DAD have given their site a much needed overhaul and excellent content is now easy to find It is a much more comfortable place to spend some time, particularly on a phone as it is now a proper responsive design. Head over to the New Website and check out the Tech Talk pages for some quality content on AoIP.
Synth Expert, the blog for Synth Lovers is live.
It has been some time in the making, at the 2017 Winter NAMM Show, Russ Hughes, founder of the Production Expert group and its longest-running site, Pro Tools Expert, approached industry synth veteran Stephen Fortner about wanting to add a synth-focused site to the "Expert" stable.
The travelling music producer chooses their portable studio gear carefully as they require gear that is durable and good quality but is also lightweight so that they can travel light yet have all the tools they need to record and mix a record in someone's living room, studio or hotel room. This article lists our top picks of portable recording studio gear that costs less than £250 that we feel are best suited for the travelling professional music producer - excluding the Laptop.
Over the coming weeks, we are going to run a series of free video tutorials produced by Recording Revolution's Graham Cochrane for Avid. Graham made this series in 2015 using Pro Tools 11 but so much of what Graham covers is still relevant and valid that we have decided to run his series here on Pro Tools Expert. In this first part Graham uses the templates included with Pro Tools to start working on a song.
The more recording I do, the more clearly I understand that tracking is the second most important part of the production process but unfortunately in today’s digital workflows it seem that often the most important parts of the production receive the least attention.
I thought I had ManFlu - that almost mythical illness - the same Flu that anyone gets, but it did seem to come on very quickly this time though. I took various cold and flu remedies, but nothing seemed to be working. My appetite went, my sleep was disturbed - I was having the most vivid bizarre dreams and sweating buckets. Then when I was taking a long shower, I got some water in my ears. Suddenly it seemed like someone had engaged a Low-Pass Filter on my left ear and rolled all the HF out. That's when I started to panic. I stumbled out of the shower and almost fell flat on my face. I couldn't seem to walk properly anymore and it felt like someone had nailed a plaster cast into my ear. I needed a doctor but it was Saturday...
A number of our partner brands are hiring at the moment including iZotope, Focusrite, Waves and DiGiGrid. If you are interested in a new challenge then check out these opportunities, you never know one of them might have your name on.
There are plenty of articles on the web that tell the story of how Queen & Bowie met and how "Under Pressure" came about but there is a small, almost unknown fact about this timeless classic that may surprise you. The final mix of Under Pressure that made it to both single and album release was...
There's been a lot of talk about women in the news this week, the BBC announced the new Doctor Who would be a female actor and the publishing of BBC talent salaries showed a huge gender pay gap. Russ turns his attention to women working in audio.
This free bundle from Kilohearts contains Snap Heap, a basic snapin host plug-in, alongside 5 free snapins. Snapins are effectively little plug-ins that you can use within Snap Heap and you get 5 free with the free Snap Heap. Snapheap allows you to configure these Snapins either in series or parallel.
As a creative professional, the process of periodically upgrading your computers operating system has the potential to be a confusing and frustrating time, and that’s If everything goes smoothly…
Our very own Julian Rodgers is back with another great video, explaining what Sound Radix plug-ins do. In this free video tutorial, made with the support of Sound Radix, this time Julian explains the deeper workings of Sound Radix Pi, a plug-in designed to help deal with the complex phase relationships that happen in a mix.
Join producer/mixer Yoad Nevo (Sia, Giggs, Goldfrapp) live from his studio in London. Yoad opens up a song he co-wrote for artist Nina Smith called "White Board" and reveals his production & mixing techniques
In this exclusive free tutorial from pureMix, Grammy winner Andrew Scheps breaks down the processing he uses on Tre Cool's toms on Green Day's latest single "Bang Bang"
As part of their Jump Start series of video tutorial Avid have recently released this latest video tutorial covering the Pro Tools 12 I/O Setup window. Although the I/O Setup window is one small part of the Pro Tools experience it can have consequences way beyond its size in even getting any sound out of a session that has come from another studio with different I/O settings.