How do you handle the difficult clients, who force overruns, and then don’t pay for the extra time and so try to play the blame game? It is time to stand up against these people and use contracts and join unions to protect us against the clients that regularly take advantage or people’s passion for doing a good job.
First there was a tweet from @deafgirly saying “Subtitles aren't just for deaf people. Lots of my hearing friends use them, too.” This tweet went viral and was picked up by a UK newspaper. For audio professionals this seems like a kick in the teeth, after all if the speech intelligibility, of the content we mix, is so bad, surely we cannot be doing our job properly? Or are there other factors at play? In this article we investigate and offer some clear conclusions.
I was asked by a friend just the other day why I set up my drum overhead mics the way I did. I explained my ideas and methodologies and he said “Haven’t you tried anything more conventional?” This article is the story of my experiments including audio examples for you to listen to and compare for yourself.
Do you feel it is cheating if we use simple and focused “one knob” style plug-ins or plug-ins with limited controls in our mixes. Are these necessary for making our mixing workflows lean and mean creative machines? In this article, we discuss the issues…
In this article I list a number of important control surface features and typical selling points that I would personally love to see incorporated in a single control surface product at some point in the future. This is a bit of a wish list, I know, but if a device did one day come about with these particular features then it would certainly be the ultimate control surface for me.
Back in December 2018, our friends at Nugen Audio reached out to their followers by email, Facebook and Twitter asking people to fill out the Nugen Audio Holiday Survey. there were 3174 respondents with 40% not Nugen Audio users. We have been granted exclusive access to the results and in this article we analyse the results from the 9 questions in this survey.
There seems to be a view that “trying to force women into something they don’t naturally want to do is wrong” or “In free civilizations people choose their professions. Making the quota programs such as Affirmative Action are failures”. This got me thinking, does gender equality come down to nature or nurture?
Designer Pierre Cerveau has come up with an interesting concept design as a development from the conventional Mac Mini, to fit between the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro.
Does the recent drop In profits and sales in China for Apple and the rumours of an iPhone SE2 suggest that Apple may be refocusing and making more price conscious products? How might that move show itself in the Mac computer product ranges?
As a bit of fun on the Production Expert team over the holiday break, we’ve challenged one another to this; you get to keep all the plug-ins supplied with your DAW but then you only get to keep one more plug-in. Find out which plug-in each team member chose and why they chose it.
Should the audio in augmented reality and immersive content merely meet audience expectations, or challenge them? Where do you draw the line between feeling like you’re in reality, or in a fantastical world? Matthew Smith is a renowned video game developer and former audio director at Rockstar North best known for his work on a variety of high-profile game titles. In this article by Krotos, he explores the expectations made of Augmented Reality Audio and the quest to seamlessly integrate virtual elements into the real world.
What method do you employ, a huge drive that contains all your client work or on a drive-as-tape method? We would be interested in your workflow and your experience of using either, tips always welcome!
Community member Nick Harrison at Truth Recording has had some fun with Insight 2 from iZotope creating his special unique Christmas greeting to us all.
The Apple Special Event, October 30, 2018 revealed a lot of new products in the form of a new Mac mini, MacBook Air with Retina display and iPad Pro but for Apple there was a deeper message they made every effort to get across. Within the first few lines of Apple CEO Tim Cook starting to speak he was using the C word, no not that one, but the word ‘creative.’
Here’s the challenge… We have a budget of around £500 to improve our home studio setup:
What do think the bottleneck is holding back this studio?
How would you spend a £500 budget improving this setup?
Our most read article for a long time, but did you take any notice?
Many of world's most sought-after studio gear exists as a plug-in emulation, many of which are without doubt very good but I can't help feeling as though many plug-in version of vintage studio hardware miss one vital real-world feature.
Number 3 for us! Which one of these are you guilty of?
The results of a new study by the University of South California and the Australian National University has shown that the quality of the audio influences whether the listener will believe what they hear and more importantly whether they will trust the source of information.
We have discussed a good number of myths over the years that have come about in our industry and in case you have missed them, we have brought them together in one article.
Have a read and join in the discussion...