MOTU is now shipping the 624 and 8A, two mobile audio interfaces with Thunderbolt and USB3 connectivity for Mac and Windows. Both interfaces share the same superb analog audio quality, ultra-low latency performance, advanced DSP-driven mixing and extensive AVB/TSN audio networking features as MOTU's flagship 1248 and 16A interfaces.
Russ, James and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
Cards on the table time - I've long been a fan of Genelec - I like the sound their monitors make, and personally feel that they translate well. However I am very aware that they're not to everyone's tastes, and I've experienced quite a few installations where they've been forced into speaker locations and acoustic environments that don't help them sound their best.
Focusrite PLC has appointed Tim Carroll as its new Chief Executive, effective from January 3, 2017. Tim will take over from Dave Froker, who will retire at the end of 2016. Froker's departure was announced back in July.
Tim Carroll was formerly Vice President of Product Management: Audio at Avid Technology responsible for creation, commercialisation and delivery on all of Avid's audio portfolio including Pro Tools, Control surfaces ( S6, Artist, S3, Dock), Live Sound ( S6L, Venue) and Sibelius and we understand he will be moving to the UK and will be based at Focusrite's headquarters.
This new series is a walkthrough detailing my entire music production process using Pro Tools as my DAW, third party plug-ins and most importantly my skills as a musician. The song that will be produced in this series is called "Photograph" - written by my wife Georgie Cooper.
In direct contradiction to a widely held belief that the BBC don't use proprietary network technology it appears that the World Service have enthusiastically adopted Dante in mission-critical operations:
For the United States Presidential election the BBC World Service established a Dante based temporary production and distribution facility within its Washington DC bureau to manage and deliver live coverage to as many as 250 million listeners over a 12-hour period.
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew uses the Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro Delay Plug-in from Plugin Alliance on a guitar. Paul starts off by changing the delay time to 16ths and then adding in the width control. Paul then demonstrates how the modulation side of the plug-in works. This is such a versatile delay you can use it as a regular delay or patch the different elements together to create some unique sounds.
We've spent several weeks with Russ sharing the story of his home studio build. Over 8 parts he has unpacked his journey from the vision to the final result and in this article, Mike, Dan, James and Paul all give their verdict on if the studio fits the brief.
In this free pureMix video tutorial Ryan West shows you how to get started with Modular, an analog modular emulation synthesizer by Softube.
This article contains a selection of video tutorials that cover MIDI workflows in Pro Tools - The Pro Tools MIDI Handbook.
Sound Radix have released 32 Lives V2 for Mac. This new version brings Steinberg VST plug-ins support in addition to Audio Unit plug-ins and significantly increased stability. They have also built a Sandbox for plug-ins so that if one plug-in crashes, it won't bring the whole house down, your DAW will continue to run and you'll be able to save your work.
Neyrinck have now released Spill, which is an AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite plug-in for Pro Tools, with a Perpetual license, instead of being only available as part of the V-Control Bundle with its annual license. Spill is designed to save time by enabling you to adjust channel levels on surround audio and bus tracks, just like the “spill” feature found on high-end digital film consoles.
Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have announced Pro Tools 12.6.1. In the release notes Avid say the following;
Updated Core Audio Driver for HD systems
Pro Tools 12.6.1 includes a newly made HD Driver that is adapted to the significant changes made in Mac OS starting with OS X 10.10. This new driver restores Core Audio support and is included with Pro Tools HD 12.6.1.