In this week’s podcast, the first Production Expert podcast Russ, Mike and Dan share their highlights from all the news from NAMM 2019. The team also answer your questions and share their finds of the week.
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Talking Points - Our NAMM 2019 New Highlights
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Cameron White - is interested in the SSL Native Bundle to see how they fair in comparison to Waves, Slate, and other competitors.
Questions From The Community Kindly Sponsored By Vanguard Audio Labs
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Bertrand Grichting is having trouble with the UVI Falcon VIs on Pro Tools 2018.12 on his 2015 MacBook Pro, do we have any suggestions?
Rob Arnold is getting ready to upgrade from Pro Tools 10 up to Pro Tools 2018.12. Do we have any help and advice on what are all the features that have come in Pro Tools 2018.
Shawn Rogers has an 11 Rack and is loving it but is wondering why amp sims have to have all the associated noise and asks is it just part of the guitar tone sound.
Louie Pacilli has an old track he wants to rework, but he can’t find the 2” tape but he does have an mp3 of the mix, can he use some of the new tech to split out the components like the kit, bass and guitars.
Greg Major wants to know what is the best way to speed up a stereo 2 track/ printed mix from 140bpm to 148bpm with the fewest artifacts.
Source Connect Now
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Find Of The Week
Mike - A Crucial SSD drive in my 2012 MacBook Pro - It has transformed it. It also runs so much quieter.
Dan - A £600 tube guitar amp for less than £150. Sometimes you need to be brave and buy broken and get repaired to save big on gear.
Russ - The 6 Minute Diary - it’s a life changer