In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the Silver Bullet by Louder Than Liftoff. In this part 1 of 2, James takes us around the unit, explaining the 4 different modes of operation and uses the Silver Bullet in Tracking and Mic Pre mode to show off the Silver Bullets powerful tone blending capabilities.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor, James Ivey takes a look at the new Antelope Audio Goliath HD USB 3, Thunderbolt and Pro Tools HD equipped audio interface.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Tascam MiniStudio Creator USB audio interface for PC and Mac OS. The MiNiStudio is a new take on the audio interface aimed at the new wave of podcasters, internet broadcasters and anyone making audio for video.
In this 2nd part of this review, Technical Editor, James Ivey continues his look at the amazing Zylia recording system. Back in the studio 2 days after the recording session James shows what you can do with the recordings inside the Zylia Studio software. He goes on to show how the Zylia Studio software can export not only a stereo file but also the instrument stems with minimal bleed from the other instruments.
In this review, Pro Tools Expert Editor Mike Thornton reviews his Zoom F8, which he has owned for 18 months. Also for this review, Mike tries out the Zoom F-Control remote controller for the Zoom F4 and F8. Read this review to see how the Zoom F8 has helped Mike when he undertakes location recording work and how the F-Control will help when Mike is doing corporate conference recording with his Zoom F8.
It is a well known acoustic concept that decoupling your speakers/monitors from the thing they are standing on (stands, desk or meter bridge) is the best way to get the very best out of said speakers. As much of the acoustic energy as possible is converted into sound waves and not into vibrations in your studio furniture. The DMSD 60 system does just that. These 8 little devices, four under each speaker, separate/decouple the speakers from what they are sitting on and should make the speakers sound better, but do they? Read on to find out...
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look and listen to the new AudioFuse audio and midi interface from new comers to the interface market Arturia. The AudioFuse is a small but mighty USB interface packing plenty of stunning sounding I/O into its very small and compact size making it the perfect interface for those on the go.
I hear you, even after writing this I hear you. Hard drives and backup solutions are not exciting and I totally agree, however, doing a recording job and having a drive fail on you and it costing you money is even duller and boring-er.
Logic Pro Expert team member Eli Krantzberg has been thinking of changing his studio desk for years and along comes the plug-in company Output, disruptors that they are, with of all things, a studio desk! See what Eli thinks of it...
I am going to start this review/how-to/case study with a simple statement of fact. I am not a qualified acoustician. Nore am I into acoustical number crunching of any kind. This entire experiment was based on a reasonable working knowledge of room acoustics and good old common sense. So let's begin.
The latest round of Mac Books Pros in late 2016 brought us yet another connection format, Thunderbolt 3, not at this stage to be confused with USB-C (we can deal with that in another article). So how are we going to hook up our Thunderbolt monitors, drives and audio interfaces to this new format? The folks at OWC might just have the answer in the form of the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock.
The Focusrite Red 4Pre launched in March 2016 and I did 3 separate reviews on it. In this review I cover the similarities and differences between the Red 4 and Red 8Pre and also share how I am using it in my everyday work.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at a new software application called PatchCAD.
PatchCAD is a simple PC only (at this time) application that makes it quick and easy to label your patchbays to make you studio look professional down to the last detail.
Pro Tools Expert Post Production Specialist and Studio Owner Alan Sallabank reviews Synergy by Symless - a Network-based (IP) software KVM switch, which provides cross-platform seamless switching between multiple computers.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new WA-412 quad mic pre from Warm Audio. Warm are on fire at the moment with their recreations of classic gear and the WA-412 is no exception.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor, James Ivey takes a look at the Gain, 2 channel microphone pre-amp by Italian company Teknosign.
Backlit keyboards have been in the news for a little while now, but it has only been in the last couple of weeks that we have been able to get our hands on production models of the Pro Tools backlit keyboards from both LogicKeyboard and Editors Keys. In this review keyboard shortcut guru, Mike Thornton takes both of these keyboards for a spin to see what they have to offer.
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.
In this review for Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at some of the latest features in the new Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII.