Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank takes a look at how the RME Advanced Remote Control USB can help you get the best out of your RME interface.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows us around the new AT2035 Studio bundle from Audio Technica and Audient. This package features everything you need to get working on your next hit song. Just add creativity.
I love it when new boxes appear as if by magic on the doorstep. On this occasion, it was not the normal pile of printed cardboard boxes but a nice shiny flight case that I coaxed down to the studio. Within I found a pair of DB7 Linear Phase monitors by newcomers to the studio monitor market OS Acoustics based down in Christchurch, Dorset in the south-west of the UK.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Discrete 8 audio interface from Antelope Audio.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Vanguard Audio Labs V44S Stereo Condenser Microphone.
n this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Audio Technica 5045 single rectangular diaphragm condenser microphone.
Any of you who have read my blog posts about woes with hard drives know I now take data handling, storage and back-up very seriously. However, the chink in my storage armour has been a reliable portable solution. That is, until now.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey is joined by Paul Drew to review the Grossmann SG-Box guitar isolation cabinet.
This is Paul's own solution to recording loud electric guitar parts in his studio without going deaf or falling out with his neighbours.
In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new AT5047 quad diaphragm condenser microphone from Audio technica.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey reviews the Audio-Technica 4080 and 4081 ribbon microphones. With music the music of singer songwriter Joel Tavares and his song Rain Down, James records a pair of AT4081 Ribbon mics in a Blumlein configuration to capture an open sounding stereo image of the acoustic guitar. James uses the AT4080 to record Joel's vocals. The 4080 is much more of a traditional dark sounding Ribbon mic and works perfectly as a vocal mic for this track.
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 for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at 2 microphones from SE Electronics. With the help of singer-songwriter, Joel Tavares, James tests the SE 2200A Mk2 cardioid large diaphragm condenser mic and the SE Voodoo VR2 Ribbon microphone.
Some of the most enjoyable reviews I get to do for Pro Tools Expert are those where I just get to listen. I get to listen to some amazing speakers and headphones and hopefully enjoy what I am listening to. These are however are some of the most difficult reviews as it is impossible for me to let you hear what I am hearing. So as a review I have to do my very best to describe what it is I enjoy about the sound, tonality, and usability of a product.
In this video review, Pro Tools Expert Team Member Julian Rodgers tries the new Sonnox Dynamic EQ. Using a vocal from "Floodlights" by Corinna Jane, he uses the Dynamic EQ to tame harsh upper mids and control stray plosives.
In this review for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey talks a look at the new McDSP 6034 Ultimate Multi-Band Compressor.
In this review Pro Tools Expert Team Member Julian Rodgers takes an in depth look at the DiGiGrid D, the largest of the For Desktop range from DiGiGrid.
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.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the stunning DirectOut Technologies Andiamo MC, a 32 channel mic and line pre with A/D D/A conversion to MADI.
In the third and final part of this review series, we took the Scan Computers 3XS FWX99 PowerDAW PC and attempted to replace a Mac Pro in a working system, by fitting a pair of Avid HDX cards and a Thunderbolt chassis.