In this free video tutorial we give you a quick tour of Loopmasterss Bass Master's UI along with a couple of demos that show you how you can quickly get fat sound synth bass parts in your mixes.
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.
Blue Cat Audio has been running a series of teasers about a new product they are planning to announce at NAMM 2018. As part of that campaign, we have learnt that it is called Axiom and the tease pictures suggested it was some kind of amp sim plug-in but they have revealed much more and now we know that it is now only an amp sim plug-in but also a multi-effects processor designed for guitar and bass.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey starts a recording project with UK band Voltaire to record a track using nothing but Universal Audio Apollo audio interfaces.
This episode covers Dan's bass guitar recording workflow. It's a straightforward DI approach that uses Blue Cat Audio's Destructor plug-in for getting the right bass tone before recording. Watch the video to learn some top tips for recording bass guitar and to hear the bass guitar take that makes the cut.
Plugin Alliance has released the Brainworx bx_subsynth, which is a processing plugin that they have built around the digital heart and soul of the (discontinued) dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesiser, using Brainworx’s M/S (Mid-Side) matrix technology to control the stereo field and add sub, punch, and saturation to sounds.
In the first of a series on the Avid Pro collection of plug ins Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at Pro Subharmonic. For an overview of plug in check Mike’s review. In this video Julian looks at the MIDI functionality of Pro Subharmonic. Instead of the sub bass synthesis responding to the audio input, when used in this way the plug in tracks the pitch of incoming midi data.
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the fantastic Eddie Kramer Bass Channel Plug-in on a DI bass to let it cut through the mix.
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the fantastic Plugin Alliance Opto Pedal Compressor Plug-in on a Bass guitar.
When I track bass guitars I work had to ensure that the bass lines are written and arranged musically to the song. Doing so prevents the bass guitar from dominating a mix, which in turn saves time in the mix stage wrestling with plug-ins in the pursuit of balancing the bass. When I mix bass guitars I try to maintain a tone and dynamic throughout the song that not only matches the bass guitar performance but also the energy of the song.
Our friends at InMusic Brands have let us know about a new series of virtual instrument by Sonivox. Singles are a range of full featured VIs that sound incredible yet will not break the bank as only cost $19.99 USD.
In this video James takes a look at the RS124 EMI Compressor by Chandler Limited. This is a compressor like you have never seen or heard before. It is based on 3 units that are kept and used at Abbey Road Studios in London.
In this video James is joined by guitarist Luis Correia and bass player Ben Hearn to put the new updated versions of Universal Audio's Apollo series into real life session action. James sets the challenge of using no real amps or outboard gear so all the sounds you hear are generated by the quad versions of the UA Apollo 8 and new 8P.
In this video James takes a look and listen to the new Ampeg SVT-3 Pro bass amp simulator plug-in by Brainwork for the Universal Audio UAD-2. James takes you on a quick tour of the GUI and gets down and dirty with the amp presets. This is one of the most iconic bass amplifiers in modern music and to have this thick punchy amp at your musical disposal is a must.