In this article we have brought together all of our vocal tuning tutorials and reviews of the top pitch correction plug-ins you can buy today from the likes of Antares, Celemony, Synchro Arts and Waves.
EQ is one of the most essential tools in a mix engineer’s toolbox. Whether it is a dedicated outboard unit, built inline into a console’s channel or even a plug-in, EQ is the first tool we reach for when our tracks are in need of some TLC in the tone and timbre department. We’ve had the privilege of testing many and varied EQs at Production Expert ranging from simple one knob style EQ plug-ins through to complex outboard EQs, all of which are brilliant tools and worth checking out. If you are in the market for a new EQ then check out our test and reviews of the best EQ tools you can buy today for you studio.
Each week we publish two free video tutorials to show you how use Waves plug-ins across a wide variety of music mixing applications. These bite sized video tips are intended to inspire you to try something new and creative in your next production. If you are not a Waves plug-in user don’t despair. All the skills and tips we’ve featured in this ongoing series of free video tutorials are easily transferable to any comparable stock or third party plug-in you have in your digital mixing toolkit.
It’s safe to say that we are rather spoilt for choice when it comes to guitar centric hardware and software for studio recording. There is a new bread of audio interface emerging these days designed specifically for the job of recording electric guitars, there are countless pedal and amp simulators, DSP outboard processors and so on. We’ve been fortunate enough to test a vast majority of this sort of gear, of which you can check in this post.
So far 2019 has been a great year for studio gear. We’ve had the privilege to test quite a lot it. From plug-ins to outboard, microphones to audio interfaces, monitors to computers… check out our product tests of some of the best studio gear of 2019.
A lot of people ask us to comment or compare the sound and features of various mastering tools. With our reviews, we give you the chance to see and hear what they can do before you consider buying them.
Many of The Production Expert Team have a guilty pleasure when it comes to 500 series modules. This is a great form factor that enables studio people to build up serious analog rigs at a fraction of the price without having to worry about losing half their studio’s rack space to gear. We’ve put together a roundup of our top reviews of cool 500 series modules that you can check out here.
In this roundup we’ve collated all our reviews, tests and free tutorial of audio restoration plug-ins that you can use to compare the differences between all the tools on the market today. There are some previous versions of certain audio restoration products in the list below, we’ve kept these in to demonstrate how far this technology has come of late.
Typically microphones, preamps, computers and plug-ins come and go over short periods of time but for many a set of studio monitors will stay in service for at least a decade so it’s important to know what your options are when deciding on a new set of monitors for you studio. In this article we roundup all of our reviews and listening tests of studio monitors and hardware & software accessories for you to check out
Channel strips are very useful tools in music production. There are countless to choose from, both in hardware and software forms. Luckily, we’ve tested and reviewed a great many of these that you can check out in this article.
In this article we have combined many of our reviews of large diaphragm condenser microphones that you can buy today. Some of these mics represent great value for money, others are undoubtedly on the other side of what consider to be expensive though don’t forget top quality sometimes costs top draw. Over the years we at Production Expert have either reviewed or used all of the mics in this list in some way, shape or form which has helped inform our choice for this list
In this article we have collated all of our video reviews, tutorial and tests of Accusonus plug-ins in one place to enable you to learn more about Accusonus and of the products they offer.
Each day our team on the show floor at NAMM 2019 are on the lookout for products that catch their eye and in this Best Of NAMM 2019 roundup James Ivey, Audrey Martinovich and Julian Rodgers share their top 3 from day 3.
We are big fans of Zynaptiq as their plug-ins never conform to the norm. You only need to take a quick glance at Zynaptiq’s entire plug-in range to know that emulations and everyday studio processors are not their thing… and all the better for it if you ask us! What Zynaptiq plug-ins do you use?
Each day our team on the show floor at NAMM 2019 are on the lookout for products that catch their eye and in this Best Of NAMM 2019 roundup James Ivey, Audrey Martinovich and Eli Krantzberg share their top 3 from day 2.
Each day our team on the show floor at NAMM 2019 are on the look out for products that catch their eye and in this Best Of NAMM 2019 roundup James Ivey, Julian Rodgers and Eli Krantzberg share their top 3 from day 1.
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.
In this roundup we’ve amalgamated all of the FabFilter reviews and free tutorials we’ve published in the past for The Production Expert Communities. If you have yet to try a FabFilter plug-in then where have you been? You are seriously missing out if you have yet to try at least try on FabFilter plug-in in a mix.
Audio Engineers the world over demand a lot from studio headphones. We typically want top draw sound quality, comfort, reliability, value for money (just to name a few) all within one well designed and thought-out product, but what’s the best of set of studio headphones? That is indeed the million dollar question that we cannot answer, only you can decide as it will always be down to personal choice, taste and budget when selecting a new set of “cans” for your workflow. If you are in the market for new set of headphones then we’ve complied a number of our reviews of very reasonable studio grade headphones to help you in your search.
Over the past two years we at Production Expert have had the opportunity to review some of the new wave of audio interfaces from the team at Antelope Audio. Antelope have been on a mission to give us every possible combination of interface form factor, Mac and PC connectivity as well as analogue and digital I/O and it’s true to say there is a lot of overlap when it comes to features. So if you are in the market for a new hub for your recording studio, take a look at six of the Antelope Audio hardware interface reviews.