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In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor and self-confessed microphone addict, James Ivey takes an up-close look at the new Mercury Valve Condenser microphone from British manufacturer Sontronics.
In this video review, Production Expert team member Marcus takes a close look at Regroover Pro by Accusonus.
In this video review, Production Expert's new team member Justin Bryant over at Studio One Expert has been taking a close look at the latest virtual synth instrument by UVI - UVS-3200.
Todd-AO have released Absentia DX with an algorithm that is designed to analyze production dialog recordings and then remove obvious hums, wireless rings, and ticks, while maintaining the integrity of the human voice. Absentia DX is a completely different take on cleaning up audio. In this review Mike takes it for a test drive. Watch to see how he got on with it.
In this review, Pro Tools Expert team member Peter Barter takes a look at the new reverb plug-in R4 from Exponential Audio. R4 is a new character reverb plug-in that expands on the concept and feature set of their previous release R2. Amongst the many new features in R4 are a powerful new EQ section, warmth and compression settings, reverb tail suppression and a really interesting reverb freeze function.
The TNT Voice Executor is the latest release from Audified which they describe as a "unique utilitarian plug-in offering no-nonsense processing of vocal and spoken word tracks". So in this review Mike is going see what it can do.
Backlit keyboards have been in the news for a little while now, but it has only been in the last couple of weeks that we have been able to get our hands on production models of the Pro Tools backlit keyboards from both LogicKeyboard and Editors Keys. In this review keyboard shortcut guru, Mike Thornton takes both of these keyboards for a spin to see what they have to offer.
In science, Fission is the process of splitting two atoms. In audio, Eventide has now given us Fission - a new process for splitting audio in two, giving us the ability to apply independent effects to Transient and Tonal content. Fission then, it's quite a unique plug-in indeed.
Pro Tools Expert Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank brings you a world exclusive - the new élastiqueAAX Pitch AND Time plugin from zplane.
Blue Cat's MB-7 plug-in is similar to Blue Cat's Patchwork plug-in as both host AU and VST plug-ins for use in Pro Tools. The MB-7 is different as it features extended mixer controls.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new EC-300 delay plug-in from McDSP. EC-300 emulates 3 classing delay line types. Magnetic or tape delay is the sound of those old tape based delays units. Digital is a shiny sounding clean delay with speaker emulation and Analog sounds just as good as those old analog guitar delay pedals.
In this video, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Warm Audio WA-87 large diaphragm condenser microphone.
Watch the video to hear how ERA-N handles denoising tasks across 4 very different audio examples.
Patchwork is a virtual patch bay for plug-ins that enables users to create several plug-in chains in one simple to use GUI. Patchwork makes it easy to compare plug-in chains and even makes it possible to mix plug-in chains in parallel. Patchwork is also a very powerful VST and AU plug-in host application. Host VST and AU plug-ins within Pro Tools AAX plug-in format.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Toontrack's latest drum expansion pack for EZ Drummer 2 - Alt-Rock EZX. Watch the video to hear Alt-Rock EZX in the context of a Grunge song in Pro Tools.
Pro Tools Expert Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank reviews Elastique Pitch by Zplane and compares it to Avid X-Form and Timeshift. Read the review as well as watch and listen to the example video to see how he got on.
In this review Pro Tools Expert Editor Mike Thornton takes a look at the JL Cooper MCS5 USB Media Control Station and sees what it can do with Pro Tools and how it can help streamline some of his workflows.
In this review Mike Thornton, Editor of Pro Tools Expert, takes a look at a new entrant in the room correction arena the Dirac Live solution which is available as software and as a 1U hardware unit embedded in a miniDSP unit. Mike explains how the Dirac Live system works, how he installed and used the miniDSP DDRC-88A to use on his 5.1 monitoring system and of course what he thought of it.
Pro Tools Expert team member Peter Barter takes a look at v2 of the Oxford Limiter from Sonnox. After running through the GUI and some of its new features you can also hear some examples of how loud this updated classic and very musical sounding plug-in can take your tracks.
In this video review for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at 3 new microphones from Audio-Technica.During a drum recording session James tries the new AE2300 Dynamic mic on Snare drum, the ATM230 on Floor Toms and the ATM350D on Rack Toms.
In this review for Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at some of the latest features in the new Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII.
Focus claims to perform best in mastering applications providing users with a mastering industry psychoacoustics secrets weapon. Sadly, the marketing that surrounds Focus does not go into much detail about the secret weapon.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at frei:raum By Sonible. Frei:raum is an innovative EQ plug-in consisting three main tools called Entropy, Smart EQ & Proximity EQ that intelligently shapes audio fast. This is a review of the bundle with these three EQ units - Each unit can be purchased separately.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Sparkle By Virtual Guitarist. Sparkle is an electric guitar rhythm VI that enables users to quickly get guitar parts down in a mix.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Omnipressor by Eventide. Omnipressor is a compressor and expander/gate dynamics plug-in that goes about the business of compression in a very aggressive and shouty way.
We review the Pro Sound Effects Hybrid Library 2017 and the Freelancer Program
Alan Sallabank reviews CentreOne by leapwing Audio, and explores it use in feature Film Post
Transgressor features independent EQs for transient and sustain, giving users the ability to quickly focus drum hits such as kick drums and toms in a mix.
Watch the video to hear a selection of presets in a cover recording of Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams"
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the Neve 88R LB 500 series mic pre and DI.