It's a rumour that won't go away and it has recently resurfaced, that Apple is planning to switch Mac processors from Intel CPU to Arm. We compile the sources to try and give you the bigger picture.
The post-production scene in London has had the classic problem of not enough work to go round and so prices at best have been static for at least 10 years. But perhaps there is good news thanks to the likes of Netflix. What about elsewhere in the world?
Some of you need to save money, others time, many both! You can save these things just by doing what many of your most treasured recording legends have done, it's three things and here they are.
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In this video, the first of a new six part series for Production Expert, with the support of Universal Audio, Paul Drew and James Ivey begin the tracking process for a new song called “Thought Of Love” by Belgian band Rooftop Renegades. The aim of this project is to record, mix and master the song using nothing but the new Apollo X range of audio interfaces and UAD-2 plug-ins. In this first video, James takes to the drums to lay down a solid foundation for the track and Paul adds some real bass to lock in with the kick drum.
If you were really good at modelling analogue hardware what would you choose to do if you wanted to transfer these skills from mixers and outboard gear? I can’t think of a better fit than creating virtual instruments and from the look of a teaser image shared by Plugin Alliance it looks like they are planning on using their TMT techniques to model oscillators and filters as well as mixers and outboard. We’re excited!
Our friends at IK Multimedia have just announced a new electric guitar focused audio interface with controller capabilities called AXE I/O. IK Multitmedia says the AXE I/O “delivers premium sound and innovative features designed for guitarists seeking the perfect way to record with world-class tone and professional techniques”. - Sounds very interesting indeed, wait until you find out how affordable it is…
The AMT ribbon tweeters used by HEDD sound great but how do they work? Though these drivers do share some important elements with ribbon mics they aren’t just a ribbon mic working in reverse. See how they work and why they have important advantages over conventional pistonic tweeters.
Does the recent drop In profits and sales in China for Apple and the rumours of an iPhone SE2 suggest that Apple may be refocusing and making more price conscious products? How might that move show itself in the Mac computer product ranges?
Inter Plug-in Communication is very exciting and appears to be growing in popularity. Thankfully there have been a good number of plug-in developers introducing some cool workflows in their products, which feature inter plug-in communication that you can learn more about in this article.
We are very pleased to announce the winners of all the 30 plus prizes from our 10th Anniversary Christmas competition in which we have given away over $30,000 worth of prizes to 34 lucky winners.
Ever wondered what “Top Down” Mixing is all about? Eli Krantzberg presents an in-depth video tutorial series on the mixing technique "Top Down Mixing" which is growing in popularity. Learn about the general principles used when approaching a mix from a top-down mindset, and how it forces you to focus on the bigger picture of the song and the music, rather than on specific plug-ins used on individual tracks.
Our friends at McDSP have announced an update to the very popular Ultimate range of plug-ins, the 6060 Ultimate Module Collection. The 6060 includes over 30 unique modules for EQ, compression, saturation, distortion, specialised filtering, dynamic range expansion, gating, and more.
Next time you use one or a combination of these common DAW features we’ve listed in this article just remember how lucky we are these days to have such great tools at our disposal. The aspirations of audio engineers back in the analogue recording era really did help pave the way for the features we rely on and take from granted in our DAWs today.
We all learn something from seeing experienced mixers work. The approaches of different mixers varies but it is difficult to pin down exactly how much the differences in the results is down to the techniques used compared to the differences between the music being mixed.
That is the idea behind the Lifeboats Series. One track mixed by six different people. That way the differences between the results are purely differences in the mixing, Its the same track!
In this roundup we’ve amalgamated all of the FabFilter reviews and free tutorials we’ve published in the past for The Production Expert Communities. If you have yet to try a FabFilter plug-in then where have you been? You are seriously missing out if you have yet to try at least try on FabFilter plug-in in a mix.
As a bit of fun on the Production Expert team over the holiday break, we’ve challenged one another to this; you get to keep all the plug-ins supplied with your DAW but then you only get to keep one more plug-in. Find out which plug-in each team member chose and why they chose it.
Unveiled at CES 2019 this may be the computer accessory every Mac and PC user is going to want to own. The Nemeio is the customisable, connected keyboard that uses electronic ink and means that the keyboard can display numerous things, based on templates and customisation.
Here is a selection of some amazing deals that our partners are currently offering this week. Some of these offers are only around for a couple more days, Don't miss out… great offers from Waves, PureMix, Toontrack and more!
Our friends at British console and interface manufacturer Audient have teamed up with leading guitar cab simulation creators two notes audio engineering to create the new Sono USB audio interface claimed to be the ultimate audio interface for guitarists.