Following the release of VocalSynth2 from iZotope we have 2 reviews for the price of one. In the first Dan Cooper takes a look at the new features added in VocalSynth 2 from a music production perspective having reviewed the original VocalSynth for us and he finds plenty of things to like. In the second review, Mike Thornton takes a look at what VocalSynth 2 can do for post-production and sound design.
Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank reviews Weaponiser Fully Loaded, an incredibly powerful Weapon Sound Design Tool and Custom Sound Effects Library by Krotos Audio.
Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank reviews the Source Elements Source-VC Volume Controller AAX Plug-in and iOS app remote, capable of 7.1.2 monitor control.
In this Pro Tools Expert video review, we take a look at ADX VVC 3 Voice Volume Control plug-in by Audionamix. ADX VVC 3 enables users to adjust the volume and pan of melodic instruments and vocals in mixed or mastered audio. We've tested VVC across three different source tracks to find out how well it performs. Watch the video to hear ADX VVC 3 in action and to hear what Dan thinks about the ADX technology in the context of music applications.
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.
Todd-AO have released Absentia DX with an algorithm that is designed to analyze production dialog recordings and then remove obvious hums, wireless rings, and ticks, while maintaining the integrity of the human voice. Absentia DX is a completely different take on cleaning up audio. In this review Mike takes it for a test drive. Watch to see how he got on with it.
Pro Tools Expert Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank brings you a world exclusive - the new élastiqueAAX Pitch AND Time plugin from zplane.
Pro Tools Expert Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank reviews Elastique Pitch by Zplane and compares it to Avid X-Form and Timeshift. Read the review as well as watch and listen to the example video to see how he got on.
In this review Mike Thornton, Editor of Pro Tools Expert, takes a look at a new entrant in the room correction arena the Dirac Live solution which is available as software and as a 1U hardware unit embedded in a miniDSP unit. Mike explains how the Dirac Live system works, how he installed and used the miniDSP DDRC-88A to use on his 5.1 monitoring system and of course what he thought of it.
Alan Sallabank reviews CentreOne by leapwing Audio, and explores it use in feature Film Post
In part two of this review Pro Tools Expert team member Alan Sallabank takes a look at using Indoor by Audio Ease in surround and how the different modes affect the sound.
Spill from Neyrinck is an AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite plug-in for Pro Tools. Spill saves huge amounts of time by adjusting channel levels on surround audio and bus tracks, just like the “spill” feature found on high-end digital film consoles. Spill supports Avid control surfaces and the V-PlugIn app for first class, hands-on control.
Cards on the table time - I've long been a fan of Genelec - I like the sound their monitors make, and personally feel that they translate well. However I am very aware that they're not to everyone's tastes, and I've experienced quite a few installations where they've been forced into speaker locations and acoustic environments that don't help them sound their best.
ADX SVC allows independent volume level control over both speech and background elements within a mono or stereo audio file. ADX can simply lower the volume of any background noise within noisy audio or it can easily boost dialogue levels.
In part one of this review Pro Tools Expert team member Alan Sallabank takes a look at using Indoor by Audio Ease in stereo, what workflow to use and how the different modes affect the sound.
Last year we looked at the new Edward Foleyart instrument from Tovusound. Well they are back with 2 new instruments Edward Ultimate Footsteps and Edward Ultimate Clothes and Props which can also be found together in the Edward Ultimate Bundle, which Mike Thornton from Pro Tools Expert reviews in this video.
A couple of months ago I had the honour of mixing the 2016 version of "The Jungle Book" in to the Hebrew language, at Disney's International Sound department at Shepperton Studios.
At the time I marvelled at how they'd achieved this voice treatment, and it was only two months later that I discovered that they had used the Dehumaniser plugin by Krotos Audio.