Pro Tools Expert Audio over IP specialist Julian Rodgers looks at the Focusrite AM2 headphone amplifier. Whether as part of a RedNet system or as a high quality endpoint in a mixed Dante system simple things, if they are worth doing, are worth doing well.
Sound Designer and Supervisor Jonah Guelzo has produced an interesting Behind-The-Scenes interview series with Filmmaking Industry Professionals, covering all aspects of Filmmaking from sound, to picture and editing. In this episode, Jonah speaks with Senior Digital Colourist, Mark T. Osborne (Need For Speed, It Follows) about continuing to hone his craft through the art of colour, and setting the tone and mood for each film.
In this video for our friends at Sound Radix, our own Julian Rodgers uses Auto-Align to explain what phase is and why it matters when recording with multiple microphones and how the Sound Radix Auto-Align plug-in to show what a difference it can make in multiple mic setups.
The other morning I was looking through some old pictures of my past studio setups. From these pictures, it was clear that I have never been the type of person that got really into the studio outboard hardware thing. Why is this? Why have I always chosen to have a humble collection of studio outboard gear?
Here is a bit of fun. The two interfaces above are pretty recent interfaces from Focusrite and Universal Audio. But how well do you remember the old Digidesign interfaces from the 'good-old-days'? Take the quiz and see...
Back in 2015 Jonah reviewed the BaseHead sound effects librarian software and asked if it would challenge SoundMiner. In this tutorial Jonah Guelzo made for Pro Sound Effects, he is back to share his top 6 features in Basehead 4.x Ultra.
If you are one of those people who think that those who have made it (whatever we mean by that?) as a producer, recording artist, studio owner, or product developer are there simply by luck, then it's your lucky day...
Recently Dirk Ulrich was at Fantasy Recording Studios where he showed the new, yet to be released, BrainWorx bx_console E and G plug-ins, which also feature TMT, and he was comparing it live and against the real thing at Fantasy. Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT) is a clever technology to give modelling plug-ins differences caused by component tolerances as you would get in real hardware audio equipment.
MAAT have released a free plug-in called 2BusControl, which they describe as a universal L/R plus MONO/DIFF monitor control and Balance/Correlation metering plug-in for stereo bus masters.
We have known that over the transitional period Pro Tools has been going through over the last couple of years that some Pro Tools users have grown weary and felt disenfranchised but we did not expect to see this response from nearly 1000 Pro Tools users who voted in our poll.
In this free tutorial, you will learn how to use The King's Microphones plug-in by Waves. The King's Microphones plug-in reproduces the tone and characteristics of three microphones that were produced by EMI in the 1920's and 1930's for the Royal Family.
Introducing Instant Delay, Unfiltered Audio's newest delay plug-in from the Plugin Alliance stable that borrows from the artifact-free Modern Instant mode of its bigger sibling, Sandman Pro. In a first for delay plug-ins, Instant Delay’s modulation system also includes integration with ROLI’s latest controller, the Lightpad Block.
Have you ever wondered what the song you recorded would sound like if you could only change the tempo? Ever thought it would be convenient to tighten up performances without having to tediously edit every single note?
Tegeler Audio Manufaktur, the makers of my Crème outboard compressor & EQ unit, just released a free set of graphical only plug-ins that enables quick and easy storing and recalling of Tegeler Audio hardware settings in DAWs. Shouldn't all, if not at least modern offerings of studio outboard gear have a free plug-in counterpart that makes it easier for us to store and recall hardware settings?
Pro Tools offers a number of different ways to add effects, one could say plug-ins but sometimes the term plug-in is not entirely accurate. Depending on the way the plug-ins or process is applied in can affect the results and also affect the load on your computer and your Pro Tools session.
The Waves F6 is a surgical dynamic equaliser with six floating, fully adjustable parametric filter bands, advanced EQ and compression/expansion controls per band, mid-side processing options and more. There are a number of dynamic EQ plug-ins around but at $29, Waves have made this tool very accessible.
Apple has already announced that there will be new iMacs released later this year, but rumours are now circulating that towards the end of 2017 Apple will also release an iMac with ‘server-grade’ components and the upgrades to the existing iMacs Now expected in September 2017.
When a sound source increases in volume our ears and brains instinctively prefer the louder signal, so in the past it was difficult to accurately compare and make an objective assessment as to what the compressor or limiter was actually doing to the sound. Mastercheck from Nugen Audio solves this problem with a neat and easy solution that should help your decision-making process when added loudness may have clouded your judgment in the past.
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers looks at the free Subfilter plugin from Plugin Alliance. This Plug-In offers a resonant high pass filter in combination with an adjustable band pass filter centred on 55Hz which, in combination offer useful control over the bottom end of mixes and individual instruments.
Mike, Dan, and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.