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Morgan Spurlock
Morgan SpurlockDocumentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super-Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) is proof that self-made success can be had. And with today's increasing content demand, there's never been...From:AvidViews:17 0ratingsTime:34:56More inHowto & Style
- 6 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 6:47pm -
Mark Sanger
Mark SangerACE Editor Mark Sanger's work on the 2013 thriller "Gravity" helped the film win seven Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects. To create the immersive sensory experience critics raved...From:AvidViews:444 9ratingsTime:27:48More inHowto & Style
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Massive Attack
Massive AttackFront of House Engineer Robb Allan made the jump from analog to digital in 2005 and hasn't looked back. Now touring with Massive Attack, Robb is delivery ama...From:AvidViews:2775 17ratingsTime:09:59More inMusic
- 1 day ago, 26 Nov 14, 8:29pm -
Electronic Dance Music (Part 1): Beats, Percussion, and Rhythms with Maschine
Electronic Dance Music (Part 1): Beats, Percussion, and Rhythms with MaschineCreate high-quality music that stands out from the crowd—watch 'Master the Art of Music Creation', our video tutorial series dedicated to the success of arti...From:AvidViews:13329 95ratingsTime:07:31More inHowto & Style
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Electronic Dance Music (Part 2): Basslines, Synth Parts and Virtual Instruments
Electronic Dance Music (Part 2): Basslines, Synth Parts and Virtual InstrumentsCreate high-quality music that stands out from the crowd—watch 'Master the Art of Music Creation', our video tutorial series dedicated to the success of arti...From:AvidViews:7620 40ratingsTime:06:40More inHowto & Style
- 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:36am -
Sean Albertson and Paul Harb
Sean Albertson and Paul HarbVeteran editors Sean Albertson and Paul Harb have a deep history working closely with Sylvester Stallone on action films like Rambo, Rocky Balboa, and their newest collaboration, The Expendables...From:AvidViews:1166 18ratingsTime:32:10More inHowto & Style
- 2 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 11:55pm -
Master the Art of 4K Editing (Series Preview)
Master the Art of 4K Editing (Series Preview)Get a first look at how video editing professionals quickly and efficiently acquire, manage, edit, and deliver native 4K media with Avid® Media Composer® | S...From:AvidViews:3722 29ratingsTime:06:57More inHowto & Style
- 2 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 9:44pm -
How To Use Dynamic Media Folders
How To Use Dynamic Media FoldersAvid Customer Care How-To video series covers basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting, quick tips, and much more.From:AvidViews:744 15ratingsTime:06:45More inHowto & Style
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How To Sign In
How To Sign InAccess media and work on projects from practically any device, everywhere, using MediaCentral | UX (formerly Interplay Central), a cloud-based, web front-end to the Avid MediaCentral Platform....From:AvidViews:1 0ratingsTime:02:08More inHowto & Style
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How To Search for Assets
How To Search for AssetsAccess media and work on projects from practically any device, everywhere, using MediaCentral | UX (formerly Interplay Central), a cloud-based, web front-end to the Avid MediaCentral Platform....From:AvidViews:1 0ratingsTime:02:50More inHowto & Style
- 2 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 2:13pm -
How To Work with Layouts
How To Work with LayoutsAccess media and work on projects from practically any device, everywhere, using MediaCentral | UX (formerly Interplay Central), a cloud-based, web front-end to the Avid MediaCentral Platform....From:AvidViews:0 0ratingsTime:02:12More inHowto & Style
- 2 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
How To Log and Create Subclips
How To Log and Create SubclipsAccess media and work on projects from practically any device, everywhere, using MediaCentral | UX (formerly Interplay Central), a cloud-based, web front-end to the Avid MediaCentral Platform....From:AvidViews:1 0ratingsTime:04:18More inHowto & Style
- 2 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 2:09pm -

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  • How To Use Waves One Knob Pumper Plug in
    Russ shows 3 ways to use the new Waves One Knob Pumper plug-in in this free video. He uses it on synth, bass synth and drums.Watch the free Waves One Knob Pumper video here
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 2:38pm -
  • Waves Announce Free Black Friday Plug-in Is OneKnob Pumper
    For all of you who thought it might be a OneKnob plug-in, congratulations!So for this Black Friday is giving away a brand new plugin developed especially for you. It’s yours and it’s free untile the end of Cyber Monday. After that the regular price for OneKnob Pumper will be $80.It is designed for achieving an instant ducking effect because OneKnob Pumper simulates sidechain compression, saving you the need to route the kick track to the sidechain input of a compressor. The punch line has to be…It’s ducking awesome.We will get a video review as soon as we can.
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Direct Sound Extreme Isolation EX-25 Headphone Review From Ableton Live Expert
    Our friends over at Ableton Live Expert have a review of the Direct Sound Extreme Isolation EX-25 headphone.There are situations in the studio (or when home recording) when you’re trying to record a live source, like a guitar amp, drums, or vocals, and you can’t differentiate the room sound from what you’re hearing in your headphones.It is an excellent review and well worth a read.You can read the entire Direct Sound Extreme Isolation EX-25 Headphone Review here
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 12:13pm -
  • Stop Being A Broke Creative - 5 Ways To Make Sure You Get Paid
    If you own a studio and make your living from it then I want to tell you something that you probably need to hear more often. Your talent and the equipment and facilities you have invested in are worth good money - so don’t let people get away with not paying you!I hear too many stories from creative professionals who spend hours, days, weeks, months on a project and then never get paid for it. You know the usual lines; The cheque is in the postI haven’t been paidWe ran over budgetI just need a few more weeks to get the moneyThe dog ate the chequeLet’s be clear if your client’s bank don’t do recording, then they shouldn’t expect your studio to offer loans!Now until you start believing in your skill and your talent, then setting some clear boundaries about payment, then you may as well burn your own money.So here are my 5 top tips to make sure you get paid; Establish Terms Before you Start The JobMake sure your clients know the terms of payment. No payment in line with your payment terms, no gig. If they want charity, then I suggest they record their tracks with Greenpeace.Set Up A Schedule Of PaymentsAgree a payment schedule. For new clients on projects the best case 100% up front, second best 50% at the start of the project and 50% on completion. Worst case, 30-30-30% beginning, middle and end. You don’t see me offering a 100% at the end, simply for this reason, if you’re running a long project then you need to eat and waiting for weeks to get paid is rubbish. If your client can’t agree to this, then they have no intention of paying - avoid. Once you’ve established some form of trust then you may wish to relax the deal, but let them ask for that - never offer it. More businesses crash through cash-flow than anything else.Get It All In WritingGet it all in writing; have a standard set of terms, they don’t need to be biblical, but they simply set out what you are going to deliver and when and what the client is going to pay for that and when. Write in the agreed terms and then get a signature. If you have to go to court later the first thing a lawyer will ask is ‘did you get it in writing?’ If the answer is no, then you are as likely to be crowned the King of Mars as you are to get paid.Never Release Mixes Or MastersNever, I repeat never release mixes or masters. If they want to hear mixes then use an audio watermark every 30 seconds on the tracks to ensure they are useless for release.Never Apologise For Wan…
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 10:48am -
  • The Hot Black Friday 2014 Deals - Plug-ins, Loops, Hardware And Other Audio Production Equipment.
