The team at Universal Audio are very pleased to announce their new Thunderbolt 3 equipped Windows 10 compatible UAD-2 Satellite hardware accelerator in Octo or Quad power configurations.
The modern recording studio is a place full of connections. Be they digital or analogue, there is nothing we can do to get away from the fact that sometimes we need to plug a thing into another thing. But sometimes the connection types don’t match, maybe they are a different size or form factor. In this article, we list our top 5 connectors and converters you should have in your studio, and maybe you should have at least two of them. What with stereo and all.
An excellent video for anyone wanting to know more about how Sonos speakers work and in particular the IKEA SYMFONISK speaker.
In this article we look at some of our favourite cost-effective gadgets that will help you improve your recordings.
In this video we get up close and personal with an outboard EQ that Dan feels has no equal. It represents exceptional value for money, sounds beautiful on just about anything you throw through it and can be tested in your studio with no commitment to buy. For £1,500 this could very well be Dan’s outboard EQ bargain of the century. Do you agree?
Back In January we were excited to hear about the upcoming APB16 from McDSP, These units are now available and are cheaper than some of the team predicted. Find out more and hear about the improvements offered in the new, free v6.6 update to McDSP’s plug-ins.
In this article we explore this topic to help you decide whether or not you need an air conditioning system installed in your home studio. We share a number of points based on our own experiences as well as several key areas you need to consider before you take the plunge into the world of home studio air conditioning.
The new speakers from IKEA and SONOS are proving to be a hit, selling out in hours… we talk about the widespread adoption of smart speakers and what it could mean to those mixing the content that will be played on them.
Back in February 2019 well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted there were to be a raft of Pro related Apple products due to be released during 2019. He advised us to watch out for the new Mac Pro, with companion 31.6” 6K screen and an ‘all-new’ 16-inch MacBook Pro. The first two have been announced and it looks like the all new 16” MacBook Pro will be announced in September or October 2019. In this article we will outline what we know so far about this latest MacBook Pro.
There are many benefits to tracking through outboard channels strips and committing sounds “to tape”. In the article we share a number of reasons why we consider that channel strips are great tools to use to improve your productions.
In this article we take a close look at the new Orion 32HD Gen 3 from Antelope Audio. James Ivey and band ‘The Studio Rats’ use the Orion 32HD Gen 3 to record their new track ‘Falling Deeper’ featuring the voice of Abi F Jones.
The team at Tascam are very pleased to announce that they are now including a free, full version of iZotope's amazing Neutron Elements with their SERIES 102i and SERIES 208i USB audio and MIDI interfaces.
Focusrite have worked with Brainworx so that they can offer the bx_console Focusrite plug-in, worth $349, FREE with every Focusrite Clarett and Red audio interface. Check out our article to learn more about the iconic Focusrite console and how you can get the free bx_console Focusrite plug-in…
The Focusrite Group has just announced the acquisition of studio monitor company, ADAM Audio GmbH. This is the first acquisition for The Focusrite Group since going public in 2014 and is part of the Group’s mission to ‘Remove Barriers to Creativity’. We cannot wait to see what new innovations and products will come out of this coming together of Focusrite and Adam Audio.
There are some instruments that are often toted as “difficult to record”. These include, Steel Pan, Vibraphone, Harp, Bagpipes (Highland Pipes) and Harpsichord. Having recently recorded a Harpsichord we have come up with our 5 top tips for recording what some might call challenging musical instruments.
The team at Focusrite are delighted to be able to announce their newly updated Scarlett range of USB-C interfaces. We at Production Expert have been very privileged to get one of the very first of the new 18i20 units into the UK to use in a studio session. We have given it the once over, and it’s time to let you know what we think to the improvements and upgrades.
In this article, we take a quick look at several of what could be called the finest audio interfaces available today. Form factor however is not the defining factor here. We are looking at the ability to configure the I/O and connectivity to our needs in a bespoke unit, not a one size fits all, off the shelf device but something that can be truly customised. The downside to all this flexibility is often an eye-watering price tag.
There is nothing more frustrating than having to carry a fist full of different adaptors and connectors in order to make a nice shiny new Apple MacBook Pro laptops or other USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 equipped computers talk to any of our studio hardware. So here are our list of some of the best troubleshooters and lifesaver converters that are available today to avoid having to carry a pile of little white converter cables that can cost over £50 each.
There has been some fun made of the new Apple Mac Pro 7,1 new style cheese-grater as to whether it could function as a cheese grater as well as a clever ad campaign by IKEA, or whether a cheese grater could become a computer? We have the story, images and a video all for a bit of fun….
In this article, we take a look at our pick of the most popular audio interfaces you can buy today, all of which are designed to live and function on your desktop and not be rack mounted.