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.
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.
In a new format we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. James explains the importance of those little knurled washers that should be on most conventional style microphone stands.
In this video, Paul Drew and James Ivey look at the microphones and UAD-2 plug-in choices that Paul made to record the band live in his studio. The aim of this project is to record, mix and master the song using nothing but the new Apollo X range of audio interfaces and UAD-2 plug-ins. This is part 3 of 6 for Production Expert, with the support of Universal Audio, in which Paul and James continue the tracking process for a new song called “Thought Of Love” by Belgian band Rooftop Renegades.
In this video, Paul reaches for a selection of guitars to build on the drums and bass parts recorded in the first part of this series. The aim of this project is to record, mix and master the song using nothing but the new Apollo X range of audio interfaces and UAD-2 plug-ins. This is part 2 of 6 for Production Expert, with the support of Universal Audio, in which Paul and James continue the tracking process for a new song called “Thought Of Love” by Belgian band Rooftop Renegades.
Universal Audio has chosen NAMM to announce that it is going back to its roots by opening of its new UA Custom Shop, located in Santa Cruz, California.
McDSP have announced their first hardware product, a 16 channel, analogue processor the likes of which we’ve never seen. This isn’t just remotely controllable from a plug in interface, it’s remotely configurable so you can set up each of the 16 channels of processing to be different types of processor.
In this studio test we put the Wes Audio Beta 76 through it’s paces. It looks like an 1176, all be it with a handful of neat additions… but does it sound like an 1176? What makes this take on a legend different from the original units which came before?
What’s an article about building a server got to do with audio I hear you say? Well bear with me and I’ll tell you.
In this video, the first of a new six part series for Production Expert, with the support of Universal Audio, Paul Drew and James Ivey begin the tracking process for a new song called “Thought Of Love” by Belgian band Rooftop Renegades. The aim of this project is to record, mix and master the song using nothing but the new Apollo X range of audio interfaces and UAD-2 plug-ins. In this first video, James takes to the drums to lay down a solid foundation for the track and Paul adds some real bass to lock in with the kick drum.
Our friends at British console and interface manufacturer Audient have teamed up with leading guitar cab simulation creators two notes audio engineering to create the new Sono USB audio interface claimed to be the ultimate audio interface for guitarists.
Mono instrument tracks are easy to deal with but they can sound a little “lifeless” in a mix. Now we all know that there are plug-ins and hardware units that can create a massive stereo image from our mono signal, but this is often at the cost of mono compatibility. I was recently switched on to a technique using Inductor based EQ that can create an interesting stereo image with no fancy plugins or M/S trickery. Let me show you how it works.
It is fairly well known that Apple would always rather you buy a computer from them as a completed system. However, this is not always the most cost effective approach for us the computer buying public. Thanks, in part of Apple making the RAM of the new Mac Mini a user serviceable upgrade you can now take advantage of after market RAM and give your machine top spec without the top spec price tag. The team at OWC show you how to upgrade the RAM in your 2018 Mac Mini.
Back in November 2018 we posted an article Got An Nvidia Graphics Card? Considering Upgrading To macOS Mojave? You Need To Read This First. In this article we share some news about the possible appearance of Mojave compatible drivers for Nvidia graphics cards released after the end of 2013.
If you like big, powerful synthesizers You’ll love Craft Synth v2, the new kickstarter project from Modal. Get some of the big synth sound of the 002 or 008 in a small but perfectly formed package.
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!
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.