In this new series Russ shares some of his favourite plug-ins and hopes that not only will you try the ones he oboes but also share the ones you love too.
Plug-ins have changed the way we mix in a numbers ways that include the ability to use presets, the ability to use more than one at a time and the ability to automate parameters, things that many of us who used the original vintage hardware could have only dreamed of. However one thing that can often be missed by many of us when using plug-ins is that the devil is in the detail.
Has Pro Tools 12.1 made a difference for you, are you more or less inclined to upgrade, have you been considering moving to Pro Tools, or has the entire episode made you rethink your DAW strategy? Take our poll and as ever please feel free to comment.
Public holidays are great, they give us a chance to see family, eat and drink nice things and of course not go to work! However, they can also be a time to do some of the things you’ve been putting off for days, weeks, months or even years. The reason a lot of us lose our creative mojo is simply we don't create an environment for new ideas, so here are five ways to give it a boost.
We've had Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools for about a week now and as you can imagine we wanted to put it through its paces to see what is and isn't possible. So here are 5 things we've learnt about Pro Tools First.
This latest release of Pro Tools 12 may not meet the needs of all Avid's complex customer base in one go, that's nigh on impossible, but many of us shouldn't look a gift-horse in the mouth.
Waves are celebrating this 4th of July holiday with their 4th of July Holiday Sale that features some great deals.
There are some of our favourite plug-ins at very silly prices and also some great bundle deals.
In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools First Russ shows how you can run any virtual instrument plug-in in Pro Tools First and not just the plug-ins purchased from the Avid store.
In this review James takes a look at the stunning all valve REDD 47 mic pre from Chandler LTD. Based on the REDD console at Abbey Road studios hear how James uses the REDD47 on vocals and acoustic guitar. No EQ, no tweaking just good old fashioned audio quality. This is one demo item James did not what to give back.
Audio Assault make affordable 32 and 64 bit audio plug-ins for VST, AU, AAX and RTAS compatible DAWS for both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. This month we are offering the Audio Assault Bundle with 6 different plug-ins that all ad character to your sound in different ways, by distortion, amp simulation, transient shaping and harmonic exciter, all 6 plug-ins for just £59,
Although no official announcement thus far from Avid, Pro Tools 12.1 should be shipping today and with some surprise new features.
Russ and James are back to catch up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
This could well be the answer to long cable runs and cable drop out for all electric and plugged in acoustic instruments. Light Lead does not use wire to send signals it uses analogue light. Analogue light is not affected as it travels down a fibre, where as electrical signals in copper wire add all kind of "mischief" to the sound.
There’s been a little controversy about the wording of this plug-in’s launch. At first glance it could be every home edit suite’s dream – clear, yet punchy audio, that’s still legal! Result! Alan Sallabank takes a closer look and listen to see if RX Final Mix lives up to the claims.
Russ shows how to use iZotope RX4 to soften the pick noise on an acoustic guitar recording.
Want to see what happens when a G-Tech drive is driven over by a truck and then dropped in a bucket of water? Our friends at RSPE decided to find out. In this short "torture test" we see what this rugged drive can handle. Shot in one long take with no movie magic and no cuts, see what the G-Drive ev ATC can withstand!
We are very please to announce the 38 winners of a pair of Foscusrite Red 2 and Red 3 plug-ins.
In a world where genuine talent seems scarce then check this out.
It's a rehearsal version (not official music video) of Michael Jackson's "Bad" from the Bad album, mashed up with Smooth Criminal arranged for piano by Bence Peter.
Russ shows a few tricks for helping to take a simple clap sound and make it sound huge.