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.
Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper had the opportunity to interview Grammy Awarding winning Mix Engineer Michael Brauer for the Pro Tools Expert Community. Dan asks Michael about his partnership with Waves and the new Brauer Motion plug-in. Dan dives a bit deeper and asks a selection of questions regarding mixing and music production.
In conjunction with the Pleasurize Music Foundation (PMF), MAAT Digital has worked hard remodelling the TT DR Meter plug-in to get the same familiar and much-loved ballistics of the original, which over the years helped to preserve dynamics for modern pop releases.
We have been doing some research on what is in the new macOS Sierra operating system recently announced at the WWDC 2017, which included a new file system, new hardware and software acceleration, something called Metal 2, but what does this mean for the older Apple Mac computers like the cheese-grater Mac Pro and the Mac Mini?
Audio people often covet microphones, I suspect it's because they are so visible that we appreciate how they look. Do you recognise them when viewed from the performer's perspective? Take our quiz and find out.
In this free video tutorial, with the support of our friends at Nugen Audio, learn from our own loudness guru Mike Thornton how to use loudness differential monitoring using colour bands in the VisLM loudness meter to keep within loudness targets.
Following Sennheiser’s January release of the AMBEO mic and accompanying A Format to B format conversion plug-in, Sennheiser has announced the first update of the conversion plug-in. V1.1.2 promises a better “ambisonics correction filter” resulting in improved spatial accuracy and reduced colouration of the sound output. Sonnox Community Award winner Tom Lowe owns a Sennheiser AMBEO mic and has been experimenting with it and a variety of tools ever since. Over to you Tom...
We can produce a killer piece of content from one of our blogs that have taken weeks to plan and produce, and it gets 10 Facebook Likes. If we post a picture of a cat sitting on an SSL or a funny meme about farting into a vintage microphone we get 1000 Likes. So Facebook is broken. Well no. Russ Hughes trashes some of the myths and dependencies of what social media can and can't do and asks what is more important, likes or art?
IK Multimedia have just announced an update to their room correction and monitor calibration system ARC. Version 2.5 introduces a handful of new features along with a new MEMS measurement microphone that claims to capture super accurate measurements of studio spaces.
Anyone who has studied acoustics will know when it comes to low-frequency sound, traditional sound-absorbing materials tend to be bulky, heavy or thick to do the job, but maybe that will no longer be the case.
DMG Audio have a free plug-in called TrackControl, which they describe as "All the utilities from the top and bottom of a console channel, plus MS panning, time compensation and more"
In part 1, of this series on things you should do before sending your mix to a mastering engineer, Neil Pickles from Reveal Sound talked about 5 things that can be useful in checking your mixes to make sure that they are good enough to send for mastering. In part 2 Neil is going to discuss 5 final things to do that will make for a smooth mastering process with no last minute screw ups and enable you to get the best results and therefore value for your mastering money. Over to you Neil...
Tom Frampton has been in touch to tell us about Mastering The Mix updating their LEVELS plug-in to version 1.2. Tom also recommends that you wait until you have finished any work-in-progress projects before you upgrade to V1.2 because you find that Levels is now in the plug-in folder called 'MasteringTheMix', rather than '29Palms' as it was before.
In this 2 hour long tutorial, Fab Dupont walks you through step-by-step how he took raw, super clean tracks from great sounding rough mixes to an incredible sounding record for legendary recording artist David Crosby.
Following Apple's announcement of an iMac Pro, a supercharged all in one computer offering more power for those needing a professional feature set we asked you in a poll if you Would You Buy An iMac Pro?
iZotope first released Spire back in August 2015 as a 4 track iOS recording musical notepad type of app. But now they have quietly released an update adding a number of new features including collaboration and more tracks. Is it the start of something new, time will tell?
Your iLok can be worth more than it's weight in gold if you have a lot of software licenses on it. Looking after it and protecting it should be a high priority but we so often don't give it a second glance. In this article, we are going to look at a number of options to consider.
With more and more music is being delivered by music streaming services like Spotify and iTunes Radio. What these services do regarding the loudness wars matters more and more and so the Loudness Petition Group has been set up with the express aim of bringing peace to the loudness wars. In this article, we are going to look at the Loudness FAQ from the Loudness Petition Group which expands on the issues and covers some of the misconceptions and urban myths that have already grown up around this whole subject
In this free video Pro Tools Expert Team Member Julian Rodgers looks at the Millennia NSEQ-2 plugin from Plugin Alliance, a software emulation of the hardware of the same name which is a highly regarded, no compromise mastering EQ.
The NSEQ-2 is a high quality, two channel equaliser built for the most critical applications and features a twin topology design, meaning that at the touch of a button it is a sold-state device based around a J-FET design or a class A valve design.