An extended video interview with Gannon Kashiwa from Universal Audio to talk about the new Apollo Thunderbolt audio interfaces with UAD powered plug-ins.
Have e-instruments managed to create the most authentic Fender Rhodes to date? The video and sound examples are impressive, add to this the additional features that bring 'vibe' to the 'soul' of this vintage Fender Rhodes and it's likely this is a serious contender for the best Fender Rhodes electric piano around.
Our friends at Pro Tools Expert have an excellent article on running an audio business without wasting money. "8 WAYS TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL AUDIO BUSINESS WITHOUT WASTING MONEY" gives some great tips for those trying to build a business but finding that the costs can often outweigh the profits.
Drawing on their own experience of running studios and production companies they outline ways that savings can be made including working from home, renting equipment and other simple but effective ideas.
Synchro Arts, the people behind the number one vocal alignment tools Revoice Pro and VocALign have launched a brand new website.
The new site features a lot of new content including free demos, video tutorials and pro artist interviews showcasing some of the ways the Synchro Arts software is being used in top music, TV and movie productions
Several sources including Mac Rumors and MacOSXAudio are claiming that Camel Audio has been acquired by Apple.
The Percussa Tool Box has been created by composer Richard Gould and is a free Kontakt instrument containing a range of percussion instruments. Elements include; a rain stick, an ocean drum and a thunder tube, and bowed cymbal
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Pro Tools Expert have produced an excellent video review of the CFX Concert Grand piano library by Garritan and Abbey Road Studios.
In the video James from Pro Tools Expert takes a look and a listen to the CFX Concert Grand piano library by Garritan.
As editor of Pro Tools Expert and weekly contributor to the Pro Tools Expert podcast there's a question I've seen asked again and again, should one chose a desktop or portable hard drive?
Desktop hard drives normally offer faster speed and greater capacity, whereas portable drives offer the flexibility of being able to throw them into a bag for a studio session or a gig. The best of both worlds would be nice.
G-Technology have come to the rescue with a combination of both desktop Thunderbolt drive and 2 x 1TB 7200rpm portable drives, they call it the G-DOCK ev With Thunderbolt Storage.
Of course with any product that aims to meet a number of needs there is the danger of compromise, being a jack of all trades and rather than a master of one. Have G-Tech fallen into this trap or have they managed to deliver on a mixed set of needs?
Waves have produced an interview with Grammy-winning mixing engineer Michael Brauer, his credits include Coldplay, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear and many more.
Michael talks about who he started to use plug-ins for in the early days and how the time came when he had the option to use either the plug-in or the hardware
When audio plug-ins first arrived on modern audio recording software they helped users of the software to work inside the box. Some chose to embrace audio plug-ins and an entire industry was born.
Early plug-ins were mostly unique and generic plug-ins that shipped with the DAW, then companies like Waves, Universal Audio and SoundToys began to make plug-ins versions of classic studio hardware using complex audio modelling technology.
It's easy to get seduced by the skeuomorphic GUIs, which often look identical and sound pretty damned close. However one of the best things about modern plug-ins is that there are some audio plug-ins that do things hardware can't do.
Recently Propellerhead, the creators of popular music production software Reason, closed their forum.
Forums have long been regarded as the heart of brand communities, a place where users come looking for answers and get those answers from other peers who share the same interest.
Forums are run by many brands, Avid have had one for many years, the DUC (Digidesign User Community), a legacy name from their days as Digidesign. The forum helps support users of Pro Tools and associated products. Apple have a forum where users can go looking for answers for their hardware and software, it covers everything from iPhone to Pro Applications.
The Propellerhead's announcement was short as was the lead time for the closure.
In a recent poll conducted by Pro Tools Expert nearly 40% of those who responded said they use two DAWs for their music production. A further 22% said they use two or more DAWs to make music with. In fact less than 30% said they used just one DAW for music production.
It seems clear that whilst all DAWs claim to be fully featured each DAW has strengths and weaknesses. Many use Pro Tools as a modern day recording studio with the linear timeline for editing and the simple uncluttered mix window. Logic Pro is often a favourite for composition and music production, as is Reason. Ableton Live has made a name for itself with its flexible Live environment that translates from studio to stage. All DAWs are moving ever closer to one another, but all still have distinguishing features.
If you are new to to recording and want to get some hot tips for recording bass guitar then check out the tops tips on Pro Tools Expert '8 Tips for Getting A Great Bass Guitar Sound.'
It not only features 8 great tips from Pro Tools Expert but also lots of additional community tips in the comments.
Check out the article and fid out how bass guitar can be given a variety of tones depending on how you approach the recording.