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 video review for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Neve 1073DPX two-channel mic preamp with EQ.
In this Production Expert video review, we take a look at the VTRC Vari Tube Recording Channel by Tegeler Audio Manufaktur.
In this video review for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Chroma 500 series mic pre/line preamp. The Chroma offers the same A & N modes of mojo mic pre circuit found on its big brother the Silver Bullet but adds the ability to add your own flavour of tone shaping with a "Colour" module.
In part 2 of this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey looks at the Silver Bullet by Louder Than Liftoff in Mix mode. James uses the A and N tone blending circuits on a Drum buss, bass and full rhythm section mix to demonstrate the power of this stunning 2U rack unit. James also awards the Silver Bullet Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice for its originality and amazing tone shaping abilities.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at the Universal Audio 6176 Channel Strip. The 6176 features a single 610 tube preamp section and 1176N limiting amplifier that can either be used as two separate units or joined together with the output of the 610 tube preamp feeding into the input of the 1176 Limiter.
In this review, Paul Drew takes a look at the Softube Console 1 British Class A Channel Strip using Presonus Studio One.
You can add body and character to your tracks with this Softube Console 1 strip inspired by classic British units from the 60s and early 70s. Paired with the workflow and hands-on control of Console 1, British Class A has been designed to give you the perfect mix solution for the DAW-based studio.
Russ takes a look and listen to the Manley VOXBOX and gives his impressions of it.
Like the voice itself, Manley’s VOXBOX channel strip is a beautiful and evolved system — a high-end blend of tube-driven preamp, dynamics and EQ circuits, designed specifically for your all-important vocals.
Russ takes a look at the McDSP Ultimate Channel Strip Plugin.
Russ takes a look and listen to the new Waves Butch Vig vocals plug-in? Is it just another channel strip dressed up in a stream punk GUI or does it have something more to offer? See what Russ thinks.
Widely considered one of the most influential rock producers of recent decades, Butch Vig helped spawn an entirely new rock genre. From Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins to Foo Fighters, Green Day and his own band Garbage, Butch Vig has contributed his signature sound to some of the most legendary albums of the modern rock era.
One of the defining elements of the “Butch Vig Sound” is Vig’s unique vocal stamp. The celebrated producer ushered in the sound of distorted vocals in a beautifully musical way, and this feature is an integral part of the sound that the Butch Vig Vocals plugin faithfully recreates.
Designed for those looking for a creative approach to shaping vocals, Butch Vig Vocals features intuitive EQ controls, a compressor and a de-esser, and several tools for coloring your sound in numerous shades, including Tube and Solid State saturation, a unique Focus knob, and other inspiring features, all carefully crafted by Butch himself to help you realize your vocal vision.
With instantly hyped vocals that cut through the mix and a sound that is dripping with character, Butch Vig Vocals now gives everyone the opportunity to work with the sound of a true rock innovator.
In this video James takes a look at the Waves SSL 4000 Collection of plug-ins. While mixing a funk rock style track he uses all 4 plug-ins in the pack to see if you can get that classic SSL sounds from software alone.