In this video review for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look and listen to the new 3 Preamps you Will Actually Use by Arturia.
In this Production Expert review, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at two new preamp emulations from Universal Audio. In this video James tests the new Neve Pre and the Helios Type 69 on a track. Watch the video to hear the effects of both preamp emulations in a mix.
In this video review for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Classic Tubes 3 collection for the Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Slate Digital FG-Stress module for the Virtual Mix Rack (VMR) system. James tries this new emulation of the Empirical Labs Distressor on Drums, Bass, Guitar and full mix.
In this review for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey talks a look at the new McDSP 6034 Ultimate Multi-Band Compressor.
iZotope have released RX6 Standard and RX6 Advanced and also added a new product, RX Elements which replaces the RX Plugin Pack and includes the RX 6 Standalone Editor application as well as the plug-ins that were in the RX Plugin Pack. New modules in RX6 include De-rustle, De-wind, Dialogue Isolate, and De-bleed.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Virtual Tube Collection (VTC) by Slate Digital. Steven at the team at Slate have collected together some of the finest valve (Tube) gear and worked there magic to create 3 very subtle but very useful additions to the Slate Virtual Mix Rack (VMR) family.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at one of the new Moog filters by Universal Audio for the UAD-2 DSP platform. James tries the Moog Multimode Filter on Bass, Guitars and Drums in a 70's funk style track to see just how fat and funky he can get.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new EC-300 delay plug-in from McDSP. EC-300 emulates 3 classing delay line types. Magnetic or tape delay is the sound of those old tape based delays units. Digital is a shiny sounding clean delay with speaker emulation and Analog sounds just as good as those old analog guitar delay pedals.
OverTone DSP have started to release their catalog of plug-ins in AAX Native 64 format for Pro Tools. To begin with, they have released their PTC-2A Vintage Pultec EQ plug-in as well as their FC70 vintage Fairchild limiter plug-in.
Watch as Marcus Huyskens shows what the OverTone DSP PTC 2a Pultec EQ Emulation Plug-in can do. Hear it do the classic Pultec boost and cut trick and more.
In this video review, Marcus takes an in depth look at Tube Saturator 2, by Wave Arts. According to Wave Arts, the Saturation section of TS-2 now runs about 7x faster than the original, and the modelling is even more accurate. In addition, Tube Saturator 2 also features a sleek new GUI. Upright Bass clip courtesy of "The Jason McGuire Trio" performed by Paul Martin Sounder.
In this video James shows off more of a recent session with Lara Sa and Luis Correia. In this video James talks about his use of the Eiosis Air EQ and how he uses it to sculpt the vocal and acoustic guitar. He also talks about some of his other go to plug-ins.
In this video Julian looks at Panpot from Goodhertz. Panpot brings together four different modes of panning in a single plugin that will transform the way you think about stereo. There are a few different auditory cues that enable humans to hear spatially — that is, to identify the size, location, and distance of a sound in space.
These cues fall into four main categories:
- Level Differences (ILD)
- Time Differences (ITD)
- Spectral Cues
- Distance Effects
The traditional audio level panner, the one found on almost every audio console since the 1970’s gives an engineer control of only one of these cues: level differences. Level panning works well enough for some things, but it often falls short, forcing us to rely on other tools (like delays, reverbs, stereo widening, EQ, …) to achieve more depth and definition in the stereo field. You can think of level panning as panning in black & white; while you can convey some sense of light and dark, you don’t have access to the same depth, nuance, and range that you would if you were working in color. Panpot gives you the full color spectrum for stereo audio cues. You can choose to use it however you like: for realistic, hyper-realistic, or totally unrealistic spatial effects. Panpot gives you four different panning “colors,” but we don’t tell you what to paint.
In Podcast 160, Mike talked about the new version of Defaulter from Quiet Art and promised a show and tell review and here it is. Watch as Mike takes the latest version of Quiet Art’s Defaulter v1.5 for a spin to see if the new RMS feature lives up to his hopes.
Russ takes a look at the latest addition in the Avid Pro Series range of plug-ins for Pro Tools. The new Avid Pro Series Multiband Dynamics. It has a couple of tricks up its sleeve, watch the video to find out what they are and see what Russ thinks.
Russ checks out the updated AAX version of Nerve Drum VI from Xfer Records. Does this drum virtual instrument on steroids offer anything extra for those looking to make beats? Find out what Russ thinks in this extended video review.