A while back we asked you to submit your studio design and build stories. Well, community member Artur Rakhmatulin has submitted his story, it took a lot longer than expected. In part 1 of a 3 part series, Artur walked us through the options, his study, and the theory behind his chosen design. In part 2, we looked at the structure, the detail design and implementation of the floor, ceiling, interior walls, and the layered back wall. Now in part 3, we will be looking at the additional treatment including broadband porous absorbers, doors, air conditioning, ventilation, power supply, lighting, studio equipment, and speaker stands. Over to you Artur...
We have been doing some research on what is in the new macOS Sierra operating system recently announced at the WWDC 2017, which included a new file system, new hardware and software acceleration and something called Metal 2. But what does this mean for the older Apple Mac computers like the cheese-grater Mac Pro and the Mac Mini?
Audio people often covet microphones, I suspect it's because they are so visible that we appreciate how they look. Do you recognise them when viewed from the performer's perspective? Take our quiz and find out.
Following Sennheiser’s January release of the AMBEO mic and accompanying A Format to B format conversion plug-in, Sennheiser has announced the first update of the conversion plug-in. V1.1.2 promises a better “ambisonics correction filter” resulting in improved spatial accuracy and reduced colouration of the sound output. Sonnox Community Award winner Tom Lowe owns a Sennheiser AMBEO mic and has been experimenting with it and a variety of tools ever since. Over to you Tom...
We can produce a killer piece of content from one of our blogs that have taken weeks to plan and produce, and it gets 10 Facebook Likes. If we post a picture of a cat sitting on an SSL or a funny meme about farting into a vintage microphone we get 1000 Likes. So Facebook is broken. Well no. Russ Hughes trashes some of the myths and dependencies of what social media can and can't do and asks what is more important, likes or art?
IK Multimedia have just announced an update to their room correction and monitor calibration system ARC. Version 2.5 introduces a handful of new features along with a new MEMS measurement microphone that claims to capture super accurate measurements of studio spaces.
Anyone who has studied acoustics will know when it comes to low-frequency sound, traditional sound-absorbing materials tend to be bulky, heavy or thick to do the job, but maybe that will no longer be the case.
In part 1, of this series on things you should do before sending your mix to a mastering engineer, Neil Pickles from Reveal Sound talked about 5 things that can be useful in checking your mixes to make sure that they are good enough to send for mastering. In part 2 Neil is going to discuss 5 final things to do that will make for a smooth mastering process with no last minute screw ups and enable you to get the best results and therefore value for your mastering money. Over to you Neil...
Tom Frampton has been in touch to tell us about Mastering The Mix updating their LEVELS plug-in to version 1.2. Tom also recommends that you wait until you have finished any work-in-progress projects before you upgrade to V1.2 because you find that Levels is now in the plug-in folder called 'MasteringTheMix', rather than '29Palms' as it was before.
In this 2 hour long tutorial, Fab Dupont walks you through step-by-step how he took raw, super clean tracks from great sounding rough mixes to an incredible sounding record for legendary recording artist David Crosby.
With more and more music is being delivered by music streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Radio. What these services do regarding the loudness wars matters more and more and so the Loudness Petition Group has been set up with the express aim of bringing peace to the loudness wars. In this article, we are going to look at the Loudness FAQ from the Loudness Petition Group which expands on the issues and covers some of the misconceptions and urban myths that have already grown up around this whole subject
In this free video Pro Tools Expert Team Member Julian Rodgers looks at the Millennia NSEQ-2 plugin from Plugin Alliance, a software emulation of the hardware of the same name which is a highly regarded, no compromise mastering EQ.
The NSEQ-2 is a high quality, two channel equaliser built for the most critical applications and features a twin topology design, meaning that at the touch of a button it is a sold-state device based around a J-FET design or a class A valve design.
Dan, Julian and Alan chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.