In the Production Expert podcast Mike, James and Eli discuss our recent poll on what type of audio interface our community were using. USB emerged as the clear winner. Why might this be?
A Word From Our Sponsor
Our podcast sponsors are NUGEN Audio who provide advanced audio solutions for post-production and broadcast, including upmixing, loudness management, metering and correction.
NUGEN’s MasterCheck is a tool that enables you to optimise your mixes for today’s music delivery services, with an emphasis on ensuring that your mixes reach the listener as intended, whatever the playback service or device.
MasterCheck’s codec auditioning feature allows you to instantly hear how your tracks will be affected by loudness matching algorithms on different devices and services, removing the guesswork and helping you to avoid codec distortion and minimise codec artefacts.
Encoding “hot” mixes can often introduce True Peak overs that will clip on playback. MasterCheck will detect these errors, allowing you to stay within a safe limit. You’ll also be able to hear any obvious frequency masking or other artefacts and mitigate these effects at the mixing and mastering stages.
Whether you’re preparing the dynamics of your mix for mastering or looking to optimise your masters for digital music services, MasterCheck is an invaluable tool.
Learn more about Nugen Audio.
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Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio
Right now our friends at Universal Audio have their Top 50 sale on. Save big on, yes you’ve guessed it the top 50 most popular Universal Audio plug-ins including the Manley VoxBox, the EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverb and the Chandler Ltd Curve Bender EQ. You can get all the latest prices on these and 47 other amazing UA plug-ins from the Universal Audio website.
Source Connect Now
As you may know, we are spread out around the UK, Europe and the US when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other. We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.
Find Of The Week Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
Our friends at RSPE are running a sale of Avid B-Stock Items. They’re open-box items, but they are all in near-perfect condition and carry a full warranty. This will include Avid products like an S3, Dock, Artist Mix, HDX Card, HD I/O 16x16 Analog, but please be aware that there will be very limited quantities and when they are gone, they are gone. Find out what RSPE have got in their Avid B-Stock Sale.
Mike - The OA Season 2, If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out on Netflix.
James - Loupedeck
Eli - Symboliclinker on the App Store or from GitHub