There is a place for clever but sometimes it takes someone with the experience of Al Schmitt to remind us that taking the approach of turning the knob until it sounds better really can’t be argued with. Watch this free extract from the 2-Bus Processing with Al Schmitt (ft. Cyrille Aimée) video tutorial to see how simple it can be.
Synchro Arts is proud to present an update to their flagship product, Revoice Pro. This v.4.1 update, free to all Revoice Pro 4 users, includes many workflow enhancements. Process groups improved Warp workflow, and tighter ARA2 integration with compatible DAWs are just part of what this update brings.
Having been around many of those who have sucessful careers in the recording industry, I want to tell you the kind of luck you need to be successful in the recording industry.
Watch this free extract from the F. Reid Shippen - Mixing Dierks Bentley tutorial from PureMix in which Grammy award winning mixer F. Reid Shippen explains a couple of EQ tricks using UAD plug-ins. These two tricks are unintended artefacts of the original EQ design, much like the famous Pultec bottom end trick. They were new to us and might well be new to you too. Find out more by watching the free video extract.
Russ has transformed his life in less than a year, he thinks applying the same thinking could transform his studio too.
If you are new to recording then you have probably wondered how top engineers get the right mic position for vocals and instruments? Some might suggest there's a trick or a hack, there isn't, but we can guarantee there is one thing they do every time they put a mic up for recording.
Are you free on the weekend of May 3rd to 5th 2019? Can you get to Basel in Switzerland? Would you like to learn from Al Schmitt, George Massenburg and Swiss engineer Daniel Dettwiler? If so, you are in for a treat as Daniel has invited Al Schmitt and George Massenburg to join him for a 3-day learning event in Basel. Come and learn the ‘Sheer Pleasure Of Sound’ over a 3-day event recording and mixing with some true soundmasters.
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?
MeterPlugs has released a plug-in version of its Loudness Penalty web tool, which brings this useful tool into your DAW and helps you pinpoint the issues and fix them within your DAW.
One of my resolutions for 2019 was to make more music and thus far it’s all going rather well. One of my new projects is with our very own Paul Drew of Studio One Expert. Paul and I have been working together on a couple of tracks with bass player Dan Hawkins and on a recent session, we had a true 21st Century production epiphany. We discovered a means of working together that is almost as good as being in the same room at the same time. Let me explain.
Chord Composer from Intuitive Audio is a chord generator plug-in which allows you to create fully customizable chord progressions, based on varying amounts of input from the user. It’s part chord progression “generator” and part chord progression “builder”. In this video, I test it out to see how it works in terms of the different ways it can generate chord patterns and rhythms based on varying degrees of user input.
Are you a singer, but not an instrumentalist and been frustrated with your ability to make music. Well hope may be at had. There is a kickstarter campaign for a product called the Dubler Studio Kit which was fully funded to the tune of £40,000 in less than one hour. In this article we look at how it works and how it could help you in your music making.
In this video, sponsored by SynchroArts, I’ll show you one of the ways I like to work in Warp Mode to correct not only sibilance but other problems with unpitched audio like breaths and harsh consonants. You can fly through a track in minutes cleaning up and polishing a vocal. removing, or better yet, attenuating, all sorts of unintended audio artifacts.
Last week Emma talked about developments to EQ the gender imbalance in the film industry. It’s no secret that there is a gender gap in the tech side of the music industry as well. Women make up just 5% to 7% of audio engineers and producers, according to reports by the Audio Engineering Society. Some organizations report numbers as low as 3%. That is a lot of ground to make up, however, I’m feeling inspired and optimistic. Here’s why…
The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Japanese MIDI association AMEI have been working behind the scenes on the next gen MIDO protocols and have announced that they have finalised the core features and name for the next generation MIDI protocol: MIDI 2.0.
Next time you use one or a combination of these common DAW features we’ve listed in this article just remember how lucky we are these days to have such great tools at our disposal. The aspirations of audio engineers back in the analogue recording era really did help pave the way for the features we rely on and take from granted in our DAWs today.
Primarily, I’d use the original Insight in post production and mastering. I might refer to it from time to time for mixing, but not as often as in other cases. This has changed with Insight 2, as the suite provides several improvements that make it a killer companion for mixing duties for me. In this article I will outline its killer features…
Synchro Arts has launched Revoice Pro 4, which they claim to be the ultimate toolbox for timing and pitch adjustment, with over 70 new features and improvements over the previous version.