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.
In this video review for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new LCT540 Subzero (540S in the UK and Europe) 1-inch condenser capsule microphone by Lewitt. In this review James shows you some of the key features of the 540S then lets you hear how it sounds on drum overheads and nylon and steel string acoustic guitars in a short demo track.
In this video review, we take a close look at XTRAX STEMS, a new automatic stem creator software created by the audio separation wizards at Audionamix. XTRAX STEMS is a standalone Mac application that produces individual Drum, Music and Vocal audio stems from mixed and mastered music.
Is it possible to remove a vocal line from a mixed track? The answer to that question can be found in this Pro Tools Expert review. Dan Cooper takes a look at a standalone Mac application (Windows currently not supported) called TRAX Pro 3 SP by Audionamix that claims to be able to do the impossible... separate vocals from mixed music.
In this video James Ivey from Pro Tools Expert takes a close up look at a new product from Sweden, the ISOVOX. For this review James moves the studio to his kitchen so you can really hear how the ISOVOX works to remove unwanted room reflections from the recording process.
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.
In this video review Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper takes a look at VocalSynth, a new vocal effects engine by iZotope. Watch the video to hear how it performs on a lead vocal and to hear what Dan thinks.
Thank you to our friends at Time+Space for sorting us out a copy for this review.
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.
Watch as Dan Cooper from Pro Tools Expert puts this new version of Vieklang from Zplane through its paces to see if it can deliver great sounding harmonies.
Russ takes a look at Melda MAutoPitch a free auto tune plug-in that is part of a free suite of 23 plug-ins from Melda in AAX, VST and AU formats for use in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live and many more DAWs. Check the link for the free download.
Russ takes a look and a listen to the iZotope Nectar 2 vocal suite, he let's you know all about its features and what he thinks.
NovelTech claim that their new Vocal Enhancer can help get vocals better sat in mixes. Russ tests the claim and the plug-in - see what he thinks.