Using An AMS Neve DFC To Mix In Auro 3D Immersive Sound

In this the 3rd video, in the continuing series on working in Immersive sound using the Auro 3D format, Gareth Llewellyn shows Mike Thornton how AMS Neve have integrated Auro 3D into their DFC Gemini console for a truly integrated workflow when mixing in the Auro 3D format neatly side stepping the channel restrictions imposed by Avid in Pro Tools, by using Pro Tools as a playback device and mixing using the AMS Neve DFC Gemini console.

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Pro Tools Expert Announces New Partnership With FX Rentals - Amazing Collection Of Vintage Studio Gear

We are thrilled to announce that Pro Tools Expert have entered into a new partnership with top London studio rental and sales company FX Rentals.

Watch this exclusive video with Russ Hughes from Pro Tools Expert and Pat Roche from FX Rentals. In the video Pat talks about FX Rentals and the collection of amazing vintage studio and music gear, there’s plenty of gear porn in the video.

What Does This Partnership Mean?

The partnership will give Pro Tools Expert access to some of the most sought after studio gear in history from FX Rentals’ amazing collection, part of the plan is to use this collection to bring even deeper reviews and comparisons between plug-ins and the hardware originals.

We also hope to be able to bring muturally beneficial member only offers to the Pro Tools Expert community and benefits of the Pro Tools Expert resource to those using the services of FX Rentals.

What Do You Want To See And Hear?

Let us know what shoot outs and vintage gear reviews you would like us to feature on Pro Tools Expert in the comments - this is going to be fun!

Softube Changes Copy Protection So You No Longer Have To Use An iLok

When iLok changed their system to the iLok License Manager, one of the features included in the new infrastructure was the option to authorise your computer instead of havng to put the license onto an iLok. To be clear Softube have NOT abandoned iLok rather they have enabled you to choose to put the license on your computer or your iLok.

Softube have announced that they have enabled this option on their Mix Bundle and all the individual plug-ins included in the bundle like the TSAR-1R reverb, FET Compressor, and Passive-Active Pack. They will all use the same type of licenses Softube already uses for their Console 1.

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Would You Like To Win A Free Copy Of The Neyrinck V-Control Pro App

Would you like a win a free copy of V-Control Pro from Neyrinck?  If so then this is what you need to do….

Post a nice picture of V-Control Free or V-Control Pro running on your iPad. Maybe a picture of it in your studio, out on the road, or anything that shows how V-Control in use. 

The best picture will be featured in their next email  mailout. The winner will receive a free copy of V-Control Pro which you can give to a friend if you have one already.

Source Distribution Announce UK Pricing & Availability For The New Rode Stereo VideoMic X

Rode have upped their game in the growing market of add on microphones for DLSR cameras. Our friends at Source Distribution describe it as…

The SVMX is a premium, ‘no expense spared’ stereo on-camera microphone, designed to bring the highest possible quality immersive audio to DSLR (and full-size camera systems alike). And like other RØDE VideoMics the SVMX is a plug-and-go solution.

It is expected that the RSVX will be available in the UK later this month and the recommended retail price will be £649 inc vat.

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CheatSheet Cool Free Mac App For Those Who Can't Remember Their Shortcuts

CheatSheet is a cool free Mac application that tells you all the shortcuts of any application.

The premise is simple, hold down the CMD key for longer than normal and a full cheat sheet of the short cuts for the applicaition that currently has focus pops up.

We love the work over at Keyboard Shortcuts For Pro Tools, but for creative in a rush this is an added little gem to have installed. We’ve been running this for several weeks without issue.

Download CheatSheet for Mac here

New Video From Fab Dupont On The Fundamentals Of Using A Compressor

PureMix have released a new video in which Fab Dupont explores the controls of arguably the most talked about processor: the compressor.

In his unique and clear style, Fab explains what each control does and gives an easy to remember points to simplify the process of setting a compressor. All the fundamental controls, threshold, ratio, make-up gain, attack, release are thoroughly defined, studied, commented on with the help of straight-to-the-point audio examples. This is a great way to understand or strengthen your grasp on, the compressor controls.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite - Official Compatibility Statements So Far

Some brands have broken cover with official statements on compatibility with OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

They are as follows:

  • Native Instruments - Not supported and advising not to upgrade. More here
  • PreSonus - UPDATED Some tested and supported, check their site. More here
  • Avid - Yosemite is not supported at this time. More here
  • Waves - Official Waves OSX 10.10 Yosemite support is planned very soon. We suggest Waves users hold off on updating at this time. More here
  • Universal Audio - Not tested yet. More here
  • iZotope - Mixed results, see specific information here
  • Metric Halo - All Metric Halo products are compatible
  • Exponential Audio - Tested and working. More here
  • Gobbler - UPDATED 22nd Oct 2014 Both Gobbler 1 & Gobbler 2 fully supported

Some users have installed Yosemite without issue, again please note that when brands make official statements on their software it means that if your system stops working you will not get any support. Take our Yosemite upgrade survey.

If you have news on other OFFICIAL statements then please let us know in the comments and we will update this post.

Waves Weekend Deals For October 18th & 19th 2014 Only

Waves Special Offers For This Weekend

3 more great plug-ins at great prices from our friends at Waves, but hurry these will finish on Sunday.

  1. Waves CLA Effects $49 - normally $100
  2. Waves Kramer HLS Channel $49 till Sunday - normally $200
  3. Waves Musicians Bundle $59 till Sunday - normally $160

Grab them while you can.

More Deals Added For October

Waves have added some more deals to the October monthly deals too 

Check out the Specials page too for more great deals

Pro Tools Fundamentals - Understanding Busses

Back to basics this week with a look at busses. These are a very common source of confusion for novice users. Exactly what busses are and how you might use them is so important that even if you think you’re getting by without them, you’re already using them in your sessions even if you don’t know it yet.

What Is A Buss?

A buss is an internal connection within Pro Tools and it can be used to send combinations (or “mixes”) of signals from place to place within the mixer. If you have never come across the word before its worth noting that this isn’t Pro Tools terminology and busses are used for all sorts of data, not just audio. Any channel can be routed to any buss. Even if you think you have never used a buss in a session you will have, as the main output of your session is a buss in pretty much the same way as the internal busses to be found under the buss menu in the output selector: Any combination of channels can be routed to a single destination - sounds like a buss to me! If you find the idea of busses difficult then the best way to understand them is to use them. Here are five ways you can use busses in your sessions:

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