    Here’s a round up of some of the hottest Black Friday 2014 deals from our partners, these include plug-ins, loops, hardware and other audio production equipment.Exponential Audio Reverb Plug-insExponential Audio are offering 30th off their reverb plugins starting Friday until December 12th. Exponential Audio Sale is hereSynchro Arts ReVoice Pro 3Synchro Arts are offering 30% off the new ReVoice Pro 3 until December 12th. Synchro Arts Sale is hereLoop Loft Drum LoopsLoop Loft are offeirng 40% off everything in their online store using Discount Code SAVE40. The Loop Loft Sale is hereSoftube Plug-insSoftube are offering up to 50% off their plug-ins until January 7th 2015. The Softube End of Year Sale is hereGroove 3 Tutorial VideosGroove 3 are running their annual Big November sale with Annual Passes at $99. Check out the Groove 3 Sale hereSonnox Black Friday Plugin DealsSelected plugin bundles are 40% off at Sonnox. Bundles included in the Black Friday Sale are: Sonnox Elite, Essential, Enhance, Broadcast, Post and Restore. Offer ends midnight Monday 1st December. Check out the Sonnox deals here.Waves Black Friday Deals With Free Plug-inMany great Waves offers start Black Friday, including the chance to grab their new plug-in FREE. More about Waves Black Friday deals hereUniversal Audio And UAD DealsMore about the Universal Audio sale here New Analog Classics Pro Bundle Normally: $699 List / $399Upgrade Price* Now: $349 List / $249 Upgrade Price*LA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In CollectionPultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection* for owners of Legacy LA-2A, 1176, and Pultec Pro plug-insUAD Essential Plug-In CollectionsNormally: $299 List / $149 Upgrade Price* Now: $149 List / $89 Upgrade Price* Pick any Collection: >UA 610 Tube Preamp Plug-In CollectionFairchild Tube Limiter Plug-In CollectionNeve 1073 Preamp & EQ Plug-In CollectionLA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection1176 Classic Limiter Plug-In CollectionPultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection* for owners of Legacy plug-in version Save Storewide Visit the UA Online store for the best deals of the year on our award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins!Drum Drops SamplesThere’s a storewide sale at Drum Drops offering 30% off their great collections. More about the Drum Drops deals hereMaag AudioMaag Audio are offering $100 off anyof their Blue hardware, we love this stuff. Check out the Maag Audio sale herePlug-in Allianc…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 7:41am -
  • Sound Radix Release Another Innovative Plug-in - Drum Leveler
    From the people that have brought us such innovative plug-ins such as Auto Align and Pi comes another very clever plug-in.Drum Leveler is a new beat detection-based downward and upward compressor/expander. By selectively applying gain to single drum beats, Drum Leveler enables you to achieve the desired target level for each beat, without affecting bleed noise or beats that are out of the user-defined processing range.Unlike traditional envelope-followers and VCA’s, Drum Leveler runs an advanced new algorithm that takes full advantage of modern CPU’s allowing unparalleled control over your drums’ dynamics.Watch the video presented by our very own beats expert James Ivey.Drum Leveler FeaturesTransparent, beat detection-based simultaneous upward & downward  compressor and expanderApplies gain to each beat individually to achieve set target levelGain reduction and expansion is transient-accurate to the drum beat  for natural, distortion-free transients reproductionDual threshold levels allows processing any level range to affect only specific beats within a track such as ghost notes or bleed without affecting other beatsMono, Stereo, Dual Mono and Mid/Side operation modesEasy to use and intuitive user interfaceDrum Leveler Price Normal price - $149Existing Sound Radix customers can get it for $99. To take advantage of this offer log into your Sound Radix account before December 30th 2014 after which this offer will expire.Download The Demo And Try ItA free fully functional trial version is available for download on the product pageSystem Requirements Drum Leveler is available in 32 and 64 bit , AAX64, RTAS (32-bits only), VST2/3, and Audio Units (Mac only) formats. Mac: Intel Mac Dual Core 2GHz or faster, 4GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.6.x or higher, Audio Units, AAX, RTAS, or VST Compatible DAW. Minimum requirements PC: Intel Duo 2GHz or faster, 4GB RAM, Microsoft Windows XP or higher, AAX, RTAS or VST Compatible DAW.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:27pm -
  • Blue Cat Announce PatchWork 1.6 - Now Standalone Operation
    Our friends at Blue Cat have anounced PatchWork 1.6 which now includes standalone operation.PatchWorks is already an indespensible part of many workflows offering the chance to host otherwise incompatible plug-ins.New Features:Now available as a standalone application.Fixes and compatibility improvements: Improved presets and session load/save performance (up to 4 times faster in some situations).Fixed issue with Izotope Audio Units that were configured as mono effects on stereo tracks.Fixed crashes during auto save with Kontakt 5 in Pro Tools 11.More InformationThe standalone version is probably the fastest and lightest way to quickly load and use your audio plug-ins: no need to launch a full-featured and DAW application to load and control multiple virtual instruments, or to play your guitar thru your favorite audio effects.The application supports real time low latency audio processing (up to 8 channels) and listens to all available MIDI ports. You can load up to 64 VST or Audio Unit plug-ins (effects or virtual instruments), in series or parallel. Audio / MIDI Prefs It is also possible to mix the audio inputs with virtual instruments, so that you can work both inside and outside the box at the same time. And you can choose the tempo and time signature to synchronize instruments and effects loaded into the application.More from Blue Cat Audio
