In this interview shot at the Jigsaw24 event in July 2015 in London Mike Thornton talks to Ian Duncan who is now Senior Pro Audio Consultant at Jigsaw24 about his new position within the company and his vast Pro Tools experience.
In this video James takes a look at DF-XCITE a new plug-in from Drumforge. XCITE is a multi-band saturator designed to make your drums sound more dynamic with a fuller tone by adding saturation across 4 different frequency bands. Each band can be driven via 1 of 3 saturation types, American, Vintage and Extreme. James uses the XCITE plug-in across all the microphone channels on his drum kit so see and hear how this new plug-in can change your drum mixes.
Our story 'Why Should We Pay For A Thunderbolt Cable On A High End Audio Interface?' seems to have garnered a lot of interest. There was some discussion around the cost associated with supplying Thunderbolt cables so we reached out to Sonnet to ask them what costs were involved when including a Thunderbolt cable. Greg LaPorte, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Sonnet Technologies, Inc. gave us this reply.
We talk a lot about gear, production techniques, the industry and workflows on Pro Tools Expert so it’s about time we have a discussion about our choices in acoustic treatment. Acoustic treatment is the method and implementation of materials to help control the reflections of sound within a space in the pursuit of a great sounding, well balanced space in which to record and mix in.
What acoustics do we use in our studios… and why?
Do our choices in acoustic treatment make a difference… or to word it correctly… Do our choices in acoustic treatment make an improvement to the sound of our studios?
We've just been discussing in the PTE office why it seems that some manufacturers of high-end (sometimes several thousand dollar) interfaces include everything but the one thing you need to use it, the Thunderbolt cable.
In this video review, Marcus takes an in depth look at Tube Saturator 2, by Wave Arts. According to Wave Arts, the Saturation section of TS-2 now runs about 7x faster than the original, and the modelling is even more accurate. In addition, Tube Saturator 2 also features a sleek new GUI. Upright Bass clip courtesy of "The Jason McGuire Trio" performed by Paul Martin Sounder.
As part of their Mastering Month iZotope are producing a wide range of tutorials and other educational materials. In this video tutorial iZotope's Jonathan Wyner looks at the Mastering Workflow. He asks what is the mastering engineer thinking about while s/he masters a track?
The closest thing I've found to using a real analogue console, using it is a dream with the EQ responding to even the smallest nudge and so musical! Sweet, creamy, airy, gutsy are all words that I could use to describe it and why you'll find this EQ all over my mixes.
Nearly two years on and these free Pro tools video tutorials are still some of the most popular we've ever produced - it's hardly surprising when it tells you how to do something not currently not possible in Pro Tools.
In the second part of a series of tutorial videos on the plug-ins in the Waves Surround Tools Bundle Mike shows how you can use the Surround Manager and Surround Mixdown plug-ins in audio post production.
Justin Webster from The Cargo Cult, formerly known as Maggot Software, got in touch to tell us that he has released a new version of his conforming software Conformalizer. If you work with video, you will know that a 'locked picture' rarely stays locks for long so when they change the picture cut, conforming software can save you hours of time.
In this video James talks about his approach to mixing real drums using Waves plugins. In this the first part of the series he looks at the Kick, Snare and Toms using the Waves CLA Signature plugin the create a solid foundation for your track. If you like what you see, then Waves are offering CLA Drums for just $29.
Resizing tracks is pretty straightforward in Pro Tools. Lots of people just rely on grabbing the border between the track headers in the edit window and dragging. I'm fairly old school in that I usually use Ctrl+up/down arrow