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Testing Round Trip Latency On The Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt

Russ tests the new Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt for round trip latency, sending audio out of the interface and then recording it back into Pro Tools to see how fast it really is. You may be surprised by the results.

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About The New Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt 

The all new Apogee Ensemble is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface to offer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functionality all in one box. Ensemble includes 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controller functionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphone outputs and digital connectivity for a total of 30 x 34 I/O. Blending acclaimed innovations, groundbreaking new features and an effortless user interface, Ensemble empowers you to capture inspiration  when creative lightning strikes.

Launched in 2007, the first Ensemble re-defined the possibilities of the personal studio interface, setting new standards of quality, simplicity and value. Winning  that year’s TEC Award for Digital Audio Technology, Ensemble went on to become the preferred interface for thousands of hit-making producers, engineers and artists. Now, with 30 years of digital audio expertise and the latest technological innovations, Apogee has re-built Ensemble to introduce the next generation of music creation technology.

From Creation to Final Mix: Episode 2 - Free Video

From Creation to Final Mix: Episode 2 is now available featuring producer Fab Dupont helping the band The Arrows to produce a new track.

In this episode they look at using Boom, laying down a bass guitar and synth line in Pro Tools.

Sign up to download the tracks, watch next episodes and more.

How To Re Amp Guitar With The Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Tutorial: Video

In this free video tutorial for Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt users Russ shows how to re-amp a guitar using both the guitar input and output method and also using a stereo input. He covers the settings in Pro Tools, connections to the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and also using the Maestro Software.

This is what Apogee say about the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt. The Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface to offer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functionality all in one box.

Ensemble includes 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controller functionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphone outputs and digital connectivity for a total of 30 x 34 I/O. Blending acclaimed innovations, groundbreaking new features and an effortless user interface, Ensemble empowers you to capture inspiration when creative lightning strikes.

Launched in 2007, the first Ensemble re-defined the possibilities of the personal studio interface, setting new standards of quality, simplicity and value. Winning that year’s TEC Award for Digital Audio Technology, Ensemble went on to become the preferred interface for thousands of hit-making producers, engineers and artists. Now, with 30 years of digital audio expertise and the latest technological innovations, Apogee has re-built Ensemble to introduce the next generation of music creation technology.

PureMix Team Up With Avid To Offer From Creation to Final Mix Video Series On Creating A Track In Pro Tools

Our good friends at PureMix have teamed up with Avid to offer the ‘From Creation to Final Mix’ series of videos.

Watch the trailer and the first episode of this video series featuring South African band The Arrows and Grammy-nominated producer Fab Dupont as they turn a demo into a hit song with Pro Tools 11. Pro Tools Expert was asked to partner with them on this project and to encourage community feedback. So if you are taking part then please let us know what you think as you watch the videos, also let us have any of your own mixes of the track.

How To Get Involved In Creation to Final Mix

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  • Watch episodes 2 to 6 and master the art of creating a song with Pro Tools 11
  • See how Fab and The Arrows work together turning a demo into a finished track ready for mixing
  • Learn how to improve your own demos with production tips and tricks from Fab 
  • Download the tracks and produce your own version of this song
  • Share your thoughts in forums hosted by our press partners and enter the draw to win a copy of Pro Tools 11 plus 1-Year Puremix Subscription 
  • Listen to how some professional producers mix/remix this song, Russ from Pro Tools Expert was asked to supply a mix, this will be released in the next few weeks.

To find out more and to sign up for free visit the web site here

Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt – How To Begin Recording In Pro Tools 11 - Video

The gang over at Apogee have made this helpful video for those using the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt.

We are expecting the new unit at Pro Tools Expert for an Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt review very soon.

If you are thinking of investing in this feature packed audio interface from Apogee then check out this video.

Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Highlights

  • 8 Mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and Advanced Stepped Gain circuit
  • Thunderbolt connectivity for ultra-low latency (1.1ms round trip with Logic Pro X)
  • Front panel Guitar I/O with Class A JFET inputs, dual mode re-amp outputs
  • Talkback functionality with built-in mic and control button
  • 2 PurePower headphone outputs
  • 10 separately assignable analog inputs
  • 16 analog outputs of premium Apogee conversion
  • Core Audio optimized DMA engine frees up Mac CPU for plugins and software instruments

Watch Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt – How To Begin Recording In Pro Tools 11 video

How To Use Waves One Knob Pumper Plug in 

Russ shows 3 ways to use the new Waves One Knob Pumper plug-in in this free video. He uses it on synth, bass synth and drums.

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PureMix Tutorial: Recording With George Massenburg

In this video, which is only available for subscribers to the PureMix site, the one and only George Massenburg records Will Knox singing and playing guitar at the same time.

With Fab Dupont, he explains every step he takes, the reasons behind decisions like moving the performer, changing microphone and using EQ.

He also shares insights and great inspiration about the spirit of recording music for the right reasons.

Check out the trailer and if you aren’t already a PureMix subscriber then check out the subscription deals.

Trent Reznor Talks Creative Process With SoundToys - Video

Our friends at SoundToys have created a new video series featuring some of the hottest names in the production world, Trent Reznor and the NIN team. They say;

We’ve been meeting up with some of our favorite artists to talk about gear, sound, and making music. We captured these conversations in a new video series called Process. In this debut episode, watch Trent Reznor, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin share their creative process and how they use Soundtoys to develop sounds into songs. Stay tuned for more from our interview with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails later this month.

Watch online now at soundtoys.com.

Video: Using The Warm Audio WA76 Compressor/Limiter On Real Drums

Community member Matt Blue has made another video of his studio exploits, this time recording real drums in his home studio using a Warm Audio WA76 Compressor/Limiter.

In the video he shows his set-up including microphone technique and testing different settings for the compressor. Check it out and hear the results of his recording.

Watch the Warm Audio WA76 recording with drums video here

Pro Tools Tutorials For Beginners: Starting Your First Pro Tools Session

In this FREE Pro Tools video tutorial Russ goes right back to basics and shows users how to create, record and save their first Pro Tools session.

If you are new to Pro Tools 11 then these free Pro Tools video tutorials “Pro Tools Tutorials For Beginners” are aimed at helping to get those new to recording and mixing in Avid Pro Tools up and running.

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