In this mastering shootout, we take the human element out of the equation and pit two online A.I. mastering applications (LANDR & CloudBounce) against iZotope's latest A.I. Mastering Assistant feature in the Ozone 8 plug-in.
2017 has been our first visit to AES show and it has been an excellent show. the return to New York and scheduling it from Wednesday to Friday, as well as the nature of what the Audio Engineering Society is all about, mean that this show has had a great feel and I have enjoyed this show and its format with the convention and technical paper program making it a well worth the time to come to.
Yulik Yagudin is the Chief Audio Engineer at CineLab SoundMix, which is a large audio post-production facility in Moscow, Russia and he contacted us wanting to share a different way to control the Dolby Atmos Panner plug-in.
This week we feature a discussion piece on the relative merits of the East/West coast approaches to synthesis, an experimental composition from synthesis/composer Experimental Synth, a roundup of gear news from the week and a free VI in the form of Vintage Simply String 2.
I was talking to a novice user recently who was using Quick Punch to punch in to record because they thought it was necessary to punch in. That isn't what it's for but it did make me think it was a subject worth covering in a quick Pro Tools Tips post. Watch the free tutorial for a demonstration of what makes Quick Punch useful.
News hot off the virtual presses from the 143rd AES show in New York sees the introduction of the new Focusrite Pro division which has been formed to serve the specific needs of the audio professional.
In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to set up delay ducking using Waves H-Delay & Renaissance Compressor plug-ins. This is a very powerful production and mix technique that helps to focus instruments in a song while retaining delay feedback between notes.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Professional Sound, a number of celebratory events are to take place around the UK, in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow and Salford. All will be on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 between 19:00 to 22:00.
We have received reports of some issues with the new 12.8.2 release of Pro Tools. As well as the Incative VCA issues reported by users of Pro Tools Vanilla we have received reports of issues with the Eucon 3.7 installer.
At AES 2017 Nugen Audio have announced an update to ISL 2st and a preview of a 3D immersive extension to Halo Upmix, their acclaimed upmix plug-in.
Pro Tools 12.8.2, is available for subscribers and users with an active upgrade plan. This update includes new MIDI features, batch track/clip renaming and VR features (HD only), to name a few...
One of the most common accusations I hear levelled at Windows Pro Tools systems is that they're a bit unpredictable, a bit scatty, a bit unreliable. That certainly hasn't been my experience, so I thought I'd relate an experience of mine.
PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc. introduces an entirely new approach to software license protection—iLok Cloud. With iLok Cloud, software publishers can offer their users quick and easy access to their licenses from any computer with an Internet connection. iLok Cloud has the same level of robust security as the current iLok USB smart key, which will remain as an option along with machine-based licenses.
In this free video tutorial Julian recreates a sound he is familiar with from a mis-spent youth using too much distortion and reverb in various garages in the 80s! However after that he picks up a point from the manual which suggests trying the bx_yellowdrive after the amp sim for a different sound.
Sound Radix, the company behind plug-ins such as Auto Align and Drum Leveler, is to unveil a brand new plug-in called POWAIR at AES 2017.
The POWAIR plugin is in their own words "a smarter, more natural sounding dynamic processor. "
POWAIR is a novel design two-stage leveler/compressor plug-in, designed to control dynamics
and bring a sense of power to vocals, instruments, and mixes.
Russ, Dan and James chat through the issues of the day including a discussion on the merits of room correction software, our attitudes to AI and mastering software. Questions from the community include a request for advice on interfaces with AoIP and Russ reports back after a day with Jacob Collier.