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See Avid Everywhere Revealed [PREVIEW]
See Avid Everywhere Revealed [PREVIEW]The first Avid Everywhere-inspired product offerings are available today—with much more coming soon. Now is the time to get on the platform. Watch the full reveal presentation today. http://apps...From:AvidViews:90 0ratingsTime:00:51More inHowto & Style
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How To Create, Manage and Edit Cases Inside the Avid Support Center
How To Create, Manage and Edit Cases Inside the Avid Support CenterAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:128 0ratingsTime:05:27More inHowto & Style
- 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 8:42pm -
Learn Why Composers and Arrangers Choose Avid Sibelius 7.5
Learn Why Composers and Arrangers Choose Avid Sibelius 7.5Hear from professional composers Anastasia Devana, Patrick Kirst, Mike Lang, Trevor Morris and Jay Terrien and learn how new features in Avid Sibelius 7.5 he...From:AvidViews:2913 32ratingsTime:04:53More inHowto & Style
- 8 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:41am -
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Alabama Symphony OrchestraThe Alabama Symphony Orchestra recently commissioned acclaimed composer/arranger/conductor Dr. Henry Panion, III to compose a work celebrating the 50th anniv...From:AvidViews:1318 20ratingsTime:07:13More inHowto & Style
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Learn How To with Avid Support
Learn How To with Avid SupportAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:910 0ratingsTime:01:00More inHowto & Style
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How To Activate Flexnet Device Manager for Floating Licenses
How To Activate Flexnet Device Manager for Floating LicensesAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:104 0ratingsTime:01:54More inHowto & Style
- 49 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 2:58am -
How to Configure and Install Flexnet Device Manager for Floating Licenses
How to Configure and Install Flexnet Device Manager for Floating LicensesAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:204 0ratingsTime:02:32More inHowto & Style
- 49 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 2:58am -
How To Use the Knowledge Base Page Inside the Avid Support Center
How To Use the Knowledge Base Page Inside the Avid Support CenterAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:84 0ratingsTime:00:48More inHowto & Style
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How To Use the Home Page Inside the Avid Support Center
How To Use the Home Page Inside the Avid Support CenterAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:50 0ratingsTime:01:09More inHowto & Style
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How To Use the Equipment Page Inside the Avid Support Center
How To Use the Equipment Page Inside the Avid Support CenterAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:50 0ratingsTime:01:00More inHowto & Style
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How To Use the Contracts Page Inside the Avid Support Center
How To Use the Contracts Page Inside the Avid Support CenterAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:50 0ratingsTime:00:41More inHowto & Style
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How To Upgrade Your to Dongle Media Composer | Software
How To Upgrade Your to Dongle Media Composer | SoftwareAvid Professional Services and Customer Support now bring you the new 'How To' series covering basic operation of your Avid software, system troubleshooting,...From:AvidViews:78 0ratingsTime:02:30More inHowto & Style
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  • Nugen Audio Celebrate 10 Years At IBC 2014 With A Raft Of New Products
    Our friends at Nugen Audio will be celebrating 10 years of service to the broadcast community at IBC2014, demonstrating their latest innovations in their family of post-production and broadcast audio tools including key new standards-compliant technologies that further ease the burden of loudness compliance. Jon Schorah, Founder and Creative Director told us…This year at IBC, attendees will see why NUGEN Audio has become the go-to company for loudness management and compliance. We will also be demonstrating how NUGEN Audio is broadening its toolset to address other audio requirements, such as dynamics, upmix, and support for the DPP standard. We’ve taken the lead on addressing dynamic content adaptations with our new DynApt algorithm to expand content repurposing. We’re also proud of our participation in the DPP, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting the very latest developments in loudness compliance and management. Finally, for the first time, we’ll be showcasing some of our upcoming innovations in upmix technology.Click on the image to see a larger versionNEW: LMB DPP AS-11 Program CompatibilityNUGEN Audio’s LMB is an offline file-based loudness analysis and correction program for high throughput applications. A new update to LMB’s MXF file-handling option introduces DPP AS-11 compatibility. NUGEN Audio is a participant in the DPP compliance program, an initiative founded by U.K. public service broadcasters to help speed the transition to fully digital production and distribution for television. As a member of the AS-11 DPP compliance and certification program, NUGEN Audio is helping to develop quality assurance criteria for the AS-11 DPP specification for digital file formats. Making its IBC debut, the MXF file-handling option introduces native MXF audio-handling that enables LMB to perform automated analysis and correction of audio within an MXF container while preserving all other data within the file. Everyone Adopt The DPP SpecificationsWe recommend that all broadcasters look at the excellent work the Digital Production Partnership has undertaken to take the various standards and produce a real world set of delivery specifications for all the UK broadcasters. It will make our lives in UK based post production so much easier to be able to provide the same output for all broadcasters, so please broadcasters in other territories take a look at what the DDP has done in the UK and adopt it and make everyone’s lives…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • PureMix Produce An Online App To Help You Train Your Ear
    Our friends at PureMix have produced this Ear Training Tool app to help you identify frequency bands because no one is born with the innate knowledge of what 250Hz sounds like. It’s a learned skil and a skill you need to practice to eliminate the guess work when mixing records and looking for bothersome peaks or holes in your tracks.The pureMix Frequency Quiz will help you memorize the sound of crucial frequency and ranges and will help you speed up the equing process drastically over time.The audio spectrum is divided in 10 octaves. The Quiz’s first 3 levels will focus on the lower, middle and higher 5 octaves of the spectrum. Once you feel confident, you can challenge yourself with all the octaves simultaneously.There are 10 samples per test so you will need to stay focussed. The frequencies played to you are presented in a random order so the test will be different every-time. Also make sure you run the test on decent speakers or headphones if you must. If you are take the test on earbuds or laptop speakers then you are missing out and fooling yourself. Have fun. Test yourself often. Get better faster.
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 8:15pm -
  • DAW Reliability Poll -The Results And Why One Group Has A Reason To Be Cheerful
    We recently ran a series of polls asking the Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton and Reason Expert communities to let us know how reliable their DAW was. For each DAW we chose the latest version, Pro Tools 11, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9 and Reason 7.The poll asked how often workflow was affected by crashes and broke these answers down into hours, days, weeks and months.We first asked the Pro Tools community how reliable they felt Pro Tools 11 was, however one of the factors affecting reliability is third party plug-ins, some felt it was unfair to single out Pro Tools because of this. So we decided to throw the net wider to other DAWs that also host third party plug-ins to see if this was a factor in DAW reliability.Pro Tools uses the AAX format, Logic Pro the AU format, Ableton both AU and VST and Reason the Rack Extensions format.DAW Reliability - The ResultsThere were a number of questions that covered how often crashes occurred in each DAW. Combining the results of these answers that broke the frequency of crashes down into hourly, daily, weekly and monthly. This gave us some indication of how likely it was that a DAW would crash. Here is how the four DAWs come out. These results were correct at the time of publication.Around 70% of Logic Pro X users experienced some kind of crash with the majority of those crashes (32%) occurring about once a month.Around 68% of Pro Tools 11 users experienced some kind of crash with the majority of those crashes (23%) occurring about once a week.Around 68% of Ableton Live 9 users experienced some kind of crash with the majority of those crashes (37%) occurring about once a month.Around 11% of Reason 7 users experienced some kind of crash with the majority of those crashes (7%) occurring about once a month.As you can see, Logic Pro X came out worst in our poll by a tiny margin, although crashes were most likely to happen around once a month. Pro Tools 11 was marginally better in terms of total amount of those affected by crashes, it scored exactly the same as Ableton Live 9 but Pro Tools 11 crashes were most likely to occur on a weekly basis, whereas Ableton Live 9 crashes were most likely to occur around once a month. Just 11% of Reason 7 users (about 1 in 10) reported some kind of crash with the majority of that group saying it happened around once a month.The answer “It is rock solid and no crashes or bugs have occurred.” Reason 7 - 89%Logic Pro X - 27%Ableton Live 9 - 26%Pro Tools 11 - 15%In terms…
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 12:12pm -
  • Does Avid's Media Composer Shift Audio Out of Sync?
    With thanks to the original author Michael Maroussas for allowing us to re-publish this discussion from his blog Sonicskepsi, it seems that there is a strange issue with Media Composer moving audio around, so over to Michael….Expanding tracks in Pro Tools was like the holy grail to us dialogue editors when it came along. No more messing about with EDLs and basically having to rebuild the picture editor’s sound arrangement. When conforming from EDLs, it could take you the best part of a week just to get your session to match what was in the corresponding OMF. So, the possibility of simply ‘expanding’ a linked AAF to create a perfect copy of the Media Composer audio tracks but with all the separate mic channels reinstated as well was very exciting indeed.Many a time it works perfectly, but too often the expand seems to work - all the mic channels appear - but there’ll be a fractional and inconsistent discrepancy in sync. For a while, no-one that I knew could figure out why Pro Tools does this - we humble sound editors tend to presume things like this must be our or our tools’ fault :)So then you have to either use Titan sync fix to correct the discrepancy (which is fine except for sections with no distinguishable transients for the program to recognise and match) or we have to correct the sync manually ourselves, which basically turns an exciting new feature into a creator of dull, laborious, time-wasting extra work.This was the prospect facing a work colleague of mine recently, so he asked me if I’d see if anybody had any better alternatives to Titan sync fix; it wasn’t working very well for him on this occasion so he was facing the distinct possibility of having to manually sync the session himself. However, before I put the call out, we had one last look at the different clips within the session and compared their original timestamps and suddenly the penny seemed to drop! It’s the MXF files in the linked AAF that are out of sync, not the original WAV files on the tracks expanded from it - Pro Tools is correct, Media Composer is out - so all this time we’ve been ‘fixing sync’ but by matching the AAF or guide track we’ve actually been pulling our sound out of sync!!! At least, this is my opinion…..All is explained below in this almost verbatim (I’ve corrected ‘twitter speak’ in places to help clarity) transcript of the subsequent chat I had on Twitter with Davide Favargiotti in Rome and Doug Murray in the States. As y…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast 127
    Russ, Mike, Neil and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.Groove 3 Titles We LikePodcasting ExplainedCompetitions Win Antares Auto-Tune Vocal StudioDeals pageLiquidsonics Reverberate £35 - 30% discountAcon Digital Deverberate £39 - 33% discountLoop Loft Matt Chamberlain Drums with exclusive Pro Tools sessionsTAL-U-NO-LX Synth Plug-in emulation of the Juno 60 synth £27 - 25% discount#Hit It The Ultimate Drum Programming ebook £11 - 25% discount Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal AudioPodcast Extra Interview On Using Izotope Rx3 To Remove The Music From The Film Brief EncounterAre You A New Plug-In Junkie?Show And Tell Review Of Waves StudiorackAAX releases Speakerphone and BBE Sonic Sweet Building A Home Studio? Why The Mac Mini May Be Worth A Look For Apple Mac Lovers Don’t Have An AudioSuite Version Of A Plug-In? Blue Cat Have The AnswerRuss’s experiments with Yosemite Beta with Pro ToolsHow I Run Two Macs With Pro Tools - Screens, Keyboards, Mouse, Audio, Midi, Files And Licences All SharedCommunity Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsBertrand Grichting - Problems with some SATA controllers and SSD drives dropping the SATA buss speed.Tom Scrivano  - Some graphics problems on Windows due to settings on Run As Administrator.Carsten Groa - Following up on Pro Tools reliability can be other software like  the graphics driver.Eric Johnson - Following James’ drive failure Eric uses a RAID array for this backup system so he has redundancy.Matt Greaves - Follow up on fear and creativity and connecting it to the way some institutions teach techniquesBrian Williams - Wanted to share a video lecture by Andrew Scheps on various audio codecs, formats and perceived audio quality Neale Eckstein - Why is the phase invert only available in a plug-in, why isn’t it built into the mixer? You can sign up on the Pro Tools IdeaScale if you would like this feature. Tom Scrivano - Waves have told him that the Element will be supported with their SoundGrid DSP system as well StudioRack but no ETA yet.Chris Linder - What podcasts are you listening to at the moment? Chris suggests 2 both available on itunes ToneBender and Indie Game Audio  We would add Mix Notes From HellTony Molica - Following our comments with problems using Finder he recommends Snapper from Audio Ease. Also there is AudioFinder from Iced Audio too. Question…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 12:26pm -
  • RØDE Announce A New NT-USB Microphone
    Our friends at Source Distribution have told us that Australian micrpohone manufacturers RØDE have announced a new RØDE NT-USB microphone. When RØDE released their Podcaster USB microphone in 2007, it was designed to offer broadcast-quality voice recording, with its end-address configuration. The new NT-USB on the other hand is more versatile by being a side-address microphone that perhaps makes it more suitable for recording musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over.The microphone is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as the Apple Camera Connection Kit.The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows users to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.A Range Of Included AccersoriesA pop-filter is included, which fits onto the base of the mic, positions the filter the right distance from the capsule to minimise plosives during singing or speech. Also provided is a stand mount with industry standard 3/8” thread, desktop tripod stand that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage of the microphone when not in use.ConclusionThis looks like a very useful mic that brings RØDE right back into the market for voiceovers and podcasters as well as singer songwriters. It is expected to be available in the UK in early August with a recommended retail price of £149 inc vat.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 7:20am -
  • Exponential Audio Share Reverb Tips And Tricks
    Michael Carnes of Exponential Audio has launched a new series on their web site of reverb tips and tricks.In his first article he talks about sweetening live recordings with reverb and includes a lot of good advice.“Musicians play for the room they’re in—they actively engage with the space” says Michael Carnes, that’s a really wise observation in a world where so much recording these days seems to take place in isolation.For more gems and from the man behind some of the world’s most loved reverbs then head over to the Exponential Audio web site.Read the first reverb tips and tricks article here
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 5:53am -
  • Blurred Graphics In Some Applications With Windows 8.1 ?
    Some Windows users may have been experiancing blurred graphics particularly with menu titles in certain applications as shown on the menu bar in the image above.I certainly experianced this upon the release of Windows 8.1 and searched around for the cause and a soloution.The cause is with Windows Display Scaling with is how the operating system is able to dynamically optimise the display of graphics irrespective of the resoloution of your screen.You may be using an older display running at 1024x768 or one of the very latest Ultra HD 4K models at 3840x2160. Windows needs to try and make on screen graphics look their best wherever possible regardless of your screens pixel count.As far as I’m aware some applications are not optimised to use this form of dynamic scaling so it may well be pot luck as to whether they look right on your screen or not.Thankfully there is a soloution if you are seeing slightly blurry results and that is to turn the display scaling off. Or rather fix the scaling to one value.Follow these easy steps and see if it works for you:Right Click on an empty space on your desktop and from the list that appears left click “Screen Resoloution”In the next Windows that appears left click the line of text that says “Make text and other items larger or smaller”Then tick the box that says “Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays”You will then see three options (Smaller 100%, Medium 125% or Larger 150%) to choose from which set the average size of desktop items, this maybe useful if you have a very high resoloution screen such as one of the new 4K models or maybe your eyes are not as good as they used to be, Or just leave it at its default.When you are happy with your choice click “Apply” You will then be prompted to sign out of Windows for the setting to be applied, you may want to go and shutdown or save other things in the background first but you’ll need to sign out or reboot for any changed to be visible.And thats it !
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 1:32pm -
  • How I Run Two Macs With Pro Tools - Screens, Keyboards, Mouse, Audio, MIDI, Files And Licences All Shared
    As you can imagine life at Pro Tools Expert HQ can get complicated, we test a lot of gear, that includes hardware and it also includes more than one Mac. Right now I have a Mac Pro 12 core running HDX on Mountain Lion and a Mac Mini running Pro Tools on Yosemite for testing which I have to jump between, so I wanted to find a solution that gave me the greatest flexibility with the minimum of pain.I also have a second hard drive on the Mac Pro which has a third install of Pro Tools on a clean OS.A few things needed addressing, screen, keyboard and mouse sharing, audio and MIDI input and also plug-in licences, this is the solution I came up with.Sharing The Cinema Display ScreenTo get both Macs hooked up to my Apple Cinema display I went for the Kanex SnapX. This offers a 2 x Mini DisplayPort and USB splitter with a handy switch right in front of you. The SnapX sends all the usual USB options available for those with Cinema displays so any USB pass through still works including iSight camera, audio and USB ports. The USB ports options are helpful as it means anything plugged into those ports is shared between the 2 Macs.Sharing The Mac KeyboardI use one of the Editors Keys wired Pro Tools keyboards so that simply plugs into the back of the Apple Cinema Display. What is also great about the display is that it also offers me a couple of extra USB ports that I can use to plug in things like iLoks and other dongles, see below.Sharing The Bluetooth MouseIf one were to use a wired mouse then it would simply be a case of using on of the USB ports on the back of the Apple Cinema Display or the Editors Keys keyboard. However I prefer a wireless mouse, so Bluetooth is required. However Bluetooth can’t be shared by 2 devices at the same time. The solution I found for this is the Logitech t631 Ultrathin Touch Mouse which has two discreet and switchable channels - so I simply flick a switch depending on which Mac I am using.Sharing AudioThe Mac Pro runs a Pro Tools HDX rig and the Mac Mini a Pro Tools HD software rig using an Eleven Rack for audio input and then aggregating that and the internal Mac audio so I can get playback. It could be any interface for what’s it’s worth, but for test purposes it works fine. The stereo pair is then routed back through my Command 8 as the External Source… which leads me to another thing.Sharing MIDI And Control SurfaceI have a powered 7 way USB2 hub plugged into the rear of my Cinema Display which has a Nektar MI…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 11:20am -
  • Four Free Kontakt Instruments
    Audiomodern create quirky sound libraries for both Kontakt and Ableton.You can download four free Kontakt instruments of synths and glitches in exchange for your email address.They are;Echotone: A multi-layered sytnh patch from a custom analog synthesizer with a unique soundStatique: A glitch & cuts rhythm generator Node: A Low end sytnh patch from a custom analog synthesizer with a unique Sub bass soundDeciBell: DeciBell is a Bell-tone analog synth patch routed to a TC Electronics Reverb 4000Click here for more information and to download the four free Kontakt instruments
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:04am -

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  • Audio Post Production Workflows Using Pro Tools - Part 5
    Last week in part 4 of this series on Audio Post Production Workflows Using Pro Tools, dialog editor Michele Woods continued her look at what a dialog editor does, at the ADR process and the rest of the work as a dialog editor. Michele continues….Once I have marked up ADR and found alternate takes, an ADR list will be sent to the post production supervisor who will organise the actors and crowd to come in for a session. For the ADR session, we use the same QuickTime I have been working to, we have scripts with all the lines that actor(s) will need to do, and I often provide a bounce of my dialogue edit with alternate takes. This gives an opportunity to check with the director that he/she is happy with the alternate take(s) and therefore we possibly do not need to record the line(s) for ADR. When the ADR and crowd are recorded, I edit them into my master session and provide fill (a bit of atmosphere from the original recording of that scene) to make the transition from ADR to sync as smooth as possible and unnoticeable. I have in the past recorded whole lines of ADR and used only a word that was needed (either for technical problems or as an additional line) into the ADR and smoothed it out with fill. Meanwhile a few more passes on the entire project are done, smoothing edits by using fades between bits of audio, removing sync SFX and moving them to the sync SFX tracks for M&E, and possible level adjustments. I tend to do a general nominal level adjustment to monitor properly between microphones and shots to hear background noises that may need filtering or denoising. The mixer will obviously do a more intricate level mix against the SFX and music while adjusting EQ, reverb and whatever processing that may be required which will affect the level of the audio. The rerecording mixer receives from me a session which should need minimal editing. If any processing has been done by me to the original audio, it is necessary to have the original unprocessed audio (muted) edited in the same way so that if the mixer wishes to change the processing the mixer can take your edit and adjust it accordingly. Same goes with giving alternate takes. Always have the original audio available in case the client does not like the new alternate take and can then hear the difference between the two. The session provided is usually a saved session copy of the final dialogue edit which I either upload to an ftp or deliver personally (since depending on the length of th…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Using iZotope RX3 To Remove Pops, Plosives & Mouth Clicks
    The Declicking tools in iZotope’s RX3 are not only good for dealing with vinyl records or digital clicks. In this video, Mike Thornton shows how to use RX 3’s Declick module to remove mouth noises from an intimate vocal recorded close to the microphone and how to combine Spectral Repair’s attenuate mode with the Brush tool to remove mic pops and plosives.
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Building A Home Studio? Why The Mac Mini May Be Worth A Look For Apple Mac Lovers
    Let’s clear one thing up, if you don’t want to buy a Mac then stop reading now. This article is not about the merits of Macs v PCs, been there, done that, got the t-shirt.If you are thinking of building a home studio and want a Mac then you might be tempted to get a Mac Pro or full spec MacBook, but before you dive in don’t write off the Mac Mini.I own a Mac Pro, a Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro, which gives me a unique view on the pros and cons of all three Macs. I have to say that the Mac Mini has a lot going for it for a home studio, here are my thoughts.ConnectivityThe Mac Mini has a lot of connectivity for the small footprint it has. Thunderbolt, Firewire 800 and 4 USB3 connectors. This offers the most comprehensive range of choice when considering an audio interface, giving all three protocols. Connectivity is also important for hard drives and other interfaces such as keyboards. One small thing to be aware of, in some cases USB3 creates issues and a hub is needed to make items such as iLoks and some drives work.One reason some people don’t even consider the Mac Mini is the lack of internal expansion, however the Thunderbolt and Firewire 800 connectivity allow for the use of expansion chassis, both Magma and Sonnet make solutions that can give users HDX and HD Native card connectivity, Avid also make the HD Native Thunderbolt box that will connect to the Mac Mini.Mac Mini SizeWhen building a home studio one thing to consider is size, the Mac Mini has one of the smallest footprints out there, so can sit on a desk and hardly be noticed.Mac Mini Fan Noise In The StudioThe Mac Mini is whisper quiet, in fact far quieter than the older Mac Pro silver tower. If you want to record through microphones in the same room as your computer then fan noise is an important consideration - I’m impressed by the lack of noise from the Mac Mini.Expansion ConsiderationsI’ve pimped my Mac Mini, installing 16gb of RAM and a Crucial SSD, both of these options cost around $300 and around 30 minutes to install. Now the little baby flies like a rocket.ConclusionHaving run some tests my pimped Mac Mini can easily record 64 audio tracks in a single pass on a low buffer setting and play them back too with plug-ins installed. It may be Mini by name, but the performance of a Mac Mini belies its unassuming size.If you are building a home project studio and want to take the Mac route then the Mac Mini is well worth consideration.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 7:08pm -
  • How To Create The Joe Bonamassa Guitar Sound With Avid Eleven Rack
    James is back with more signature sounds for the Avid Eleven Rack.In this Free video tutorial James takes a look at creating the Joe Bonamassa guitar sound.Download the free preset at the bottom of this post. He shows which guitar amps, cabs and effects he uses.Watch the video hereEleven Rack AmpsEleven Rack ReverbEleven Rack EQEleven Rack OverdriveDownload the free Eleven Rack preset   
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Pro Tools Fundamentals - Use Of The Option/Alt Key
     When I was about eight and bashing disinterestedly through my piano practice I noticed that more often than not if I hit a wrong note I’d hear my mum shout “F sharp!” from the next room. I remember asking her why it was always F sharp. Some mumbo-jumbo about key signatures and the circle of fifths was said but by then I was probably thinking about Star Wars…I find myself thinking about this when almost every time I suggest someone use a modifier with a left-click in Pro Tools its always option (PC users please substitute alt for option for the rest of this article). It’s just so useful. As an experiment I thought I’d write a list of every use I could think of for the option key, used on its own with a left click. There are of course many, many uses in combination with other keystrokes and with a right-click but for the purposes of this article I decided to limit it to just option+left-click.Starting with the two most common uses, if you are new to Pro Tools learn these two and try them everywhere:Do To AllEndlessly useful, common uses are selecting tracks, solo, mute, record arm, setting inputs and outputs or creating sends and plugins. Although I’m avoiding option in combination with other keystrokes I’ll have to make an exception for option+shift for “do to selected tracks only” as it is probably more useful than option on its own. Less obvious examples would be option+clicking the default button in IO setup to set all tabs in one click (also works for importing IO settings), bypassing repeated warnings like when deleting from the clip list and having to OK each warning about the undo queue or using option + drag from workspace or finder when importing video to avoid the video import options window opening.Set To DefaultThe other really significant use of option. Clicking faders, pans, sends and plug in parameters will set these controls to their defaults (0dB for faders, centre for pans and -inf for sends unless you choose to change it in prefs). This is a real crowd pleaser when using a control surface.Hide A Section Of Mix Or Edit WindowOften overlooked, if you option-click the name at the top of a section of the mix or edit windows, for example I/O or SENDS A-E, then that section will be hidden. Annoyingly this action is not reversible using a modifier+click as there is nowhere to click! Sections can of course be brought back from the view menu or the show/hide drop down at the bottom left (mix) or top left (edit).Mak…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Waves Weekend Deals - Renaissance Axx, GTR3 & CLA Guitars
    3 more great plug-ins at great prices from our friends at Waves, but hurry these will finish on Sunday.Waves Renaissance Axx Native plug-in $39 till Sunday - normally $75Waves GTR3 Collection $49 till Sunday - normally $140Waves CLA Guitars Collection $49 till Sunday - normally $100Grab them whilst you can. Also check out the Specials page too for other great deals.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 14, 6:46am -
  • BBE Release Sonic Sweet v3 Optimised For AAX 64 Bit & Pro Tools 11
    The BBE Sonic Sweet bundle has been one of the plug-in bundles that I have been missing since I went Pro Tools 11. Sonic Sweet v3 Optimised has been released and so I can use it again. Its a little different, for example the modules are how “19” Rack form factor instead of half rack and there is a new module in the pack….Good NewsThis has been a good week for me on the AAX front, BBE Sonic Sweet and Speakerphone available to work in Pro Tools 11 in one week, very nice ;) I will be doing a Show & Tell review of the sweet suite very soon and look out for it on the podcast from next week too.Sonic Sweet “Optimised” has been completely re-worked from the ground up to be compatible with AAX and Pro Tools 11. The bundle has also been fully tested on the latest operating systems including Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and Windows 8.The BBE Sonic Sweet “Optimised” is a complete rewrite of the plug-ins that were included in the original “Sonic Sweet” plug-ins bundle. but there is a new 4th plug-in added to the collection, the Mach 3 Bass. At the heart of the bundle there is still the software version of BBE’s famous Sonic Maximiser hardware range, If you haven’t come across it before, BBE’s Sonic Sweet “Optimised” will add clarity to the top end and fatness to the bottom, just like their famous hardware processors do without the “fizz” or digital “sizzle” common to most other sonic enhancers. The refinements brought by this new “Optimised” version extends to a new optimised GUI and improved controls for fine-tuning your sound.Unfortunately because Sonic Sweet “Optimised” was completely rebuilt, it is not compatible with previous versions of BBE Sonic Sweet Plug-ins. Any sessions with a previous version of Sonic Sweet loaded into it must continue to use the old versions of the plug-ins or you must use the new plug-ins and recreate the settings.To celebrate this new version, BBE Sound has partnered with Don’t Crack to offer a special introductory price of ONLY $69 instead of the regular $149. Previous Sonic Sweet owners can upgrade to the NEW Sonic Sweet v3.0 with the new “Mach 3 Bass” for ONLY $29 !!! The promo is available from today through-out July, 2014.Sonic Sweet ModulesSonic Maximizer : The best way to get that professional sound and extra sparkle that is so difficult to capture,Harmonic Maximizer : Increases Presence and Clarity, restoring Natural Brightness and adding Deeper and Extended Low Freque…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 2:50pm -
  • Waves Update StudioRack Native Update To Fix Install Issue
    Waves have updated their StudioRack Native installer to fix a install issue that meant some Pro Tools users were unable to install it.In an email to customers they say “We have uploaded a new SoundGrid & Native Applications V9r2 installer which solves these difficulties. We apologize for the inconvenience.”You can see the review video posted on this site earlier today.The download can be found in Waves accounts.
    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 7:42pm -
  • Audio Ease Release Speakerphone 2.1 With AAX & 64 Bit Support
    Post peeps and audio manglers….. the wait is finally over. There is a new, free, Speakerphone 2.1 update from Audio Ease for Mac that adds AAX and 64 bits support for Pro Tools 11, some modern speakers and Retina display support.Speakerphone 2.1 Detailsfully backward compatible with Speakerphone 2 (and 1), reads presets, settings and automation and sounds the same.64 bits, all available plug-in formats (AAX, AudioUnit, VST and MAS)AAX (does require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or up, and of course also fully supported: Pro Tools 11)New smartphone, tablet and flatscreen TV speaker IRs added !New preset browserFactory presets also available in host format (Pro Tools, AudioUnit, VST)Retina display support  For Speakerphone 2.1 please however note the following: This new Speakerphone however requires an iLok 2 usb key (the black one with the blue led).This version is Mac only, Windows support is in the works, but not ready yet To use Speakerphone 2.1 (or up) if you are an Ilok 1 user:you have to run the iLok License Manager app (available at www.ilok.com) to move the Speakerphone 2 license to the newer iLok 2 key.An iLok 2 usb key can be purchased at a not-for-our-profit price at the Audio Ease StoreOnce you have the Speakerphone 2 license on an iLok 2 usb key you can download your Speakerphone 2.1 plug-in updater from hereAs always before installing updates or changes, we strongly recommend you backup your system first - just in case (yes that includes you James!)Now what does Led Zepplin sound like through an Ipad2 in a laundry room recorded with a U47? This is like “Audio Cluedo”! Have a manglytastic time…… 
    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 4:01pm -
  • Chris Linder - Winner Of the Sonnox Community Award For June
    As we announced on this week’s podcast, the winner of our Community Member Of The Month Award sponsored by Sonnox is Chris Linder for posting comments helping others and adding constructive feedback. Chris told us…I feel so honoured to receive the Sonnox community award and I am glad that my comments help others! Since I work a lot with field recordings, sound effects and sound design, the Sonnox TransMod will aid me very well, when I’ll bend and twist my samples. I will use it mainly, to sharpen the attack of my field recordings and to make the samples suitable for further processing. The overdrive function will surely help me, to really push the limits of my recordings. I look forward to put this gem across my tracks :) Thanks Sonnox and PTE.Congratulations Chris - you deserve it! You too can be like Chris and can win an awesome Sonnox plug-in from their Elite Collection by making regular and positive contributions to the Pro Tools community.
    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 3:01pm -
  • Virtual Tour Of The Avid S6 Channel Strip
    Our friends at RSPE Audio are at it again. They’ve already built a virtual Avid S6 builder, and now they’ve created a cool interactive walkthrough of the S6’s channel strip section.This Virtual Channel Strip is a great way to visualize the control surface’s functionality and see how it interacts with Pro Tools 11.The Virtual Channel Strip allows you to click and select any of the S6’s process modes: Pan, Sends, User, EQ, Dynamics, Inserts, or Input. Selecting the mode changes the color-coded rotary encoders to the proper color, shows you a Pro Tools window with what parameters can be edited and gives an explanation of the button’s main functions. It’s not the real thing, but it really gives you a sense of the S6’s functionality.Check out the Virtual S6 Channel Strip for yourself.
    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Show And Tell Review Of Waves StudioRack
    Russ takes a look at the new Waves StudioRack plug-in chained and sees what features it has and how useful it is for both Pro Tools users and these using other DAWs.Watch it here
    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 11:55am -
  • Are You A New Plug-in Junkie?
    I love plug-ins, I love them all, but for me there is something special with compressors. I can easily spend a whole night testing out a new plug-in and totally forget about eating and everything else.But do we need all these plug-ins?We really cannot skip the fact that if you got a guitar for 1000€ it would probably and hopefully sound better and be more suitable to more kinds of music then 100€ guitar. Similarly, that a more expensive microphone pre amp will sound better then the one built an the Mbox. But does a 200€ plug-in add anything more than the plug-ins that comes with your DAW?Do we need to spend all our money on new software products?I remember back when my interest for audio engineering started. I sat at home in my room and tried to record a Guns N Roses cover with a cheap interface and Pro Tools LE. I was told that LE stood for ‘Loser Edition’ so I always blamed my failure to make a rock cover on my ‘Loser Edition’ plug-ins that I got with Pro Tools. A friend of mine (who is a really successful songwriter now) gave me a CD with a almost 100 quality plug-ins. So I installed all of them, the temptation was too great not to. I remember I was thinking that nothing can possible stop me now from doing my kick ass Guns N Roses cover. I was wrong.I started to do my mix, but I faced my first problem. I had to make some frequency adjustment to my kick drum. So I went to the mix-window, my plug-in folder, EQ and boom. Instead of just one EQ, there were suddenly ten EQs to choose between. I picked the first in that list and played around with it for a while, and then I tried the next one, and then the next one after that. And after spending way too much time finding the right EQ I lost interest for the track. The mix took me almost a month do to, and when I was done I was so sick of the song that I threw it away. I also removed all the plug-ins away that I got a month earlier.Mistakes help us to learnHopefully we learn by our mistakes and now I am mixing for some of the biggest clients in the business with less plug-ins then I had when I started out.I often hear people complaining that their mixes does not sound right because they cant afford the Waves Ultimate Superbundle or the UAD DSP cards. But I think if someone gave them all the best plug-ins around they may still be failing because having a different plug-in isn’t always the answer to the problem.Spend time playing around with the plug-ins you already own, testing them…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:45am -
  • Sonnox Announce SuprEsser DS - AAX DSP For Avid S3L And HDX
    Our friends at Sonnox have announced SuprEsser DS. As a compliment ot their already popular SuprEsser, the SuprEsser DS offers low latency monitoring for users of the Avid S3L and HDX systems, citing a sub 2ms latency.The SuprEsser DS is AAX DSP only and features a simple ‘quick fix’ mode for those who need to get a result quickly, however it still has a complete feature set for those needing to get more detailed results.Features:Highly featured professional De-EsserLinear Phase Dynamic EQOperates from 1kHz - 20kHzLatency of 1.9ms (at 48kHz sample rate)Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 and 48kHzTransparently controls aggressive frequenciesAutomatic Level Tracking follows energy levels (no need to automate threshold)Large intuitive graphic display makes finding frequencies very easyThree different ‘Listen’ modesAdvanced Mode for ultimate control of the Dynamic EQMany creative as well as corrective uses64-bit compliantPresets giving good starting pointsTo download a demo and to find out more visit the Sonnox web site
    - 7 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:14am -
  • Public Beta Of Apple OS X Yosemite Ships Tomorrow July 24th - Take Care
    Tomorrow, July 24th Apple will ship the first public beta of their latest version of the Mac OS Yosemite.We’ve been talking a lot about Pro Tools reliability a lot recently, not all issues with a DAW are down to the software, so as we always say please take caution when considering using a beta of any software.Here are a few things to consider:Are you in the middle of a mission critical project? If so then do not even think about using a beta.Have you got all your projects and systems backed up? If not then do this before doing anything.Do you have the time to deal with any bugs and crashes and incompatibilities, however minor?It is tempting to try the latest version of something, but many professional Pro Tools users do not upgrade even on first generation releases of software, let alone beta releases. Many top studios are still running earlier versions of Pro Tools and operating systems - keeping their systems rock solid is their biggest priority.Please take care and remember you can’t blame Avid or any other software developer if you run into trouble trying to use a beta.
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:32pm -
  • Empirical Labs Distressor Plug-In Emulation For $1
    Cocell Productions have created an Empirical Labs Distressor emulation plug-in which runs in VST, AU 32 and 64 bit modes and RTAS 32 bit all they request is a $1.00 donation.It’s a fully featured offering;Modelled Classic Compressor pluginBased on acclaimed 8X Compressor.Gain Reduction meter.Input control (Relative threshold).Threshold Controlled Circuitry(-30 to -50 dB).Ratio switch (1, 2, 4, 8, 20 and NK)Attack time control (0.05 ms to 4 secs).Release time control (0.30 ms to 3 secs)Distortion modes switch (Static Custom C1, Static Custom C2, Odd D1, Even D2)Output control (0 to 40 dB).Side-Chain Filter modes Clean(0) HP 80Hz(D), HP 80Hz Audio(A), BE 6kHz(B)We’ve downloaded it and tested it - if you own Bluecat MB-7 or Patchworks it runs in that for Pro Tools 11.The $1.00 donation price tag belies it’s features and sound, so for anyone looking for something like this then check it out. Our only advice is give them more than the requested $1.00, people like this deserve our support. We gave them $5 but give what you can afford.More here
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:48am -
  • Flux:: Release Spat v3 Room Acoustics Simulation Plug-in
    Our friends at Flux Sound & Picture Devleopment have relased their last piece of their AAX jigsaw pzzle, the amazing Spat v3, a sophisticated tool for room acoustics simulation and localisation and v3 now supports 64 bit in AAX Native as well as VST and AU formats.Flux Spat v3 Release Special Offer!During the release period Flux are offering Spat v3 as well as the Ircam Tools bundle and a selection of bundle upgrades with a 30% discount until August 4th 2014. To find out all about the release special offer go to their online store. If you’re already a Flux:: Ircam customer then enter your iLok user account id or your Flux:: dongle serial number to find out more about your personal upgrade offers, or contact your local dealer. Flux Spat v3 AvailabilityFor all current Flux customers the v3 software is a free update, simply download the corresponding v3 installer for your software and install it.AAX Versions. If you previously own a native licence (AU/VST/RTAS) then download and install the Native installer. Epure TDM owners. Download and install the +AAX DSP (HD-X) installer, that now in addition to the AAX DSP version also includes the AU/VST/AAX Native versions.
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Eve SC205 2-Way 5" Monitor - Review
    IntroductionPerhaps one of the hardest choices for anyone to make for their studio is the choice of monitoring speakers, especially if you are running a home studio. There are more and more stores appearing that offer rooms specially set up for comparing monitors, but in reality the only real way to audition monitors in in situ in the room you are going to listen to them in. The job is made even harder by the very fact that we get used to the sound of the monitors we already own and so introducing new monitors into the equation can be coloured by our existing preferences.Monitors are also about taste and although many manufacturers will swear blind about their monitor having a flat response when you compare several pairs then you realise that either all of them are wrong, or most of them are wrong in that assertion.My own opinion, as someone who grew up around Yamaha NS10s and Auratone 5cs, is that how flat the frequency response of a monitor is has very little to do with their suitability for their job. Thousands of hit records have been mixed on them and you would hardly call an NS10 a flat response. There’s an interesting paper on this here. Most of us simply get used to the sound of monitors and then trust a mastering engineer to make any corrections in the mastering process.For me trying out monitors is like trying out new shoes, all of them feel weird at first, for the reasons outlined above, so you need a little time to get used to them before coming to any conclusions about them.The Eve SC205 2-Way 5” MonitorRather than reinvent the wheel I’ll let Eve explain the monitor specification.WooferThe SC205 uses our 5” SilverCone woofer for an extended bass response. This very stiff diaphragm is honeycomb structured and glass fibre coated. Like in other models, such as the smaller SC204, the SC205 is driven by a sophisticated magnet system that uses a 1” voice coil responsible for delivering a greater linear excursion. All in all, this produces a bigger dynamic range than you would naturally assume from a speaker of these proportions. The result is an unsurpassed audio transparency that, when coupled with our proprietary AMT tweeter and PWM amplifier, will surprise you with a very powerful and precise low end.TweeterOur AMT (Air Motion Transformer) tweeter is our own proprietary technology that follows the rule of not using “off-the-shelf” components when looking for the best possible results. The preciseness and detail in the hig…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 3:31pm -
  • Podcast Extra Interview On Using iZotope RX3 To Remove The Music From The Film Brief Encounter
    In this very special podcast extra interview Mike Wabro explains to Mike Thornton how he was able to surgically remove the music from the mono film sound track to leave just the dialog and effects.Removing polyphonic music from a mixed track has been the holy grail of audio manipulation. There are some solutions for taking a vocal out of a mixed stereo track with a variety of success including the new ADX Trax but this project undertaken by sound editor Mike Wabro was very different. The brief from the client was to produce a music free mix of the David Lean classic Brief Encounter so that the London Philharmonic Orchestra could play live in sync with the film for 3 special performances in August this year.Before & After In iZotope RX3Example 2 - Before & AfterExample 3 - Before & AfterRemoving A Note4 Steps To Removing A NoteThe Sound ExamplesMike Wabro has let us have some before and after examples which are still ‘work in progress’ he still has some work to do as there is still the odd note showing or some words still needing some work on them before the live performance. Thanks Mike for being willing to share your work whilst you are still fine tuning. There aren’t many people who would share their work whilst they are still refining it, so thanks Mike for being so open. The EventAt the Southbank Centre on August 15th, 22nd & 29th David Lean’s account of a romantic affair will be accompanied by live music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and is the centrepiece of a three-week series of films screened in the Royal Festival Hall. David Lean’s 1945 film traces the affair of a married doctor and suburban housewife who meet on a train platform and features Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 throughout its soundtrack: in fact, the film was largely responsible for bringing this epic work to fame.If you would like to experience the event and all Mike’s hard work on the film soundtrack the you can book tickets on the South Bank Centre’s web site.  It is also hoped to be able to tour the work around the world in due course but as yet we do not have any dates for this.Thanks and creditsWe would like to thank Mike Wabro’s clients for giving us permission to describe this process in detail and for permission to enable you to listen to two clips before and after Mike has worked his magic. Mike’s work has been completed on behalf of ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Sound Services supplied by Nick P…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 2:56pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast 126
    Russ, Mike, Neil and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.Groove 3 Titles We LikeSession Horns Pro ExplainedCompetitions Win Antares Auto-Tune Vocal StudioDeals pageLiquidsonics Reverberate £35 - 30% discountAcon Digital Deverberate £39 - 33% discountLoop Loft Matt Chamberlain Drums with exclusive Pro Tools sessionsTAL-U-NO-LX Synth Plug-in emulation of the Juno 60 synth £27 - 25% discount#Hit It The Ultimate Drum Programming ebook £11 - 25% discountSonnox Community AwardThe winner for June is Chris LinderTalking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal AudioFear Is Sometimes Our Biggest Creative ChallengeBackups, James had a major problem this weekWhat Do You Mean By “Professional”? Audio Post Production Workflows Using Pro Tools SeriesHow Reliable Is Your Pro Tools 11 System? Poll Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsPaul Sinkovich - There is a Pro Tools Shortcuts app from Xerxes Dennis called Pro Tools Hotkeys  which is available on the iOS and Android platformsJean-Michel Bocéno - Has a tip on creating auto talkback without an specialised plug-in.Jason Wilson - There is a video showing track freeze in Pro Tools 12 Anthony Dominello - Experience of mastering bots and client’s response.Questions - Kindly Sponsored by AlchemeaBill Metoyer Can I get a Waves Gold bundle for Pro Tools 7 LE?Mark Beling - Unable to preview audio clips in Pro Tools, any ideas?Jeff Denadel - Are there any problems in using Thunderbolt, Firewire 800 and Firewire 400 together? Also what about USB3 for Pro Tools 11?Listen on to the Pro Tools Expert Podcast on iTunesDownload the Pro Tools Expert Podcast as an MP3
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 10:27am -

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  • 8Dio 3rd anniversary offer
    Fresh off the 8DM announcement, 8Dio is celebrating its three year anniversary with a special offer. Create a custom bundle then use one of the following discount codes: 10% off for 2 or more products (requires min. purchase: $100) use this code: 8diom10 20% off for 3 or more products (requires min. purchase: $200) use […]
    - 20 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:51pm -
  • Flux releases Ircam Spat v3 for AAX, offer
    Flux have announced the release of SPAT v3, with AAX being perhaps the most important news. Spat v1 remains available for users of RTAS systems. A special offer to celebrate the release has also been announced. If you’re not familiar with Spat, it’s… a positional audio plug-in combining three independently definable surround reverbs in a […]
    - 20 hours ago, 30 Jul 14, 1:48pm -
  • 8DM launches
    The fine folks behind 8Dio has launched a new company focusing on EDM samples – 8DM. They seem to be all about hit material and, unlike 8Dio, will release it in more than just Kontakt format. Every single sound is polished to sonic perfection – matching the most current top-charts. No need to EQ, compress, […]
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 7:20pm -
  • Or so they say… 27/7-2014
    With synths it’s best when they stop trying to emulate. Something like Reaktor is absolutely fantastic, but when you go through magazines and see what’s coming out, it’s page after page of emulations, even of gear that’s already been emulated by somebody else. Another Minimoog, another Odyssey. - Simon Posford
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 7:17pm -
  • Speakerphone 2.1 for Mac adds 64 bits, AAX and Retina display support
    Audio Ease have released an AAX update of Speakerphone. It adds 64 bits, AAX for Pro Tools 10.3.8 and up, host based presets, modern speakers form tablets flatscreens and smartphones, and the entire GUI is now at Retina Resolution. Windows support is not yet included in this release but Audio Ease promise more news about […]
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 14, 3:38pm -
  • Audiffex releases ampLion Pro 1.1
    Audiffex has announced availability of ampLion Pro 1.1. If you’re new to the plugin let me tell you that it’s a simulation of guitar amplifiers, effects, and microphone/cabinet combos. More details from the Audiffex press release below. First let’s look at some not too typical amp simulator features. While ampLion Pro 1.1 of course can […]
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 8:58pm -
  • 8Dio releases Zeus Drummer
    8Dio has released Zeus, described as “the most comprehensive drum kits ever sampled” and contains over 38.000(!) samples. It was engineered by Taylor Larson (Oceanic Studios / Periphery) and contains 10 individual microphone positions. You have individual microphones for kick drum, snares, hi-hats, cymbals, toms and dedicated overhead, room and custom distortion. ZEUS is the […]
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 8:41pm -
  • Native Instruments launches ‘Twice as Nice’ sale
    Native Instruments today launched the ‘Twice as Nice‘ sales special, offering you to grab a free Maschine Expansion of your choice for every Expansion purchased at the NI Online Shop. The special offer runs for one week only, finishing on July 28, 2014. Arcane Attic and Circuit Halo are not included in the offer. While […]
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jul 14, 6:09pm -
  • Ircam Tools Spat v3 is out now
    Flux has released Ircam Tools Spat v3 supporting 32 & 64 bit in AU, VST and AAX Native. During the release period they offer Spat v3 as well as the Ircam Tools bundle and a selection of bundle upgrades with a 30% discount.
    - 14 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 9:00pm -
  • iZotope and Black Octopus releases Modern Grooves for BreakTweaker
    Izotope and Black Octopus have released Modern Grooves, a new expansion pack for BreakTweaker. It’s described as “featuring modern, clean, and crisp sounds with a dash of retro throwback” and includes more than 300 sounds with 40 presets designed to work well with a wide range of material. In an interview with iZotope , Black […]
    - 14 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 8:54pm -
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