Entries in awards (10)

Congratulations To All The Nominees In This Year's Emmys

We would like to congratulate all the nominees announced for the 66th Emmy Awards. There is a full list available on the Emmys web site but in the sound categories there were a few friendly names we would like to give a special shout out to…

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming

Deadliest Catch • Careful What You Wish For • Discovery Channel • Original Productions, LLC, a FremantleMedia Company for the Discovery Channel 

  • Bob Bronow, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Mini series, Movie Or A Special

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece 

  • Doug Sinclair, Supervising Sound Editor
  • Stuart McCowan, Sound Editor
  • Jon Joyce, Sound Editor
  • Paul McFadden, Sound Editor
  • Sue Harding, Foley Artist

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece 

  • John Mooney, Sound Mixer
  • Howard Bargroff, Re-Recording Mixer
  • Doug Sinclair, ADR Mixer
  • Peter Gleaves, ADR Mixer 

It is great to see great talent recognised and rewarded espacially as so many of us only have a studio tan to show for it. Congatulations to you all.

Awards At Winter NAMM 2014

There have been a number of awards announced at NAMM that are Pro Tools related.

First off, congratulations to the Avid Pro Tools 11 team on winning the TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in Workstation Technology! 

Then iZotope’s Insight metering package has won a TEC Award for Ancillary Equipment, well done team.

The team at AIR Music Tech took home Electronic Musician’s Dream Weaver award for Loom.

And last, but by no means least, Michael Carnes has learnt that his Exponential Audio Phoenixverb has been nominated for a CAS (Cinema Audio Society) Technical Achievement Award. He told us…

To say I’m surprised would be an understatement—it’s nothing I applied for and certainly nothing I expected. It’s a tough category with a number of other good companies in the running I’m honored to be in their company. That sounds trite, but it’s true.

What this means is that you, my friends, supporters and customers, have been thoughtful enough to ask that PhoenixVerb be considered for this award. I thank you as sincerely as I possibly can. This audio community is a special little town to live in and I’m happy to be a part of it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Dave Pensado Kicks Off Pro Tools Expert 5th Anniversary 

This month Pro Tools Expert celebrates its 5th anniversary, having started in 2008 as a blog to help a few people struggling with Pro Tools, we’ve now just completed our 5th year and we’re a little bigger.

We’ve been asking community members and friends of the blog to share their own stories.

Dave Pensado sent me this message last night and has given me permission to share it. Dave is a Grammy winning producer who also hosts ‘Pensado’s Place’ one of the most loved shows in the industry.

Hi Russ, congrats to you and the guys. I’m addicted to Pro Tools Expert. You guys were incredible in getting me thru the Great ILok upgrade of ‘13, and also are my AAX watch dog.  I watch all your tutorials, and take advantage of the gear/software specials often.  KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! Dave Pensado

Thanks Dave - right back at ya!

MPG Awards 2014 Nominations End Today

If you want to nominate a producer, engineer, breakthrough producer, remixer, studio or more, then head over to the Music Producers Guild (MPG) and have your say.

Nominate your favourites for inclusion in the shortlists for the MPG Awards 2014. Anyone who has been involved in the production of projects released between August 2012 and July 2013 can become a nominee – you can even nominate yourself! Closing: midnight on Oct 14th.

More here

iZotope Win A Emmy With RX

We want to congratulate our friends at iZtotope for winning an engineering Emmy for RX.

Just in time for RX 3’s arrival, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded iZotope a 2013 Engineering Emmy® for RX Audio Repair Technology! This award is presented to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments so significant that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.

iZotope say;

“We are so proud to add this Engineering Emmy to RX’s sterling resume, and even more proud to introduce the next version of our flagship audio repair tools to such a supportive user community.

A sincere thank you for helping make RX an industry standard for television and broadcast!”

READ MORE about RX’s Emmy award.

TRY the new RX 3.

Review Of Fabfilter Saturn Distortion Plug in - Extended Video 

Russ takes a look at the Fabfilter Saturn plug-in, available in all formats including 64 bit AAX. Find out what he thinks!

M.I.P.A. Awards Nominations And Winners 2013

The 2013 M.I.P.A. nominations and results have now been unveiled.
You can view the full list of nominations and winners here, but these are some of the winning highlights:

Best innovative product - Kemper Profiling Amplifier

Guitar Amp Top - Kemper Profiling Amp

Synthesizer Hardware - Arturia MiniBrute

Sound Library - Native Instruments Komplete

Keyboard Workstation - Korg Kronos X

Controller Keyboard - Akai MAX49

Software Instruments - MOTU MachFive 3

Live Perfomance Tool - Native Instruments Maschine MK2

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Snap Studios Grab MPG Studio Of The Year

What was once concieved as “the ultimate budget studio” has won the MPG Studio of the Year Award.

The original concept morphed into a studio housing some of the most wonderful vintage gear, such as a 1972 Neve console and outboard most will only ever dream of owning.

Check out the site and the video tour - the guys running it are down-to-earth and inspiring to those who think that great recording studios are a dying breed. As they say “I wasn’t looking for a studio. Indeed, it was pretty much the last thing on my mind. After all, who plants seed in a draught? And the recent string of studio closures offers testament to the dire straights of the UK recording industry.”

Check them out.

Pro Tools 10 Wins 2013 TEC Foundation Award

Pro Tools 10 received the 2013 TEC Foundation Award at NAMM 2013.

Pro Tools 10 won in the category of Digital Audio Workstation Technology, our congratulations to the whole team at Avid for their hard work

In the picture above is Bobby Lombardi, who is now taking care of Sibelius.

Pro Tools Expert Products Of 2012 - And The Winner

Just some of the shortlisted products of the Year 2012The team have been considering what gets our Pro Tools Expert Product of the Year Award 2012.

Without consulting one another we made recommendations for those products we wanted to win. We all threw in our own favourites and here is the shortlist…

  • Universal Audio UA Apollo
  • Moog Minitaur
  • iZotope Alloy 2
  • Nugen Audio ISL True Peak Limiter
  • Neyrinck V-Control Pro for iPad
  • Pro Tools HD | Native Thunderbolt
  • Sugar Bytes AAX Wrapper
  • PPG WaveGenerator iPad Synth
  • Arturia Mini Brute

It may come as no surprise to many of you that the product that was unanimously voted as the winner with the most votes from our team is the Universal Audio UA Apollo. For many of us it sets a new benchmark for combining great features, sound and at a great price. All those short listed are worth consideration, so check them all out!