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Pro Tools Expert Post Production Specialist and Studio Owner Alan Sallabank reviews Synergy by Symless - a Network-based (IP) software KVM switch, which provides cross-platform seamless switching between multiple computers.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new WA-412 quad mic pre from Warm Audio. Warm are on fire at the moment with their recreations of classic gear and the WA-412 is no exception.
Production Expert team member Eli Krantzberg from our sister site Logic Pro Expert has reviewed the Objeq Delay from Applied Acoustics Systems. It is a creative effect processor based on physical modelling technology and uses no sampling nor convolution algorithms. It is an effect processor built around the combination of a filter, acoustic resonators and a delay module.
Is it possible to remove a vocal line from a mixed track? The answer to that question can be found in this Pro Tools Expert review. Dan Cooper takes a look at a standalone Mac application (Windows currently not supported) called TRAX Pro 3 SP by Audionamix that claims to be able to do the impossible... separate vocals from mixed music.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor, James Ivey takes a look at the Gain, 2 channel microphone pre-amp by Italian company Teknosign.
In this review, Pro Tools Expert takes a close look at UVI's new Rotary effects plug-in. Rotary includes seven cabinet emulations, virtual microphone positioning system and in-depth controls for manipulating the speed at which the tremolo effect starts and ends. This is a very retro style plug-in with a lot character and charm. Watch the video to hear the results of Rotary on Hammond Organ, Piano and Mellotron tracks.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert team member Peter Barter takes a look at the newly updated Echo Farm 3.0 Delay plug-in from Line 6.
In this Pro Tools Expert review, Dan Cooper takes a look at a new one knob dereverberation plug-in called ERA-R by Accusonus.
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.