    - 1 day ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:07pm -
  • PureMix Tutorial: Recording With George Massenburg
    In this video, which is only available for subscribers to the PureMix site, the one and only George Massenburg records Will Knox singing and playing guitar at the same time.With Fab Dupont, he explains every step he takes, the reasons behind decisions like moving the performer, changing microphone and using EQ.He also shares insights and great inspiration about the spirit of recording music for the right reasons.Check out the trailer and if you aren’t already a PureMix subscriber then check out the subscription deals.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • TC Electronic Slash 75% Off The Price Of Their TDM Plug-ins
    TC Electronic are still selling their TDM plug-ins and if you are staying with the TDM hardware and choosing to run Pro Toos 10 or earlier then we have some really good news from TC Electronic.75% Off All TC Electronic TDM Plug-insUntil the end of the year TC Electronic have cut 75% off the prices of all their Pro Tools HD TDM plug-ins.VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb was $525, now $131.25UnWrap Professional was $1155, now $288.75Tube-Tech CL 1B Emulation was $837, now $209.25Radar Meter Bundle was $840, now $210NonLin2 NonLinear Reverb was $214, now $53.50MD3 Mastering Tools was $1050, now $262.50Master X3 Virtual Finalizer was $525, now $131.25Harmony4 Virtual Harmonies was $214, now $53.50DVR Digital Vintage Reverb was $41, now $103.50Studio Production Bundle was $3300, now $825Production Bundle was $2415, now $603.75Mastering Bundle was $2095, now $523.75TC Electronic & AAX WorkflowIf you are on Pro Tools 11 and still want to use these plug-ins they are now part of the TC Electronic System 6000 system. Together with the System 6000 Integrator plug-in you can control the tools that are in the System 6000 with a Pro Tools plug-in and get the best of both worlds. Until the end of the year TC Electronic are offering the System 6000 together with the Pro Tools Integrator plug-in at a 40% discount. So if you order before December 31st 2014 you can get the mainframe and the integrator plug-in for $9,995 because in 2015 it will be $15,800.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 1:02pm -
  • 5 Ways To Make Black Friday Sales Work For You
    From the outset I want to be clear, I like buying gear, so much so I’ve forgotten I own stuff I once purchased in a moment of sale fever. This Black Friday some of you are going to want to buy something, but follow these simple tips and you should come out of Black Friday with something you treasure rather than something you regret.Here are our top 5 tips to make sure you don’t waste money this Black Friday.1. You Never Save Money When You Spend ItIt’s the biggest lie in marketing, the idea that you are saving money when you spend it. The word ‘save’ in marketing speak is a relativism not an absolute. What I mean by this is that if you intend to buy the item anyway then you’ve saved money, the difference between what you would have paid for it and what you actually paid for it. If you did not intend to buy the item then you’ve not saved money you’ve spent money. If you have any doubt about this then look at your credit card statement next month. If you are looking to make a large investment, let’s say in a new UA Apollo or a Mac, then every time you spend money on smaller items you reduce your chance of owning the larger item, or look at it this way a $2000 audio interface is 20 $100 plug-ins you got in sales.2. Plan To Save MoneyIf you look at some social media channels for a brand you may see someone say “when are you having a sale?” This is a smart person, wanting to buy something but hoping to REALLY save money on it. So before you start clicking the buy button randomly on any sale you see, take a moment to think about the things you have been hoping to buy for some time and put them top of the list.3. Do Your ResearchSometimes sales look tempting but after a little research on Google and eBay you suddenly realise that the mega discount off the list price is not as attractive once you compare it to the regular deals. Sometimes it’s the mega deal that gets you to part with money you may have otherwise kept in the bank.4. Don’t Get Into Debt ‘Saving’ MoneyYou might be tempted to load up your credit card or sign up on a credit agreement to ‘save’ money on Black Friday, take care before you make this decision, especially if the credit card or loan interest rate is higher than the money you hope to save.As my father always says ‘profit is what you don’t spend.’5. Buy Workhorse ProductsI have a lot of stuff in my studio but there are some I keep reaching for again and again, it might be a reverb plug-in or…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 12:39pm -

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  • Studio Connector: A New Solution To Link Steinberg CMC Controllers To Pro Tools?
