3D Audio IR1 Impulse Response Set

Designed For Multichannel Sound Up To Auro-3D® 11.1

Create true surround and 3D sound with multi-channel impulse responses. Using the IR1 Impulse Response Set, you have over 54 sets with impulse responses, including 42 for Auro-3D® 11.1 sound. All 54 sets comprise various configurations and impulse responses for 5.1 surround sound, stereo, quad and mono applications.

Recorded with the highest quality equipment with up to 10 simultaneous audio channels in true 3D sound, you have the IR1 Impulse Response Set from (including 54 sets of large and small rooms). Create any atmosphere - from stereo and 5.1 surround sound to the new 3D formats such as Auro-3D® 11.1 - and be compatible with the future.

IR1 Impulse Response Set Features

  • Platforms:
    • Avid TL Space
    • Audio Ease Altiverb 6 and 7
  • Audio Formats
    • Mono
    • Stereo / TrueStereo
    • 5.1 Surround
    • Auro-3D® 11.1
  • 24Bit / 96kHz (TL Space), 24Bit / 48kHz Altiverb (Altiverb supports impulse response max to 48kHz)
  • 42 Sets with Stereo to Auro-3D® 11.1 Impulse Responses (containing 88 5.1 Surround Sound Sets, 176 True-Stereo Impulse Response Sets)
  • 8 Mono to Auro-3D® 11.1 Setups (containing 16 Quad and 5.1 Surround Sound Sets, 32 True-Stereo impulse response sets)
  • 5 Stereo to 5.1 Setups
  • 6 Mono to 5.1 Setups
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 10 corridor and hallways (industry, basements, domestic)
  • 15 Halls (lobbies, 3 theater and opera hall)
  • 22 domestic rooms, (living room, kitchen…)
  • 3 staircase
  • Impulse responses recorded through walls and from far away to create room tones

Synchro Arts VocALign Project 3 £120 - 40% Discount For 2 Weeks Only

We have managed to get another batch Of VocALign Project plug-ins from SynchroArts and so we can offer a great deal on the awesome VocALign Project 3, the best tool for getting audio aligned with the minimum of fuss in Pro Tools and all other popular DAWs. The price in a snip at just £120, that’s 40% off the normal price but only for 2 weeks so don’t delay or you might miss it!

Can I Upgrade From VocALign Project?

Yes you can upgrade from it to VocALign PRO or Revoice PRO as it’s a full license.

Its Not Just For Pro Tools It Will Work on All Major DAWs

Even better, once you obtain your license, it will authorize all of the following plug-ins on specified Windows and Mac OS systems: 

  • VocALign Project 3 - Audio Suite (for Pro Tools 7 to 10)
  • VocALign Project 3 - AAX (for Pro Tools 11)
  • VocALign Project 3 - Audio Units (for Logic 8 or higher, and other DAWs using AU) (Not Windows)
  • VocALign Project 3 - VST3(for Cubase 4.5.2 or higher, Nuendo 4.3 or higher, and other DAWs using VST3)

VocALign Project Main Features:

  • VocALign Project takes just seconds to automatically align two audio signals so that the timing of one matches the other
  • Simple, intuitive operation
  • Sophisticated pattern matching techniques that reject guide track noise and work with different speakers, singers, words, instruments and sounds
  • Works with 16- and 24-bit audio
  • The aligned audio can be auditioned within VocALign Project
  • User interface allows adjustment of selected audio regions for processing, and the scrolling, scalable display allows visual confirmation of sync
  • User-adjustable processing presets ensure optimal performance
  • Pitch of aligned audio is unchanged

Acon Digital Restoration Suite £39 - 33% Discount

We have seen with the Acon Digital plug-ins we have offered so far, that they are able to produce plug-ins that perform well above their price point and the Restoration Suite is no exception.

What’s In The Restoration Suite?

Digital Restoration Suite consists of four audio restoration and noise reduction plug-ins that are the result of several years of research within the field of noise reduction and audio restoration algorithms:

DeNoise is a plug-in designed to reduce stationary noise, such as broadband noise, hiss, wind noise, buzz and camera noise. Great efforts have been put into preserving as much of the original signal as possible during the noise reduction process. As a result, DeNoise can reduce or in many cases completely remove the noise in a very transparent manner without loss of transients, attacks or “air” in the recording.

