There are countless audio interfaces these days that support sample rates up to 192kHZ. This is a resolution that is not as widely used by those in music production as processing strain on CPUs is not worth the hassle to many who deliver mixes at 44.1KHz. Pro Tools HDX though gets around this by taking the load of the computer. In this article we test the performance and experience of tracking and mixing an entire song in Pro Tools HDX Ultimate at 192kHZ. There are some interesting discoveries….
In this video we test OneKnob Louder on the master track of a mix. Before and after examples have been level matched in the video edit to enable you to hear exactly what this plug-in is doing to the dynamics of the mix without extreme level differences fooling your ears into louder is better.
In this seventh episode, we test Waves OneKnob Phatter plug-in which is an analog style bass enhancer that's great for adding body and weight to bass instruments. In this video we test OneKnob Phatter on a kick drum sample, synth bass and synth track.
In this video we demonstrate two OneKnob Pumper applications. The first being how we can use Pumper to sound as though a kick drum is sucking the volume of a different instrument in a mix, the other example shows you how you can get a dub sounding Wub Wub effect in a bass instrument.
In this fifth episode, we test Waves OneKnob Filter plug-in which provides creative filter effects. OneKnob Filter features four different resonances that are applied at the filter’s cutoff ranging "none" through to "extreme". Watch the video to hear OneKnob Filter in action on a synth bass and synth mix bus. Is OneKnob Filter any good? Watch and decide for yourself.
In this fourth episode, we test Waves OneKnob Wetter plug-in which is an ambience reverb effect. It’s great for adding subtle depth to tracks that is felt more than heard through to larger sparse ambiences that sound really quite nice. Watch the video to hear for yourself how OneKnob Wetter sounds on a stereo acoustic guitar, lead vocal and clean electric guitar.
In this third episode, we test Waves OneKnob Driver plug-in. Waves describe this as a distortion plug-in inspired from guitar pedals. Watch the video to hear OneKnob Driver perform on an electronic drum kit, synth bass, synth mix bus and vocal arrangement. This is a very creative tool that offers quite a range of gritty possibilities, especially if automated.
New Pro Tools Expert video series - Testing Waves OneKnob Series plug-ins. In this second episode we test Waves dynamics plug-in OneKnob Pressure on drums, bass guitar and lead vocals. Does it sound any good? Watch the video and decide for yourself.
In this tutorial, we aim to explain the difference between different meter types in Pro Tools and their applications, such as K-system, Digital VU and Peak for Pro Tools as well as take a more detailed look at audio metering in general and the advanced metering introduced in Pro Tools 11HD and rolled into Pro Tools Standard in Pro Tools 12.2 and show you what they look like side-by-side.
New Pro Tools Expert video series - Testing Waves OneKnob Series plug-ins. In this first episode we test OneKnob Brighter on live drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals. Does this provide a nice top end sheen to mixes or is OneKnob Brighter too harsh sounding? Watch the video and decide for yourself.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Edit James Ivey leaves the comfort of his home studio for a trip into central London to the Soho HQ of UK pro audio reseller Jigsaw24. They arranged for James to run the Pro Tools Expert Power Test session on a brand new, fresh out of the box Apple iMac Pro. Watch and see how this new machine fares and see if James could push it to the limit.
Just before Christmas, we published a shootout between 2 recordings of a Steinway piano recorded through a PreSonus Quantum and a Merging Technologies Hapi and we asked you to take a listen and let us know which one you prefer. We can now announce the results of the shootout and which interface was which.
In this blind shootout, we have 2 recordings of a Steinway piano recorded through a PreSonus Quantum and a Merging Technologies Hapi. Take a listen and let us know which one you prefer.
The results are in from the shoot-out between the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and the new Quantum Thunderbolt audio interfaces undertaken by Russ Hughes, from our sister site Studio One Expert.
Russ Hughes from our sister site Studio One Expert teamed up with Lee Boylan from PreSonus to run a shoot-out between the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and the new Quantum Thunderbolt audio interfaces.
In this video, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper tests the limiter and compressor performances of the CLA-2A plug-in by Waves and compares it against the Universal Audio LA-2A limiting amplifier hardware in this - the first taster of a larger Pro Tools Expert LA-2A shootout planned for later this year.
What studio gear could I buy today in 2017 for a home Pro Tools recording studio with the same £3,000 student budget I had 2004? Read this article to find out if I managed to find modern day studio gear equivalents based on the home studio gear I purchased in 2004 within the same £3,000 budget.
Following Sennheiser’s January release of the AMBEO mic and accompanying A Format to B format conversion plug-in, Sennheiser has announced the first update of the conversion plug-in. V1.1.2 promises a better “ambisonics correction filter” resulting in improved spatial accuracy and reduced colouration of the sound output. Sonnox Community Award winner Tom Lowe owns a Sennheiser AMBEO mic and has been experimenting with it and a variety of tools ever since. Over to you Tom...