    In the recent article we described the journey of one producer, Stuart McCredie to find a control surface solution, and we also discussed it at length in Podcast 143. In his hunt, Stuart came across the CMC range of controllers from Steinberg and asked the question “wouldn’t it be great if we had these for Pro Tools?”. Well it looks as if his prayers might be answered. This morning, Stuart has just sent us an email with nothing more than a link. When I followed the link it took me to a page from a company called Atom Music in the Netherlands, and they are developing an application called Studio Connector which will enable the Steinberg CMC Controllers to be connected to Pro Tools. This is what they say….The Studio Connector is a small utility that translates and routes the MIDI messages from each CMC unit to HUI emulated messages which Pro Tools recognizes. It takes care of the different slider and knob modes which are familiar when using the controllers with Cubase and Nuendo and remaps it to the available controls compatible with Pro Tools.For feedback, all fader levels, knob values and transport states are translated to the MIDI mesages that the CMC units understand!It is programmed in a way that each unit can controls a valuable set of functions on its own, but combined with other units they complement each other and lets you create a compact, portable control surface for Pro Tools!You can request a demo buy emailing them. You will obviously need to have at least one of the approved CMC controllers as well the demo software. They are also asking everyone who tries the demo to report which CMC controllers and which version of Pro Tools they use.Is anyone in a position to test these out and let us know how you get on?  It could be the missing link we have been looking for.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 9:05am -
  • Apple Mac Mini i7 2.3GHz Late 2012 Running Pro Tools On Internal Soundcard - Power Test
    Community member and post professional Ben Norrington has taken his Mac Mini i7 for the Pro Tools Expert Pro Tools speed test.This is the basic test, just the Mac Mini, internal soundcard and internal drive, it’s just you, your Mac, an iLok, headphones and a USB micro keyboard.Is it just fit for a few demo tracks or can you get some real work done… find out below.Test Machine SpecificationMac MiniIntel Core i7Processor Speed: 2.3 GHzNumber of Processors: 1Total Number of Cores: 4L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KBL3 Cache: 6 MBMemory: 16 GBHard drive updated to Crucial M500 256gb SSDOS X 10.9.4Pro Tools Session SpecificationInternal Mac soundcard usedPro Tools 11.2.196Khz - maximum with internal sound card24 bit5 minutes of mono audio, with edits at every 1 secondVolume automation recorded on every trackDisk cache disabled to emulate native versions of Pro ToolsAll audio tracks had an instance of Avid Channel Strip and Dverb insertedResults Of Test128 Audio tracks reached without buffer errorsA mono audio track would record without issue along with 64 audio tracks in playbackInstrument tracks were then added30 MIDI tracks with an instance of AIR Boom running with MIDI dataThe session would not play at H/W buffer sizes of under 1024, once settled it seemed to run at 1024 without any further issues. The session could be set to 2048 samples if this was required and at this setting the session ran without issue.SummaryAs one would hope, but can’t always expect, this i7 outperforms the i5 by a mile, offering nearly double the track count for both audio and instrument tracks. You can see our Mac Mini i5 2012 Pro Tools power test here.If you are looking for a Mac based audio solution then this is still a great buy, a little searching on Google showed up some great deals for this base model. For example Apple offer this base model in their refurb store for £479, to pimp it with extra memory is going to cost around £120.Keep sending us your results as we build up this valuable resource.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 7:42am -
  • BOZ Digital Labs Releasing New Plug-in This Friday - +10db Compressor, EQ And Channel Strip
    BOZ Digital Labs have announced a new plug-in to be released this Friday, called +10db.In their latest email they say;On Friday, we will be releasing our newest plugin called +10db. Actually, it’s 3 plugins; a compressor, an EQ and a channel strip. We teamed up with producer/mixer David Bendeth to create the first ever emulation of this very special piece of hardware. We’ve been working like crazy to get this thing to sound just right, and it’s now ready for you guys to play with. We’re dying to get it out there to you.From the images the units seem to be modelled on Audio Design Recording gear famous for the Compex and Vocal Stressor. Check out the BOZ Digital Labs web site for more information this Friday.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 7:13am -
  • Native Instruments Announce MASCHINE 2.2 - Many New Features