DeHum targets hum and buzz typically introduced by poorly grounded electrical equipment, but also other tonal noise sources like electrical motor noise.

DeClick is designed to remove impulsive noise such as clicks and crackle. These distortions are frequently encountered on LP and 78 RPM records, but also occur in digital recordings due to drop-outs or distorted data packets.

DeClip restores audio recordings distorted by analog or digital clipping.

Acon Digital Restoration Suite is available in 32 and 64 bit versions, as AAX or VST for both Windows and OS X or as AU plug-ins for OS X.

Joey Waronker Drums From Loop Loft With Exclusive Pro Tools Sessions £32 - 33% Discount 

This is a brand new release from Loop Loft and Pro Tools Sesssions included in this bundle are exclusive to Pro Tools Expert.

From the folk funk of Beck, to the hypnotic grooves of Atoms for Peace, to the anthemic rock of R.E.M., Joey Waronker has supplied his signature feel to countless critically-acclaimed artists.  With the release of Joey Waronker Drums, The Loop Loft brings Joey’s unique and inspired playing directly into your next Pro Tools session.

Recorded in Los Angeles by Grammy-winning engineer, Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Beck, Gnarls Barkley), Joey Waronker Drums is a collection of beats and sounds as eclectic as his credits suggest.  Eight complete drum sessions cover a wide range of styles and sounds including funk, afrobeat, folk, dance, indie rock and odd meters.  Each session contains a large variety of beats, fills and transitions, making it easy to create your own arrangement with Joey’s live drums.

Included in the collection are over 340 beats, fills and breaks, offering a massive variety of tempos, beats and genres.  In addition, the Pro Tools sessions give you access to 14 channels of separate audio tracks recorded in pristine 24 bit/96 kHz audio, allowing you to mix every element of Joey’s drum kit, including kick, snare, toms, overheads and a variety of room mics.  The download also includes loops in all stereo formats (REX2, AIFF, WAV, Stylus RMX), as well as MIDI, allowing you to utilize the beats in any DAW or loop plug-in.

Joey Waronker Drums Specs:

  • File Size: 5.8 GB for 96 kHz Multitracks (Pro Tools)
  • File Size: 551 MB for 48 kHz Stereo Loops
  • 347 Grooves, Fills & Breaks
  • 8 Pro Tools Sessions
  • 2 Sampled Kits (Sticks & Brushes)

Exclusive First Look At Universal Audio Studio 610 - Modern Studio Design With Classic Vintage Studio Gear

During a recent trip to California Pro Tools Expert were invited to have an exclusive first look at the new Universal Audio Studio 610 in Scotts Valley. At the time of visiting we were told by our buddies at UA that we were the first press to visit and get the tour.

We thought we couldn’t let the visit pass without taking a few snaps, so here are some of the new studio and also of some of the actual studio hardware used to model some of your favourite plug-ins.

The Studio

The best way to sum up UA Studio 610 is part studio, part museum, part mad-professor’s lab. The team at UA actually sit in a real studio environment when coming up with ideas and testing the products - these are ideas that are born in recording studios not boardrooms.

As you can see from the images below the design is beautiful, the attention to detail for both the acoustics and the aesthetics is stunning, right down to the vintage gear knobs as light switches.

Mission control, one of two identical control rooms, all of which are fully connected to one another. These control rooms have both top recording equipment and test equipment so that the Universal Audio team can run audio and measurement tests.

The live room, designed to offer an number of positions for capturing the sound, when we were there a drum kit was set up in the space.

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Using The FabFilter Pro Q 2 To Match EQ

In this free video tutorial using the FabFilter Pro Q 2 Russ shows how to use the new EQ matching feature in the FabFilter Pro Q 2 plug-in.

In this video the example of matching two kick drum sounds is used.

This video tutorial is showing the FabFilter Pro Q 2 in Pro Tools, but the settings in FabFilter Pro Q 2 will be the same for all audio applications.

The Plug-ins You Use Are An Important Factor When Choosing A Pro Tools DSP Solution

Our recent article regarding making a choice for a DSP powered Pro Tools rig seemed to resonate with a lot of you. We’ve had a lot of discussions with users both on and off the blog regarding the decision to go DSP.

