In this video for Pro Tools Expert James Ivey is joined by Rich Rogers of Create Pro to find out Just how much more can James' Mac Pro (Cheese grater) be upgraded. This time James and Rich have come up with the ultimate test for the Universal Audio UAD-2 platform.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert James Ivey does some testing with SoundRadix Auto-Align to try and find out which microphone you should use on a drum kit as the master or focus mic.
In this video for his Mix Tip Tuesday series Alex Solano from InMusic shows us how he uses the stock Pro Tools plug-in D-Verb to create a cool Reverb Freeze effect. He then goes on to demonstrate how to make this effect even more interesting with the use of side-chaining.
In this video shot at NAMM 2016 Colin from plug-in masters McDSP talks to David Bottrill who has worked with bands such as Tool, Rush and artists including Peter Gabriel about his mix templates, mixing the Rush Live album, and using the McDSP ML4000 Mastering Limiter on drums, the SA-2 on cymbals, and more!
In this free tutorial video by Alex Solano of InMusic Brands, Alex shows you (As part of his Mic Tip Tuesday sessions) two methods of creating a delay throw in a vocal track. Using a Rap style song Alex demonstrates the Air Dynamic Delay which comes free as part of the Pro Tools to show effective yet simple delay techniques.
Winter NAMM is always a special time in the audio year when we get to see some of our music production hero's up close and they get to share their love of what they do with us. The McDSP booth is always a hive of activity with people popping by to say hi and chat and talk shop.
When it came to the letter L it was always going to be Lexicon. While the 480 is probably the best known of the classic Lexicon Studio Reverbs, the 224 was the groundbreaking product in my opinion. Although EMT had released the EMT 250 in 1976, the 224 offered quality digital reverberation at a much reduced price.
As in the A-Z of Pro Tools K is for Katz, but in this case is isn’t the K metering system which is being discussed but the Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery plug-in. This plug-in is as simple as it is powerful.
In this video from NAMM 2016 James talks to Colin McDowell from McDSP about their new 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip and possible future developments from McDSP.
In this video from NAMM 2016 James gets a demonstration of the new Waves NX Virtual Mix Room plug-in. It is a rare moment that James is lost for words but here it comes. Watch, learn and then when NX becomes available try it for yourself.
In this video James talks with Fabrice Gabriel from Eiosis about their new E2 Deesser. This is an amazing sound Deesser that is very simple to control allowing you get a great sound in just 10 seconds with only 2 main controls.
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.
Last month we ran a competition where the prize was a Plugin Alliance Everything DSP pack and we are pleased to announce that Nathan Handy is the lucky winner.
Our friends at inMusic Brands have just let us know about a new video featuring the DB-33 tone wheel organ VI presented by Brennan Galley. In this video Brennan walks you through the main controls of both the Instrument and Effect section of this fantastic sounding plug-in instrument.
Over on the DUC there is a thread asking the community what is the best AAX DSP reverb plug-in. The consensus seems to be Revibe but there where a number of people chiming in recommending Exponential Audio's reverbs which of course are only available in AAX Native. Michael Carnes, the wizard behind Exponential Audio jumped in to discuss the issues and so I thought it would be worth bringing them together here.
After requesting some AAAX beat testers on the DUC STW Audio have now released their REFLEX + v3.0.1 Plug-in in AAX Native format. It is described as the third generation of the delay algorithm based echo/reverb unit REFLEX+ ambience effect plugin and is capable of generating huge spaces as well as modulated echoes and reverb.
Our friends at M-Audio have some great pre Christmas news. Buy one of their M-Track II, M-Track Plus II, M-Track Eight or Vocal Studio Pro II packages and not only will you continue to the a bundle of plug-ins from Waves and applications like Ableton Live Lite and Cubase LE but now you will get the Songwriter Suite.
In this video James takes a look at the new Exhale VI from Output. Exhale is an all new modern vocal engine that is as simple or as complex in both sound and control as you want it to be. Take a look and listen as James leads you across the presets then deep into tone creation.
Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, are extending their offering of free plugins with Pro Tools 12 and including the Smack plugin for a limited time.