Pro Tools Expert Post Production Specialist and Studio Owner Alan Sallabank reviews Synergy by Symless - a Network-based (IP) software KVM switch, which provides cross-platform seamless switching between multiple computers.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks to film composer Patrick Jonsson.
In this free tutorial, you will learn how to use the Waves MV2 dual compressor plug-in on a male lead vocal. The MV2 plug-in is a very simple plug-in to use featuring two compressor fader controls and one output level control. The two main compressor faders provide two different types of compression:
Back in February, we posted a story exploring Avid's roadmap for Pro Tools and whether there were any clues in the Avid Customer Association survey. At the Avid Connect event just before NAB2017 in Las Vegas Avid has announced some of the outcomes from this survey.
Last week I shared my techniques for recording an upright acoustic piano. This week I am following it up and share the plug-in chain I use for mixing real pianos. Mixing a real piano is much more challenging than mixing a virtual instrument of a piano as VI's are generally developed to sound big and balanced straight out of the box. Real pianos need some gentle mixing so that they can sit well and also still sound natural in a context of a mix.
DTS, who are now a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation have announced the DTS:X Creator Suite, hot on the heels of the Avid Dolby Atmos integration and the new Dolby Atmos Suites. The DTS:X Creator Suite is designed to enable users to mix and deliver immersive, interactive, object-based DTS audio content to a wide variety of media formats and services. DTS claim that unlike other immersive, object-based production tools, the DTS:X Creator Suite is a software solution with no extraneous hardware requirements.
Dan, Julian and Peter chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
It was inevitable once Blackmagic Design acquired Fairlight that integration of Fairlight audio into their already popular video editing suite was simply a matter of time.
However, the announcement of Resolve 14 With Fairlight Audio has sent many of the video editing blogs chattering with the usual claims of Final Cut killer or Premiere killer, but in our experience, there's rarely a product that kills another. In fact what we find in modern software development is iterations of features across the market. In other words, one product adds a feature and then the competitor copies it with improvements, a kind of software development game of poker... which should be good for all of us.
Halo Downmix has been designed by the team at Nugen Audio for downmixing of feature-film or 5.1 mixes to stereo, with controls for relative levels, timing, and direct vs. ambient sound balance allow fine-tuning, delivering downmixes that are no longer limited by typical in-the-box coefficients-based processes. We have an exclusive review of this brand new take on a downmix plug-in.
Cedar Audio was is still not officially supporting macOS Sierra for Cedar Studio because of the incompatibilities between macOS Sierra, Pro Tools and its existing HSP dongle, CEDAR Audio has now announced CEDAR Studio for iLok to be released in by the end of June 2017.
Following on from Avid's announcement on Dolby Atmos Integration In Pro Tools HD we have some more information about the tools Dolby are going to be offering to facilitate this from their end including details of the software render unit. They are releasing two software bundles, the Dolby Atmos Production Suite and Mastering Suite.
As part of their Master the Mix month, our friends at iZotope are releasing a set of 4 tutorials. In this first episode, they explore how to correct sibilance issues in the mixing stage with Neutron's de-esser tool.
In this edition of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we hear about what Paul Baxter has been up to with fire, Watson Wu has been playing with a Yamaha dirt bike, WW Audio has released Sounds Of Amsterdam collection, Badlands Sound has released Above and Below Traffic ambiences, RZ Post release a Macaw mini library and we hear from Paul Weir about Procedural Audio in game sound.
At Avid Connect 2107 held in Las Vegas on the run up to NAB 2017, Avid have announced that Pro Tools Will be qualified for their Nexis enterprise-class storage systems which will good news for the larger post-production and broadcast sectors.
Avid are announcing at Avid Connect on the run up to NAB 2017 in Las Vegas that Pro Tools HD will be able to support and mix natively in the 10 channel Dolby Atmos format 7.1.2 with Avid promoting this as the only DAW to natively support Dolby Atmos in the box.
At the Avid Connect event, prior to NAB 2017 in Las Vegas, Avid are announcing their intention to release a new version of their free application Pro Tools First, which unlike the full version of Pro Tools hasn't seen an upgrade since it was released around the time of Pro Tools 12.3.