In this video James takes a look at the Tascam US-2020 Audio Interface, Mic Pre & Digital Mixer. He shows us around the unit then takes it for an audio spin with a partial cover of a soul classic
Everyone who voted for the shortlist, chosen and voted by you, was entered into the prize daw to win one of nearly 40 prizes. Here is the final batch of winners of prizes from Editors Keys, Audient, RSPE Audio Solutions and Two Note Engineering.
In a bid to help their customers achieve the 10,000 steps a day recommended for health improvement while tracking their heart rate and exercise stats, our friends at Aspen Media are giving away a Fitbit Charge HR heart rate and fitness wristband on stand G30 at BVE. Just leave your business card on their stand and you could be the lucky winner.
Our friends at Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have announced the Music in Motion contest, with a chance to win a trip to LA, the chance to work with a top producer and the chance to win studio gear.
At the beginning of 2016 I posted my top 4 Limiter Plug-ins. I decided to continue this theme and list my favourite delay plug-ins. Delays are a great alternative to using reverb plug-ins. If used correctly then delays are a good way of creating spaces around an instrument without having to reach for a reverb that can often muddy up a mix with long reverb tails. Creative uses of delay bring sonics to a mix that can help portray certain emotional cues and vibes in a mix.
Just in time for the post on the letter J the Marshall JMP 2203 became available with the release of the v8.5 software. This classic 100w valve head of the late 70s is famous for its high gain sounds and its extreme volume. I take a tour of the plug-in with a little help from Paul Drew.
Russ, Mike, James and Dan chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
Our friends at iZotope today announced a new plugin the DDLY Dynamic Delay. Even better it's free until March 10th, after which it will cost $49.
At the beginning of the year we reported that it was still possible to buy upgrade plans with Activation Cards from authorised Avid dealers whilst stocks last. Don't forget you only have one week left to do this before you will have to buy your upgrade and support plans a the new prices. That means for example a Pro Tools 12HD upgrade is going up from around £399 ex vat to £659 ex vat.
A mini-flurry of posts on an unusual aspect of clip croups has been prompted by the excellent tip submitted to the podcast by community member Nando Eweg on using clip groups. This tip and an upcoming ADR tip soon to be published by Alan both exploit the slightly counter intuitive fact that a clip group can be created even when it doesn’t contain any clips.
Tonelux Tilt is essentially a one-knob equaliser from our friends at Softube which lets you get your sound in shape in no time. By adjusting the Tilt knob you can quickly go from thin to fat, and make the first coarse adjustments to your tracks before you move on to more detailed tweaking.
There is an ongoing never ending debate on if you should put your EQ pre or post the compression. Some say that they get better results by doing the EQ pre and others argues that EQ post compression helps them to have better control when tweaking. So what is right and what is wrong? This is my personal view.
In another great post from Sreejesh Nair's excellent blog we reproduce here an article Sreejesh wrote to try and answer some questions he received after making the Mixing in Atmos video and will also help to explain a little more about working in Dolby Atmos inside Pro Tools. Over to you Sreejesh...
With the announcement that AIR have released VST and AU versions of the AIR effects plug-ins which have been part of Pro Tools since version 8 we have all been prompted to look again at these effects which we take for granted as Pro Tools users. Some of them get used regularly, others not so much but how consistent are the favourites across the team?