Our friends at McDSP have just announced what looks like the new standard in plug-in limiters, the McDSP ML8000 Advanced Limiter. Building on technology developed for the ML4000 limiter the ML8000 now offerers us 8 bands of active processing to greatly improve phase accuracy.
Our friends at Goodhertz, makers of plugins, have released a free version of their Mastering plugin Midside, Midside Matrix
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.
Micheal Carnes at Exponential Audio, makers of professional plugins, has announced Windows support for the Bricasti M7 Control under Pro Tools 12.5.1.
In this free video tutorial from those clever folks at McDSP learn all the details about the 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip and hear examples of it on drums, guitar and strings.
Do you, like me get a chill down your spine when someone asks you to change the attack on that synth patch, or just change the LFO on that sound? If so, the new Softube Modular synth could be for you.
Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have a nice price for their collection of guitar stomp boxes. The Stomp boxes are included with certain Pro Tools plans, they were available only as: (1.) bundle @ $20 for a 1 yr subscription; and (2.) Packaged with the PT Plug-in & Support Plan for $99/yr or the HD Upgrade & Support plan for $399/yr
Now you can buy any single one of them for less than $5, it’s not a promotion, they are being offered for sale for the first time now, and this is the price. It's a steal.
Having spent a very small amount of time mixing on a 76 channel Neve 88R while at Mix With The Masters I can assure you that it is like no other mixing experience I have ever had. It made mixing a pure joy.
By the 3rd day of a NAMM show madness does start to set in and it can be a good and very entertaining thing. In this video from NAMM 2016 Colin from McDSP talks to mix engineer Ron Harris about his use of McDSP plug-ins when working with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Orianthi and Jessica Sanchez.
Guillaume Jeulin of Blue Cat Audio, has written a short article answering the concerns of users who try and install plugins and get virus messages.
If you don't know who Jack Joseph Puig is then shame on you. He has worked with artist as diverse as Lady Gaga, U2, The Black Eyes Peas and Counting Crows. In this video for Waves he talks about his favorite Waves plug-ins such as Reel ADT, EMI TG12345, MV2 and Vitamin, and how they have changed the way he makes music.
In this video for McDSP's Track Talk series Neal Avron, who has worked with artists such as Alien Ant Farm, Walk the Moon and Sara Bareilles talks about his use of McDSP plug-ins and how he has used them on the track 'Make Me So' from the new Yellowcard album Lift a Sail.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, James Ivey still in the company of Rich Rogers from Create Pro, putting 6 UAD-2 Octo DSP cards through their paces in a Cubix Xpander Elite PCI chassis. In this second part of the test James and Rich are mixing a classic track in Pro Tools by the Alan Parsons Project that James re-recorded back in 2013.
Great news for all users of the Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack (VMR). Slate have announced and are shipping 4 new modules for VRM.