Modern recording technology has given us the possibility of being able to do anything. Now anyone can be a drummer using a powerful VI, or a bass player. Now anyone can mix the sound on a movie, or do foley. Now anyone can mix and master their own tracks. Technology has democratised the entire recording process, and now we are all gods in our recording universe.... or at least we can believe that.
Berklee College of Music has now announced that they will be launching their first master’s degree programs. This will give students the chance to earn their master’s degree with Berklee Online in the following two areas: Master of Music in Music Production and Master of Arts in Music Business. The program will officially start in September 2018 with applications having opened on February 21st.
Mixing long hours can lead to poor mixing decisions, deception in perception, and worse – permanent ear damage. In this article from our partner brand Waves, learn to protect your most valuable mixing tools – your ears – by understanding the symptoms and designing a healthy workflow.
Over the years I have put a great deal of time and effort into making my recording studios look cool. I strongly believe that a recording studio should look as good as it sounds, after all, we do spend a lot of time in these creative spaces, they may as well be nice to be in.
Brainworx today announced the release of two new plug-ins - the bx_2098EQ and the bx_delay2500. As the largest brand in the Plugin Alliance, this is a welcome addition to the line-up with the bx_2098 being a meticulous recreation of a respected Amek design and check out our exclusive review. The bx_delay 2500 offering warm analogue delays with some interesting additions including, amongst other things transient processing in the feedback loop.
We have heard a great deal recently about the benefits of Buss Powered interfaces, especially with regard to the new USB type C and Thunderbolt 3.0 connection formats. The team at Focusrite have let us in on a little more information about their latest offering the USB-C version of their Clarett range of small form factor interfaces.
Louder Than Liftoff has extended their range of Colour modules for the Chroma 500 Series module and DIYRE Colour Palette with the Royal Blue module inspired by the 1081 Channel Amplifier used in vintage Neve 80 Series recording consoles from the 70's.
In this video for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes you on a tour of one of the most legendary studios in the world, EastWest Studio in Hollywood, California. Blake Rogers of EastWest is our tour guide with all the who, when, where and how information about this amazing studio facility.
Over the last few months I have watched my wife develope her own music production workflow using her simple bedroom studio and I must say there's something quite endearing about it all. From my observations, I've reminded myself of some cool benefits to using a stripped back studio setup instead of a more serious studio that resemble something similar to the bridge of the Starship Enterprise... like the studio I have at the end of my garden.
Our friends at Plugin Alliance have announced Pick Pack, a new and interesting take on plug-in rental. The idea is very simple and the value on offer is potentially very generous. For a flat fee of $29 a month you can choose any 10 plug-ins from the Plugin Alliance catalogue and after 29 months, they are yours to keep them forever.
Can you allow a relentless flow of information into your mind and remain unaffected? Russ Hughes says he couldn't.
In this video for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey, makes a visit to Stream Records in Tustin CA to meet with Bruce Millett from Burbank Audio Systems, the designers and manufacturers of the stunning Custom System 75 console powered by Neve.
In this free tutorial, you will learn how to clean up a poorly recorded dialogue track using the noise and reverb suppression plug-in ERA-D by Accusonus. Watch this tutorial to learn the controls and to see how easy it is to transform a poorly recorded dialogue track into a really usable audio clip in a matter of seconds.
Splice is now offering iZotope's Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 Advanced on a Rent-to-Own plan. With this plan, you can get iZotope's mixing and mastering bundle worth $998 for just $27.99 a month.
In a departure from his normal style of videos for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey lives up to the technical title and shares the recent experience of some "scientific" testing on four current audio interface models.
In this free tutorial, you will learn how to quickly and effectively use Sonible's smart:EQ live plug-in. In this demonstration, we show you how smart:EQ live can be used to mix an entire song with ease.
It sounds great, does a lot thinking for us and it's easy to use… sounds too good to be true right? Well, watch the video to find out…
Zeitgeist, it's a German word which means the prevailing spirit of an age. I heard it used in a radio documentary this week and it got me thinking, what is it for this period of recording?