In this video James takes a look at the new Exhale VI from Output. Exhale is an all new modern vocal engine that is as simple or as complex in both sound and control as you want it to be. Take a look and listen as James leads you across the presets then deep into tone creation.
Guitar maestro and Eleven Rack user Paul Drew decided to compare the Avid Eleven Mark II plugin with the Eleven Rack hardware unit.
How do they compare? Listen to the audio examples and make up your own mind.
You may remember that Editors Keys set up a Kickstarter Campaign to build backlit keyboards. Well the Windows keyboards have been out for quite a while now but it has taken them while to get the Mac versions out. Jonah Guelzo has apparently got the first Mac Pro Tools keyboard and he has reviewed it for Pro Tools Expert.
In this tutorial, Russ shows a simple, yet effective trick to add density and energy to your tracks.
The delay compensation feature in Pro Tools automatically corrects for delays incurred by plug-ins and mixer routing. In this free tutorial video from Paul Maunder, walks us through how and when to use delay compensation.
If you want some free tips for using the stomp box plug-ins that come with certain versions of Pro Tools 12 then check out these free video tutorials we've been putting together over the last few weeks.
I first met Sreejesh Nair at IBC 2015 where he showed me around the Avid S6 and now it works in a Dolby Atmos workflow. Sreejesh Nair is also a blogger with an ethos that knowledge should be shared otherwise nobody grows. To that end he has produced this 87 minute free tutorial video and blog article covering surround mixing in Pro Tools with Dolby Atmos.
In this video Mike Aiton, James, Alan and Dan from the PTE London team meet up once again with Paul Mortimer from Emerging to talk about and learn a little more about the new D-Mon series from Trinnov.
Russ continues showing Pro Tools 12.3 features. In this video he shows the different ways separate audio stems can be created from the separate outputs of an audio virtual instrument (VI) using the Commit feature in Pro Tools 12.3. Russ also explains how it works and why certain results occur.
In this free video tutorial Russ takes a look at the Black Spring Reverb stomp box that comes with some Pro Tools 12 packages. The Stomp Boxes are taken from the highly popular Eleven Rack.
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.
Russ shows how Drag MIDI to Commit works in Pro Tools 12.3. He shows it in action, what it can and can't do and some cool tips and tricks for using it. He also tests to see if the audio is sample accurate and then giving possible reasons for the outcome of the test.
Our friends at Focusrite have launched a new campaign to showcase their award winning range of microphone pre-amplifiers called Mic Pre Masters. These pages of their web site show off the very best of the 5 pre amp ranges the company produce.
Source Elements have had Source-Live for a while now with which you could stream audio from Pro Tools and other DAWs over the internet so that that clients could review and approve mixes, but until now it has been audio only. Today Source Elements have released Source-Live Pro 3.0 and how you can stream HD video and audio in sync across the internet to anywhere in the world, which enables clients to be able to sign off on projects from anywhere.
Paul Drew takes a look and listen to the new Universal Audio UAD Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 guitar amp plugin.
The Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 plug-in is an expert emulation of the ultra-rare 2x12 combo tube amplifier used on the highly influential 1966 album Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton. All Marshall plug-ins include UA’s Unison technology; Apollo user’s guitar pickups will see the exact impedance load as if they’re plugged into a vintage Marshall Bluesbreaker — a feature found only on Apollo audio interfaces.
In this video James introduces the East West Composer Cloud. This is East Wests new way to subscribe to their sample library catalogue for the low monthly price of 26.99 Euro per month. Amazing value for over 9000 sample libraries.
Yesterday Avid, the makers of Pro Tools. announced Pro Tools 12.3, the latest version of Pro Tools 12 with some new features added. So we took a look at the new features and decided to give our verdict. Setting this review in context regular readers of the blog will now that we've not always been impressed with what Avid have done with Pro Tools since the announcement of Pro Tools 12, so we want to outline what is new in Pro Tools 12.3 and then give our verdict.
Here is a video showing what's new in Pro Tools 12.3, confirming our earlier rumour and adding details to our other stories about Pro Tools 12.3
This weekend Waves are running a series of deals until Nov 2nd. Below are the plug-ins that are on offer, and we also have some of the best Waves video tutorials around completely free.