Sure, a lot of Pro Tools users have more stuff than they had 24 hours ago, but Avid's ability to continue to do this becomes less possible with each 'amazing announcement.' Read our analysis of today's Pro Tools 12.2 announcement.
We have posted some of the key announcements from the Avid Live Q & A Webinar today, but it now finished we wanted to go through what Tom Graham, Tim Carroll and Tony Carriddi had to say.
In this video James, with a little help from singer Rose O'Connell and band The Talent try out the new d:facto II microphone system from DPA. What are the benefits in being able to take a studio quality condenser mic and convert it to be able to run with a professional wireless system.
Avid have announced that they are not only including the Avid Pro Series, Pro Compressor, Pro Expander, Pro Limiter, Pro Multi-Dynamics and Pro Sub-Harmonic as well as Revibe II, Reverb One and Eleven.
As Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, continue to try and find ways to add value to Pro Tools 12, not only have they raided their old plug-in archive and added previously paid-for plug-ins
If you haven't tried the Avid Pro Series plug-ins yet, then check out our exclusive reviews of 4 of the Pro Series plug-ins, which are now bundled with Pro Tools 12.2 HD and see what you think, we like them a lot.
A German site has released information that Avid are releasing Pro Tools 12.2 with some interesting developments, including more bundled plug-ins and an upgrade plan without support option. Apparently it is available to those who have an active support/upgrade plan.
In this tutorial video I take a look back at an older session which was recorded live and show you some tips and tricks to bring a lifeless drum sound up to date.
Following a public beta program, Nugen Audio have now released their Halo Upmix plug-in. Recently I previewed a late beta version and you can see how I got on with it and what it offers. Highlights have to be a built in down mix option to check compatibility and the Surround Scope display.
In the Pro Tools folder in the users's Documents folder there is a folder called Video Test Patterns which is hardly mentioned in the Pro Tools documentation. However with the inclusion of the Avid Video Engine, we can create colour bars using these video test patterns and in this video we show you how.
At Pro Tools Expert we've always done what we can to encourage small companies serving the audio production industry - we've helped those in the early weeks, months and years of their start-up to grow and flourish. The Audio Market is a place where small companies with limited budgets can display their products to the Pro Tools community, just like a farmer's market. In the same way you can download samples and demos, take a look around their website and even contact them to talk more.
Stagecraft Software are offering some free AAX plug-ins, currently Mac but PC promised soon.
They say on their website:
We now have several of our plugins compiled in AAX form (the plugin format used by Avid’s Pro Tools). The files are 64-bit and will work in any newer version of Pro Tools, VENUE, or Media Composer Systems. So far, we only have support for OS X (Mac), but Window versions will be coming soon. Some of you have been asking for this for a long time. Thanks for waiting!
There's an image that has been doing the rounds on social media for some time now, in various forms of Scarlett Johansson. You can see it above. To put the image in context, the original image of Ms Johansson sans make-up and Photoshop has been posted on Scarlett Johansson's Facebook page to encourage women about the power of natural beauty.
Russ, Mike, and James catch up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
The Music Producers Guild Awards 2016 is underway with the official opening of the online submissions process, which allows for the names of worthy recording professionals to be put forward for Awards consideration.
For vocal comping in Pro Tools, we can use the comping feature added in Pro Tools 8, which uses Playlists, the Vocal Comping option and labelling to get a great comp track. This works just as well for ADR sessions in audio post.
We reviewed the Lindell plug-ins when they first came out, and now we can announce that Lindell Plug-ins have become part of the Plugin Alliance. To celebrate this partnership, Lindell have made a new plug-in, the 254E, a plug-in version of the beloved Neve 2254 compressor limiter to add to the plug-in emulations of their own hardware.
On the Avid Blogs there's a very interesting interview by Derk Hagedorn with Nathan Eames from Sonnox about the company's history and approach to designing plug-ins. It is well worth a read especially following on from UBK and Kush Audio's decision not to continue with AAX DSP plug-in production.
RSPE Audio Solutions recently supplied Azusa Pacific University with a new Avid S6 Control Surface for use in their Film/TV program. The Avid S6 is now the nerve centre of their 7.1 DTS HD dub stage, which was a 78-seat theatre and screening room that has now been converted into a 7.1 surround sound mix room.