James from Pro Tools Expert talks with Tobias from Lindell to talk about their new 500 series modules and their new Lindell plug-in.Tobias shows his new Lindell 77X-500 stereo buss compressor, the Lindell EVO-6, Lindell MID500 and the new 2254 plug-in emulation.
Lindell 77X-500 stereo buss compressor
With all the same impressive features as its little brother, the 7x-500, the Lindell Audio 77x-500 is a Stereo Compressor with classic “1176 Sound” that can be smooth and mellow or a melt your face rocker.
Lindell EVO-6 microphone preamplifier
Our new EVO-6 microphone preamplifier is an all discrete design. Transformer couple I/O’s. Vintage 1731 amps. It sounds very creamy and punchy. It features old school hifi tone controls. Again all discrete and with inductor.
Lindell 254E Plug-in
NAMM 2015: NTP Technology Release An X-Mon Replacement - DAD AX32 & DX32 Monitor Control Processor With Eucon 3 Support
At NAMM 2015, NTP Technology have released their X-Mon replacement solution. As an Avid Connectivity Partner NTP have produced a solution for monitor control for the S6, by taking monitor control to a new level and providing the functionality of both the Avid XMON and Studio Monitor Pro in one and the same platform with various I/O that will easy adapt to any Pro Tools HD, HDX or HD Native S6 based hardware environment.
Support Multi-channel including Dolby Atmos
This will enable music and post production facilities to benefit from interfacing to both analogue and digital domains with speaker formats from stereo, 5.1, 7.1 all the way up to 64 channels for Dolby Atmos.
NTP Technology’s solution is based on their hardware platform using both the DAD AX32 and the DAD DX32 converter and router matrix units. The flexible I/O platform and matrix functionality enables the DAD products to offer very flexible signal routing using all the interfaces of the unit, as well as summing processing with 256 inputs and 32 outputs.
The new Monitor Control Processor is configured and controlled via the DADman 4.2 software for both Windows and OS X, which has the support for the Avid EUCON 3 control protocol providing a complete operation from the S6 monitor control user interface as well as other EUCON 3 enabled control surfaces.
Highlights of the DAD AX32 and DX32 based monitor control processor
PureMix Tutorial Series On Mixing 'Words To Say' - The Follow Up To Avid's 'From Creation To Mix' Series
You may have seen producer Fab Dupont and the South African band The Arrows take the song ‘Words to Say’ from demo track to a mix-ready session in the free 6 part video series called ‘From Creation to Mix’. In this 1 hour 23 minute tutorial video, Fab Dupont unveils his final release-ready mix of that same Pro Tools session.
Watch and learn as Fab deconstructs the existing mix and explains how and why each element made it to the final mix.
Fab worked 95% in the box except for some analog summing and analog 2-Bus processing. These are the plug-ins he used in this example of a modern pop production.
- UAD: DBX160, SPL Transient Designer, LA2, EMT140, EMT250, Lexicon 224, MXR Flanger, Moog Filter, Pultec, IBP, Neve 1073
- Soundtoys: Decapitator, Panman, Devil-Loc, Echoboy
- Sonnox: Oxford Dynamics, Oxford EQ, Suppresser, Limiter
- Plug & Mix: Digital Reverb, Transcontrol
- Massey: Tapehead
- Avid: Eleven, Boom, Xpand2
- Waves: H-Delay
Russ Hughes is back and he is joined by Mike Thornton and Neil Hester with a NAMM 2015 Special to talk about the highlights from the NAMM 2015 show.
Groove 3 Titles We Like
Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio
- Universal Audio Introduces New Apollo Expanded Software - Powerful Expandable System
- Antares Auto-Tune Live on the UAD platform
- UAD Announce Sound Machine Wood Works Plug-In - Promises Studio Sound From Piezo Recorded Acoustic Guitars
- Universal Audio Announce UA Distortion Essentials Plug-In Bundle - Classic Guitar Distortion Stomp Boxes
- New Brainworx Friedman Amplifiers Plug-In Collection For UAD Platform
- Universal Audio Apollo Console 2 New Features - The Complete List
- Softube Announce New Transient Shaper Plug-in
- Waves Team Up With Harman To Produce The Waves dbx 160 Plug-in
- Waves Unveils A New Reverb Plug-in The H-Reverb
- Waves Announce The Signature Series Butch Vig Vocals Plug-in
- Waves Announce Multitrack Recorder - Tracks Live
- Waves DigiGrid IOX and IOC Preview
- Focusrite Red 2 And Red 3 Plug-ins Are Back For Pro Tools AAX - For Many Users They Are Free
- Focusrite Clarett Range - Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces
- Avid Pro Tools First - More Details On A Free Version Of Pro Tools
- Pro Tools First Software Frequently Asked Questions
- Avid Pro Tools 12 - Is it Just Pro Tools 11 With Cloud Collaboration & Marketplace Added?
