UAD have announced the release of their latest software which features an emulation of the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe, the Curve Bender Mastering EQ from Chandler and the very popular Oxford Limiter v2 plug-in from Sonnox.
Russ, Mike, James and Alan work through the backlog of questions from the community.
With everything that has been going on recently, yet again we have got a little behind with the Sonnox Community Awards. We are delighted to announce the the winners for February and March 2016 are David Finnamore and Michael Greenberg for their support to the community through comments and content.
In Part 1 we looked at the problem AVB was created to solve. In Part 2 we look at how AVB achieves this.
Due to a variety of circumstances, I found myself without my trusty MOTU Ultralite Hybrid Mk3 and Grado Headphones over the bank holiday weekend, when the latest and final episode of "Plebs" season 3 landed in my inbox late Friday night, which needed to be sorted and forwarded to the foley stage by Saturday morning. So, I looked in to using my wife's MBox2 and Genelecs with my Pro Tools 12.4HD on my MacBook Pro but that combination is unsupported, now what....
Using Dynamic Room Modeling, it gives you the ability to immerse your sounds in the Bill Putnam-designed rooms at Ocean Way Studios - using a legendary collection of vintage microphones, expertly placed on your sources. Watch this free tutorial from UAD to get the inside track on using the UAD Ocean Way Studio plug-in.
Join pureMix.net for a one day mixing masterclass on May 22nd with Grammy winning producer/engineer Fab Dupont at Flux Studios in New York City. 16 students will get to sit next to Fab, see him mix and and hear what he hears everyday. Experience what it's like to listen and work in an award winning studio with a professional mixing engineer.
In audio post production workflows we want o be able to tell Pro Tools to record the audio on some tracks to a specific folder on a specific drive and to stop Pro Tools from recording onto other drives and community member Johannes Koch has a question on just this issue..
Firstly our apologies for the intermission in our regular updates but there hasn't any news to report for a little while. But we are back with 3 opportunities to get free sound effects from Airborne Sound, Monstertracks and Glitchedtones, via A Sound Effect.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert James Ivey talks to Paul Mortimer from Emerging UK about the Merging Technologies Horus audio interface. James and Paul decided to do one of those test that normally can never be done. They set out to find out just how good the microphone pre-amps and the A/D conversion in the Merging Horus really are.
Some might argue that Apple has left behind Pro Tools and other professional users a long time ago when they dropped the 'cheesegrater' Mac Pro 5,1, but with their pursuit of power saving features and the disabling of under-the-hood options, together with a change in hardware choices, is Apple making life hard for Pro Tools users and other audio professionals.
My colleague at the studio was about to record an artist that I have been working with a lot during the years. So he asked me if there was anything he needed to know or if I had some tips for his upcoming recording session. One of the things I told him was that I used to achieve great results with the Avalon preamp with some smooth compression. My colleague told me that he didn't use outboard gear because he felt like if you screw up there is no way to fix it. He prefered to fix things later in the mix.
In audio post production, video editors often lay up temporary music in edits to try out the music without spending money and then once they are happy then they buy it. However we then get the job to replace the watermarked music for the unwatermarked versions whilst retaining all the edits. Community member Matt Russell has turned to the community for advice on the best way to do this in Pro Tools.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert James Ivey opens up a fully specified iZ Technologies Radar Studio system and strips it back to the basic Radar Platform hyper PC in about 4 minutes. Nothing like working fast.
Ever wondered what foley is all about. We have two videos from Peter Rubin and WIRED here that take us behind the scenes of the new foley studio at Skywlker Sund. Watch out fro the Avid S6 and Pro Tools of course.
As part of the Pro Tools Expert team we get to try a lot of different gear. Some of it we send back once we have reviewed it, so we wish we could keep but funds do not allow and some we pay for and keep (this is my personal weakness). We also get questions like this one below from Stefan Schaflitzel from Germany.