Focal has extended their range with 3 new products that they will be showing at NAMM 2018. The Focal Shape Twin, 2.5-way monitoring loudspeakers together with the Listen Professional and Clear Professional headphones.
This month you can enter the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition and be in with the chance of winning an Audio Technica AT2035 Studio bundle worth $397. The AT2035 package is just one of 31 great prizes on offer in this competition with a prize fund of over $16,000.
We've spoken about mixing music on headphones quite a lot on Pro Tools Expert as it's a hot topic. I dove a little deeper into this subject by exploring a selection of plug-ins that claim to improve our headphone mixing experiences.
I have had several issues getting the "Waves NX System" to work on my old 2010 Mac Pro 5.1 "cheese grater" because of two compatibility issues. This article shows you how to get the Waves NX Bluetooth Head Tracker working on older Mac Pro computers.
Our friends at Sonarworks have a time-limited opportunity to experience the Sonarworks headphone calibration technology online through a web browser.
Our friends at Sonarworks have released 16 new average headphone calibration files for their brilliant headphone calibration plugin found in Sonarworks Reference 3. The full list of both new and current Sonarworks headphone calibration files are listed in this article.
This article explains the frequency response curves displayed within the Reference 3 software. At first glance, the curves appear to be quite puzzling, and so in this article we aim to help you to understand what each curve represents and how to adjust Sonarworks Reference 3 settings.
You may remember that back at the winter NAMM show (January 2016) I was totally blown away by the new Waves Nx software which is the first application to bring personalised 3D sound to any pair of headphones.
The amazing 3D headphone system from KLANG: is something you can only really appreciate when you hear it. luckily that's something we can all do by downloading the demo of the app which controls the hardware system. Watch the video to hear it for yourself and if you want to try it, download the demo!
Our friends at Sonarworks are back with another brilliant guest post. This excellent article shares ideas for creating space in your mixes when using headphones. This article was written by Barry M Rivman. Barry explains the advantages of mixing on headphones and how to use them to create three-dimensional mixes using reverbs and delays.
My find of the week on Podcast 219 was the 3D in-ear monitoring technologies offered by Klang. The Klang:fabrik is a hardware product which can process up to 8 headphone mixes and uses on board DSP to extend the listening experience beyond stereo using techniques which sound similar to binaural.
When mixing is new to you, you probably don't own a lot of expensive equipment. A good pair of monitors are most likely to be pretty expensive but in my opinion one of the things you really should prioritise to spend your money on. To be a good mix-engineer you need to hear what you are doing, that's why you should get yourself a good pair of monitors and also a good sounding room to mix in. If you don't have a pair of monitors and still are mixing with headphones consider these points...
Paul Drew reviews the Blue Mo-Fi Headphones. The Mo-Fi Headphones have been about for a few years and I asked Blue if I could get a pair in for review as I recently sold my Audeze headphones as I felt the tone of them were a bit too dark for my tastes. See how I got on with the Blue Mo-Fi Headphones