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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.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers takes a look at Softube Modular.
For people wanting to experience the "no safety net" approach to synthesis as found in modular systems then Modular offers as close to the Eurorack experience as you can get without getting a rack and some modules.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the Slate Virtual Microphone System (VMS).
Russ takes a look and listen to the new Abbey Road Vinyl plugin from Waves.
Designed with Abbey Road Studios, this plugin faithfully captures every stage of the vinyl production and playback process: You can choose between the sound of a pure acetate (lacquer) cut or the print master vinyl pressing from the factory, play the records on two distinct turntable types with a choice of three classic cartridges and even add the EMI TG12410 mastering console on the path into the vinyl lathe.
Should you buy a PreSonus Faderport 8 control surface to use with Pro Tools? Russ takes it for a spin and is surprised by the results.
In this video Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey continues his exploration of the new Audient ASP8024 Heritage Editor console. In this instalment which covers the end of day 2 and the start of day 3 James finishes tracking the song with the lead electric guitar, all important shaker and lead vocal.
In this review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the Torpedo Studio by Two Notes Audio Engineering. This amazing 2U rack unit makes recording guitar amplifiers really straightforward by allowing you to plug your amp or amp head directly into the unit and having it deal with the power soak issues.
ADX SVC allows independent volume level control over both speech and background elements within a mono or stereo audio file. ADX can simply lower the volume of any background noise within noisy audio or it can easily boost dialogue levels.
In part one of this review Pro Tools Expert team member Alan Sallabank takes a look at using Indoor by Audio Ease in stereo, what workflow to use and how the different modes affect the sound.
In this video Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey continues his tests of the Audient ASP8024HE recording and mixing console. We join James and Audient's Bryn Wildish in day 2 of this project, the tracking session.
FabFilter Pro-R features the unmistakable GUI design and workflow aspects found in previous FabFilter plug-ins such as Pro-Q2 & Pro-C2. Watch the video to find out why Dan has awarded FabFilter Pro-R with a Pro Tools Expert Editor's Choice Award.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Zen Tour USB and Thunderbolt interface from Antelope Audio. The Zen Tour is a compact portable high quality interface with built in effects giving you 4 guitar or DI inputs, 4 stunning quality mic pre amps and up to 16 I/O via 2 ADAT optical connections.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Mello by UVI. Mello is a keyboard instrument VI based on the legendary Mellotron instrument popular with countless artists including The Beatles, Bowie & Radiohead.
Watch the video to see how the trademark Surf feature works and to hear how Surfer EQ2 can attenuate the low-end energy below the fundamental notes sung by a female using a combination of the Surf feature and the new dynamics processing.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new V13 multi pattern valve condenser microphone from Vanguard Audio Labs. This is not only a beautiful looking mic but it also has the sound characteristics of some of the worlds most famous and expensive mics making it one that you really should thing about when buying a modern microphone.