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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.
In this world first review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Antelope Audio Orion32HD. The Orion32HD is a USB3 and Mini Digilink enabled interface allowing Pro Tools HDX, HD Native and HD Thunderbolt Native users access to 32 channels of A/D conversion.
Alan Sallabank reviews the AKG Y50BT Bluetooth and APT-X HD wireless headphones, and explores how to use them with Pro Tools.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Tominator plug-in by Joey Sturgis Tones. Tominator is a must-have plug-in for anyone working with real drums. One of the main issues we have working with drums is bleed from the cymbals into the tom mics. Tominator works to reduce this bleed allowing us to process the toms without compromise.
In this review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at 2 of the new recording devices from Tascam for the multimedia producer.
In this extended review video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the EQ designed specifically for drums, DF-Q by Drumforge.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey teams up with Richard Rogers from Workstation Pros to take a look at the new ultra micro Intel Nuc PC running Windows 10.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor takes a look at Scarbee Classic EP-88s electric piano virtual instrument for Kontakt.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey joins Richard Rogers from Workstation Pros to take a look at running some of the Thunderbolt interfaces from Focusrite on Windows 10.
In this video, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey teams up with Rich Rogers of Workstation Pros to test the Universal Audio Apollo range of audio interfaces running on Windows connected via Thunderbolt 2.
Russ gives a quick look at the Duet Display for Mac and PC and suggests it may be a cost effective answer for those looking for extra screen space and who have an iPad. Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at a new sample library by UVI - World Suite. World Suite has over 320 instruments and 8,000 loops inspired by music from across the world.
In part two of this review Pro Tools Expert team member Alan Sallabank takes a look at using Indoor by Audio Ease in surround and how the different modes affect the sound.
Spill from Neyrinck is an AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite plug-in for Pro Tools. Spill saves huge amounts of time by adjusting channel levels on surround audio and bus tracks, just like the “spill” feature found on high-end digital film consoles. Spill supports Avid control surfaces and the V-PlugIn app for first class, hands-on control.
In this video you join Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey for day 3 of his sessions on the Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition console. In the final part of this series James and Audient's Bryn Wildish look at mixing the track "Sticks & Stones", which they have recorded over the previous days.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper gives a brief overview of Fog Convolver By AudioThing, watch to hear it in action and to find out what Dan thinks.
Cards on the table time - I've long been a fan of Genelec - I like the sound their monitors make, and personally feel that they translate well. However I am very aware that they're not to everyone's tastes, and I've experienced quite a few installations where they've been forced into speaker locations and acoustic environments that don't help them sound their best.