In the Production Expert podcast James, Julian and Dan talk about EQ. How to use it? How much does it matter what you use, and does anyone actually use EQ presets? They also share their finds of the week.
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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.
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James - Slate Raven and the LiveStream Studio 6 software.
Julian - Kii Threes In Senso Systems Truro
Dan - Townsend Labs aax dsp