Originally announced at NAMM 2014 the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System is finally here and this simplified and streamlined release version looks amazing.
In this FREE tutorial video James shows you how to map the Inputs of your Universal Audio Apollo devices so you get the maximum useable Input and Output from Pro Tools.
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.
Three audio interfaces compared, the PreSonus Studio 192, UA Apollo Twin and Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt - can you tell which is which?
With Synchro Arts' Revoice Pro 3 you can take the wild-lines that don't match sync-wise to production dialog and automatically modify their sync and pitch to create realistic sync dialog and even reconstruct entire scenes without having to resort to ADR.
In this video James takes a look at the WA 76 Limiting Amplifier from Warm Audio. In this video James uses two WA76's to track Kick and Snare drums with gentle compression.
This week we start off with a tease from Time Prebble that his next library will be all about Doors. Next we take a look at a 3D Printer library from USO before turning our attention to a new library from Rabbit Ears Audio based around St Johns harbour in Newfoundland. To finish up this week we take an initial look at Shapingwaves from David Kamp.
James Ivey, Dan Cooper & Mike Aiton met up at Mike’s Twickenham studio (the Pro Tools Expert West London Test Labs), Mikerophonics, to follow up on our hugely successful (and hotly debated) microphone shoot out (also sponsored by KMR Audio). This time we move down the recording chain to the microphone amps!
Kindly sponsored by partner brand KMR Audio
Focusrite are pleased to announce that the newest RedNet devices announced last year, including the RedNet MP8R, RedNet D16R, RedNet HD32R and RedNet D64R are now shipping. All feature redundant power supplies, primary and secondary etherCON connections and occupy a single rack space which makes them attractive for live sound and broadcast applications.
In this video James talks about some of the upgrades he has put in place in his video productions to make the voice over audio better. He takes you through the 3 stages of dynamic mic, tie clip and head set microphone and give you audio examples of just how different these 3 techniques sound.
James introduces a new series for Pro Tools Expert, Recording Basics. In this video James looks at techniques he uses for setting up and mic pre and making sure he gets the right level into Pro Tools for recording.
MixCheck is a depositary of song analysis from the team at PureMix, that will point you to great songs, great productions and great mixes, point to the important points, and single out the hidden gems to help you form your taste and broaden your musical and sonic culture. Normally PureMix only make these detailed analysises available to subscribers but the latest MixCheck on Metallica is available to everyone.
Sound Devices have confirmed user reports of a serious issue with Windows 10 and removable media formatted as FAT32. Users are experiencing corruption of .WAV media files by simply inserting FAT32 formatted SD or CF cards into a Windows 10 computer. Files do not need to be opened or accessed in order for them to become corrupt.
In this video James takes a look and listen to the new MO-Fi active headphones from Blue. James tells us about his experience and findings with these interesting looking and fantastic sounding headphones. See what happens when a microphone manufacturer turns there hand to another kind of audio transducer.
There are a good number of BS1770 compliant loudness meter plug-ins available from the likes of Nugen Audio, TC Electronic, Waves and RTW themselves to name but a few. But we don't always work in the box or there maybe be workflows that don't lend themselves to a software based loudness meter, like mixing live. That is where the hardware based loudness meters come in and RTW are a brand leader in this market. In this review we are going to look at the baby of the range the TM3 and also tell you about a very special offer from Aspen Media.
If you are providing content for compressed formats like YouTube, iTunes and so on then we do recommend you check the discussions from iZotope of the best way to prepare your content for these and similar platforms. They have included audio examples showing what can happen to audio when it is converted to these compressed formats as well as tips and suggestions on how to master for iTunes, SoundCloud & YouTube.