Recently Emma Butt was asked to record the ADR or overdub for a kids drama series. Being freelance often means prep time isn’t factored into your booking. With this job, no prep time meant no time to cue up (add in visual or audio cues) for every character. One actor spotted this and asked if Emma had ever heard of or tried a piece of software called VoiceQ. Emma hadn’t so she decided to investigate once the first 3 episodes were completed and try it out. In this article you can learn how she got on with VoiceQ.
Over the Christmas period, each team member is sharing their product of the year. For Mike Thornton , it is RX6 Advanced from iZotope.
Our friends at Sonbile have just released their latest A.I. plug-in smart:EQ live which promises to help live sound engineer use EQ quicker and more precisely. Outside live music applications this is a very handy tool in DAW workflows, especially in music mixing applications. Find out more with our exclusive review of the smart:EQ live plug-in.
Slate Digital has released five new classic tube mic models to the Virtual Microphone Locker designed to complement the existing models in the VMS collection to bring the total available on the VMS to 13. In our exclusive video review, Technical Editor James Ivey tries the 5 new microphones models which make up the Classic Tubes 3 collection for the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System (VMS).
In this Video Review Pro Tools Expert Team Member Julian Rodgers takes a first look at the new Karacter saturation plug-in from Plugin Alliance.
Using elements of a mix Julian demonstrates the different characters of the saturation and FET Shred modes as well as the two complementary versions of the plug-in - Mix and Master.
Tape from Softube is tape emulation plug-in models three types of reel-to-reel tape machine without taxing CPUs or breaking the bank, with an introductory price of $79 until June 30th 2017 Check out our exclusive review.
iZotope have today released RX6 Standard and RX6 Advanced and also added a new product, RX Elements which replaces the RX Plugin Pack and includes the RX 6 Standalone Editor application as well as the plug-ins that were in the RX Plugin Pack. New modules in RX6 include De-rustle, De-wind, Dialogue Isolate, and De-bleed.
I've owned or used a vast majority of drum VIs over the years, in this article I list my top drum VI libraries including video and audio examples for each. Read on to discover why I use the following drum virtual instruments in my music production workflow.
In our continuing alphabetical look at the Waves product range we arrive an N which is for Non linear. Non linear can be classified as all those nice sounding processes usually produced by even harmonics. It is often those very even harmonic processes that produce warm sounding effects like valve processes and tape emulation.
NIMBUS, Exponential Audio’s new reverb plugin is now in the Exponential Audio Store. Until October 5 th, you can purchase NIMBUS for just $139. And if you already have any other Exponential Audio plugin—any plugin—you can upgrade for only $99! After October 5, NIMBUS will be priced at $199 with the upgrade from any Exponential Audio plugin priced at $139.
Russ takes UJAM Virtual Guitarist Amber for a strum, is it just another VI or is it a serious alternative to recording a real acoustic guitar? Find out.
In this second video James Ivey talks to Ian Duncan from Jigsaw24 and takes a look at the final production version of new Avid Pro Tools Dock. Ian talks about the integration between the Dock and the Pro Tools Control app for iOS, how to configure the buttons and pots on the Dock using EUCON and basic navigation about the surface.
Alan continues his review of the Presonus 7.1 rig, this time from a post production view
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, James Ivey still in the company of Rich Rogers from Create Pro, putting 6 UAD-2 Octo DSP cards through their paces in a Cubix Xpander Elite PCI chassis. In this second part of the test James and Rich are mixing a classic track in Pro Tools by the Alan Parsons Project that James re-recorded back in 2013.
Alan Sallabank gets to grips with the new Waves DTS Neural Surround Collection
Review of the brilliant Neyrinck V-Panner, Motion Sensing on an Android Smartphone
Grammy nominated engineer and producer Greg Wurth, who works with top artist including Steve Vai, has created this short review of the Empirical Labs Arouser Plugin. We asked him to review it as Greg has been using the hardware for years in his work with top artists, so he knows it well. Greg will also be making a more in-depth video tutorial showing it in action.