Ever suffer from “Sound Designers Block”? Our friends at Krotos Audio have some top tips for creating innovative unique sound design, in these three free tutorial videos.
There are some very well known audio restoration software packages from the likes of iZotope, Sonnox and Accusonus, but just may be they haven’t they got the audio restoration market sewn up. Recently our own Mike Thornton had the chance to try out an audio restoration plug-in from the Swedish developer Klevgrand.
At WWDC 2019 Apple have just announced a new Mac Pro that looks like the old cheese-grater with lots of holes, a set of feet on the bottom and handles on the top and against all expectations it has internal PCI slots as well as a 6K monitor.
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.
A community member contacted us to ask for our help and advice as they transition from a job in audio post-production to working as a freelancer with a studio at home. In this article, we will look at the background and show how more and more people are making the jump to working from home. Business structure, insurance, how to find clients, how to set your prices, contracts, terms and conditions, invoicing, getting paid, security for premises, equipment and data, protecting your health & wellbeing, the challenges of working alone and finally some guidance on equipment choices.
Non Lethal Applications have released the public beta of a new free utility designed to simplify and improve the communication between your DAW and Non Lethal Applications’ Video Slave or ADR Master initially just for Pro Tools on macOS and Windows.
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.
Netflix have just announced that they are improving the quality of the audio that they deliver to their streaming service subscribers. In this article we uncover the story of why and how Netflix has chosen to improve the quality of the audio delivered to their subscribers.
In this article we chronicle the 45 year story of how this unfinished Orson Welles film ‘The Other Side Of The Wind’ was finally completed and released by Netflix in November 2018 along with a companion documentary.
In this free video tutorial iZotope’s Geoff Manchester shows how to use tools from Exponential Audio, the newest member of the iZotope family, for post production. Geoff focuses on how to blend ADR (automated dialogue replacement) within a new acoustic environment, and how to artfully situate foley and sound effects against footage with reverb.
Russ has transformed his life in less than a year, he thinks applying the same thinking could transform his studio too.
At the start of NAB 2019 Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 16. There are a lot of new video related features in Resolve 16 but in this article we will focus on the Fairlight audio features that have been added to Resolve 16,
In this test we put three popular de-clipper plug-ins up against each other in a blind listening test. Quality de-clipper plug-ins, such as the three products featured in this test, will repair and reconstruct clipped peaks lost (or not recorded) in the tracking process resulting in audio that sounds cleaner and, most importantly, usable. Clipping is a form of distortion artefact… not the type you want. Vote for the example you prefer the sound of.
Steinberg chose the recent Games Developer Conference to present the latest iteration of Steinberg’s audio post-production workstation, Nuendo 10 which includes the implementation of numerous user requests related to audio post-production and game audio design like video cut detection, support for ADM file format, a new audio alignment panel and brand new Doppler Effect plug-in.
We have become aware that a growing number of people understand that Object Based Audio means Dolby Atmos and Dolby Atmos mean Object Based Audio. Although Dolby Atmos is an application of object based audio it is by no means the only application for object based audio. In this article we care going to explore some of the other applications of object based audio.
Are you working on an audio mix for Netflix but unable to use Insight because it hasn’t got dialog-gating and a Netflix preset? Worry no longer, iZotope has announced Insight 2.1 which brings a Netflix preset for all those working on Netflix content.
Sound Particles is an immersive 3D CGI-like application for film, TV, VR, music and game audio production. Having been used on many feature film releases (including Aquaman, Ready Player One, Batman vs Superman, among many others) since its release just over three years ago, Sound Particles 2.0 adds binaural monitoring, Windows support, Ambisonics file import, CGI file integration and real-time rendering, along with many more significant feature updates.
The Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group has introduced AudioTools Voice, which they describe as “a brand-new enhancement tool that addresses television viewers long-standing and ongoing struggle to clearly hear and understand program dialogue”.
When it came to restoring the audio for a remastered version of the drama, Baywatch, for Amazon Prime, iZotope’s RX 6 Software, was used by Warner Brothers audio specialist, Brook Dillon to restore audio from every original Baywatch episode for the re-release on the streaming platform. Core modules in RX 6 like Dialogue Isolate and Spectral Repair were key tools in the restoration process, given the lack of stems, and Brook was able to give the audio a new, polished sound while still matching the original mix thanks to the tools in iZotope RX 6.
With 3D immersive audio continuing to make its way into productions globally, Sennheiser and its partner Dear Reality are showcasing a full scene-based end-to-end workflow for VR and 360° video productions at NAMM 2019 with the announcement of a new dearVR AMBI MICRO VST/AAX plug-in for DAWs, developed in cooperation with Sennheiser’s AMBEO team.