Show And Tell Review Of iZotope Ozone 6 Mastering Plug-in

iZotope claim “iZotope’s audio mastering software, Ozone 6, makes it easier than ever to master your audio simply and efficiently in one elegant standalone application.”

In this video review Russ takes a look at the iZotope Ozone 6 Mastering Plug-in. He takes a look at the new features in Ozone 6 Advanced and also gives his thoughts on those features.

Watch the review of iZotope Ozone 6 mastering plug-in here

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Video Of T-Pain Singing Without AutoTune - Vocal Talent Or Tricks?

He may not have been the first to use AutoTune but if ever an artist’s career was defined by AutoTune then we think the prize goes to T-Pain, so much so he coined the term the ‘T-Pain Effect.’

Now this video has emerged with T-Pain singing without AutoTune, there’s no doubt on a commercial level that T-Pain banked a lot of money thanks to his T-Pain effect, but if ever there was an artistic case against the abuse of AutoTune in music production then this may be it.

This video demonstrates that sometimes the effect becomes the star and can get in the way of people appreciating genuine talent. In an interview that will air on All Things Considered. 

“People felt like I was using it to sound good. But I was just using it to sound different.”

In essence what T-Pain was doing was no different to those using a vocoder in the 1970s, but many inexperienced producers thought that it was a way of covering average vocal performances in the studio, simply copying T-Pain’s effect but failing to appreciate that talent is a necessary ingredient for a great vocal.

Watch the video of T-Pain singing without AutoTune, you may be surprised.

How To Fix Mistakes In Pro Tools Using QuickPunch: Video Tutorial

Russ shows how to use the QuickPunch feature in Pro Tools to fix recording mistakes.

In this Pro Tools video tutorial he shows how to do this using both a foot switch and also using markers to set an in and out point and also pre and post role.

This is perfect for those who need to fix audio mistakes but only have one pair of hands.

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Boz Labs Imperial Delay Ships

Boz Labs have announced that their latest plug-in Imperial Delay is shipping.

Imperial Delay aims to deal with two things, powerful delays with ease of use. On their web site they say;

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Working From Home? 5 Ways Artists Can Overcome The Art Of Procrastination And Get Things Done

Generally speaking artists are a funny bunch, at times working all hours to get things finished but on the other hand putting off today what can be put of tomorrow. Of course there will always be exceptions to the rule, perhaps you are an artist who keeps lists and completes them? How nice that would be for those who don’t seem to be able to keep their mind on things for more than a matter of minutes.

For many when you combine the heart of an artist and working from home it can mean you leave many things left undone and miss deadlines. If you run your business like this for any time and you could end up jeopardizing projects, clients, and even your entire business.

So here are a few ideas for helping to avoid this.

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How To Use External Hardware Effects In Pro Tools


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Following a request from the community Russ does a full video tutorial on how to connect hardware in and out of Pro Tools. He looks at both the software set-up in Pro Tools and the hardware set-up.

This video tutorial also shows you how to account for any round trip latency that may be introduced depending on the hardware being used.

After watching this tutorial users should be able to use their favourite hardware in Pro Tools sessions.

Pro Tools Expert Podcast 139


Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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Drum Forge Drum Sample Library - Extended Show And Tell Video Review 

In this video James takes a look at Drum Forge a new sample library by JTW Drums & JSD. Take a look and listen at how he thinks drums should sound.

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Interview With Studio Design Guru And Respected Acoustics Expert Andy Munro

Our recent primer article on monitoring for home studios has been very popular, all information aimed at those with small home studios on limited budgets.

Pro Tools Expert has a long relationship with studio design guru and respected acoustics expert Andy Munro from Munro Acoustics.

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Over 30 years Andy has earned an enviable reputation designing studios for Coldplay, AIR Studios, Metropolis Studios and more recently the new flagship BBC Broadcasting House in London.

Extended Interview With Andy Munro

Russ met with Andy Munro and talks Shure, The Rolling Stones, the early days of home recording, plus of course lots of discussion around studio acoustics.