This latest release of Pro Tools 12 may not meet the needs of all Avid's complex customer base in one go, that's nigh on impossible, but many of us shouldn't look a gift-horse in the mouth.
Waves are celebrating this 4th of July holiday with their 4th of July Holiday Sale that features some great deals.
There are some of our favourite plug-ins at very silly prices and also some great bundle deals.
In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools First Russ shows how you can run any virtual instrument plug-in in Pro Tools First and not just the plug-ins purchased from the Avid store.
In this review James takes a look at the stunning all valve REDD 47 mic pre from Chandler LTD. Based on the REDD console at Abbey Road studios hear how James uses the REDD47 on vocals and acoustic guitar. No EQ, no tweaking just good old fashioned audio quality. This is one demo item James did not what to give back.
Audio Assault make affordable 32 and 64 bit audio plug-ins for VST, AU, AAX and RTAS compatible DAWS for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. This month we are offering the Audio Assault Bundle with 6 different plug-ins that all ad character to your sound in different ways, by distortion, amp simulation, transient shaping and harmonic exciter, all 6 plug-ins for just £59,
Although no official announcement thus far from Avid, Pro Tools 12.1 should be shipping today and with some surprise new features.
Russ and James are back to catch up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
This could well be the answer to long cable runs and cable drop out for all electric and plugged in acoustic instruments. Light Lead does not use wire to send signals it uses analogue light. Analogue light is not affected as it travels down a fibre, where as electrical signals in copper wire add all kind of "mischief" to the sound.
There’s been a little controversy about the wording of this plug-in’s launch. At first glance it could be every home edit suite’s dream – clear, yet punchy audio, that’s still legal! Result! Alan Sallabank takes a closer look and listen to see if RX Final Mix lives up to the claims.
Russ shows how to use iZotope RX4 to soften the pick noise on an acoustic guitar recording.
Want to see what happens when a G-Tech drive is driven over by a truck and then dropped in a bucket of water? Our friends at RSPE decided to find out. In this short "torture test" we see what this rugged drive can handle. Shot in one long take with no movie magic and no cuts, see what the G-Drive ev ATC can withstand!
We are very please to announce the 38 winners of a pair of Foscusrite Red 2 and Red 3 plug-ins.
In a world where genuine talent seems scarce then check this out.
It's a rehearsal version (not official music video) of Michael Jackson's "Bad" from the Bad album, mashed up with Smooth Criminal arranged for piano by Bence Peter.
Russ shows a few tricks for helping to take a simple clap sound and make it sound huge.
Are there other applications than do things differently and with different strengths? Yes there are, but I suppose I find myself in a comfort zone with my favourite sweater and I will continue to use Pro Tools as long as I am able to be creative and can support my clients. Mike Thornton shares why he still chooses to use Pro Tools.
In this free video tutorial Russ takes a look at the Avid Pitch II plug-in, in this short tutorial he shows how it can be used on guitars.
In a recent survey of nearly 3,000 Pro Tools users, around 10% said they checked their mixes on earbuds, a higher number than those who said they used a subwoofer.
Dan takes a look at KClip by Kazrog. KClip claims to be the most transparent way of increasing the apparent loudness of mixes during mastering.
Softube are now shipping their new drum VI Heartbeat.
It is based on classic drum machines and then augmented with cool Softube effects as well as some smart synth and layering tricks.