In this free video tutorial Russ gives some tips for using Blue Cat Audio PatchWork in standalone mode. He offers tips for both keyboard and guitar players and shows how powerful this little application can be for live use.
Russ from Pro Tools Expert takes the new Slate Virtual Mix Rack plug-in for a spin. Find out what he thinks of it and see it in action.
Russ takes a look and listen to the new Waves Abbey Road TG12345 plug-in model of a vintage Abbey Road mixing console. He gives a full overview of features and then shows it in action on drums, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals.
See what he thinks and check out the examples before downloading it yourself and giving it a spin.
iZotope claim "iZotope's audio mastering software, Ozone 6, makes it easier than ever to master your audio simply and efficiently in one elegant standalone application." In this video review Russ takes a look at the iZotope Ozone 6 Mastering Plug-in. He takes a look at the new features in Ozone 6 Advanced and also gives his thoughts on those features.
Russ from Pro Tools Expert gives a full show and tell review of the Lindell 500 series plug-ins emulations of their hardware. The plug-ins feature a 500 series emulation of a Pultec style EQ, a 500 series emulation of an 1176 FET style compressor and a classic 500 series pre-amp with EQ and filters.
Russ takes a look at the Universal Audio UAD Neve 1073 plug-in, which features as part of the Neve 1073 Preamp & EQ Collection. He shows how it works, explains Unison technology and then shows it on a drum kit. He also does a comparison with the Waves Scheps 73 1073 pre amp and EQ emulation.
Russ takes a look at the Blue Cat Patchworks plug-in. It offers the chance to host multiple VSTs, parallel processing, channel strip saving and multi synth hosting in two different formats. Find out how it works and what he thinks.
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.
Russ takes a look and a listen to the Universal Audio UAD API Vision plug-in. Find out what he thought and listen to it in action.
Russ from Pro Tools Expert takes a look and listen to the new Ocean Way Studios plug-in from Universal Audio - see what he thinks here.
Russ takes a look and a listen to the Waves NLS non-linear summer and gives a show and tell and his opinion on the plug-in. More at http://www.pro-tools-expert.com
Russ takes a look at the Waves REDD Abbey Road console emulations and gives an extended show and tell and his thoughts on them.
In this video James takes a look at the Focusrite Liquid Channel and its Pre Amp section simulations. He takes you on a tour of the front panel features and shows off some of the pre amp tones.
Neil takes a look at the Toontrack EZ Mix 2 expansion pack "Amps"which contains a wide choice of "Mix Ready" Guitar and Bass Amp sounds with additional treatments such as EQ, Compression, Reverb and other effects. Just DI a Guitar or Bass and you are ready to go!
Russ takes a look at the latest offering from iZotope, the new improved Alloy 2 'Essential Mixing Tools'. Find out what he thinks is this super extended review on a whole mix. Get the entire 26 part training series from http://www.groove3.com/str/alloy-2-explained.html
Take a guided tour of the new Avid Channel Strip from Pro Tools 10. It's a brand new plug-in from Avid using the new AAX format. This over time will replace both RTAS and TDM plug-in formats. Come back soon for more on Avid Pro Tools 10
As I’ve already said, I’ve never been a fan of control surfaces, I always find myself looking at the screen and that then defeats the object of using them in the first place, however this was not the case with the Console 1, in fact I had been mixing for some time and the screen on my Mac went to sleep. I was mixing with my ears!
Unsurprisingly the Maag PREQ4 is very good, both in terms of build and sound. In the short time I’ve spent trying it out I feel sure that this will be a pre-amp I’ll be using most of the time - it makes my voice sound good - that in itself is a minor miracle.