    The team at Native Instruments have announced MASCHINE 2.2 software with the following new features.SCALES AND CHORDSMASCHINE 2.2 extends Keyboard Mode with a new scale and chord engine – fully integrated into the MASCHINE workflow. Simply select your scale and start playing melodies on MASCHINE’s 16 ultra-sensitive pads that are always in key. Engage Chord Mode and play chords directly into your compositions.ARPEGGIATORMASCHINE 2.2 extends Note Repeat into a fully-functional arpeggiator. Play any number of notes and let MASCHINE turn them into a melodic pattern. Use the arpeggiator in combination with Scale and Chord Modes and get polyphonic performances from just one key – always in tune. What’s more, the output of the arpeggiator is recorded into the Pattern Editor – perfect for post-performance editing.KEYBOARD INTEGRATIONMASCHINE 2.2 gives you full keyboard functionality within the MASCHINE environment. Press browse on your KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard and the KOMPLETE Browser pops up on your computer screen, letting you select and load a sound directly into a sound slot in MASCHINE. Watch scales, chords, and arpeggios light up across KOMPLETE KONTROL’s Light Guide™, see the color of your sounds in MASCHINE directly on the keyboards, and get perfectly-mapped parameters instantly with Native Map™.GRIT ENGINE IN KICK DRUM SYNTHThe Grit kick is a modern, versatile electronic kick drum. Tuned loose, it’s deep, open, boomy, and airy. Tightened up, it adds punch and heft. At high tunings, it can become gritty and bitcrushed – great for IDM and electro styles.NEW SHAKER PERFORMER MODE IN PERCUSSION DRUM SYNTHHold down a note, and the highly innovative Performer creates natural-sounding shaker patterns automatically. Tweak the feel of the groove in real time, and add fills and syncopated riffs, with adjustable swing, shuffle, and groove. Incredibly powerful for live performances.Also new in MASCHINE 2.1:Sounds accessible on pads on sample recording screen A batch function to set all sounds in a group to the same MIDI channel. MIDI export available on the Group and Sound levels Undocked NI plug-in windows can be pinned to remain active when not in focus Scenes can be selected/triggered via MIDI input when MASCHINE is running standalone Mix page on MASCHINE and MASCHINE MK2 controllers has been expanded and now provides access to level and pan settings for groups and sounds A setting that only turns the metronome on wh…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 5:09pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast 143
    Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered. Groove 3 Titles We Like Groove 3 have their Big November Sales 50% off downloads and the All Access Pass $99 for the year Reason 8 Explained from Todd Tatnall CompetitionsWin A Day Recording At Alchemea Studios - Use Two SSL Desks And Other Top Gear Win A Nugen Audio Plug-in Until The End Of NovemberDeals pagePlugin Boutique - BigKick  £23.30 - 30% SavingDrumdrops Folk Rock Drops Volumes 1 & 2 - 30% DiscountTalking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio  Buy an Apollo before 31 December this year and receive up to 5 free plug-ins valued at up to $1295 or buy a 4-710d Mic Pre and get a FREE UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator (PCIe or Satellite) Also New UAD version 7.11 software featuring new Manley Stereo Variable Mu Limiter CompressorMunro Sonic Review: The New Version Of The Egg 150 Monitoring SystemSynchro Arts Revoice Pro 3 Launch Event Goes Down A StormOne Producer’s Continuing Hunt For A Good Control Surface For Pro ToolsGobbler Hold Their Hands Up To Their Email Mistake & Put It Right How Do You Collaborate? A Look At Collaboration Workflows And Technologies For Creatives Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions November deals at RSPE include promotions from SPL, A Designs, Crane Song and moreKevin Darbyshire-Bryant wanted to ask Pro Tools Windows users shout about issues when changing sample rates between sessions with ASIO implant interfaces. Please contribute to this post on the DUC and also the Ideascale forum.Johnnie Sloan asks if we can review Rob Chiarelli’s Mix Buss Lite plug-in. Glenn Skinner wants to give Spitfire Audio a shout out. He says they are well known in the film music world but less well known elsewhere. Matt Mann wanted to suggest that the only solution to the Avid and Pro Tools debacle is for someone else to buy Pro Tools who could provide the love and support the users deserve. He also created a graphic of how he would like it to look.Lari Paavilainen wanted to tell us that Avid have released v1.3 that hopefully fixed a number of the bugs. However when we checked it out the S6 v1.3 read me states it needs Pro Tools v11.2.2 but the 11.2.2 read me advises S6 users not to upgrade to 11.2.2.Kevin de Wit wants to tell us that he has found a work round when banking faders when using the Presonus Faderport with Pro Tools.Francois Best asked us add the Vir…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 10:39am -
  • iZotope RX4 Demonstration Video From IBC Amsterdam Supermeet With Mike Thornton Giving The First Public Demonstration Of RX4
    The CPUG Network Supermeet team have released the video of Mike giving the first public demo of iZotope RX4 and RX4 Advanced at this year’s Supermeet in Amsterdam alongside IBC 2014.Watch him use the new RX4 Connect plug-in as well using the new Ambience Match, Leveler, as well as Declip to handle some distortion and Mike and Matt cover the other new features they didn’t have time to demo on the night.
    - 3 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • Flux:: Release V3 Of Their Free Stereo Tool Plug-in
    Stereo Tool from Flux:: has been in my tool kit ever since it came out as it is very useful for manipulation of stereo audio that isn’t as it should be, or you need to change.Gain, Phase & Image WidthIt features control of input gain and individual pan for left and right channels. A phase inverter is also available on each channel. Overall stereo pan and stereo width settings are also available to help you get the stereo image as you would like it.Metering tooStereo Tool v3 also offers visual feedback reflecting the signal content. There is a vector scope display, as well as PPM meters for both inputs and outputs, and a phase correlation meter.FormatsStereo Tool v3 is available in native versions, AU, AAX and VST. 
    - 3 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • Pro Tools 11 Special Offer From Absolute Music
    Here is a very interesting offer from Absolute Music for a great deal on Pro Tools 11 with Waves Tune LT.The deal is already super low £299 inc VAT, but Absolute Music are offering the Pro Tools Expert community a further £50 off making it just £249 inc VAT. There’s a small charge for shipping which you can see before committing to purchase and worldwide shipping is also available.This clever Pro Tools 11 deal is supplied as Pro Tools Express, includes an iLok2 together with a crossgrade to the full version of Pro Tools 11 Vanilla, plus Waves Tune LT pitch manipulation software.Click here to find out more
    - 3 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Pro Sound Effects Releases Enhanced Hybrid Library And Expansion Program With Special Freelancer Rates
    Pro Sound Effects has released its Hybrid Library and new Expansion Program for freelance sound designers and independent media creators worldwide. Since 2012, Pro Sound Effects has chosen to support the growing number of freelancers by providing access to a big feature, big studio library which they value at $10,000 for a much more affordable price of $1,500. The Expansion collections are valued at $2,500 and they are following these to approved freelancers for $500.100 Units Available Until December 31st 2014Until December 31st 2014, Pro Sound Effects is making 100 more Hybrid Library units available to sound designers who apply and qualify for the special freelancer pricing. In addition, all Hybrid Library owners gain access to the Expansion Program, which ensures the Hybrid Library is continually updated.Hybrid Library Key Features: 56,477 Sound Effects on Hard Drive: 338 GB of professional sound delivered on a USB 3.0 hard driveCategories include Ambiences, Animals, History, Nature, Science Fiction, Technology, Warfare and beyondThey curate sound effects content from the top recordists and sound designers including Blastwave FX, BBC, BOOM, Foundation, Sound Control SE.Online Access to 215,000+ sounds from any computer through the Pro Sound Effects Online LibraryMasterful Metadata for lightning fast, pinpoint searchesFree Annual Updates: 2014 Update includes 400 new sounds (6.4 GB) from Blastwave FX plus enhanced metadata100% Royalty-Free Lifetime License Expansion Program Key Features:The Expansion Program provides freelancers with a way to update and refresh their sound effects libraries. Expansions 1 and 2 are sound effects compilations that are only available to Hybrid Library owners.  Expansion 1: New Room Tones, Ambiences, Footsteps, and Foley; 10,856 sounds (54 GB) on 64 GB USB Flash Drive.Expansion 2: 1,000 hand-picked BBC Ambiences, Outdoor Impulse Responses, and Production Elements; 2,721 sounds (62 GB) on 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive.Soundminer Add-On: Search, Audition, Drag-n-Drop to application Will I End Up With Duplications?This in an interesting idea, but because this is curated content, as an owner of a number of collections including the BBC libraries, I was concerned to know how many duplicates I am going to pick up if I take advantage of this offer? So I downloaded the listings with the metadata from the product pages… The Hybrid Library is mainly Blastwave FX, and their own Pro Sound Effects Foun…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 11:28am -
  • 25 Songs Every Synth Lover Should Hear And Why
    I make no secret of the fact of my love for synths, perhaps it was because this was the music that really influenced me in my teens. If you have ever been asked which era you would like to have been born in and why, then when it comes to music I’m glad I was born in the mid 60s and was around for the birth of UK synth-pop.Here are 25 tracks with synths in them that I love and why, if you have not heard them all then check them out. I’m guessing there are some missing that would be on your list, but as with every list some drop off the bottom.So here are my 25 songs that every synth lover should here and why.Just Can’t Get Enough -Depeche ModeThe opening riif, the bass line, the rhythm parts, the arp - need I say more?The Model - KraftwerkGerman synth pioneers were way ahead of many others. Their use of synths in such an understated way is a pleasure to behold - this is one of many tracks that could have made the list, released in 1978 and still sounds great now.Only You - YazooVince Clarke is one of the founding fathers of synth pop. This track is a lesson is sequenced synth music and is a truly beautiful arrangement and was made way before presets and MIDI based DAWs.Don’t Go - YazooA second entry for Yazoo and shows the energy that possible with a synth based track - highlights are the claps and of course the opening riff.Enola Gay - OMDRight from the off the pretty hectic pace of this track, the use of nice synth layers, the nice woodblock sound that runs throughout this pop hit about dropping the H Bomb make it a classic.Love Action - The Human LeagueFrom the outset the synths in this track are the star - the oww synth sound kicks off the track like a brooding alien pulse and then we get a nice tight synth bass. Listen in headphones for the ultra-stereo arrangement.Tainted Love - Soft CellThe combination of some synths soaked in reverb and others dry as a bone along with the voice of Marc Almond made this a monster synth love song in the 80s.Rock Me Amadeus - FalcoNow this sounds dated but the use of big synth stabs in the riff along with the drum sequence all weaving around the vocal makes this a pop synth classic.Jump - Van HalenThe huge synth brass pad sound announcing this rock song is the star of this track, everyone trying out brass sounds in music store played this riff. Of course don’t forget the huge synth solo in the middle 8, pure 80s synth magic.Ghosts - JapanWhile many were reaching for zippy pop sounds thi…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 10:47am -
  • Pro Tools Expert People's Choice Awards 2014 - Nominations So Far
    We’ve been thrilled by the response to this year’s Pro Tools Expert People’s Choice Award, the nominations are coming in at quite a rate and as we hoped for both large and small companies. To recap this year we are on the hunt to find the People’s Choice for Most Innovative Brand and the Brand With Best Customer Service and during November we are asking you to nominate who you think deserves the award, then in December the brands with the most nominations in each categories will be short-listed to a top 5 and then it’s down to a public vote. This really is the People’s Choice Award, anyone could win.If you want to know more click here to nominate, you’ll also be entered into a prize draw to win great prizes.Here are the nominations so far:Most Innovative Brand Nominations AIR Music TechAcon DigitalAcustica AudioAmple SoundApogeeApple Inc.AudientAudiogamingAvidBehringerBlue Cat AudioBoz Digital LabsBrainworxCamel AudioDDMFDMG Audioe-instrumentsEiosisEquator AudioExponential AudioFabfilterFocusriteHearbackHOFA, GermanyIK multimediaiZotopeKush AudioMelda ProductionMoogMOTUMXL AudioNative InstrumentsNovationNugen AudioPositive GridPreSonusPro Tools PcPropellorhead - ReasonRMESample ModelingsknoteSlateSoftubeSonicoutureSonimusSonnoxSound in SyncSound RadixSounds In SyncSoundtoysSource ElementsSpitfire AudioSynchro ArtsToontrackUnfilteredaudioUniversal AudioWavesXFer RecordsZynaptiqBrand With Best Customer Service NominationsA Designs AudioAbletonADK MicrophonesAir Music TechnologyAntelope AudioApogeeAppleAudientAudio EaseAvidBlue Cat AudioBoz Digital LabsCakewalkCamel AudioDakingDangerous MusicDDMFDirectoutDMG Audioe-instrumentsExponential AudioFigure 53FocusriteGobblerGroove 3HOFA, Germany.Home Studio CornerIK MultimediaIn Session AudioiZotopeLexiconLine 6LynxMasseyMcDSPMeldaProducionMetric HaloMOTUMXL AudioNative InstrumentsNektarNugen AudioOverloudPlugin AlliancePresonusPreSonusPro Tools PCPropellorheadRealitoneRMESlate DigitalSoftubeSolid State LogicSonnoxSontronicsSound ideasSound in SyncSound RadixSoundminerSounds In SyncSoundToysSource ElementsSpectrasonicsSSLSteinbergSweetwaterSynchroartsToontrackU-heUniversal AudioWavesXfer recordsZynaptiq
    - 4 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:03pm -
  • Get The Brand New Waves Plug-in Free This Friday - Here's How
    Our friends at Waves are launching a brand new plug-in this Friday and you can get it FREE.They say on their tease page;This Black Friday everyone is going home with a brand new Waves plug-in. FREE.We have no idea what it will be.What do you think it will be?  What would you like it to be?To find out more and to make sure you get the brand new Waves plug-in click here. Lets hope that they have laid on plenty of bandwidth capacity as everyone tries to download it at once.
