There are lots of great audio/music software & hardware products out there in the Pro Audio world. At Production Expert, we review a variety of products designed to make you work smarter and produce better results in your studios. There are occasions when a product is so good we end up buying it for ourselves, these products usually get our Expert's Choice Award (formerly known as Editor's Choice Awards) for being such fantastic products.
In this exclusive video review we take Waves new CLA MixHub plug-in for an test drive. Do not for one second think that this is just another run-of-the-mill console emulation… there’s some real innovation in this plug-in that could very well change the way you mix with console emulations altogether.
In this exclusive first look video we show you a selection of new features in FabFilter Pro-Q 3 including dynamic EQ, brick wall filter slopes, per band m/s, invert gain, tilt slope, Q-gain interaction and the new analyzer which displays the full EQ spectrum from other Pro-Q 3 instances in your sessions.
Oeksound describes soothe as "a dynamic resonance suppressor for mid and high frequencies", but what does that mean? In this article we test soothe on a variety of source tracks to find out if soothe is something to get excited about or not.
In this video review Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers reviews Solid from UJAM, a virtual drum instrument which bucks the trend by embracing simplicity over comprehensive control and prove that this approach can set us free to get on the what's really important - creating music, without compromising the results.
This is a very unique tool, so unique I can't think of any other studio outboard gear available today that comes close to The Sckwerkraftmaschine's feature set, value for money and overall sound quality. This thing is a compressor Swiss Army Knife, watch our video review to find out if you agree.
Late Replies enables users to produce delay patterns in new and exciting ways with up to 8 taps. Taps can be fed into two nested feedback loops which include plug-in slots for hosting third-party plug-ins, however, Blue Cat took it upon themselves to develop an extra array of effects for Late Replies.
In part 2 of this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey looks at the Silver Bullet by Louder Than Liftoff in Mix mode. James uses the A and N tone blending circuits on a Drum buss, bass and full rhythm section mix to demonstrate the power of this stunning 2U rack unit. James also awards the Silver Bullet Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice for its originality and amazing tone shaping abilities.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the stunning DirectOut Technologies Andiamo MC, a 32 channel mic and line pre with A/D D/A conversion to MADI.
The BeatBox Anthology 2 GUI throws away the drum machine history books meaning users don't have to be vintage drum machine aficionados in order to get great sounding electronic drums in their mixes.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor and self-confessed microphone addict, James Ivey takes an up-close look at the new Mercury Valve Condenser microphone from British manufacturer Sontronics.
In this world first review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Antelope Audio Orion32HD. The Orion32HD is a USB3 and Mini Digilink enabled interface allowing Pro Tools HDX, HD Native and HD Thunderbolt Native users access to 32 channels of A/D conversion.
FabFilter Pro-R features the unmistakable GUI design and workflow aspects found in previous FabFilter plug-ins such as Pro-Q2 & Pro-C2. Watch the video to find out why Dan has awarded FabFilter Pro-R with a Pro Tools Expert Editor's Choice Award.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, James Ivey takes a look at the new USB audio interface from British manufacturer, Audient. The iD4 is a small yet mighty audio interface housing one of Audient's stunning ASP mic pres and an amazing sounding JFET instrument DI.
In this video (part 3 of 3) James Ivey from Pro Tools Expert takes a final look at the Focusrite Red 4Pre as a Dante interface. James shows how he configured the Dante Virtual Soundcard, RedNet Control, Dante Controller and Focusrite Control to route audio around his Mac Pro system.
In this video James Ivey from Pro Tools Expert takes a look at the Orion Studio, a 1U rack USB and Thunderbolt audio interface from Antelope.
In this video James from Production Expert takes a close look at the new Halo portable vocal booth from Aston Microphones.
In this video review Dan takes a look at the new Drawmer S73 Intelligent Mastering Processor plug-in by Softube.
Hear how it performs on a small selection of tracks and to find out why Dan has awarded it with a Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice Award.
Russ takes a look at Red Giant PluralEyes 3.5, a piece of software that claims to be able to get multiple video and audio sources in sync in seconds. Does it live up to the claims? Find out.
In this video James, with a little help from singer Rose O'Connell and band The Talent try out the new d:facto II microphone system from DPA. What are the benefits in being able to take a studio quality condenser mic and convert it to be able to run with a professional wireless system. James uses the mic in the studio and then the ultimate test to prove just why it gets his Editors Choice award.
A no-frills 6 way 500 series chassis, Russ checks it out to see if it's cheap and cheerful or an absolute bargain.
The Eve SC205 have garnered a lot of praise from reviewers and owners alike - it’s not hard to understand why. The Eve SC205 offers a nice transparent and open top end and a tight low end.