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In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a look at VocalSynth, a new vocal effects engine by iZotope. Watch the video to hear how it performs on a lead vocal and to hear what Dan thinks.
Thank you to our friends at Time+Space for sorting us out a copy for this review.
Q is a tricky letter, as anyone who has ever played Scrabble will know it doesn't turn up in as many words as other letters so forgive the twisting of the rules when I say Q is for EQ. Actually it's not stretching it that far as the engineering terms for bandwidth is Q so I'm going with it!
My find of the week on Podcast 219 was the 3D in-ear monitoring technologies offered by Klang. The Klang:fabrik is a hardware product which can process up to 8 headphone mixes and uses on board DSP to extend the listening experience beyond stereo using techniques which sound similar to binaural.
We often get asked to recommend storage solutions for Pro Tools media and sessions. Recently we had a question come in from community member 'Korean Steve' who is expanding and wants to put an appropriate storage solution in place.
Following on from Jigsaw24's three very successful Mix With The Pros Events at their Soho base in London, they are putting on their fourth Mix With The Pros Event on June 15th at 3pm and 7pm. This time the guest speakers will be music producer/mixer Tim Bran (London Grammar, La Roux and The Verve, film composer Walter Mair (Blood Orange, Glue and Ronaldo) as well as our own James Ivey, demoing his beloved Focusrite Red 4 Pre.
We have been noticing that since we had to make some changes to the Pro Tools Expert Deals Store that there has been a very high proportion of deals transactions started but not completed. So we have down some investigations and we believe it maybe because of the windows that come up as part of the process to to buy a deal putting you off so we wanted to take this opportunity to explain what is happening and why.
In my research on networked audio and Audio over IP I have found the annual survey conducted by RH Consulting extremely useful and to that end we have collaborated with RH Consulting in the hope that the Pro Tools Expert community will participate. Everyone is encouraged to take this survey, even if you have never used a networked audio product and have no interest in doing so, your perspective is as valuable as someone who is working in this area daily.
In this video tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper shows you the features he uses on his C|24 control surface his daily Pro Tools workflow. Many of the feature that Dan shows you in this video are found on many other third party and Avid control surfaces.
Whilst his long career started with engineering and programming for some of the UK's most successful artists, Andy is perhaps best known for his work as a film and TV composer. In this video you can find out how using Sonnox plugins has helped in the scoring of an upcoming SyFy Channel series.
Dante Via is a software-only audio networking tool which has uses for consumers and professionals alike, it allows the creation of software-only Dante networks, flexible local application routing and much more.
How easy is it to use Pro Tools on a laptop when working away from the studio, Russ shares his experience.
We have been discussing the issue of loudness and intelligibility recently, first with my article asking BBC Sound Problems Continue - Why? and then with Russ' observations in his article So BBC How Come We Can Hear The Dialogue On Peaky Blinders? Well not unsurprisingly this issue continues to be discussed here and elsewhere. I came across an excellent article from UK based Royal Television Society entitled Sounding off: Inaudible dialogue is rife among dramas written by Maggie Brown in their May 2016 magazine and with their permission forms a significant part of this article as I believe it opens up the key issues with experienced people in their fields.
Last week we brought you the announcement of the new VocalSynth from iZotope and so sooner than it was out than our friends at Groove3 have released VocalSynth Explained - a video tutorial series on how to use VocalSynth. Even better, until May 31st anyone can watch it free. You don't need to subscribe to Groove3 or pay to download this tutorial series.
With London based post house Evolutions outsourcing up to 40 rooms to meet demand they felt is was time to build a third London facility, boasting 24 Avid Media Composer suites, two audio post production Pro Tools studios, three Symphony suites and grading facilities. Evolutions Operations Director Owen Tyler tells us how Avid dealer Jigsaw24 helped them make it happen and met their tough deadlines.