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.
There are lots of great audio/music software & hardware products out there in the Pro Audio world. At Production Expert, we review a variety of products designed to make you work smarter and produce better results in your studios. There are occasions when a product is so good we end up buying it for ourselves, these products usually get our Expert's Choice Award (formerly known as Editor's Choice Awards) for being such fantastic products.
I think it’s fair to say we have waited quite a “long time” for the Slate Digital VRS8 Virtual Recording Studio audio interface, the first from Steven and the team. So was it worth the wait? Rather than have just one unit, I have been lucky enough to get my hands on two VRS8 interfaces to use in my studio on a real life session. How did they hold up and most importantly, how do they sound in action?
We've been asked by many people to take a look at the Mac mini 2018 to see if the claims of it being 'awesome' on the one hand or that the 'USB2 audio is broken' are true. There's some merit in other reviews and also in anecdotal evidence from forums and social media, but to be frank, the only way to get to the facts is to test it ourselves. Not only have we tested this Mac mini 2018 on its own but benchmarked it against a Mac Pro Late 2013 to give you a sense of the power under the hood of the Mac mini 2018.
21 feature laden and analog rich plugins designed by the geniuses who have shaped the sound of modern music, could this be the ultimate effects package? Guest contributor DJ Marc JB who is one half of remixers/producers Bimbo Jones shares his thoughts and experience with this Soundtoys 5.
I’m sure like many of you, I was under the impression that “251” style valve condenser microphones were mainly used to record female vocals. John McBride of Blackbird Studios in Nashville is on the record as saying that an original Telefunken 251 is his “go-to” microphone when recording his wife Martina. But how does the new Warm Audio WA-251 stack up as an instrument mic. I invited composer and guitar player Paul Sundt back to the studio to record one of this tracks playing a couple of my acoustic guitars recorded using the WA-251.
Why do we want great studio monitors? That is not an obvious question to answer. On one hand, we want some degree of gratification as we are working on our music. In other words, we want it to sound good. But we also want to make sure we are mixing our music properly so that it will sound great wherever it is listened to. I am going to suggest a third facet. The better our studio monitors are, the more we take them for granted. And that is a good thing! The main thing I want from my monitors is to not think about them. I mean like ever.
Today Nugen Audio has revealing a new and improved version of their clever and deceptively powerful channel ops utility plug-in SigMod. They have made it even easier to use as you can now use VST3 plug-ins inside the signal path of SigMod instead of having to route out of SigMod to process with plug-ins. Check out our exclusive review and learn about a special NAMM 2019 price reduction.
We have covered the topic of AoIP (Audio Over IP) extensively over the last several years on Production Expert as it has been changing the way we work with audio for the better. Brands such as Focusrite, DAD and Ferrofish, to name a few, have all produced amazing AoIP gear of which we have reviewed and brought together in this article.
If you are in the market for a new drum library or virtual instrument then this list represents some of the best drum software products you can buy today to help you get your grooves down in your next production.
If you want a quick round-up of some of the hottest new software releases for use in music and post-production then at Production Expert we've created this summary. We tell you what the brand says and what we think, we also include links to help you find out more. This week we take a look at Zynaptiq’s new MASTER Bundle, FabFilter excellent Pro-Q 3 and Waves latest DeEsser.
In this exclusive first look video we show you a selection of new features in FabFilter Pro-Q 3 including dynamic EQ, brick wall filter slopes, per band m/s, invert gain, tilt slope, Q-gain interaction and the new analyzer which displays the full EQ spectrum from other Pro-Q 3 instances in your sessions.
If you want a quick round-up of some of the hottest new software releases for use in music and post-production then at Production Expert we've created this summary. We tell you what the brand says and what we think, we also include links to help you find out more. This week we take a look at Waves new free Sibilance plug-in, UTA’s MPEQ-1 and Elysia’s new Phil's Cascade.
Hi, I am Guido Helbling and Mike has asked me to share my preview of the new Soundminer v5 Pro that has just been released as a beta version for testing. To comply with the requirements of current operating systems, Soundminer V5 Pro is now fully 64-bit compatible. This required a lot of changes under the hood of Soundminer V5 Pro, most of which will not be immediately evident to regular users.
UnderToneAudio’s MPEQ-1 channel strip features a Swiss Army Knife style 4 band parametric EQ section and glorious sounding mic pre. In this test we provide you an up close and personal overview of the device supported by some uninterrupted audio examples of this comprehensive outboard EQ in action.
If you want a quick round-up of some of the hottest new software releases for use in music and post-production then at Production Expert we've created this summary. We tell you what the brand says and what we think, we also include links to help you find out more. This week we take a look at Nectar 3 by iZotope, Brainworx Scheops Mono Upmix & Session Keys Electric W From e-Instruments
For users of previous versions of Nectar this latest version is an absolute no-brainer. For those who regularly mix within all-in-one style plug-in chain windows, Nectar 3 could very well be the best vocal mixing suite out there, it’s worth checking out. Let us know what you think of Nectar 3.
Recently, Steven and the team at Steven Slate Drums released the latest version of SSD, Steven Slate Drums 5. Now what I could do is give you a blow by blow walk through of the new and improved user interface. Or, I could tell you how wonderful the samples are and how low the CPU usage is, but no, there are plenty of other folk out there in “internet land” who are going to be doing that. What I’m going to do is let you listen to how I have been using SSD 5 in a real world session. I’ll tell you about a couple of the tweaks I have made and I’ll let you listen to a basic rock band mix with some of the different kits I really like.
Over the years, The Production Expert Team has produced countless video reviews featuring a wide variety of cool studio hardware and outboard gear. From mic preamps to effects units, compressors to EQ… check out our Expert Reviews Roundup of studio hardware and outboard gear.