    - 4 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:37pm -
  • How Do You Collaborate? A Look At Collaboration Workflows And Technologies For Creatives
    Bob Brown has worked with many top tech firms and was part of the team working on collaboration technologies at Avid and more latterly Gobbler. In the first of three articles Bob talks about the concept of creative collaboration, the opportunities and the challenges.Yesterdays Technology for Today’s WorkflowsThe tools we use for music production have been developed over the past 50 to 100 years. Musicians and engineers love vintage microphones, analog effects, and the sound of tape; ironically, it’s the imperfections of past technology that sound more pleasing to our ears.The majority of todays DAWs such as Pro Tools, Logic X Pro, and Studio One are based on designs that evolved from tape machines and the old studio workflow. Additionally, these DAWs are designed primarily around a single user or single operator workflow. In general, there is one mouse and one keyboard controlling the DAW.Most DAWs are designed to have a person record arm a set of tracks and queue or start the transport recording when the musicians are ready. Many have modes or external hardware that allow the single operator be the musician and start the transport rolling with a count off or a pedal switch. In some cases there may be multiple people mixing simultaneously with a control surface - such as ones that model traditional mixing desks.When a group of musicians are working together in different studios, they are faced with many challenges including the diversity of DAWs, plug-ins, interfaces, and even outboard gear. Even assuming everyone has the same sets of tools, most DAWs do not have advanced features for cloud-based project or session workflows. Collaboration is often facilitated via sending and receiving whole copies of a project, or important audio bounces (thus limiting editing capabilities between collaborators). With these limited tools, it quickly becomes difficult to track and manage all of the copies of media.While there are promising new technologies geared toward collaboration using traditional DAW workflows - such as Ohm Studio and Steinberg Nuendo.Serial vs. Parallel Workflows, What?The recording process for both solo musicians and bands is often initiated in one of two ways:  The whole band records a song together live in the studio. This is known as a parallel, or synchronous workflow, where all instruments are recorded simultaneously.Conversely, each instrument may be individually recorded as an overdub layered on existing tracks. This is the se…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:01pm -
  • Gobbler Hold Their Hands Up To Their Email Mistake & Put It Right
    In Podcast 142 Kevin De Wit told us about the email that Gobbler sent out advising all Gobbler 1 that…Gobbler 1 accounts would be closed as of 1st December 2014Gobbler 1 users should download their content from the Gobbler 1 system and upload it to Gobbler 2 by December 1st 2014 if they didn’t want to loose it.We know that Kevin wasn’t the only one that was a little shocked by this email, we received the same email too.Gobbler Hold Their Hands Up And Fix The MistakeWithin a couple of days Gobbler send out a second email explaining that they had made a mistake and what they were going to do to resolve it.Recently, we sent an email letting you know we were planning on sunsetting the Gobbler 1.0 product. We didn’t think things through as thoroughly as we should have and we know how important Gobbler is to your workflow. So I spoke with the team and we have a new plan.First and foremost, we will NOT be shutting down service for previously paid users effective December 1st. While free Gobbler 1.0 accounts will be closed, we will continue to provide the paid Gobbler 1.0 service until our 2.0 product can provide a rich set of features that truly improves upon the 1.0 client. Your data will continue to be available and your service will not be interrupted!Furthermore, we’d like to say thank you for being a loyal Gobbler:Starting today your paid account is FREEYou can now use as much storage as you’d likeIf you have already paid for an annual account, we will be issuing a prorated refund to you. If you have a monthly subscription, you will not be charged again related to Gobbler 1.0.This week, we met up with the CEO of Gobbler, Chris Kantrowitz and he gave the details behind what went on and also addressed some of the other concerns about migration and backups.The Email Should Not Have Gone To EveryoneChris explained that the original email was meant to only go to people with dormant free Gobbler 1 accounts, ie people who had signed up for a free Gobbler 1 account, and hadn’t used it in a long time.Server Side MigrationWith regard to migration of content stored on Gobbler 1 to Gobbler 2, Chris was at pains to explain that they are hard at work in making this work at server level. The problem isn’t the content, the problem is databases. Gobbler 1 and Gobbler 2 use different database formats and they want to be sure that the migration system they are working on, will work properly. The last thing they want to do is to re…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 9:00am -
  • Microsoft Users Are Old Men Living In Scotland, Apple Users Are Young Women Living In London - Find Out More
    YouGov, the UK Government web portal has launched a new web site based on UK census data.The UK website allows users to search on a variety of criteria this includes brands. We’re not sure how seriously to take the results, but it is a lot of fun seeing what pops up when you put in various search terms.For fun we tried Microsoft and Apple, in the absence of Avid and Pro Tools and got the following:Customers of Microsoft are: Male, 60+, living in the far corner of Scotland, work in IT and have over £1000 a month in spare change.Customers of Apple are: Female, Mid 30s, living in London, work in media or publishing and also have over £1000 a month in spare change.The results are based on generalities, otherwise Russ needs to get a better job to pay for his sex change operation.Go try it out, if nothing else it’s a lot of fun.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Pro Tools Fundamentals - Playback Modes
    Pro Tools offers five different playback modes. These can be accessed by right-clicking the play button on the transport bar or from the transport controls in the toolbar at the top of the edit window if you have them displayed. If you want to customise your toolbar simply right-click on some empty space and select the element you wish to add or remove (see below). By far the most commonly used playback modes are Normal and Loop but there are others and they are definitely worth being aware of even if they are rarely used, I have had several experiences of confused people wondering what is wrong with their session when they have accidentally triggered half-speed playback!The five playback modes are:NormalLoopHalf Speed PlaybackPrime for PlaybackDynamic Transport NormalAs this is the default behaviour it is easy to overlook, so much so that I had to go back and change this post from four playback modes to five - I forgot about it. You’re in Normal mode when you aren’t in any of the others. Pro Tools plays back at the correct speed without looping, basically its normal…LoopIn loop playback mode a loop symbol is displayed on the play button and a tick is displayed next to loop in the drop down playback modes menu. In this mode Pro Tools will loop the current timeline selection as long as it is over half a second long. Your edit and timeline selections are likely to be linked so it may appear that the edit selection is being looped but it is actually based on the timeline selection. Try it unlinked and you’ll see. If you are unsure about timeline and edit selections and the significance of linking them read my article on on it here. If your (linked) edit selection disappears when you hit stop you need to press N to switch off insertion follows playback. If you don’t know what that means it is all explained in the article linked to earlier.Loop playback can be toggled using 4 on the numeric keypad, by pressing command+shift+L (control+shift+L on the PC) or by control-clicking on the play button.Half Speed PlaybackHalf speed playback plays back audio and half speed with the corresponding drop in pitch of an octave that you would expect if an audio file was played back at half speed. I used to assume that half speed playback halved the sample rate of the session during playback but if you play back a software instrument at half speed the pitch is unaffected which suggests that each sample is played back twice giving the effect of half…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 9:00am -
  • Waves Weekend Deals For November 22nd & 23rd Only
    Waves Special Offers For This Weekend3 more great plug-ins at great prices from our friends at Waves, but hurry these will finish on Sunday.Waves Q10 Equaliser Native plug-in $29 - normally $100Waves CLA Unplugged Native Plug-in $39 till Sunday - normally $100Waves Kramer PIE Compressor Native Plug-in $69 till Sunday - normally $200 Grab them while you can.Check out the Specials page too for more great deals
    - 6 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 8:53am -
  • Trent Reznor Talks Creative Process With SoundToys - Video
    Our friends at SoundToys have created a new video series featuring some of the hottest names in the production world, Trent Reznor and the NIN team. They say;We’ve been meeting up with some of our favorite artists to talk about gear, sound, and making music. We captured these conversations in a new video series called Process. In this debut episode, watch Trent Reznor, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin share their creative process and how they use Soundtoys to develop sounds into songs. Stay tuned for more from our interview with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails later this month.Watch online now at soundtoys.com.
