In this week’s podcast, Russ, Mike and Julian discuss the potential imminent release of a more pro focussed Mac Mini and what that means for studio users, Mike updates us on his trip to AES in New York, they share community feedback, and their finds of the week. Also in this week's Podcast, there is an opportunity to get an exclusive discount of an Exponential Audio plug-in, but you have to listen to the podcast to get the discount code!
Tip From Exponential Audio - Tail Suppression
Michael Carnes from Exponential Audio has very kindly shared another tip that works in the second-generation Exponential Audio plugins (NIMBUS, R4, Stratus and Symphony) which have a set of controls at the bottom of the "Tail" page. This is useful in many different ways, but let's take a look at what it can do with drums. Drums, by their very nature, have strong transients. These give a sense of presence, but they can also cause a sort of "splash" into the reverb. Tail Suppression can tame that problem with absolutely no hint of pumping.
What to know how? Check our article Expert Reverb Tips & Tricks From The Reverb Maestro Michael Carnes At Exponential Audio in which we bring together the 3 tips Michael has produced for our podcast community.
This month’s featured deal is from Leapwing Audio. Until 31st October, get 20% off their CenterOne Spatial plug-in and DynOne Parallel MultiBand Dynamics Processor, making them just over £143 (inc vat) each. Also don’t miss Julian’s tutorial on how to get the best results from your DynOne plug-in.
Avid are offering UJAM’s excellent Solid and Heavy virtual drummers at 50% off until October 31st. Only a week to go on this so get moving.
Don’t forget to check out the deals from our Partners on our Deals page. Highlights include iZotope offering introductory prices on RX7, Insight 2 and their new Post Production Suite 3 and Avid & Audient are both offering special discounts for student.
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Questions From The Community
Dom Torche - Wants to know whether he can get his old Digidesign MIDI IO working with pro tools 2018 ultimate under Sierra.
Gary Shephard - Was unlucky enough to have Hurricane Michael pass ver his studio and since then his Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 hasn’t been working with Pro Tools. He’s looking for advice on anything he can try to figure out what is wrong.
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.
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Russ - Magic USBC - USB3 drive
Mike - Sound Particles
Julian - An Akai 4000DS ¼” tape machine, it was free, it works and I’m using it as a tape delay.