This article could easily have been titled “the great studio spring clean of 2019” as one of the major issues I had to deal with was a mass of extra cables in my rig. You know the sort of thing that was not really installed properly to “fix” an issue or run in a piece of gear for a demo or review session. But the main reason for this studio overhaul was to install not only a new piece of kit, but also a new and exciting way of working. Introducing the Patch, digitally controlled analogue patch back by Flock Audio.
The WorldWide Developer Conference is held every year by Apple in early June and Apple tends to use the conference keynote to make key announcements mainly about software. That said, they have also been known to make announcements about hardware too, including both previous Mac Pro computers and there is a growing expectation that Apple may announce the new long-awaited ‘modular’ Mac Pro at this year’s WWDC. In this article we take a look at what Apple is expected to and rumoured to announce at this year’s developer conference.
Our friends at UK based console, interface and mic pre manufacturers Audient are very pleased to announce their newest product, Nero. Nero is a fully featured desktop monitor controller with a comprehensive set of I/O. Think of Nero as the centre section of your console, just without the console.
There comes a time when we all either choose, or are forced to retire our computers. Often these machines are still in a perfectly serviceable condition but maybe our needs or requirements have changed or we just want MORE POWER! So maybe it’s time to sell it and help fund the next machine. OWC’s Steve Sande gives Mac users seven steps you should take before you Mac finally leaves your hands.
For some of you hardcore music producers out there who use a lot of studio outboard gear this question could come across as though we are asking you to choose which of your children you love the most… luckily we’re not asking that but this decision is no less difficult to make.
Drawmer’s new 1974 stereo EQ and 1976 Multiband saturation/width processor offer plenty of analogue vibe without the hefty price tags so often associated with name brand hardware.
At NAMM 2019 Antelope Audio announced the Edge Go, a USB microphone which features internal FPGA chips, which allows the Edge Go to process it’s own microphone emulations of many popular vintage mics. But does it work and is it any good? Let’s find out.
Recently here in the UK, we saw the switch to British Summer Time, a sure sign that better weather is on the way (even in London). But there is still a chance of a cold snap and our valuable studio gear does not like changes in temperature. Steve Sande writing for the OWC blog takes up the story.
If you were to slim down your studio gear collection then what would you need to keep in order to still be able to get your recording work done in your studio? Consider these products your studio gear essentials, what could you not live without?
I have been trying to squeeze every last centimeter out of my recording and mixing chain, which led me to the RME ADI-2 Pro which amongst other things has a stunning sounding stereo Analogue to Digital converter. Perfect for the final A/D in my hybrid studio workflow. In this test we take a look at what else this very powerful half U rack unit can do.
On the run up to NAB 2019 next week in Las Vegas, RTW have announced new versions of their TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9, which now have Dante AoIP support, including an AES67 mode with up to 32 channels of audio and redundant network support.
Fuzzmeasure is very flexible and is probably best known as an acoustic measurement tool. It can be also be used to capture the frequency response curve of outboard equipment. In this demo it is used to capture the curves of the high pass filter of a BAE 1073.
In this video for Production Expert made with the support of Universal Audio, Technical Editor James Ivey invites 2 friends to record a track with him using 2 Universal Apollo X16 audio interfaces. James also shows how he uses the UA Apollo 16 Generation 2 in a console workflow allowing him to access many great UAD-2 effects emulations. We also answer the question about which sounds better the new Apollo X16 or Gen 2 Apollo 16 interface.
There are clever ways to route audio between apps and devices but a really simple alternative is using a lightning cable.
The team at Swiss audio company Merging have come up with a new take on the desktop interface. Anubis is a new breed of interface connecting to your host computer via the Ravenna AoIP protocol.
When we heard that our friends at Create Pro has done the impossible to get a Thunderbolt card running in a Mac Pro Cheese-grater, we knew we had to bring it to you.
The team at Solid State Logic, better known as SSL have been very busy of late. First we got the amazing SSL Fusion Colour mixing and mastering processor, now we get a new table top mixer called SiX, that they claim is the ultimate desktop mixer. And from what I see they could well be right.
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.
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.