Russ and James are joined by new team member Kevin Becka for this week's podcast in which they discuss whether it is the gear or the skills and experience which give a professional value (spoiler alert - they don't think it's the gear). They reflect on just how believable our April Fool's story on the new Audio Bin feature on Pro Tools sounds and they answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.
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Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio
Do your vocal recordings need more shine? Are you in the market for a new audio interface? Well if the answer to those questions is yes, now could be a very good time to buy a Universal Audio Apollo Twin as part of UA’s Apollo Twin Platinum Vocal Promotion.
- Buy an Apollo Twin MkII SOLO and get Antares Auto-Tune Realtime free
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You can find out more about this and other deals the Universal Audio team are running by visiting UAudio.com.
- Audio Professional Still Means Something - It's Time To Start Shouting About It!
- Rumour - New Feature In Pro Tools 2018.4.1 - Audio Bin
Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
RSPE is proud to announce the new ASC Nano AttackWall. It’s a mini version of the ASC AttackWall that takes all of the acoustic benefits of its bigger brother and shrinks them down to fit on your desktop. Get a reliable, repeatable, and accurate sonic space that’s extremely portable, so you can take it with you when you move or work in another studio. Learn more at RSPE website.
Questions From The Community
- Johannes Koch - Wants to know whether it is possible to run an old version of the Avid Video Engine with Pro Tools 12
- Gerardo Diwa - Asks whether Pro Tools 12.5 supports RAID 1?
- Lars Bo Kujahn - Has a compatibility query, specifically whether a late 2013 iMac will run PT 12.2.1?
- Chris James - Wants to know the team's suggestions for monitors on a tight budget.
- Tom Cawoski - Asks for opinions on the team on editing vocals
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 - Sponsored By UJAM
UJAM Instruments’ innovative Virtual Drummer and Virtual Guitarist music production plug-ins are now available as AAX plug-ins for Pro Tools so Pro Tools users can now enjoy the simplicity and versatility of these excellent instruments. Get what you need from your drummer or guitarist in the minimum of time.
- Russ - Frame.io, particularly the way it handles approvals and comments on audio material.
- James - CRS Cymbal Resonance System
- Kevin - Plasma Guitar Pedal from Gamechanger Audio