If you want to know what our most read articles for this week are then here is a summary of each one, read by around 100,000 of our community. The free Studio One 4.5.3 upgrade took top spot with continued huge interest in the PreSonus flagship DAW. Unsurprisingly FrontDAW from United Plugins, a plug-in worth €49 but free for a limited time, has also received a lot of attention and takes the number 2 slot. The excellent summary of gadgets for those using microphones in the studio has been popular, then followed by three articles helping with recording studio workflow.
Russ suggests that CD was the high water mark of audio playback quality for the masses. If this is true and many will listen to streaming, MP3 and in mono. How should audio professionals respond?
It is essential to have an excellent fundamental grounding in the core principles of audio and acoustics. Otherwise, you'll believe anything or anyone. However, if we allow our beliefs to become dogma, then we leave little room for new possibilities.
Anyone who has worked on ADR, short for Automatic Dialog Replacement, will know that there is nothing automatic about it. Most of the time ADR is about the skill of the actor, directors and audio tem to get a good take that will match the picture. There are tools that help like VocaLign and Revoice Pro from Synchro Arts but what if you could change the video to get sync rather than the audio. Check this out…
Ever had a director drop an effects heavy scene on you, with precious little time to deliver it? In this new series of free tutorials from Krotos Audio, Sound Designer Dan Mellis-Cohen takes you through how to get the best from the Krotos Sound Design Bundle.
If you run a creative business then you'll have natural talents which you excel at. However, there are things that don't come naturally which you need to do if you want to go from good to great.
First there was a tweet from @deafgirly saying “Subtitles aren't just for deaf people. Lots of my hearing friends use them, too.” This tweet went viral and was picked up by a UK newspaper. For audio professionals this seems like a kick in the teeth, after all if the speech intelligibility, of the content we mix, is so bad, surely we cannot be doing our job properly? Or are there other factors at play? In this article we investigate and offer some clear conclusions.
In the article we explain several different ways that audio is graphically represented in DAWs and a number of different tools from a range of developers to help you understand not only what these visuals tell us but to show you what they are for and how to interpret these graphics and displays to help you. This article isn’t a deep physics lesson in audio, instead we try to explain each of these points as practically as possible.
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,