The post-production scene in London has had the classic problem of not enough work to go round and so prices at best have been static for at least 10 years. But perhaps there is good news thanks to the likes of Netflix. What about elsewhere in the world?
The results are in. Accusonus ERA Noise Remover received the most votes in our noise reduction blind listening test, but by how much of margin? How did noise reduction plug-ins by iZotope, Waves & Acon Digital fair in the results?
As a bit of fun on the team we’ve challenged one another to this; you get to keep all the plugins supplied with you DAW but then you only get to keep one more plugin. Mike Thornton makes his choice.
As another bit of fun on the team we’ve challenged each another to this; you get to keep your DAW with one extra plug-in that can’t be a suite of plug-ins or an external application. So in this challenge we explore what one single external application we would chose in addition to the DAW and one 3rd party plug-in. As ‘Mr RX It’ my choice is a no-brainer, it has to be….
We came across Sound Particles when Mike was at AES 2018 in New York in October this year. More recently we came across an excellent video from René Coronado from the Tonebenders podcast. He starts with an overview of the Sound Particles software and then works his way through 5 increasingly sophisticated examples of how you could use Sound Particles.
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?
In the Production Expert 10th Anniversary Christmas Competition we offered the chance to win a Post Bundle from Nugen Audio worth $1,499 as one of over 30 great prizes on offer worth over $30,000 in total. The competition closed on December 31st 2018 and the winner is Lawrence Everson.
In this blind listening test we feature 4 commonly used real-time noise reduction plug-ins available today. Each plug-in featured in this test used the same poorly recorded source audio clip, which was recorded using a dynamic microphone positioned at a distance of 3 inches from the voice with the mic preamp gain set to maximum to compensate for the low output from the mic.
In the Production Expert 10th Anniversary Christmas Competition we offered the chance to win a copy of iZotope’s RX 7 Advanced worth $1,119, as one of over 30 great prizes on offer worth over $30,000 in total. The competition closed on December 31st 2018 and the winner is Alex Barba.
Here is an interesting video on the sound design of magic in the Harry Potter series of films. It is suggested that the Harry Potter series of films completely changed the sound of magic. Watch and find out…
If your loved ones are asking you for stocking filler ideas for Christmas then you may have missed this list we compiled from members of the community over the years. It has some great books on their including some of our favourites.
We have come across a series of free training courses from NPR’s Rob Byers. This third course is a step-by-step guide outlining a straightforward way to mix podcasts and audio stories. As you explore the process, you can play along as there are downloadable files so you can try out the techniques in your own audio production software.
We have come across a series of free training courses from NPR’s Rob Byers This second course is designed to help you improve the quality of your mixes, whether you are mixing radio news stories or podcasts.
We have come across a series of free training courses from NPR’s Rob Byers This first course is designed to help you identify problematic audio, prevent the most common problems and recognize when it’s time to call for help. It’s a great reference guide for anyone who works with audio, from new producers to seasoned veterans.
From subtle breezes to fluttering choppy wind gusts, this wind ambience sound fx pack has been created by Tonsturm to give you highly dynamic wind sounds in stereo and 5.1 surround. Just wind, no birds, no traffic, nothing except wind.
We have been saving this creative video from the team at Soundly for Halloween as we think it is appropriate for this time of year. The actual story is all about the announcement of the release of Soundly Collections.
Accusonus, the smart developers behind many a great audio repair plug-in, have just released another string to their brilliant ERA one knob plug-in bow by adding a rather useful automatic real-time audio leveller tool. ERA Voice Leveler provides a straight forward approach to balancing inconsistent levels within dialog and voice recordings by use of a single dial.
Released in August 2018, Auto-Align Post is a plug-in designed to automatically correct phase issues when mixing a recording of multiple moving microphones, such as in the case of a shot set-up using a boom microphone in addition to actor’s lavalier microphone. Drawing on requests from post-production professionals, Sound Radix has announced upcoming new features. Expected release is Q4 2018, and it will be a free update for existing owners of Auto-Align Post.
Many times, I've been in a mix or a sound design session and we've reached an impasse. No matter what we do to the sound, it doesn't match with what the director has in their head. Reformer Pro by Krotos Audio, promises to change all this by bringing live performance back to sound design, but can Krotos really transform your sound-design workflow? We put it to the test.
Synchro Arts has launched Revoice Pro 4, which they claim to be the ultimate toolbox for timing and pitch adjustment, with over 70 new features and improvements over the previous version.