It's time now to feature May 2017's winner of the monthly Sonnox Community Award, whereby we award the individual, who in the judge's opinion, made an outstanding ongoing contribution to the Pro Tools Expert community. The winner then gets to choose a plug-in of their choice from the Sonnox Elite native bundle.
For May 2017 we have awarded it to Kyle Whittaker (announced in podcast no. 274). Kyle has been a consistent contributor of positive and encouraging comments on the blog over the past few years, sharing helpful personal insights, tips and advice with the rest of the community. Congratulations and thank you once again for your continuing contributions - keep them coming! Over to you Kyle...
For the past 10 years, I've been working in audio as a recording/live sound tech, and music producer. I worked all over Southern Ontario, Canada up until a few years ago when I decided to focus all my efforts on my music production/recording studio called Strange Pumpkin Studio. I work in various genres of music, from country to rock to hip hop, with clients, usually solo singer/songwriters, who want to hear their creations with full instrumentation.
However, I’ve seen a lot more mixing work come my way over the past year and as a result I’ve needed to expand my collection of tools to fix some of the problems encountered. Part of that expansion included Oxford Envolution which, I’ve been working with for a while now and it has allowed me to repair these problems, but also be more creative.
After having the chance to try out other plug-ins in the Sonnox lineup, I’ve selected Oxford Dynamics. While I really like the feature set, and GUI Dynamics has, I love how punchy the combination of the compressor and warmth sections can be. It’s quite musical. I am extremely grateful to Pro Tools Expert for organising the Sonnox Community Award and for fostering a community that I’m proud to be a part of. Thanks again, guys!
Thanks, Kyle, and for those that missed our video review of Oxford Envolution, you can catch it again here.