Using Virtual Players like the UJAM instruments as opposed to using static content like loops can help generate ideas when songwriting because you’ll probably be presented with ideas you woudn’t have thought of yourself. A bit like playing with other musicians.
There has long been a heated debate in music production circles when it comes to the topic of mixing on headphones over choosing to use studio monitors. In this article we weigh up three pros and cons of mixing on headphones over mixing on studio monitors.
In this roundup we’ve collated all our reviews, tests and free tutorial of audio restoration plug-ins that you can use to compare the differences between all the tools on the market today. There are some previous versions of certain audio restoration products in the list below, we’ve kept these in to demonstrate how far this technology has come of late.
Russ thinks that there’s something harmful about the abundance of our industry that has a counter-productive effect on our creativity… he may be right.
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When we heard that our friends at Create Pro has done the impossible to get a Thunderbolt card running in a Mac Pro Cheese-grater, we knew we had to bring it to you.
The new NDH20s from Neumann look like a lovely set of headphones, of all the stats the one which caught our eye was the high impedance. What difference does the impedance of a pair of headphones make?
We have become aware that a growing number of people understand that Object Based Audio means Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos mean Object Based Audio. Although Dolby Atmos is an application of object based audio it is by no means the only application for object based audio. In this article we care going to explore some of the other applications of object based audio.
The team at Solid State Logic, better known as SSL have been very busy of late. First we got the amazing SSL Fusion Colour mixing and mastering processor, now we get a new table top mixer called SiX, that they claim is the ultimate desktop mixer. And from what I see they could well be right.
The teams at Slate Digital and LiquidSonics are very pleased to announce a new Plate Reverb plug-in called Lustrous Plate. If you like me, love Plate style reverb you are going to love this plug-in. And if you are a Slate Digital Everything Bundle customer, you are going to be getting it as part of your subscription.
In this video, supported by Antelope Audio, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at some of the latest Antelope Audio gear. James teams up with songwriter and guitarist Paul Sundt and they use the Antelope Orion Studio 2017 to track a song called Crazy Lady. This video is the story of recording this track, and how it was mixed using the new Antelope Audio AFX2DAW plug-in.
Most of us working in home studios use 2-way nearfield monitoring. 3-way monitors in smaller home studio environments are often impractical for three reasons. First, is cost, second is the physical size of the monitors and third is the size of the room. Eve Audio have a unique solution to 3 way monitoring with their SC305 model, that addresses all these obstacles.
One of my resolutions for 2019 was to make more music and thus far it’s all going rather well. One of my new projects is with our very own Paul Drew of Studio One Expert. Paul and I have been working together on a couple of tracks with bass player Dan Hawkins and on a recent session, we had a true 21st Century production epiphany. We discovered a means of working together that is almost as good as being in the same room at the same time. Let me explain.
Yesterday Apple announced new iPads and today they release the latest iteration of the iMac. There are updates for both the 21.5” and 27” iMacs with options for i9 6-Core processors and Radeon Pro 580X Series graphics cards with 8GB of GDDR5 memory driving a 5K retina screen on the 27” model.
In the Production Expert podcast, Russ, Julian and Eli discuss the findings of Nugen’s recent survey about our preferences about computers, software and licensing.
Need big gang vocals for your track but you only have one vocalist? In this article learn about a trend called the Millennial Whoop, which appears to be taking over pop music and in a video tutorial we explain a production concept we refer to as “The Room Of People Singing Happy Birthday” and show you how to get gang vocal results just like you hear in the charts today, but with a single microphone and one vocalist. This is an especially cool production technique for home studio producers.
Sonniss, an independent sound effects marketplace is once again releasing a free 25GB sound effects bundle to celebrate the Game Developers Conference 2019. We tell you how to get it.
Apple announced a pair of new iPads: The iPad Air and the iPad Mini. These two new devices enter a current lineup with the “standard” 9.7” iPad and the iPad Pro. So are these new iPads useful to the production community?
In this video with the support of Universal Audio, Paul Drew shares his thoughts and ideas when it comes to mastering the track Thought of Love by Rooftop Renegades. In this final part in the series, Paul shows us how he uses the SSL Bus Compressor to glue to mix together then he reaches for the new Brainworx bx_masterdesk, which he uses as a “one stop” mastering processor.
Back in December 2018, our friends at Nugen Audio reached out to their followers by email, Facebook and Twitter asking people to fill out the Nugen Audio Holiday Survey. there were 3174 respondents with 40% not Nugen Audio users. We have been granted exclusive access to the results and in this article we analyse the results from the 9 questions in this survey.