With two large companies announcing the end of cloud based services it does make one wonder how much we should trust our valuable work to the cloud. We give some tips for those with concerns.
When using an external clock source with Pro Tools, you may on occasions accidentally set the clock to a different sample rate to that of the session. I've done this myself on a couple of occasions and it causes speed issues for any audio you record.
In this multi part video, James talks to Tom Waterman, Technical Director at Audient ,about modern recording techniques, the science of tone analysis and the amazing Audient ASP800 with HMX and Iron channels.
What happens when a show you're working on and have already premixed, undergoes a massive recut on the Friday night, with lots of new dialogue takes, and needs to be ready by Sunday night? What if you're at home trying to enjoy some family time when that recut comes in?
Here is the last of 4 free tricks from the 101 Mixing Tricks coaching course by Bobby Owsinski. The venerable Universal Audio 1176 limiter has been used on countless hits, and there are a few go-to settings that engineers have used for decades. Here's one of used by legendary engineer/producer Bones Howe that can work in so many situations.
Your ears is the best tool you got when you are mixing. If your ears is out of shape your mix is going to be out of shape. So here are my 4 tips on what I like to do to keep my ears fresh all of the day.
Our friends at Groove 3 have announced that Dave Pensado is joining the Groove 3 family. In the announcement Groove 3 say; "Today we’re extremely honored to welcome Grammy Award-winning co-host of the hit online television show Pensado's Place, Dave Pensado to the Groove3 family! Dave is acknowledged as one of the leading online educators for all things audio and has mix credits with some of today’s biggest stars including Frank Ocean, AfroJack, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Jackson, Christina Aguillera, Beyonce, Elton John and many more.
UAD Software v8.5 is now available from the Universal Audio website and includes Marshall JMP 2203 Guitar Amplifier, Oxford Envolution, and bx_digital V3 EQ plug-ins.
Everyone who voted for the shortlist, chosen and voted by you, was entered into the prize daw to win one of nearly 40 prizes. Here are the second batch of winners of prizes from McDSP, Output, Angelbird, Puremix, Sonarworks & Universal Audio.
Russ, Mike, Julian and Dan chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
We are delighted to have iZ Technology, the makers of RADAR, team up with Pro Tools Expert, we'll be bringing lots of exclusive content on the blog and the podcast aimed at giving Pro Tools Windows PC users in the community even more top quality content, with tips, tricks and more.
Reading about the latest round of layoffs at Avid can garner a number of reactions, one of which can be the idea that the pro audio industry is dying... it's not.
Community member Steven Hintz has been searching for a cool Vinyl emulation plug-in. He asked "Anyone know of any VST or AAX vinyl emulation plugins that still exist or aren't $500". Last week we pointed Steven at iZotope's Vinyl but with the proviso that it had been discontinued. Well not anymore as we have great news. iZotope have released Vinyl as a 64bit plug-in including the AAX Native format for Pro Tools 11 and above.
In this video from NAMM 2016 James talks to Colin McDowell from McDSP about their new 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip and possible future developments from McDSP.