Sure, a lot of Pro Tools users have more stuff than they had 24 hours ago, but Avid's ability to continue to do this becomes less possible with each 'amazing announcement.' Read our analysis of today's Pro Tools 12.2 announcement.
In this video James, with a little help from singer Rose O'Connell and band The Talent try out the new d:facto II microphone system from DPA. What are the benefits in being able to take a studio quality condenser mic and convert it to be able to run with a professional wireless system.
Avid have announced that they are not only including the Avid Pro Series, Pro Compressor, Pro Expander, Pro Limiter, Pro Multi-Dynamics and Pro Sub-Harmonic as well as Revibe II, Reverb One and Eleven.
If you haven't tried the Avid Pro Series plug-ins yet, then check out our exclusive reviews of 4 of the Pro Series plug-ins, which are now bundled with Pro Tools 12.2 HD and see what you think, we like them a lot.
A German site has released information that Avid are releasing Pro Tools 12.2 with some interesting developments, including more bundled plug-ins and an upgrade plan without support option. Apparently it is available to those who have an active support/upgrade plan.
Following a public beta program, Nugen Audio have now released their Halo Upmix plug-in. Recently I previewed a late beta version and you can see how I got on with it and what it offers. Highlights have to be a built in down mix option to check compatibility and the Surround Scope display.
In the Pro Tools folder in the users's Documents folder there is a folder called Video Test Patterns which is hardly mentioned in the Pro Tools documentation. However with the inclusion of the Avid Video Engine, we can create colour bars using these video test patterns and in this video we show you how.
Acustica have released their first free AAX Native plug-in - Ochre Free. It is the first in a series they call HOMEBREW that they describe as plug-ins that will have a "gorgeous graphical user interfaces that enable easy and quick parameter changes".
At Pro Tools Expert we've always done what we can to encourage small companies serving the audio production industry - we've helped those in the early weeks, months and years of their start-up to grow and flourish. The Audio Market is a place where small companies with limited budgets can display their products to the Pro Tools community, just like a farmer's market. In the same way you can download samples and demos, take a look around their website and even contact them to talk more.
Stagecraft Software are offering some free AAX plug-ins, currently Mac but PC promised soon.
They say on their website:
We now have several of our plugins compiled in AAX form (the plugin format used by Avid’s Pro Tools). The files are 64-bit and will work in any newer version of Pro Tools, VENUE, or Media Composer Systems. So far, we only have support for OS X (Mac), but Window versions will be coming soon. Some of you have been asking for this for a long time. Thanks for waiting!
There's an image that has been doing the rounds on social media for some time now, in various forms of Scarlett Johansson. You can see it above. To put the image in context, the original image of Ms Johansson sans make-up and Photoshop has been posted on Scarlett Johansson's Facebook page to encourage women about the power of natural beauty.
The Music Producers Guild Awards 2016 is underway with the official opening of the online submissions process, which allows for the names of worthy recording professionals to be put forward for Awards consideration.
For vocal comping in Pro Tools, we can use the comping feature added in Pro Tools 8, which uses Playlists, the Vocal Comping option and labelling to get a great comp track. This works just as well for ADR sessions in audio post.
We reviewed the Lindell plug-ins when they first came out, and now we can announce that Lindell Plug-ins have become part of the Plugin Alliance. To celebrate this partnership, Lindell have made a new plug-in, the 254E, a plug-in version of the beloved Neve 2254 compressor limiter to add to the plug-in emulations of their own hardware.
RSPE Audio Solutions recently supplied Azusa Pacific University with a new Avid S6 Control Surface for use in their Film/TV program. The Avid S6 is now the nerve centre of their 7.1 DTS HD dub stage, which was a 78-seat theatre and screening room that has now been converted into a 7.1 surround sound mix room.
Dan Cooper takes a look at Sonarworks rather brilliant studio calibration software 'Reference 3' Think of Sonarworks Reference 3 as a professional acoustician that tunes your studio. Reference 3 has a patent pending acoustic measurement system that measures sound the way humans perceive it.
This week we learn of a wildlife sound recordist job vacancy in the Denali National Park, a mystery box competition from the team at Sonniss and an interview with sound designer David Farmer on the A Sound Effect blog.
Can one make a living from the hi-tech music industry? It’s a good question. Many of us think we can but how? We hear all to often of colleagues who have “Had enough” and decide it’s time to get “A proper job”.
A clip group is a collection of any combination of audio and MIDI regions that looks and acts like a single clip. Clip groups can be created on single or multiple adjacent audio, MIDI, and instrument tracks and can be considered like ‘containers’ and as such can be manipulated just like any other ‘normal’ clip.
We ran a competition to have the chance for one lucky community member to be in the room for the 2 day Masterclass hosted by PureMix's Fab Dupont in the Paris based Red Room Studio. All participants drunk red wine, ate cheese, got a free pureMix subscriptions, a free pair of Focal headphones, took home the tracks of the session.
It would appear that Avid has revised the upgrade plan pricing for HD users from $599 per year, to $599 for the first year and $399 per year for subsequent years as long as you don't allow the upgrade plan to expire.
Nugen Audio are joining the Upmix plug-in group with their Halo Upmix plug-in. How will it fair against the established plug-ins in this sector? In this preview video Mike Thornton gets his hands on a pre-release copy of Halo to see if it delivers. Watch and find out how it performs.