Welcome to my site. Massey Plugins Inc. is a small one-man operation. I started the company in February 2006 with the release of the vt3 EQ.
I'm a music and audio geek who's been involved in the pro audio industry for well over a decade. An electrical engineer by training, I begin my career at Digidesign (aka Avid) in 2001 crafting up things for the plugin architecture of Pro Tools. Following that, I worked with Trillium Lane Labs shipping Aggro, Space and Drum Rehab.
Massey Plugins design philosophy is built on a few core principles:
- First, sound is more important than numbers. Numbers on knobs have little meaning in the context of artistic creation. They are simply symbols to help mark your way.
- Secondly, less is more. More parameters on a piece of gear does not inherently make it better. I have found that carving away the rough edges and honing the useful intersection of a product's wholistic control set is, in the end, significantly more burdensome. Some designers choose a lazier approach: throwing more controls at the end user, telling us in essence, "Deal with this yourself 'cause I couldn't be bothered." This isn't to say that a rich palette of controls isn't sometimes very useful and totally merited, but I find those circumstances more applicable to that class of "surgical audio tools". When you need to "fix" something, then you usually need more variables to hone in on the problem. Hence, you'll find that my deesser and drum replacement plugins have much richer sets of controls.
- And lastly, form and function are inseparable. Research has shown that attractively designed things work better. A pretty, virtual faceplate on an audio plugin ain't just marketing. It helps form an important emotional bond of usability between your brain and the functionality of the product which persists over time.
Hope you enjoy the plugins & have fun!