In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new AT5047 quad diaphragm condenser microphone from Audio technica.
Full Compass Systems of Madison, WI was kind enough to allow me to take the Yamaha TF1, a compact digital mixer, for a test drive. The gig? Front of House for Chosen Few Fighting Championships. This event used a total of 4 inputs; Two handheld wireless mics and a stereo input for music.
In part 2 of this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey looks at the Silver Bullet by Louder Than Liftoff in Mix mode. James uses the A and N tone blending circuits on a Drum buss, bass and full rhythm section mix to demonstrate the power of this stunning 2U rack unit. James also awards the Silver Bullet Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice for its originality and amazing tone shaping abilities.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the Silver Bullet by Louder Than Liftoff. In this part 1 of 2, James takes us around the unit, explaining the 4 different modes of operation and uses the Silver Bullet in Tracking and Mic Pre mode to show off the Silver Bullets powerful tone blending capabilities.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor, James Ivey takes a look at the new Antelope Audio Goliath HD USB 3, Thunderbolt and Pro Tools HD equipped audio interface.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Tascam MiniStudio Creator USB audio interface for PC and Mac OS. The MiNiStudio is a new take on the audio interface aimed at the new wave of podcasters, internet broadcasters and anyone making audio for video.
In the early 1980's Tom Oberheim was instrumental in gaining support from all major synth and keyboard manufacturers for the adoption of MIDI as the standard protocol. Tom achievements didn't end there, he was also an extremely talented designer of synths, effects processors, analog synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey reviews the Audio-Technica 4080 and 4081 ribbon microphones. With music the music of singer songwriter Joel Tavares and his song Rain Down, James records a pair of AT4081 Ribbon mics in a Blumlein configuration to capture an open sounding stereo image of the acoustic guitar. James uses the AT4080 to record Joel's vocals. The 4080 is much more of a traditional dark sounding Ribbon mic and works perfectly as a vocal mic for this track.
In this 2nd part of this review, Technical Editor, James Ivey continues his look at the amazing Zylia recording system. Back in the studio 2 days after the recording session James shows what you can do with the recordings inside the Zylia Studio software. He goes on to show how the Zylia Studio software can export not only a stereo file but also the instrument stems with minimal bleed from the other instruments.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Zylia multi diaphragm microphone and software recording solution with the help of the Elite String Quartet.
The LISTENTO plug-in enables users to stream low latency live audio from any DAW to web browsers. Typical applications range from referencing mixes on different WiFi playback systems through to client collaboration approval sessions over the web.
In this review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at 2 microphones from SE Electronics. With the help of singer-songwriter, Joel Tavares, James tests the SE 2200A Mk2 cardioid large diaphragm condenser mic and the SE Voodoo VR2 Ribbon microphone.
In this review, Pro Tools Expert Editor Mike Thornton reviews his Zoom F8, which he has owned for 18 months. Also for this review, Mike tries out the Zoom F-Control remote controller for the Zoom F4 and F8. Read this review to see how the Zoom F8 has helped Mike when he undertakes location recording work and how the F-Control will help when Mike is doing corporate conference recording with his Zoom F8.
Some of the most enjoyable reviews I get to do for Pro Tools Expert are those where I just get to listen. I get to listen to some amazing speakers and headphones and hopefully enjoy what I am listening to. These are however are some of the most difficult reviews as it is impossible for me to let you hear what I am hearing. So as a review I have to do my very best to describe what it is I enjoy about the sound, tonality, and usability of a product.
In this Pro Tools Expert video review, we take a look at ADX VVC 3 Voice Volume Control plug-in by Audionamix. ADX VVC 3 enables users to adjust the volume and pan of melodic instruments and vocals in mixed or mastered audio. We've tested VVC across three different source tracks to find out how well it performs. Watch the video to hear ADX VVC 3 in action and to hear what Dan thinks about the ADX technology in the context of music applications.
It is a well known acoustic concept that decoupling your speakers/monitors from the thing they are standing on (stands, desk or meter bridge) is the best way to get the very best out of said speakers. As much of the acoustic energy as possible is converted into sound waves and not into vibrations in your studio furniture. The DMSD 60 system does just that. These 8 little devices, four under each speaker, separate/decouple the speakers from what they are sitting on and should make the speakers sound better, but do they? Read on to find out...
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look and listen to the new AudioFuse audio and midi interface from new comers to the interface market Arturia. The AudioFuse is a small but mighty USB interface packing plenty of stunning sounding I/O into its very small and compact size making it the perfect interface for those on the go.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Team Member Julian Rodgers tries the new Sonnox Dynamic EQ. Using a vocal from "Floodlights" by Corinna Jane, he uses the Dynamic EQ to tame harsh upper mids and control stray plosives.