As part of the upgrade of V-Control Pro 2 to the V-Control Pro Bundle, Neyrinck have released a new plugin called Spill that makes it fast and easy to adjust channel levels on surround audio and bus tracks, in a similar way to the 'spill' feature found on high-end digital film consoles and Pro Tools control surfaces.
How Do I Use Spill?
The Spill plug-in can be inserted on any multi-channel Pro Tools track, aux or master, from stereo to 7.1 format. All channels are spilled to individual channel faders in the Spill plug-in window, the V-PlugIn remote control app, and Avid control surfaces. Spill channel faders can be adjusted individually or can be relative grouped for fast and easy adjustment of surround channel groups. Spill fully integrates with Pro Tools plug-in automation modes providing a complete, professional surround mixing solution like that found on high-end film consoles.
Re-recording mixer Tom Marks, CAS, was involved in pre-production testing and was able to give Paul Neyrinck a lot of useful feedback.
Spill is applicable to both mixing and editing workflows but is most valuable during the final mix. In very busy sound effects sequences, you can quickly adjust a specific channel(s) of a pre-dub to clear space for music or to get the sound effects to poke through. When given multi-channel stems for the score, you can bring up the surrounds or lower the center channel. There are also applications on a global level. For example, if you start a mix in a smaller room and move to a large dub stage, you may need to make global adjustments on the surround or LFE levels. Also when doing near-field home video versions, you’ll have to make adjustments to your stems which Spill is perfect for.
You can check out the Features tab on the Spill page on the Neyrinck site to learn more about how Tom Marks CAS recommended you can use Spill.
Spill will be available in AAX Native, AAX DSP and AAX AudioSuite plug-in formats and is the first plug-in to support the new V-PlugIn controller app for iPad/iPhone for access to tracks and their plug-ins. Spill will be immediately available to all owners of a V-Control Pro Bundle license and the Spill installer download also includes 7-day free trial license so if you aren't a V-Control Pro 2 owner then you can download the AAX plugin and try it out for 7 days.
More on The Neyrinck V-Plugin App
The V-PlugIn remote control app for iPad and iPhone will now support the Spill plug-in. It provides a list of tracks using Spill so a user can just tap the track name and have instant access to channel levels without needing to open a plug-in window on the computer. V-PlugIn operates on any number of iPad or iPhones simultaneously which can connect to the Pro Tools computer using either a wired Lightning cable connection or a WiFi connection.
Neyrinck Spill Download And Licensing
As we understand it, existing owners of V-Control Pro 2 will be able to upgrade to the V-Control Pro Bundle which includes the Spill plugin for free.
A V-Control Pro Bundle annual license can be purchased for only US$49.99 from the Neyrinck Store. V-PlugIn is available for free on the Apple App Store.