Dan Cooper takes a look at Sonarworks rather brilliant studio calibration software 'Reference 3' Think of Sonarworks Reference 3 as a professional acoustician that tunes your studio. Reference 3 has a patent pending acoustic measurement system that measures sound the way humans perceive it.
Russ takes a look at the Waves Vitamin Sonic Enhancer plug-in from a music production perspective whilst Mike explores using Vitamin in audio post production.
This week we learn of a wildlife sound recordist job vacancy in the Denali National Park, a mystery box competition from the team at Sonniss and an interview with sound designer David Farmer on the A Sound Effect blog.
Can one make a living from the hi-tech music industry? It’s a good question. Many of us think we can but how? We hear all to often of colleagues who have “Had enough” and decide it’s time to get “A proper job”.
A clip group is a collection of any combination of audio and MIDI regions that looks and acts like a single clip. Clip groups can be created on single or multiple adjacent audio, MIDI, and instrument tracks and can be considered like ‘containers’ and as such can be manipulated just like any other ‘normal’ clip.
We ran a competition to have the chance for one lucky community member to be in the room for the 2 day Masterclass hosted by PureMix's Fab Dupont in the Paris based Red Room Studio. All participants drunk red wine, ate cheese, got a free pureMix subscriptions, a free pair of Focal headphones, took home the tracks of the session.
The module is an option for both the Avid S6 M10 and M40 and was created to address user feedback for the need to integrate a joystick for surround panning with the modular S6 system.
In part 3 of this series on DIY studio acoustics we got deep into spreadsheets and calculators to help us get a balanced acoustic treatment that didn't favour one or more frequency bands over any other. In this part we will take a look at how I handled the difficult issue of ventilation and cooling.
As I said in my previous Plug-ins I Love For Post article, there is no one clear winner in the limiter category for me. I use both the Nugen Audio ISL2DSP and the Avid Pro Limiter. Especially in the early days of AAX and the lack of DSP plug-ins the Avid Pro Series was a lifesaver and so the Pro Limiter became my preferred limiter and It is on so many of the shows I mix and master.
In this video James takes a look at the new Advance controller keyboard from Akai. James shows you around both the hardware and the VIP software which comes included with the Advance 25, 49 and 61 key versions. James then takes us into just some of the features that are manageable from the controller like VI selection, patch change and sound layering.
Russ takes a look and listen to the new Waves Cobalt Saphira Advanced Harmonics Shaping Tool and tries it both on a mix and some solo instruments.
FabFilter has released the FabFilter Pro-C 2, a major update to the FabFilter Pro-C compressor plug-in. They have added five brand-new compression styles to make FabFilter Pro-C 2 even more versatile. Other new features, include lookahead, range, hold, side-chain EQ, oversampling, and a fully redesigned user interface, FabFilter Pro-C 2 builds on its predecessor in every way while respecting the original’s transparency and elegance.
On the DUC Avid have posted a request for help as they are planning updates for their user communities, like the DUC, and they would like your feedback.
It is well worth getting to grips with template sessions. With Pro Tools you can set up sessions that can be templates for other projects. These are really useful if you have a number of regular projects.
HHB Scrub recently supplied upgrades to the latest Pro Tools HD systems for all seven of The Soundhouse’s recording studios and edit suites. A Soundminer HD Plus asset management system was also installed.
With the release of Mainstage 3 update and the excellent content supplied including Alchemy here’s a reminder of a video we produced to show you how to get Mainstage working in Pro Tools.