The team at Universal Audio are very pleased to announce their new Thunderbolt 3 equipped Windows 10 compatible UAD-2 Satellite hardware accelerator in Octo or Quad power configurations.
The team at Antelope Audio are very pleased to announce three new effects processors for their new FPGA and ARM DSP platform called Synergy Core. The Opto-2A, Space Flanger and Vari-Speed Tremolo are all available now to run on the two new Antelope interfaces Discrete 4 Synergy Core and Discrete 8 Synergy Core with support for the newly announced Orion Studio Synergy Core coming very soon.
This technique of removing the information in the middle of your mix using basic tools is useful for more than removing vocals from stereo mixes, though that can be fun too!
PreSonus have released two new microphones, a pair of matched small diaphragm condensers and a large diaphragm condenser. We have all the details.
It has been noticeable that with the impending release of macOS Catalina that a number of audio brands have chosen to issue warnings to customers advising NOT to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina. We have all the details. Also we have the results of the poll where we asked “When macOS Catalina 10.15 Ships I Will...”
If you are experiencing issues with your USB devices then we recommend you invest in a high quality USB hub - it’s funny how we spend hours deciding on mics, monitors, interfaces and other studio hardware and yet we often trust our data to the cheapest thing we can find. Russ found out the hard way.
Ducking a track against the vocal is a common technique but have you ever thought about how you can better target what gets dipped in the track to make room for the vocal? Surfer EQ from Sound Radix is the perfect tool for this. Find out more in this free tutorial.
It can take time to develop your own style and way of working in your chosen DAW. This is often referred to as your workflow. In this article we talk to mix engineers Steve Genewick, Mick Guzauski and Sylvia Massy about how they have designed their mix templates to get new sessions into a format to enable them to can get to work quickly in a way that suits them.
Having the right monitor stands is as important as having the right monitors but it’s much easier to understand your options when buying monitors than it is buying the stands which will position them in the right place relative to your ears. If you need to know what’s out there this list will get you started.
The modern recording studio is a place full of connections. Be they digital or analogue, there is nothing we can do to get away from the fact that sometimes we need to plug a thing into another thing. But sometimes the connection types don’t match, maybe they are a different size or form factor. In this article, we list our top 5 connectors and converters you should have in your studio, and maybe you should have at least two of them. What with stereo and all.
Top-down mixing is all about taking the less is more approach. Working this way in drum mixing can be very helpful. In this article, we suggest several dynamics plug-ins and generic plug-ins that lend themselves very well to the job of top-down drum mixing.
About to buy a plugin? If so, we recommend you check our Deals page as there are some great savings from the likes of AIR, Audionamix, Avid, Editors Keys, Impulse Record, iZotope, Krotos, Nugen Audio, RSPE, Softube, Spitfire Audio, Tonsturm, Transformizer and zplane.
Is there a fine layer of dust across some of your gear? Is there visible dirt and grime buildup around some of the dials on the outboard you regularly use? If so, maybe it’s time to spend an hour or two spring cleaning your studio as dust and dirt can end up causing a range of problems for your gear. In this article, we explore several reasons why keeping a studio in tip-top shape is smart thinking. We also highlight several examples of how dust and dirt buildup can cause damage to your precious studio gear.
In spite of the UAD Distressor plug-in having a mix knob, when setting up parallel compression on a drum bus Jacquire King chooses to use a duplicate path and to insert the Distressor on a bus set to 100% wet. This is one of several workflow quirks which Jacquire uses in this free extract from Jacquire King Mixing Lifeboats, the 6th of the series in which different mixers all approach the same project and document their choices through the mix process.
In this free video tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor and Drummer James Ivey once again makes a visit to Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire UK to visit Engineer and Producer Mike Exeter to record drums to a track that James and Mike started work on earlier in the year for a series on recording electric guitar.
At least three members of the Production Expert team are fans of AMT tweeters, often referred to as ribbon tweeters. They work in a very different way to conventional tweeters as perform differently too. Have you heard any? If not maybe you should…
Iconic hitmaker Woody Brown is back! This time with a teaser video promoting his new Music Making Maestroclass tutorial series. Over the last couple of years Woody has made quite an impression on the pro audio community. This new video is a must watch.
Working with audio loops and samples is popular as they often provide a speedy creative workflow which is particularly useful when ideas need to develop quickly when building a beat or full production, though there can be some challenges when using loops. You may want to change a small musical element in a sample or change its overall presentation which can leave you wondering how to make these changes in your DAW. Luckily, several plug-in developers have a range of plug-ins that serve as very cool solutions to typical issues that many face in loop based production and remix projects.