With the primary tracking and recording finished, Paul Drew of Production Expert starts to mix the song “Thought of love” by the Rooftop Renegades. Paul shows how, exclusively using Universal Audio UAD-2 plug-in he is able to turn a well recorded vocal into a top line part that sits well in the track but allows the lyric to shine through.
In this free video tutorial we show you just how quick and easy it is to shape up a mix using just Softube’s Tube-Tech Mk II channel strip plug-in that we feel could quite possibly be the best analog sounding EQ compressor combo around.
The team at Universal Audio are very pleased to announce the latest version of the UAD Software, version 9.8. This includes 3 new plug-ins for us to lust over. The V76 mic preamp is an accurate emulation of a true classic. The Diezel Herbert guitar amp plug-in by Brainworx is a heavy rock powerhouse of an amp emulation and Antares Auto-Tune Realtime Advanced takes real time pitch tracking and correction to a new level.
ReCenter is a new plug-in from Booom that is designed to automatically repair off-centre stereo recordings while keeping the original stereo width. Fix off-centered stereo field recordings, dynamically center vocal artists or musicians that moved around the stage or centre hard directional effects like drive-bys and stereo whooshes.
The Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group has introduced AudioTools Voice, which they describe as “a brand-new enhancement tool that addresses television viewers long-standing and ongoing struggle to clearly hear and understand program dialogue”.
The team at RTW focus on helping users to visualise audio to help audio engineers take more informed decisions in broadcast, production, post production and quality control. As well as their hardware audio meters and monitoring devices, RTW also offer a range of native plug-in suites, comprising Loudness Tools, Mastering Tools and Continuous Loudness Control.
Recabinet was Kazrog’s first ever product and was released in 2009, how time flies. Ten years on and Kazrog has developed a new Recabinet – Remastered update of the original Recabinet speaker cabinet IR library. When this library launched, it was the first commercial library of speaker cabinet impulse responses, and by far the largest collection in existence at the time, now the IRs are in higher res and sound better than ever!
With 3D immersive audio continuing to make its way into productions globally, Sennheiser and its partner Dear Reality are showcasing a full scene-based end-to-end workflow for VR and 360° video productions at NAMM 2019 with the announcement of a new dearVR AMBI MICRO VST/AAX plug-in for DAWs, developed in cooperation with Sennheiser’s AMBEO team.
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.
Our friends at Slate Digital have released 4 new products at NAMM 2019 ranging reverbs, made in collaboration with our friends at LiquidSonics, guitar amps & cabs, gates and microphones emulations for Slates popular virtual mic system.
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.
Our friends at Blue Cat Audio have just announced a new type of guitarcentric plug-in that enables users to emulate a range of acoustic and electric guitar tones from one guitar. It features a built-in pickup simulator that you can use to emulate many types of electric guitar pickups without needing to modify your guitar.
At NAMM 2019, in collaboration with KORG iZotope’s mastering software, Ozone Elements worth $129, will now come bundled free with KORG’s MIDI controllers. You also have a chance to enter a contest to win a iZotope Spire Studio.
Our friends at Plugin Alliance have announced the release of the Maag Audio Magnum K, as plug-in emulation of the Magnum K compressor from Maag with some added extras from Brainworx.
Our friends at Accusonus have just announced the release of the ERA Bundle 3.0, an update to the collection of Accusonus’ multi-patented audio repair plugins. The ERA Bundle offers users both fast workflows and high-quality audio repair processing.
Our friends at Antares, the developers of the hugely popular Auto-Tune Pro plug-in, has just announced a new slim-lined version of their vocal tuning plug-in called Auto-Tune Access that Antares describes as the simplest, most affordable way to use Auto-Tune.
Soundtheory has just announced the Windows version of their intelligent automatic EQ plug-in, Gullfoss and Windows users will get a first look at it at the 2019 NAMM Show that runs from January 24th to 27th 2019.
Today Nugen Audio has revealing a new and improved version of their clever and deceptively powerful channel ops utility plug-in SigMod. They have made it even easier to use as you can now use VST3 plug-ins inside the signal path of SigMod instead of having to route out of SigMod to process with plug-ins. Check out our exclusive review and learn about a special NAMM 2019 price reduction.
Inter Plug-in Communication is very exciting and appears to be growing in popularity. Thankfully there have been a good number of plug-in developers introducing some cool workflows in their products, which feature inter plug-in communication that you can learn more about in this article.