Plug-ins have changed the way we mix in a numbers ways that include the ability to use presets, the ability to use more than one at a time and the ability to automate parameters, things that many of us who used the original vintage hardware could have only dreamed of. However one thing that can often be missed by many of us when using plug-ins is that the devil is in the detail.
Has Pro Tools 12.1 made a difference for you, are you more or less inclined to upgrade, have you been considering moving to Pro Tools, or has the entire episode made you rethink your DAW strategy? Take our poll and as ever please feel free to comment.
Public holidays are great, they give us a chance to see family, eat and drink nice things and of course not go to work! However, they can also be a time to do some of the things you’ve been putting off for days, weeks, months or even years. The reason a lot of us lose our creative mojo is simply we don't create an environment for new ideas, so here are five ways to give it a boost.
We've had Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools for about a week now and as you can imagine we wanted to put it through its paces to see what is and isn't possible. So here are 5 things we've learnt about Pro Tools First.
In this review James takes a look at the stunning all valve REDD 47 mic pre from Chandler LTD. Based on the REDD console at Abbey Road studios hear how James uses the REDD47 on vocals and acoustic guitar. No EQ, no tweaking just good old fashioned audio quality. This is one demo item James did not what to give back.
Our friends at NUGEN Audio today announced the launch of three new versions of its industry-leading ISL 2 true peak limiter aimed at supporting the music and production industry in meeting the requirements for delivering content compliant with loudness normalization.
Audio Assault make affordable 32 and 64 bit audio plug-ins for VST, AU, AAX and RTAS compatible DAWS for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. This month we are offering the Audio Assault Bundle with 6 different plug-ins that all ad character to your sound in different ways, by distortion, amp simulation, transient shaping and harmonic exciter, all 6 plug-ins for just £59,
This could well be the answer to long cable runs and cable drop out for all electric and plugged in acoustic instruments. Light Lead does not use wire to send signals it uses analogue light. Analogue light is not affected as it travels down a fibre, where as electrical signals in copper wire add all kind of "mischief" to the sound.
There’s been a little controversy about the wording of this plug-in’s launch. At first glance it could be every home edit suite’s dream – clear, yet punchy audio, that’s still legal! Result! Alan Sallabank takes a closer look and listen to see if RX Final Mix lives up to the claims.
Want to see what happens when a G-Tech drive is driven over by a truck and then dropped in a bucket of water? Our friends at RSPE decided to find out. In this short "torture test" we see what this rugged drive can handle. Shot in one long take with no movie magic and no cuts, see what the G-Drive ev ATC can withstand!
Are there other applications than do things differently and with different strengths? Yes there are, but I suppose I find myself in a comfort zone with my favourite sweater and I will continue to use Pro Tools as long as I am able to be creative and can support my clients. Mike Thornton shares why he still chooses to use Pro Tools.
Waves are constantly offering great deals on their plug-ins, making them outstanding value for money, however the current Sound Storm sale is worth a mention and it includes many of the our most loved plug-ins at Pro Tools Expert.
In this video James takes a look at two microphones from MXL. He uses a pair of CR21 mics on acoustic guitar and a CR89 on vocal in a session with Lois Correir and Lara Sa. This session is produced with no EQ or Dynamics processing. Take a listen to just how good these pics sound. Does paying a small fortune for mics make a difference... You tell us.
We get a lot of questions to the Pro Tools Expert podcast every week, many fall into the same categories again and again. These can often be solved by knowing some Pro Tools basics, here are 8 Pro Tools basics you can’t afford to ignore.
The word FREE can often conjure up the idea of something being worthless; for many years the VST world has been filled with worthwhile FREE plug-ins yet Pro Tools users have often felt a little left out of the FREE plug-in world. However there seems to be a growing collection of FREE plug-ins for Pro Tools RTAS and AAX that are well worth investing your time into.
In this video James puts the new iD14 USB audio interface from British company Audient into action in a recording review. He records acoustic guitar, bass, percussion, drums and vocals to see how this small yet mighty interface reacts and responds. Take a look and listen to the track he creates showing just honeys it should be to make and record music.
It all sounds like the perfect situation, work for yourself and make a living by doing something you really love - no boss to answer to, choose your own hours, effectively do what you want when you want. Russ talks about the downside of flying solo and how to be more effective.