In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring the new Typewriter Kontakt Instrument from Wavesfactory featuring a Royal vintage typewriter using 4 mic positions: close stereo, stereo ribbon, mono and stereo room. Check it out either as a foley instrument for audio post-production or as a rhythm instrument for music production.
Session Keys Upright features two very unique sounding upright piano sample sets. Both pianos provide users with beautiful sounding characterful pianos. One piano sounds wide and chorus like while the other sounds tight, modern and focused. This instrument isn't just a set of great sounding instruments, no, Session Keys Upright uses the same engine also found in e-instruments Grand series of keyboard instruments.
In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, with the support of Universal Audio, Technical Editor James Ivey gets back to an old school way of working using the Universal Audio Apollo Twin MK2 and with the help of Singer-Songwriter Richard James Poll. Our James Ivey tries to record and mix a song in one take committing everything you are hearing to "tape" in just one pass with no overdubs and no mixing. I chose the processing for both the guitar and vocal along with two different reverbs and sticks to those choices, just like recording engineers of old.
The long awaited release of Superior Drummer 3 by Toontrack is finally here. Toontrack describe this latest version of Superior Drummer as "The complete drum production studio.", we agree - it's amazing.
A great drum sound starts with a great sounding kit and this includes the cymbals. A drummers choice of the metal work they hit can change the feel of a track in much the same way as their choice of Snare drum can. But after choosing the cymbals there are some things drummers can do in either the way they strike the cymbals or the way they prepare them. Here are my top 5 tips for creative cymbal sounds.
The new Vintage Vault 2 features over 20 individual products (including a brand new synth library) spanning 50 instruments, over 7,000 presets, 270,000+ samples. Vintage Vault 2 includes UVI’s entire vintage electronic instrument series to date including some of the world’s most prized and sought-after electronic instruments in sample virtual instrument form.
Now you can have the iconic sound from classic tracks like Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” and Billy Preston’s “Outta Space. Waves have released the latest in their growing range of virtual instruments. the Waves Clavinet is sampled from what some say is one of the funkiest keyboards ever created: the iconic D6 model Clavinet, which is famous for its percussive playability and gritty sound.
Today, our friends at Waves have released the eagerly anticipated Grand Rhapsody Piano, a new keyboard virtual instrument that I had a small preview of at NAMM 2017. The Grand Rhapsody Piano sits alongside the Waves Electric 88 Piano, Electric Grand 80 Piano and Element instruments, to name a few, in Waves ever growing line of virtual instrument products.
Tovusound have done it. They have released a version of their foley instrument Edward that is Kontakt Free Player compatible. So how there is no need to own a full version of Kontakt to use their foley instrument. Even better they have dropped the price to $79.
With the advent of the new expressive MIDI protocol - Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), how soon will it be before musicians turn up with instruments to our studios and we as Pro Tools engineers and producers can’t service them without tedious setup and editing time, if at all?
Bass guitars play really well when setup correctly. The neck will feel even (string distance to neck) and the pitch (intonation) will be correct throughout the fret range. Frets on a bass guitar can develop a buz over time, this can easily be fixed with a good setup.
We continue our series How To Produce A Song In Pro Tools. In this installment, I cover the main instrument tracking session. The previous article shared my processes for getting the drums and bass foundation right in the production, now let's move on to the production of the core instruments.
Our friends at UVI have released World Suite - a new world music sample library that includes a massive 320 instrument pack and 8,000 loop & phrase library inspired by traditional music from around the world.
Listed are three EZ Drummer 2 EZX Expansion that I absolutely adore. If like me you are a regular drum VI user then I strongly recommend you try some of these EZ Drummer 2 EZX pack for yourselves.
Today marks 25 years since the world lost one of the greatest rock singers/songwriters of all time and Wavesfactory launch a new piano library called Mercury that I feel celebrates Freddie's piano sound and style.