks for the song "Unwavering Vow" and I put together this songwriting template that I am really proud of.
I wanted this template to be easily accessible - so you won't need any third party software (except the Counterkit drums). This Mix-Ready template is using stock and free plugins for mixing & mastering + the free amp sims by ML Sound Lab and STL Tones. Listen to the sound demo to hear the template in action!
Speed up your workflow with this Mix-Ready songwriting template!
- Kontakt 6 Player (free) or full version (update 6.6.1 or higher)
- Soundblind Drums "Counterkit"
- Stock Plugins of your DAW
- ML Sound Lab Amped Roots (free)
- TSE BOD v3.0.0 bass plugin (free)
- STL Ignite Emissary bundle (free)
The different DAW versions are using different plugins. Here you can see which plugins you need for your DAW:
If you like the setup of a Mix-Ready template, but you want to use other plugins (other drums, other amp sims, other mixing plugins...) then please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org