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.
In part 3 of this series on DIY studio acoustics we got deep into spreadsheets and calculators to help us get a balanced acoustic treatment that didn't favour one or more frequency bands over any other. In this part we will take a look at how I handled the difficult issue of ventilation and cooling.
As I said in my previous Plug-ins I Love For Post article, there is no one clear winner in the limiter category for me. I use both the Nugen Audio ISL2DSP and the Avid Pro Limiter. Especially in the early days of AAX and the lack of DSP plug-ins the Avid Pro Series was a lifesaver and so the Pro Limiter became my preferred limiter and It is on so many of the shows I mix and master.
OverTone DSP have started to release their catalog of plug-ins in AAX Native format for Pro Tools. To begin with they have released their PTC2-A Vintage Pultec EQ plug-in as well as their FC70 vintage Fairchild limiter plug-in.
In this video James takes a look at the new Advance controller keyboard from Akai. James shows you around both the hardware and the VIP software which comes included with the Advance 25, 49 and 61 key versions. James then takes us into just some of the features that are manageable from the controller like VI selection, patch change and sound layering.
FabFilter has released the FabFilter Pro-C 2, a major update to the FabFilter Pro-C compressor plug-in. They have added five brand-new compression styles to make FabFilter Pro-C 2 even more versatile. Other new features, include lookahead, range, hold, side-chain EQ, oversampling, and a fully redesigned user interface, FabFilter Pro-C 2 builds on its predecessor in every way while respecting the original’s transparency and elegance.
It is well worth getting to grips with template sessions. With Pro Tools you can set up sessions that can be templates for other projects. These are really useful if you have a number of regular projects.
HHB Scrub recently supplied upgrades to the latest Pro Tools HD systems for all seven of The Soundhouse’s recording studios and edit suites. A Soundminer HD Plus asset management system was also installed.
In the previous part in this series I started to share how my current studio was designed and built, learning from previous mistakes. In this article we are going to delve into the maths of acoustics and get deep into spreadsheets.