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.
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In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Synchro Arts, we use Revoice Pro 4.1 on a lead electric guitar line to stretch out the last note of a phrase before a final slide down by the guitarist using Warp Editing and Warp Points as well as the Pencil Tool. The result is a great natural sounding larger than life sustained guitar note.
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.
Sometimes simple left/right panning isn’t enough. The Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner from Universal Audio goes a step further with front to back motion that, combined with traditional panning, creates stunning 3D panning and modulation effects.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Synchro Arts, you can see how I use a rough vocal I recorded with alternate phrasing as a guide to re-process the original vocal sung by someone else. The result is a new vocal part, with the original signer, singing my new melody and phrasing. If this isn’t magic, then I don’t know what is!
Eventide has released Instant Flanger Mk ll, a free update to registered owners of Eventide’s Anthology X or Anthology Xl software bundles. Instant Flanger Mk ll emulates to iconic sounds of the original 1975 Eventide Clockworks Instant Flanger hardware unit. We try it on an electric guitar part to see how well it stands up to the original hardware it is based on.
In this video for Production Expert made with the support of Universal Audio, Technical Editor James Ivey invites 2 friends to record a track with him using 2 Universal Apollo X16 audio interfaces. James also shows how he uses the UA Apollo 16 Generation 2 in a console workflow allowing him to access many great UAD-2 effects emulations. We also answer the question about which sounds better the new Apollo X16 or Gen 2 Apollo 16 interface.
GetGoodDrums is an impressive new company. Their purpose built Smash and Grab drum compressor brings a surprisingly fresh, intuitive, and musical plug-in to the table in an already extremely crowded market. In this video, you’ll see and hear how it works on more nuanced and complex drum parts; that use grace notes, dynamics, fills, rolls, and more.
The teams at Slate Digital and LiquidSonics are very pleased to announce a new Plate Reverb plug-in called Lustrous Plate. If you like me, love Plate style reverb you are going to love this plug-in. And if you are a Slate Digital Everything Bundle customer, you are going to be getting it as part of your subscription.
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.
Many people use external recorders because it is simpler to capture to that external device than it is to get audio from an external mic into a DSLR because of the 3.5mm audio connector found on most DSLR cameras. The Sennheiser XSW-D system is an entry level wireless system which presents itself as a ‘“cable replacement system”. It is a simple to use series of transmitters and receivers which all work in the 2.4GHz range and so are useable anywhere. They are ideal for DSLR use. Check them out .
Using drum samples to augment your acoustic drum recordings is nothing new but sometime you just want to add some much need raw power to your mix and this is where the use of whats called one-shot samples can really help by creating a punch and consistency to the track that was perhaps missing from the original.
Non Lethal Applications, makers of the now renowned ADR cueing and reliable video playback software, Video Slave 3, have released a brand new re-written from the ground up version - Video Slave 4, plus a whole new product line - ADR Master. Video Slave 3 has earned a deserved high reputation for rock solid video playback and innovative integration with Pro Tools for cueing and playing back ADR cue wipes, beeps and script. So why a new product range?
News of the new tape emulation plug-in “Reel To Reel” may have passed you by in the raft of updates Antelope Audio have been announcing to their FPGA based real-time effects platform. In this video from the team at Antelope check out how the 4 different flavours of tape emulation Reel To Reel offers can be use to gently add colour and dynamics to your music.
Perhaps the most unlikely musical partnership in history, disco and funk supergroup Earth, Wind, & Fire with the Lord of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne. It can only end badly, not so!
Anyone who uses Final Cut Pro X will know how long users have been asking for auto-ducking of audio on the Final Cut Pro X timeline. The problem is that Final Cut Pro X uses clip based audio, meaning there is no mixer and no busses, so even if you want to use a compressor to duck audio then there's no way to feed a side-chain signal to it. At last someone has come up with a solution!
There's a small unknown feature hidden within Tegeler Audio's Schwerkraft Maschine that you won't find in the manual. We can only describe this hidden feature as a glorious time waster, watch this short video to see what we're on about.
We've done plenty of shootouts of gear in our time, but hats off to the team at Spitfire Audio for making this 'World Cup' of reverb shootout.
It may not be that scientific or include every reverb on the planet, but it's one of the most entertaining videos we've seen in a very long time. Christian and Jake Jackson put a selection of reverbs to the test in this latest In Depth episode.
In this video from the team at Audient, producer, engineer and drummer Hamish Dickinson of Phoenix Sound in Nottinghamshire, UK, takes us through his ideas and techniques for microphone selection and positioning when using a limited number of mics on a drum kit.