IK Multimedia have released their latest effort in room correction, we are yet to get our hands on one, this is what they say.
Four times greater resolution for faster and better correction
IK in collaboration with Audyssey® are please to announced the new update for ARC - Advanced Room Correction System. ARC is the first acoustic correction system that combines a measurement microphone, measurement software AND a correction plug-in for most popular DAWs to improve the acoustics and sonic reliability of your studio.
How does ARC improve your listening environment?
ARC works by measuring your room using the included measurement microphone and measurement software and then generates an algorithm to provide a correction of your room’s acoustic problems that you can apply to your mix using the included plug-in. You can record and mix with confidence knowing that what you hear from your speakers is a faithful representation of how your music will translate to the outside world.
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Imagine that you turn up for a gig with your band and you are the guitarist. You start to unload and set up your beloved amp and start plugging in all your trusty pedals. Then the sound engineer breaks some bad news to you, that because of some technical issues you can’t use your amp or your pedals, you can only DI into the sound desk.
I’m guessing that wouldn’t impress you, so you protest, he says there is a way around it, if you want to use your amp, then you have to play in the room next door, if you want to use it all, then you have to play in the parking lot. However if none of the options so far have been satisfactory then give him $5000 and he’ll get it working for you.
Now you would think that was plain nuts!
But that is exactly what none HD users have had to settle with for years. As computers have improved, we’ve got closer, but never exactly where we wanted it to be - a recording solution we don’t have to adapt to.
Apollo is the answer.
What beggars belief is why Avid didn’t make it first, in fact we saw the potential of this kind of solution in the Eleven Rack. With people like Max and Bobby and the amazing coders on the Avid team, it certainly wasn’t for lack of talent or vision at their level - so it must have been driven from a higher level within Avid.
So here’s my take after using Apollo for a week, Pro Tools is still the King of DAWs, couple it with an Apollo and you have the dream ticket. HDX has a place, there’s no doubt about that, but if you’re not going to buy HDX, then get an Apollo and Pro Tools.
If the Execs at Avid start complaining that Universal Audio are stealing their business, then my response would be, UA didn’t steal anything - you gave it away!
Another variation of using different EQ settings on the left & right channels is to convert the Left & right into MS and then you can EQ the Side (difference between left and right) differently to the M (left and right added together) then decode the MS back to left and right. This is a trick mastering engineers use to EQ the stereo part of the signal but leave the mono components alone. We can do this in a number of ways in Pro Tools. Mac users can use the Mid/Side plug-in which is part of the Massey Tools, a free bundle of various tools that Steven Massey has released on a separate web site from his other plug-ins. Put one instance in encode mode in a plug-in slot,
Russ shows the Universal Audio Apollo audio interface with UAD processing in action with Pro Tools.
He gives you a full show and tell of the Console application with Pro Tools and shows you what you can do with it when using Pro Tools. He also lets you know what he thinks.
Russ tests to see if Pro Tools 10 will run on the new Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
WARNING: Avid have not yet certified Pro Tools with this OS, installing this OS is at your own risk and should only be done once you have backed up your entire hard drive and do not have work to complete. We make no warranties implied or otherwise.
In their Q3 earnings press release Apple have confirmed that the latest version of OS X Mountain Lion will launch tomorrow.
“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline”
Regular readers and users of Pro Tools will know the drill by now, upgrade only when you are certain that you have time to deal with any interuptions that a new OS may bring. Our advice is to let someone else try it first with Pro Tools before you make the jump!
The full interview with Bob Nagy from Skootch, plus a chance to win a copy of this great Windows software.