SSA Plugins has announced the release of AAX versions of their Ambisonics plug-ins, for generating and processing 3D audio for VR/AR applications. These new AAX versions will provide spatial audio encoding, processing and decoding on Ambisonics buses available in Pro Tools Ultimate formerly known as Pro Tools HD software.
EDM or Electronic Dance Music is not a style we cover often on Pro Tools Expert. Luckily the team Slate Slate Digital has produced a very cool free tutorial showing you how to use Slate's Virtual Mix Rack (VMR) in EDM mixing. Steven Slate takes us through an in the box mix of a club track and shows us some ideas to add depth, warmth, and fatness to the track using Slate Digital plug-ins.
10 years ago this year Russ Hughes started the AIR Users blog, which morphed into Pro Tools Expert in 2012. To kick off our year of celebrations we are running a competition with a Pro Audio gear and software prize pot worth over $28,000. Enter The Pro Tools Expert 10th Anniversary Competition to be in with the chance of winning the stunning new East-West Hollywood Choirs Diamond Edition worth $620.
Is the writing on the wall for Avid AAX DSP plug-in development? If not dead, then the signs are that the continued support from third-party developers shows glacial pace, with fewer announcing new plug-ins with AAX DSP support and some dropping it on new releases.
Slate Digital's Marketing Director Sean Halley leads you through a feature-length tutorial mixing a full pop production using plug-ins from the Slate Digital Everything bundle.
The teams at Focusrite and McDSP have partnered together to offer an incredible interface and plug-in bundle. All registered customers of a Focusrite Red 4Pre, 8Pre or new 16Line Thunderbolt and Pro Tools HD audio interfaces will receive a free 12-month subscription to the McDSP All Access HD plug-in pack, worth $499.99.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows you how to use the Universal Audio Apollo interfaces as hardware effects processors for use with your analogue mixing console.
The team at Slate Digital are very happy to release the new FG-Stress module for their Virtual Mix Rack system.
In this free tutorial from Production Expert, Eli Krantzberg shows you how to get the very best from the new McDSP 6034 Ultimate Multi-Band Compressor.
The word FREE can often conjure up the idea of something being worthless; for many years the VST world has been filled with worthwhile FREE plug-ins yet Pro Tools users have often felt a little left out of the FREE plug-in world. However there seems to be a growing collection of FREE plug-ins for Pro Tools RTAS and AAX that are well worth investing your time into.
Our friends at McDSP have announced their All Access Subscriptions in both HD and Native flavours are now available directly via the Gobbler store.McDSP has joined a growing number of developers such as Slate Digital and Softube to offer their products through the Gobbler Platform making it easy to manage your plug-in licenses and installations.
Our friends at Universal Audio are very pleased to announce v9.1 of the UAD-2 software. UAD Software v9.1 extends Console 2 software support to users of multiple Apollo FireWire devices. This offers dynamic new workflow options such as high-resolution graphics, dynamic window resizing, Channel Strip windows, Drag and Drop plug-ins, UAD Monitor/Record per input, and more. All Apollo interfaces now feature Console 2 software. UAD Software v9.1 is fully qualified for use with macOS Sierra.
In this video Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey returns with a new 15 Minute Mix Challenge video, this time featuring plug-ins in the Slate Digital Everything Bundle.
Neyrinck have now released Spill, which is an AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite plug-in for Pro Tools, with a Perpetual license, instead of being only available as part of the V-Control Bundle with its annual license. Spill is designed to save time by enabling you to adjust channel levels on surround audio and bus tracks, just like the “spill” feature found on high-end digital film consoles.
Our friends at McDSP have just announced what looks like the new standard in plug-in limiters, the McDSP ML8000 Advanced Limiter. Building on technology developed for the ML4000 limiter the ML8000 now offerers us 8 bands of active processing to greatly improve phase accuracy.