When we learnt of a free version of Pro Tools we were genuinely excited about it. Is this the thing that will help Avid hold on to their industry standard repuatation? Read our Pro Tools First review.
There's a battle on to grab new users by offering free versions of popular DAWs, Avid have Pro Tools First and PreSonus have Studio One Prime. Pro Tools First is the free version of Pro Tools and Studio One Prime is the free version of Studio One 3.
In this first of this series where I am sharing the plug-ins that I love when working in audio post production, I shared my love and experiences of iZotope's RX4 Advanced. The next plug-in I want to share with you is the Nugen Audio VisLM loudness meter. It is my loudness meter of choice and with the improvement they have brought with the latest v2 it has made a great plug-in even better.
In this week's Sunday Sound Effects Roundup we have news from Pro Sound Effects about new pricing and delivery options as well as an Ambisonics library of New York City sounds. SoundBits have announced Just Chains, and we highlight two new libraries from Sonniss, Symbols and Projector. Finally HISS And A ROAR have released Quadcopter, a collection of sounds of drones.
Our friends at Focusrite along with Eastwood Audio Visual have made a very nice video for their new Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Interface featuring it in use and also audio examples.
Roy from Dallas, Texas and James have been working together for about 9 months on Roy's first solo album project Omniville. In this podcast extra interview, they chat about their approach to working together, to sharing files and their collaborative workflow.
They discuss Roy's ethos on song writing and what makes a song tick and talk about Roy's home studios, his set up and the gear he uses.
Sit back and enjoy Roy's very animated account of working with James via the Real Drums / Real Rhythm project.
All too often people dismiss factory-supplied plug-ins in preference for purchased plug-ins; in some cases the free ones are just as good. Whilst Avid may have a reputation for being misers when it comes to giving stuff away with Pro Tools, there are some gems that ship with Pro Tools that I reach for on a regular basis. Here are 5 factory plug-ins that you should no ignore.
PCAudioLabs, makers of computers for audio professionals, aim to answer some questions about Windows 10 performance for audio professionals in their recently published tests.
Avid have quietly pushed the Pro Tools Live Q & A webinar, originally scheduled for August 5th, back to September 2nd. At the time of writing there has been no announcement about why the webinar has been delayed.
Plug-ins are a wonderful part of modern music making, but rely in them too much and you'll never really develop some of the really important skills of recording and in the long run you'll be poorer for it.
In this interview shot at the Jigsaw24 event in July 2015 in London Mike Thornton talks to Donal Hodgson about his live recording work with Sting.
Just a reminder that although the Eddie Kramer event is now fully booked, RSPE will be streaming it live via Persicope. Simply use the link below to watch it on the day.
Following on from Russ' series Plug-ins I Love I am going to share with you the plug-ins I love working in audio post production, and top of the list is a no brainer for me, it has to be iZotope's RX4 Advanced. The number of projects where I have been able to retrieve audio that was otherwise completely unusable is huge.
Russ shows how to tighten up vocal stacks using some of the standard features in Pro Tools.
In this free video tutorial Russ sees what the Waves Butch Vig Vocals plug-in could do with acoustic guitar. Check it out and see how cool this channel strip is for more than vocals.
In this video James is back with Rich from UK Mac upgrade company Create Pro. Just how far can you upgrade a 2009 / 2010 Mac Pro (Cheese Grater)? This time Rich shows the upgrade process from a single core processor to a duel core. In this case 12 cores at 3.46GHz. He and James then push the machine to its limit running the PTE Mac Power Test Session. Just how many tracks of Boom can you run at 64 samples with 12 cores? Watch and find out.
Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have issued advice on Windows 10 compatibility for Pro Tools and other audio software and interfaces
It's the first thing I reach for when wanting to creating grooves and backbeats. Yes there are a lot of newer, faster, bigger, more trendy offerings, both in terms of plug-ins and hardware but when it comes to building grooves fast then Stylus RMX takes some beating.