In the Production Expert podcast Mike, Dan and Julian discuss monitor Isolation. Do we do It? Does it make any difference? How do we know? They also share their finds of the week.
A Word From Our Sponsor
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ISLst is Nugen Audio’s stereo True Peak limiter. Whilst traditional approaches to limiting control the sample peak, this leaves room for the True Peak of your audio to slip over the threshold. To avoid this problem, ISLst also limits the inter-sample peaks of your audio, ensuring a true brick-wall solution to limiting. This means that there’s no longer any need to second guess the peaks of your tracks, or to deliberately increase headroom to avoid a problem further downstream. ISLst provides the means to fully utilise your dynamic range and avoid unexpected clipping upon playback through today’s digital streaming services. Inserting ISLst on your master bus eliminates the risk of distortion from downstream codec conversion with formats such as mp3 and AAC.
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Monitor isolation - What do we do?
High sample rates - the poll results are in and not as many of us are working at high sample rates as we might have thought.
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 Sheer Pleasure Of Sound Would you like to learn from Al Schmitt, George Massenburg Are you free on the weekend of May 3rd to 5th 2019? Can you get to Basel in Switzerland? Swiss engineer Daniel Dettwiler has invited Al Schmitt and George Massenburg to join him for a very special 3-day learning event in Basel, recording and mixing with some true soundmasters. Watch out for an article giving much more details coming very soon.
Dan - An aerosol can of compressed air
Julian - Kelvgrand Stark - new amp sim which I really like for clean guitar sounds.