Back in January 2019 at the Winter NAMM show, our friends at console, mic pre and interface manufacturer Audient announced the new Sono audio interface. Sono forges a new path for the UK based company as it is firmly geared towards guitar players who want to produce high quality recordings with a minimum of extra kit. We have been using Sono not only to record guitars using the built in room, microphone and speaker cabinet simulation by Two notes audio engineering, but also vocals and drums for this demo session. Take a look and listen to how this small, yet powerful interface is able to adapt to all of your studio requirements.
Some weeks ago we asked the audio community to tell us which kind of audio interface they use with Pro Tools, Studio One, Logic Pro X or one of the many other DAWs they used each day.
Over 2000 DAW users took the poll and the results are in, with one clear winner, what’s more to those of you who like to be ahead of the technology curve you may be disappointed, if not surprised.
We have been aware that a small number of owners of the more recent Apple computers like the Mac mini 2018 and the MacBook Pro 2018 have had some issues with audio glitching when using an USB audio interface.
In this video, supported by Antelope Audio, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at some of the latest Antelope Audio gear. James teams up with songwriter and guitarist Paul Sundt and they use the Antelope Orion Studio 2017 to track a song called Crazy Lady. This video is the story of recording this track, and how it was mixed using the new Antelope Audio AFX2DAW plug-in.
In this video with the support of Universal Audio, Paul Drew shares his thoughts and ideas when it comes to mastering the track Thought of Love by Rooftop Renegades. In this final part in the series, Paul shows us how he uses the SSL Bus Compressor to glue to mix together then he reaches for the new Brainworx bx_masterdesk, which he uses as a “one stop” mastering processor.
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.
I think it’s fair to say we have waited quite a “long time” for the Slate Digital VRS8 Virtual Recording Studio audio interface, the first from Steven and the team. So was it worth the wait? Rather than have just one unit, I have been lucky enough to get my hands on two VRS8 interfaces to use in my studio on a real life session. How did they hold up and most importantly, how do they sound in action?
We would like to know what protocol you use for your PRIMARY interface, so take our poll so we can see what trends are taking place, is USB still as popular as it once was, is Thunderbolt taking over, how popular are there new Audio over IP interfaces?
Our friends at Antelope Audio have been busy with not just one but three new products that were previewed at the recent winter NAMM show and are now officially announced. Edge Go is the world’s first bus-powered modelling microphone designed to give users a complete studio experience with microphone and audio hardware emulations onboard using Antelope’s real-time FPGA FX platform. Antelope’s Orion series also gets an update with the new Orion32+ Gen 3 and Orion32 HD Gen 3. These audio interfaces offer an amazing amount of audio I/O that set a new price and performance standard.
Cast your mind back 15 or so years ago, there really wasn’t that much choice available to us when it came to small budget friendly desktop audio interfaces. These days it’s fair to say that we’re spoilt for choice! In this article we’ve combined our reviews of a selection of great value desktop audio interfaces you can buy today for your home studio. If you are in the market for a simple 2 to 4 in/out audio interface then hopefully this list will help you in your search.
Our friends at Arturia have revealed a new addition to their AudioFuse interface range. AudioFuse 8Pre is a high-spec 8 channel dual mode interface/ADAT expander in a studio-friendly rack format.
As well as the new HypeMic, which should be available almost immediately, Apogee are taking the opportunity at NAMM 2019 to preview several products not due for release for some time. Apogee are showing their Apogee FX Rack DualPath Monitoring Feature, their Pultec Series of plug-ins for Apogee FX Rack - two classic vintage Pultec plug-ins and a Symphony Mk II Dante Software Preview.
At NAMM 2019 Apogee have announced the HypeMiC, which they describe as their ‘next-generation’ studio-quality USB condenser microphone with built-in analog compressor. Now that is not something we have heard before.
PreSonus, the makers of Studio One, has announced five new USB-C audio interfaces, the PreSonus Studio USB-C Series Interfaces sporting 192 kHz, USB-C Audio connectivity.
iCON Pro Audio has announced their new Platform U22 VST, 2-in/2-out USB 3.0 audio interface supporting up to 24 bit and 192KHz sample rate as an addition to their Platform MIDI/audio control range, tailored to match its series siblings.
At NAMM 2019 on booth 15321, Prism Sound will be showing new black-fronted Dante compatible Atlas and Titan multitrack audio interfaces, which will be available from the second quarter of 2019.
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…
We get a lot of people asking us what we think is going to be happening in the world of recording during any given year. At the beginning of 2018, we laid out our 5 predictions for the pro audio industry. Before we present our predictions for 2019, in this article we take a look at our predictions for 2018 and see how well we did...
Over the past two years we at Production Expert have had the opportunity to review some of the new wave of audio interfaces from the team at Antelope Audio. Antelope have been on a mission to give us every possible combination of interface form factor, Mac and PC connectivity as well as analogue and digital I/O and it’s true to say there is a lot of overlap when it comes to features. So if you are in the market for a new hub for your recording studio, take a look at six of the Antelope Audio hardware interface reviews.