We have seen a huge amount of interest in this new mic modelling system from Townsend Labs. When we announced it people were asking about the price, when we published our exclusive review, everyone wanted to know what the price would be. Well now we can tell you....
Few topics stir up more debate than microphone preamplifiers. With dozens, if not hundreds of different brands, models, shapes, sizes, variations, and configurations to choose from, it’s no wonder mic preamps are among the *most misunderstood pieces of the audio signal chain. Even low-cost interfaces offer built-in mic preamps, some of which sound pretty decent. So why would anyone want to spend money on an external preamp, let alone several? Here are the top five reasons mic preamps matter.
Greg Wurth has spoken a lot about how using m/s filtering can yield wonderful results and in this free video tutorial Greg gives an example of just that using FabFilter's Pro Q2 equaliser.
Acustica is pleased to introduce TAN compressor based on CORE8 with a classic analog VCA compression. TAN it is a very versatile tool to provide a lot of possibilities to shape the sound with gorgeous graphical user interface.
In TAN you will find the most common compressors parameters like attack, release, threshold, ratio, dry/wet and gain, to allow you an extremely wide range of adjustments, but the exciting news is what we call "ShMod", a compressor shape control for the attack behavior that allows you to fine-tune the attack shape so you can really customize the attack behavior for any audio source.
You may remember that Waves launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the hardware Head Tracker for their Waves Nx plug-in into our 3D space. The Head Tracker has been designed so it can be fitted to almost all types of headphones and can be easily removed without damaging your cans. Well they have done it! Waves have just announced that they have passed their funding target on Kickstarter for $200,000.
Learn why listening to three-dimensional sound in the real world and listening on headphones are two different experiences – and how you can bridge the gap.
The perception of spatial sound in the real world is a complex phenomenon. It combines the interactions between the acoustic sound waves and the room or space, the interaction with our head and ears, the reaction of our middle and inner ear and the audio nerve, and finally our brain’s cognition and interpretation of the acoustic scene.
When designing music studios we can sometimes pay so much attention to the audiable factors we forget some other factors that matter too.
Here is another question from a community member, this time from Martin Klebahn who wants some advice on how to keep a log of notes from a producer during a session.
Here are 4 audio files of a female vocalist. One is untuned the other 3 are tuned with Antares AutoTune, Celemony Melodyne 4 and Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3.
Which one do you prefer, vote in our listening test and then come back next week to find out which one is which.
Russ, Mike, James and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the fantastic Plugin Alliance BX RockRack guitar amp plug-in.
Mike Thornton recently posted Which Cloud Based File Transfer Service Do You Mainly Use? I thought I would branch out from this article and share 5 online services that I use to run my recording studio business. I have used and trusted these services for many years and rely on each one for supporting my daily business duties.
In our continuing series we have been featuring tips in audio post production in Pro Tools from Marcelo Cyro from the Oscar nominated animation - The Boy And The World as well as other other films Marcelo and the team have been working on. In this video Marcelo takes through how to create evil voice effects for cartoons.
This week we feature a new library of mechanisms from Hzandbits and an interview on an interesting collaboration on the A Sound Effect blog.
In this video (part 2 of 2) James Ivey from Pro Tools Expert talks to James Townend from AMS Neve about some of the more advanced features of the Neve Genesys Black console. They talk about advanced routing including the 2 stereo mix busses, surround sound workflows and some of the more specific features relating to DAW control.