Pro Tools Expert Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank reviews the RØDE smartLav+ Lavalier microphone system, and sees if such a reasonable budget solution can deliver a professional result.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks to film composer Patrick Jonsson.
This week's featured free plug-in from our free plug-ins database is SpectrumAnalyzer from SIR Audio Tools. SpectrumAnalyzer is described as "a state-of-the-art spectrum analyser plugin", designed to offer a lot of opportunities to display the spectral content of your audio material and helps you create a better mix this way and comes in two editions, a free and a full version.
From the show floor at NAB 2017 Nugen Audio Technical Director Paull Tapper shows Synth Expert Editor Stephen Fortner the new Dolby Atmos Pro Tools Integrated version of their Halo Upmix plug-in and their new product just released at NAB 207 the Nugen Audio Halo Downmix which Mike reviewed earlier this week.
From the show floor at NAB 2017 Avid Application Specialist Jeff Komar shows Synth Expert Editor Stephen Fortner the new Dolby Atmos Integration and native workflows being introduced into Pro Tools HD soon. Check out this video to see close up and personal some of the new Dolby Atmos integration feature Avid are adding into Pro Tools HD, to be released sometime in June.
In this 2nd part of a series of articles for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks about the build and installation process when his new WorkStation Pros HP Z840 Windows PC arrived.
In this tutorial from pureMix learn techniques required to handle and manage a heavily layered electronic music session in ProTools. From stem-mixing to advanced routing techniques to serious 2-bus hardware processing and special Melodyne tricks to create otherworldly tones.
I moved house recently. I run my recording studio business from home so the house move also included packing up my recording studio and all of my studio gear. As I started the painful task of packing for the move it became apparent very early on that I had not kept any of the original boxes or packagings for at least 95% my studio gear.
In this free tutorial, you will learn how to use the Waves MV2 dual compressor plug-in on a male lead vocal. The MV2 plug-in is a very simple plug-in to use featuring two compressor fader controls and one output level control. The two main compressor faders provide two different types of compression:
Back in February, we posted a story exploring Avid's roadmap for Pro Tools and whether there were any clues in the Avid Customer Association survey. At the Avid Connect event just before NAB2017 in Las Vegas Avid has announced some of the outcomes from this survey.
Last week I shared my techniques for recording an upright acoustic piano. This week I am following it up and share the plug-in chain I use for mixing real pianos. Mixing a real piano is much more challenging than mixing a virtual instrument of a piano as VI's are generally developed to sound big and balanced straight out of the box. Real pianos need some gentle mixing so that they can sit well and also still sound natural in a context of a mix.
DTS, who are now a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation have announced the DTS:X Creator Suite, hot on the heels of the Avid Dolby Atmos integration and the new Dolby Atmos Suites. The DTS:X Creator Suite is designed to enable users to mix and deliver immersive, interactive, object-based DTS audio content to a wide variety of media formats and services. DTS claim that unlike other immersive, object-based production tools, the DTS:X Creator Suite is a software solution with no extraneous hardware requirements.
Dan, Julian and Peter chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
It was inevitable once Blackmagic Design acquired Fairlight that integration of Fairlight audio into their already popular video editing suite was simply a matter of time.
However, the announcement of Resolve 14 With Fairlight Audio has sent many of the video editing blogs chattering with the usual claims of Final Cut killer or Premiere killer, but in our experience, there's rarely a product that kills another. In fact what we find in modern software development is iterations of features across the market. In other words, one product adds a feature and then the competitor copies it with improvements, a kind of software development game of poker... which should be good for all of us.
Halo Downmix has been designed by the team at Nugen Audio for downmixing of feature-film or 5.1 mixes to stereo, with controls for relative levels, timing, and direct vs. ambient sound balance allow fine-tuning, delivering downmixes that are no longer limited by typical in-the-box coefficients-based processes. We have an exclusive review of this brand new take on a downmix plug-in.
Cedar Audio was is still not officially supporting macOS Sierra for Cedar Studio because of the incompatibilities between macOS Sierra, Pro Tools and its existing HSP dongle, CEDAR Audio has now announced CEDAR Studio for iLok to be released in by the end of June 2017.
Following on from Avid's announcement on Dolby Atmos Integration In Pro Tools HD we have some more information about the tools Dolby are going to be offering to facilitate this from their end including details of the software render unit. They are releasing two software bundles, the Dolby Atmos Production Suite and Mastering Suite.