In this mastering shootout, we take the human element out of the equation and pit two online A.I. mastering applications (LANDR & CloudBounce) against iZotope's latest A.I. Mastering Assistant feature in the Ozone 8 plug-in.
2017 has been our first visit to AES show and it has been an excellent show. the return to New York and scheduling it from Wednesday to Friday, as well as the nature of what the Audio Engineering Society is all about, mean that this show has had a great feel and I have enjoyed this show and its format with the convention and technical paper program making it a well worth the time to come to.
Yulik Yagudin is the Chief Audio Engineer at CineLab SoundMix, which is a large audio post-production facility in Moscow, Russia and he contacted us wanting to share a different way to control the Dolby Atmos Panner plug-in.
This week we feature a discussion piece on the relative merits of the East/West coast approaches to synthesis, an experimental composition from synthesis/composer Experimental Synth, a roundup of gear news from the week and a free VI in the form of Vintage Simply String 2.
I was talking to a novice user recently who was using Quick Punch to punch in to record because they thought it was necessary to punch in. That isn't what it's for but it did make me think it was a subject worth covering in a quick Pro Tools Tips post. Watch the free tutorial for a demonstration of what makes Quick Punch useful.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring AGM Lite II from Amplesound, This virtual acoustic guitarist plug-in features a Martin D-41, carefully sampled and presented in an intuitive player interface.
News hot off the virtual presses from the 143rd AES show in New York sees the introduction of the new Focusrite Pro division which has been formed to serve the specific needs of the audio professional.
In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to set up delay ducking using Waves H-Delay & Renaissance Compressor plug-ins. This is a very powerful production and mix technique that helps to focus instruments in a song while retaining delay feedback between notes.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Professional Sound, a number of celebratory events are to take place around the UK, in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow and Salford. All will be on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 between 19:00 to 22:00.
We have received reports of some issues with the new 12.8.2 release of Pro Tools. As well as the Incative VCA issues reported by users of Pro Tools Vanilla we have received reports of issues with the Eucon 3.7 installer.
At AES 2017 Nugen Audio have announced an update to ISL 2st and a preview of a 3D immersive extension to Halo Upmix, their acclaimed upmix plug-in.
Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, today released Pro Tools 12.8.2. See our post about the new features in Pro Tools 12.8.2.
Here is the list of bug fixes.
Pro Tools 12.8.2, is available for subscribers and users with an active upgrade plan. This update includes new MIDI features, batch track/clip renaming and VR features (HD only), to name a few...
One of the most common accusations I hear levelled at Windows Pro Tools systems is that they're a bit unpredictable, a bit scatty, a bit unreliable. That certainly hasn't been my experience, so I thought I'd relate an experience of mine.
Plugin Alliance have released dearVR and dearVR pro. plugins which bring realistic 3D binaural positioning into Pro Tools. Watch the free demonstration video - have your headphones on!
PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc. introduces an entirely new approach to software license protection—iLok Cloud. With iLok Cloud, software publishers can offer their users quick and easy access to their licenses from any computer with an Internet connection. iLok Cloud has the same level of robust security as the current iLok USB smart key, which will remain as an option along with machine-based licenses.
In this free video tutorial Julian recreates a sound he is familiar with from a mis-spent youth using too much distortion and reverb in various garages in the 80s! However after that he picks up a point from the manual which suggests trying the bx_yellowdrive after the amp sim for a different sound.
Sound Radix, the company behind plug-ins such as Auto Align and Drum Leveler, is to unveil a brand new plug-in called POWAIR at AES 2017.
The POWAIR plugin is in their own words "a smarter, more natural sounding dynamic processor. "
POWAIR is a novel design two-stage leveler/compressor plug-in, designed to control dynamics
and bring a sense of power to vocals, instruments, and mixes.
Russ, Dan and James chat through the issues of the day including a discussion on the merits of room correction software, our attitudes to AI and mastering software. Questions from the community include a request for advice on interfaces with AoIP and Russ reports back after a day with Jacob Collier.
The team at Jigsaw24 are very pleased to announce the next of their very popular Mix With The Pros events to be held at their London Soho demonstration facility at 8 Golden Square on Thursday 26th of October 2017 starting at 6pm
It never fails to amaze me the number of time I hear "Now that's a good idea" when talking with colleagues in the pro audio industry or the Pro Tools Expert team about some of the work-flow idea we individually take for granted. One such moment of genius was my use of Dropbox for collaboration.
If you are attending AES 2017 this year do head on over to the Eventide booth as they will have the H9000 on display for users to get up close and personal with it. The H9000 is a powerhouse featuring x8 the processing power compared to the current Eventide H8000. It also features MADI, Dante, Ravenna connectivity.
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses SoundGrid Studio, the software used to configure and control SoundGrid AoIP networks to route audio between a DiGiGrid D networkable audio interface, a host Mac running Pro Tools and a Macbook Pro outputting browser audio across the network and into Pro Tools.
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Our friends at The Audio Hunt, the online studio gear collaboration site, recently released a new cloud application designed specifically for audio professionals and studio owners called Studio Assistant. Studio Assitant claims to help studio professionals easily manage their studio bookings, clients and finances all within a single cloud solution.
his is the sixth in a regular feature in which we will highlight some of the excellent news, articles, tutorials and competitions we have on our new sister site Synth Expert. This week we feature Part 2 of Stephen's recent visit to Iceland with a slideshow of vintage synths, Stephen also invites readers into his studio to tour his personal collections of synths. Continuing the vintage theme, in the first part of a series we look back to the Korg Poly 800, an 80s polysynth which broke new ground in terms of its affordability. And from cool vintage analogue we venture into possibly the uncoolest of keyboard categories by asking whether people who ignore arranger keyboards are missing out.
This tip is so useful but less well known than it should be, if you track a lot this is an essential. Instead of dragging pre/post roll flags around in the timeline ruler, just click in the clip to set the pre roll to exactly the right place, easy when you know how.