    - 6 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • Apple Anger Pro Users With Lack Of Third Party Support For SSD In Yosemite
    Alan Sallabank has alerted us to a story first run on eoshd.com, that users upgrading to Yosemite may find that there external SSDs do not work after the reboot.Andrew Reid writes:This looks like a real attempt to kill third party SSD drive support in Yosemite. Thousands of video editors, colourists and filmmakers have taken to using SSDs as their boot drives for OS X…The problem is down to Apple having introduced a new “security feature” in Yosemite. Only kext drivers for official Apple SSDs are supported. Built in drives that Apple themselves use in your Macbook Pro Retina and some iMacs will upgrade just fine to Yosemite but if you have installed a third party SSD or more commonly are running off an external one, you’re out of luck.This seems to be down to Apple turning the screws developers with third party kext drivers that Apple has not ‘signed off.’ If you have anything with drivers that Apple has not signed off then you might be out of luck. I had the same issue when using a PreSonus audio interface when testing Yosemite in public beta, you may have the same issue with an audio interface and Yosemite.There is a ‘fix’ or ‘hack’ depending on your point of view that can be found at the end of this story, but it is somewhat troubling that Apple seem to be acting in such a heavy handed manner.Andrew Reid is not impressed, he writes:I have to say I’m extremely disappointed by Apple with this. To have an official installation of OS-X simply stop working when upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite is unacceptable for any user. For professional environments and pro video it is even more troublesome and it puts vital data and creative projects at risk. Is this what Apple wants to be known for? At the very least the installation should detect if an appropriate SSD is present before attempting to install and notify the user if there’s a problem. I just had a grey screen and a dead system.Andrew helpfully points out that Larry Jordon has more information and a fix here.Source: eoshd.com
    - 6 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:41pm -
  • Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3 Launch Event Goes Down A Storm
    What do you get if you cross free drinks, audio professionals, the latest version of Revoice Pro, the top Pro Tools training centre in London and a pile of Pro Tools bloggers? A great event filled with lots of learning and fun - the Revoice Pro 3 event at Alchemea went down a storm.Jeff, John and Jonathan from Synchro Arts were on hand to show packed sessions how powerful Revoice Pro 3 is for both music and post dialogue manipulation. Many of the Pro Tools Expert team were able to assist in the drinking of alcohol and eating the snacks.All-in-all the event proved valuable for those wanting to know more about Revoice Pro 3. One attendee Luke said he nearly didn’t come because he knew he would spend money, this seemed to be underlined during the first session when one person in the room asked John Elwood if they took chip and pin card.Watch out for more events hosted by Pro Tools Expert and Alchemea in 2015!Thanks to all the community members who came along, it was great to see you all.
    - 6 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:40pm -

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  • Black Friday sales
    Lots of sales going on right now. Here are some of them: EastWest celebrates Black Friday and Cyber Monday week by giving customers the opportunity to save an additional $100 on any order over $200 with the following coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at www.soundsonline.com (European customers: www.soundsonline-europe.com) Wave Arts is offering 40% off all products until […]
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 9:32pm -
  • 112dB updates effect plugins – including AAX support
    112dB has updated Redline Reverb, Redline Monitor, Redline Equalizer, Redline Preamp, Big Blue Limiter and Big Blue Compressor. These updates include AAX support and several stability fixes. As always 112dB, this is a free download for existing owners.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 12:04am -
  • Hal Leonard publishes two new guides on ProTools 11
    Hal Leonard Books has published Mixing and Mastering with ProTools 11 and Producing Music with ProTools 11, both by certified Pro Tools trainer Greg Lorbecki and Avid pro audio specialist Greg “Stryke” Chin. In these focused guide, Lorbecki and Chin unlock the full potential of ProTools 11 as a professional mixing and mastering platform. They […]
    - 6 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Mixing Massive Attack webinar
    Avid is hosting a new free webinar – Mixing Massive Attack. In our exclusive upcoming webinar, Avid® live sound specialist and veteran FOH engineer Robb Allan (Massive Attack, Coldplay, Manic Street Preachers) will take you behind the scenes of the 2014 Massive Attack Tour. You’ll learn how Allan approaches mixing this groundbreaking band and how […]
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 10:04am -
  • 40% off ‘Mixing in Pro Tools 11′
    The Puremix tutorial ‘Mixing in Pro Tools 11′ is currently 40% off. Offer is good until November 19th. More details on the Puremix website.
    - 11 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 11:03pm -
  • SSL release AAX versions of Duende Native plugins
    Solid State Logic has announced the availability of AAX Native 64 versions of the SSL Duende Native plugin collection, making the Duende Native plugins compatible with any 32-bit or 64-bit system running Pro Tools 11. Compatibility with VST, AU and RTAS is still available. The new versions are available to download now from the SSL […]
    - 11 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Arturia to release audio interface
    Arturia has announced that they will release an audio interface. Not a lot of info about it yet but judging from their press release it will be an all-purpose one. Take the mind-boggling number of audio formats out there. Think microphone, line, phono, and instrument inputs, each with different levels requiring different impedance. How about […]
    - 11 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 10:57pm -
  • New Pro Tools licensing available now
    Starting November 3rd, Avid will enable owners of Pro Tools 9/10, Pro Tools | HD 9/10, Pro Tools Express, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered to upgrade or crossgrade to Pro Tools 11/Pro Tools | HD 11 at up to 60% off previous upgrade pricing. New Pro Tools | Software purchases also to include […]
    - 15 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 10:01pm -
  • A new version of Oddity coming
    GForce has announced the release of a new version of Oddity, the software emulation of the ARP Odyssey, to be released December 1st, 2014. While the classic duophonic and monophonic modes have been retained, Oddity2 now also offers a monophonic legato mode which wasn’t evident on the Odyssey, plus a POLYPHONIC MODE. Yes, now finally […]
    - 18 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 7:26pm -
  • Softube sale
    Softube is running a big end of year sale, offering you individual plugins at a 50% discount and bundles at a 30% discount. Any new plugins released will not be discounted. If I were you, I’d look at Tsar-1, Trident A-Range, Tube-Tech CL1B and PE1C. Sale ends January 7th.
    - 21 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 9:47pm -
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