As a follow up, we wanted to talk about how the plug-ins you use may greatly influence which DSP powered platform you use.

In our earlier article we covered the issues of huge track counts often needed in sound stages and large studios, we also discussed the need for low latency monitoring at large track counts, so we won’t be going off that ground again.

In this article we are mainly going to talk about the plug-ins you use in your Pro Tools sessions, as this plays a large part in how DSP resources are consumed, especially in mixing.

We also talked about virtual instruments in our earlier article, in most cases DSP processing is nigh on pointless in this situation as so few VIs (almost zero) run on DSP chips.

So the plug-ins you use may well determine which route you take.

UAD Powered Plug-ins

If you are mainly using UAD plug-ins then it makes a lot of sense to run Pro Tools natively and then use UAD cards in their various forms as well as the hugely popular Apollo - which allows for near-zero latency with plug-in monitoring on the tracks.

Waves DiGiGrid

The same can be said if you are mainly using Waves plug-ins, then DiGigrid can be used to power a lot of your Waves plug-ins. What must be made clear is that native Waves plug-ins do not work on DigiGrid and need to be upgraded to SoundGrid, for many this is an additional cost, so please check before you make the leap to calculate the total outlay of making this switch.

DigiGrid works in two ways, Pro Tools HD hardware and natively. If you use it with existing Pro Tools hardware then you are going to be using up voice count for the processing of each instance of the Waves StudioRack. If you are running without Pro Tools hardware then you are going to simply use the DigiGrid power, in much the same way you would with UAD.

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Dynaudio Announce New Tablet Based AIR Control Software For Their Air Monitor Systems

Our friends at Dynaudio have announced AIR Control software for Mac, OC and Windows based tablets to replace the original TC PC-IP installer software. 

Set Up And Calibrate Your Dynaudio AIR Systems

With the AIR control software you can edit, save and recall presets for room adaptation DSP, precise timing and SPL calibration, bass management, and monitor control for their AIR systems from 2.0 up to 7.1.

Now any user can carry out advanced calibration and alignment of their AIR monitoring system. The software provides access to advanced tools and features inside AIR monitors and sub woofers including timing and SPL calibration and parametric EQs for each monitor. AIR Control allows users to define and store custom setups and presets with selective parameter locking, and a special measurement mode provides EQ line signal out from selected monitors.

AIR Control Available As A Free Download

Fred Speckeen, Global Business Manager for Dynaudio Professional told us…

AIR Control will be available as a free download, and we are very excited to offer our current and future AIR users the advantages of this intuitive software that easily and intuitively unlocks all the power of their AIR monitor systems.

Learn more about AIR Control Software

You can go to the Dynaudio web site to learn more about the AIR Control software and get the free download.

Get The Free Monitor Calibration Guide

Dynaudio have also produced a useful guide to calibrate any monitors and not just their AIR systems

Pro Tools Fundamentals: Using Send And Return Loops On Time Based Effects

In this week’s fundamentals post Julian looks at how to use time-based effects using sends and returns.

Using effects in this way makes more efficient use of computer resources and makes sessions easier to work with.

Watch the free Pro Tools video tutorial here

DDMF Announce New Channel Strip Plug-in - The Strip

Our friends at DDMF, the makers of the hugely popular plug-in host Metaplugin, have announced a new channel strip plug-in The Strip. Please note the GUI is a single long GUI and not split as shown in this story.

The Strip Channel Strip Plug-in

The Strip is cited by Christian at DDMF as “the essential channel strip” and based on a hybrid design of some very nice vintage plug-ins. Even better The Strip boast low CPU usage and should happily sit on every track without putting your DAW into a sweat. It comes available in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX format, 32 and 64 bit, for Windows and OSX (10.6 and higher) Even better it is a temptingly low price of $39 right now.

Full Specifications Of DDMF The Strip

  • Low and High pass filter
  • four peaking filters
  • Low shelf filter
  • gate with variable threshold, range, attack and release to prevent unwanted noise
  • smooth compressor section
  • 2x oversampling available
  • EQ section with just the nicest little bit of saturation
  • order of EQ and compression interchangeable
  • available in VST, AU, RTAS and AAX format, 32 and 64 bit, for Windows and OSX (10.6 and higher)

Find Out More About The Strip

You can find out more and download a demo of The Strip from the DDMF web site.