Each of us on the team is often asked about the gear we have personally chosen to use in our own recording studios and recording environments. In this article, with its two videos, James Ivey shows his new(ish) drum kit and the mics he has chosen to get his signature drum sound. He also shows his new location recording rig, which is compact, portable and sounds great.
When Antelope announced the continuation of their Generation 3 hardware roll out with the Goliath HD Gen 3. At first glance seemed like an attractive package, especially for professionals looking for a fully featured high-end interface. Following some comments from the community, we asked Antelope why there are charging $1999 USD to get full Avid HD/HDX compatibility. Here is their response…
Antelope Audio has announced that the Gen 3 version of their Goliath HD | Gen 3 is now available. The latest version comes with brand-new AD/DA converters designed to achieve a 136dB DNR (dynamic range) on its monitor outputs, The interface will also come a complimentary Edge Duo microphone with switchable polar patterns and realtime mic modelling via its onboard FPGA-powered emulations and Accusonic mic preamps.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a little while coming but the team at Universal Audio are very pleased to be able to announce that their Ox - The Amp Top Box and the controller software are now fully Windows compatible.
The team at Antelope Audio has introduced two updated audio interfaces with some very exciting new DSP technology inside. The new Discrete 4 and Discrete 8 Synergy Core Edition audio interfaces introduce the company’s new Synergy Core DSP technology. This is a pairing of Antelope’s already established FPGA effects processing with a pair of powerful new ARM digital signal processing chips. It looks like these audio interfaces could be the most powerful all-in-one units we’ve ever seen.
Electric guitar recording is extremely popular in music production, especially in the home recording crowd. It’s such a popular form of recording that many pro audio brands have specifically designed and engineered audio interfaces for the job. In this article we share our experiences on a selection of the most popular electric guitar-centric audio interfaces you can buy today.
We’ve shortlisted several popular audio interfaces you can buy today, all of which share a couple of common threads being that these products provide a minimum of 8 microphone preamps and are housed within 1U chassis. We’re spoilt for choice! Which would you buy?
Did this recording rig work or did we break it? On paper this rig should work, however, experience has taught us that in the real world these sorts of setups can throw up an issue or two. In this test we placed several microphones around a drum kit in order to test the performance of two Focusrite Clarett’s paired using ADAT connected via USB-C to an Apple iPad Pro 2018 in an input heavy tracking session example.
Back in January 2019 at the Winter NAMM show, our friends at console, mic pre and interface manufacturer Audient announced the new Sono audio interface. Sono forges a new path for the UK based company as it is firmly geared towards guitar players who want to produce high quality recordings with a minimum of extra kit. We have been using Sono not only to record guitars using the built in room, microphone and speaker cabinet simulation by Two notes audio engineering, but also vocals and drums for this demo session. Take a look and listen to how this small, yet powerful interface is able to adapt to all of your studio requirements.
Some weeks ago we asked the audio community to tell us which kind of audio interface they use with Pro Tools, Studio One, Logic Pro X or one of the many other DAWs they used each day.
Over 2000 DAW users took the poll and the results are in, with one clear winner, what’s more to those of you who like to be ahead of the technology curve you may be disappointed, if not surprised.
We have been aware that a small number of owners of the more recent Apple computers like the Mac mini 2018 and the MacBook Pro 2018 have had some issues with audio glitching when using an USB audio interface.
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.
In this video with the support of Universal Audio, Paul Drew shares his thoughts and ideas when it comes to mastering the track Thought of Love by Rooftop Renegades. In this final part in the series, Paul shows us how he uses the SSL Bus Compressor to glue to mix together then he reaches for the new Brainworx bx_masterdesk, which he uses as a “one stop” mastering processor.