Russ, Mike, James and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
Groove 3 Videos That Grabbed Our Attention This Week
Mixing & Mastering Week on Groove 3 - 85 Tutorials on Sale! Until May 1st you can get Mixing and Mastering video tutorial downloads at 50% off. The prices have been cut in half, so no codes are needed.
- Non Lethal Applications Video Slave 2 Pro 20% Discount
- Air Instrument Expansion Pack £115 - 50% Off
- Prime Studio Caribou Plug-in Bundle £195 - 25% Discount
- Bobby Owsinski 101 Mixing Tricks Programme - £170 - 50% Discount
Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio
This month UAD Annual Reverb, Delay and Modulation Sale Save up to 50% on AKG, Ocean Way, EMT, AMS/Neve and more. This sale ends on April 30th. Check out the store on the UAD Store
Pro Tools Audio Interfaces - 10 You Should Check Out - We put this article together to highlight some of the great interfaces that are available and we discuss which one is our favourite from the list and then highlight a number of interfaces that didn’t make the top ten.
Pro Tools 12.5 - A Users Poll - We discuss what we think about the results, and the comments from the community
Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
We often talk about getting you hands on gear at trade shows and building relationships with dealers to be able to try out gear before you buy it. But it isn’t always possible. Our friends at RSPE have built an Avid S6 virtual channel strip tool on their site. You can click on different elements and up will pop explanations of what each element of the channel strip will do. If you are looking at the S6 then do check this out.
- Randi Herring uninstalled QuickTime on Windows following the recent stories on the internet. However he now cannot import mp3s into Pro Tools - what can he do? We have updated our story on this with some suggestions on what to do.
Questions From The Community Sponsored By Create Pro
Read Mike’s story of his experiences of resolving screen redraw issues with his 2010 Mac Pro and turned to the team at Create Pro for help
- Bruce Metzger is having some problems with the AIR Instrument Pack after an upgrade with samples missing, or not loading. Can we help? Check out Smart Reporter 3
- Max Nübling wants to know what his options are about renewing his Pro Tools upgrade plan.
- Justin Vaughn wants to know if it is possible to just take the exams for the Avid certified courses like the 101, 110, 130 etc.
Get To Know The Team
In this new feature, each week each of us will share something about us that you are unlikely to know about so you can get to know as as people.
Team Find Of The Week Sponsored By Prime Studio
Prime Studio are offering "Sparkle Services" This is the treatment of single tracks or stems (mono or stereo) so customers are able to flavor just parts of their production e.g. the lead Vocal or the drum bus with the charismatic sound of classic analog equipment. Your can choose from different vintage equalizers, dynamics and effects.
- Russ - Antelope Orion Video Review
- Mike - thanks to community member Stephan Wunderlich for pointing me at this one. iZotope have produced Pro Audio Essentials, a web site that is a brilliant resource which explains and then gives you a chance to try out different elements of pro audio
- James - Podcasts….. I’m just starting to explore and found 2 good ones. Check out (as well as ours of course) Working Class Audio (WCA) by Matt Boudreau. Also check out The Mastering Show with Ian Sheppard and Steve Cherubino.
- Julian - Libraries! I’ve been researching for some upcoming articles and while the web is indispensable, if you want to get to know a big subject from first principles there’s no replacement for a book