Russ, James and Alan chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
New Podcast Sponsor - e-instruments
Thanks to e-instruments who are supporting the podcast this month and this month we have been featuring the Session Keys range. It's your last chance to get an exclusive 10% discount on all Session Keys products using the discount code mentioned in the podcast.
Deals - Finish Today - More Tomorrow
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Competitions - Finish Today - More Tomorrow
You will need to be very quick to stand a chance of winning our 2 competitions for May, the chance to win a copy of e-instruments Session Keys S or 10 AAX DSP plug-ins of your choice from Plugin Alliance. If you are listening to this in June check out the Win page for our new competition
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- Timothy Niswander has been in touch to highlight that apparently some number of computers were shipped with a pre-installed audio driver that contained a keylogger. We’ve looked into this, and it’s worth visiting the Microsoft site for the full story.
- Patrick Pearce suggests a possible video review topic for you folks He has been waiting over 20 years for the EastWest MIDI Guitar Series which has been designed for my Fishman TriplePlay is installed on an SX LP Special. I bought the EastWest month to month subscription for $30. Not only do you get the new Midi Guitar modules but ALL of their other products as well. Took me over 24 hours to download everything on a 300MB/sec internet connection...845GB...on a new 3 TB drive and just started playing with them yesterday. The Guitar is back...with a vengeance...Unbelievable. :)
- George Majerus wanted to share a little success story of his. He bought a pimped Mac Pro Cheese-grater about a year ago. It has an NVIDIA GTX980ti graphics card. Now every time there is a MacOS update he is in trouble because you can only update the NVIDIA drivers after you've installed the OS update. This means he is sitting in front of a black screen unless you have a stock Apple graphics card and you connect your screen to that and then perform the update. So he configured remote access over LAN on his cheese-grater and the screen sharing feature allows me to perform the necessary NVIDIA update.
- The MacRumours forum is a good place to look for advice here - and even gives links to the correct drivers for each OS version. There is also the InsanelyMac Nvidia updater and the MacVidCards resource, which supports newer OS versions, and also gives you the Cuda driver, which allows software like Premiere to take full advantage of the NVidia Cuda processing.
This Week’s Featured Pro Tools Expert Interview
This week’s featured interview is one from the archives when Mike Thornton talked Nir Averbuch From Sound Radix. Nir, together with Yair Chuchem and Dan Ravivare, are the team behind Sound Radix. Listen to the interview to find out more about how Sound Radix came about, their interesting mission statement and more.
Questions From The Community
- Alec Burngo has recently bought the Aphex 500 series USB lunchbox for my Pro Tools. I can only hear sound from Pro Tools, but I can't hear sound from YouTube, VLC player etc... Can we help?
- Shawn Bizanos is new to using DAW recording and is using Pro Tools First, and is trying to get that double-kick bass pedal sound via Xpand 2. Is there even such a plug-in? Right now I have been messing around with the "hardcore" preset and can't seem to get that metalcore drum sound I'm looking for.
- Al Andrew has sold my Control 24! After much research and looking around I am still not able to find the exact answer to this question...What is the difference between a Raven Mti and Mti2?
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 - Studio One v 3.5
- James - Jen and I have now got 11-month-old twins through adoption.
- Alan - Cycling along canal and river towpaths.