Russ, Julian and Alan chat through issues and highlights from the week's news as well as the usual Pro Tools tips, tricks and community questions answered.
Podcast Sponsor - E-Instruments
This month’s sponsor is e-instruments, who make some of the finest Kontakt instruments around including Session Strings, Session Horns and the Session Keys Series.
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Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio
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- In this year's end-of-year prize draw competition we wanted to give the Pro Tools Expert community the best chance of winning a prize by offering more individual prizes in one prize draw than we have ever done before. This year we are offering the chance to win one of 31 prizes worth in total in excess of $16,000. Check out the list, and enter the competition and you could be one of 31 lucky winners.
- Don’t forget to check out our win page, to discover more opportunities to win pro audio software and gear from our Partners, in the Partner Win section, on our Win page.
Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
If you are looking to give your studio the power to Create, Edit, Mix, Master and Deliver Dolby Atmos content, then check out our friends at RSPE, as for over 15 years, they have been a proud Dolby Professional dealer and installer, and they are one of a handful of dealers who can supply the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite. More details available from RSPE Audio Solutions.
- Liav Toledo Is getting problems using Dante Virtual Soundcard with Pro tools
Jamie Hilyer Wants to know whether he can combine the inputs and processing of his Antelope and UA interfaces in the same system.
Source Connect Now
As you may know, we are spread out around the UK & Europe when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other. We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.
Find Of The Week
- Russ - Primal Video - Excellent resource for people working in video
- Julian - Plugin Alliance Soundgrid Plug-ins.
- Alan - RME ARC USB & Presonus Quantum - Incredible value for money and true plug’n’play on Thunderbolt on Windows.