- With Pro Tools 12 Now Announced When Are You Going To Sign Up For Their Upgrade & Support Plan? Poll
- How Many Of The Top 25 Pro Tools IdeaScale Ideas Appear In Pro Tools 12?
- Apogee Announce The Groove - A Portable USB DAC & Headphone Amp For Mac & PC
- Plugin Alliance To Release A Plug-in version Of The Maag EQ2 500 Series Module
- Flux:: & Junger Collaborate To Produce ‘Level Magic’ Loudness Processor Plug-in
- Video Overview Of IZ Technology RADAR Studio - In Depth Must See
- Trinnov Launch The D-Mon Series Of Digital Monitoring Processors With Eucon Support For Pro Tools
- NAMM 2015 Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.0 Announced - Video
Find Of The Week
- Russ - Universal Audio Introduces New Apollo Expanded Software - Powerful Expandable System
- Mike - Apogee Announce The Groove - A Portable USB DAC & Headphone Amp For Mac & PC and Trinnov Launch The D-Mon Series Of Digital Monitoring Processors With Eucon Support For Pro Tools
- Neil - Roland JDXA and the Microsoft Holo Lens demo video 1 and video 2
There’s been a lot of discussion around the recent Pro Tools 12 announcement, creating as many questions as answers, one in particular is the addition of track freeze. Whilst there have been implications of track freeze as an addition in Pro Tools 12 no one at Avid has explicitly said this. Even the new Pro Tools 12 Features page makes no mention of it.
Some users have said it comes as part of the cloud collaboration and that earlier demos of future Pro Tools features also indicated track freeze. However those early demos were technology previews and came with a very clear legal disclaimer that nothing was promised as features and would be confirmed at a later date.
However a recent addition to the Avid store page has a this line added (see image below) to the list entitled ‘Why Upgrade To Pro Tools 11’.
Last on that list it says ‘Enjoy track freeze and many more exciting new features coming throughout 2015’
Will it come in the first version of Pro Tools 12? Who knows, the text simply indicates it being a feature in 2015.
It’s one of the things we get asked a more than anything else when it comes to recording instruments, how do you get a great bass guitar sound?
If you are a veteran to recording then this list should come as no surprise, but if you are new then try these and see how much difference they can make to getting the right bass sound on your tracks.
They say that a bad workman blames his tools, that’s partly true, give a great bass player even a cheap instrument and they will do amazing things. However it’s not just about the playing but it’s also the sound of the instrument. Get a great bass guitar - bass is one of those instruments that shows when the money has been spent. That’s got a lot to do with the wood and the quality of the instrument - with bass you can hear it!
Try Different strings; they all have different sounds. A decent bass player will already know this, but if you are new to bass then take a trip to a decent music store and get some advice on the different types of strings and their different weights, you’ll be surprised by how much they can affect both sound and performance.
James met up with Colin McDowell From McDSP to talk about the new v6 McDSP plug-ins that now includes VST and VST3 support and much more.
McDSP v6 Features
- In addition to VST plug-in format support, v6 includes a complete upgrade to the entire McDSP product line.
- New user interface features, faster loading times, and algorithm optimizations across all formats are just some of the improvements in the v6 release.
- Pro Tools users will appreciate v6 additions such as enhanced support for the Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces.
- Artist presets from the likes of Dave Pensado, Kevin Churko, Joe Barresi, and many others are also included.
- The McDSP v6 release will be available in March 2015.
- The McDSP v6 release will be a free upgrade to v5 purchases (upgrades, plug-ins, bundles) made after January 2, 2015.
Universal Audio is proud to announce Apollo Expanded software, coming exclusively for Apollo audio interfaces as part of UAD Software v8.0, to be released in March 2015. With Apollo Expanded, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can freely combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows.Apollo Expanded also marks the introduction of Console 2.0 software, giving Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo users dynamic new workflow options, with more than 25 new user-requested features.
At Namm 2015, James met up with Trevor Coley From Sontronics to talk about their new microphone the Mercury.
The Sontronics Mercury is still in development so there isn’t any firm information on it at present.
James also refers to the Sontronics Aria in the interview, you can see his review of it here.
Also the Sontronics Saturn came top of the large diaphram condenser mics in our recent VO mic shoot out with 47% of the vote.
NAMM 2015 had plenty to get people talking, some hits and some misses. Thankfully some companies gave us some great surprises and products that we’ll have top of our review list as soon as they ship.
For those who are wondering what took our fancy as best in show then here’s our highlights.
Apollo Expanded For Thunderbolt
Universal Audio really have made on heck of an update with Apollo Expanded and Console 2.
With Apollo Expanded, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can freely combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows.