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Welcome to the final section of the Pro Tools 12 Review. For previous parts, visit the review section HERE. This section details the overall review for Pro Tools 12. Part 5: Review During the course of these Pro Tools 12.7 Explained series, a lot of ground has been covered. What started out as just a review of Pro Tools changes since version 11 became so big that it had to be broken into parts just to go over all of the major bells and whistles. This in itself should demonstrateRead More
Considered by many as one of the most prized weapons in their hardware arsenal, the Clariphonic has proven to add the “expensive” sound most engineers have only dreamed of owning. The plugin version was updated not too long ago to include new features and Gregory Scott didn’t want to leave the hardware out as well. Therefore the Clariphonic M/S was created. Not only does this purveyor of high frequencies get an added Mid-Side mode, but it also includes an optional “cut” feature to the Focus section. Now Pultec style cuttingRead More
This is Part 4 of a 5 part series reviewing Pro Tools 12. For previous parts, visit the Reviews section HERE. This section lays out new features only available in Pro Tools HD. Part 4: HD only Features Of course, all of the new features that both Standard and HD Pro Tools carry in version 12.6 is a long and impressive list, but what’s the point of upgrading to HD. No worries folks, Avid have that department covered with a few features that may or may not have you pullingRead More
In our previous Reason review (HERE) we mentioned that we would like to see Reason break out of their shell and allow for VST plugins. Well all of our prayers have been answered. Reason 9.5 now adds the ability to use VST. Stockholm, Sweden, April 28, 2017 – Propellerhead Software today announced Reason 9.5, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Reason 9.5 is a free update for Reason 9 owners that introduces VST support – the number-one feature request by both Reason and non-Reason owners alike. Read More
Transient shapers are all the rage. Waves have stepped in the ring with their own iteration. Smack Attack gives their own spin and extended controls to add more pop, sustain, and punch to your tracks. KNOXVILLE, TN, May 1, 2017 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Smack Attack transient shaper plugin. The Waves Smack Attack plugin adds smack and bite to drums, loops, synth hits and all percussive sounds, by designing the level, shape and duration of their transients’ attack andRead More

Posted On May 5, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Review: Tone2 Electra2

We’ve reviewed quite a few of Tone2’s products, (link to reviews for Nemesis, and Saurus,) and for the most part, they are great tools. Each bring their own flavor to the table and fit right into almost any style of music. So when we were given the chance to peek under the hood and kick the tires of Electra2, we jumped at the opportunity.   Electra2 is the second incarnation of Tone2’s ElectraX, a multi-layer software synthesizer with countless features. It comes in VST and AU varieties but is still leaving outRead More
Welcome to Part 3 of a 5 part Everything Recording Review or Pro Tools 12. For Part 1, click HERE. For Part 2, click HERE. This Section explains all of the new feature updates for both Pro Tools Standard and HD. Part 3: Features for Standard and HD All of these visual bells and whistles make life much easier and are great but functionality is king when it comes to making audio sound the best it can in the shortest amount of time. Don’t worry, Avid has you covered. First,Read More

Posted On May 3, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

UVI Rotary Plugin

The Rotary speaker effect is an effect rarely put into plugin form. Usually it is simply thrown into an organ virtual instrument or as an afterthought. UVI have given the effect its very own plugin. UVI announces Rotary, a modern emulation of the classic rotary speaker effect, delivering deep controls and wide-ranging tonal possibilities for a multitude of applications, available now at an introductory price of $49 | 49€ Paris, March 30th, 2017 – UVI announces Rotary, a modern emulation of the classic rotary speaker effect available now at anRead More
  The Internet has brought all new ways of honing mixing skills. Forums, video tutorials, and even sites like this one (everythingrecording.com) offer generic tips and tricks but do not necessarily address mix issues specific to the mix you’re working on.  On the other side of the spectrum are in-house studio workshops, which come with a hefty price tag as well as shortcomings of their own.  Although the classroom setting is much more personal, having other students can both take focus away from each person’s development as well as inhibitRead More
We actually own a pair of Electra 500’s (two EVL “evil evaluation” units) and love how no matter how you turn the knobs, everything sounds great. Unfortunately I don’t have enough space or money to have a rack full of 32 of them (I can dream) so I use the plugin version a lot (review HERE). The problem is they used to bog a system down if you used a lot. Due to some retooling, the Electra has just updated to use less CPU. Im going to go throw 6 onRead More