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Posted On September 14, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Keith McMillen K-Mix Windows Support

The K-Mix is the perfect audio interface / control surface. Keith McMillen has addressed almost every facet that has been missing in modern control surfaces. Now you can edit K-Mix in Windows. BERKELEY, CA, USA: innovative hardware and software developer Keith McMillen Instruments is proud to announce availability of K-Mix Editor for Windows 7, 8, and 10 (64-bit only) — widening the appeal of its critically-acclaimed K-MIX 8 In 10 Out Audio Interface Programmable Mixer with Windows compatibility — as of September 7… “We’re happy to officially announce that we have a version of the K-Mix Editor and driversRead More

Posted On September 14, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Keith McMillen Kickstarter: BopPad

We all know that electronic drum pads have never been up to par with the real thing. Up until now, the solution is essentially small trampolines arranged in a pattern the resemble drums. Keith McMillen is launching a Kickstarter for a new zoned, ultra sensitive drum pad that takes drumming to a whole new level. BERKELEY, CA, USA: innovative hardware and software developer Keith McMillen Instruments is proud to introduce BopPad — broadening the company’s considerable product appeal by beginning to scale up for production of the most advanced electronic drum pad controller ever conceived —Read More
A lot of tutorials focus on mixing, but one of the more important topics that are all too often looked past is GETTING THE AUDIO RIGHT AT THE SOURCE. This very important topic can shave hours off of mixing. Groove3 and the Blackbird Academy have made a video series that addresses this. Hal Leonard has released a new installment of The Blackbird Foundation Series at Groove3: Mic Choices & Placement. Taught by The Blackbird Academy Co-Director and Instructor Kevin Becka, this new course covers the essential information need to choose andRead More

Posted On September 14, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Pro Tools 12.6

Pro Tools keeps adding the features with the upcoming 12.6 update. The “industry standard” DAW is definitely barking back at the naysayers that have accused the company of being “behind the curve”. This update should quiet them down with new editing and recording upgrades to make working in the box faster and more efficient. Apply real-time effects to clips With the new Clip Effects feature, you can apply real-time EQ and dynamics to a single clip or clip group on your timeline, enabling you to assign different settings across multipleRead More

Posted On September 9, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Software

McDSP ML8000 Multi-Band Limiter

Colin McDowell has some of the most recognizable plugins (not just because of the green color) and has released a new multi-band limiter in the ML8000 McDSP is proud to announce the release of the ML8000 Advanced Limiter. The ML8000 is the next generation of limiter technology, using two completely separate stages of processing for significantly improved peak level adjustment. The first stage of the ML8000, the Multi-band Limiter, uses 8 bands of active processing for superior phase response over traditional cross-over based designs. The second stage of the ML8000,Read More

Posted On September 9, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Imagine Dragons Mix Breakdown at pureMix

We’ve all dreamed of seeing exactly how a song on the radio was mixed from start to finish. Stop dreaming and go get a pureMix subscription. pureMix has just released their biggest mixing tutorial to date featuring Grammy nominated and multi­platinum engineer Mark Needham mixing the song “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons in a 1h54m long video course that shows you step by step how Mark created an epic sounding mix for the the band’s breakout hit. Mark Needham has a track record for not only mixing hit records butRead More

Posted On September 9, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News, Slightly Off Topic

Jeremy Bell: ScrubBoard

Are you prepared to have your mind blown? Mad Scientist Jeremy Bell contacted me to show me some DIY gear he had made. I randomly get contacted from time to time and usually the products are… well… interesting so I lazily clicked the link to the Youtube video while I was working on something else. Immediately I stopped what I was doing and within 30 seconds of watching more, my jaw was on the floor. The video is below:   So now you’re probably already googling how to buy one. It’sRead More
Plugin Alliance has thrown us a sonic curveball with their latest venture with (relatively new comer) Unfiltered Audio. Fault is tough to categorize due to all of the different features packed inside its interface. This plugin incorporates, delay, frequency shifting, pitch shifting, LFO filters, modulation, stereo widening, and even a function that drops the sample rate of the entire plugin to create some unheard of effects. On top of all of these features, Fault has a virtual patch bay routing system that can route various outputs to be triggered byRead More
Reverbs are a dime a dozen. Everyone makes one, but not everyone has the catalogue of unique plugins Zynaptiq has. ADAPTIVERB holds true to the tradition of Zynaptiq. ADAPTIVERB isn’t a convolution reverb, It’s not an impulse response library. This reverb employs custom techniques that allows the reverb tail to “adapt” to the source material. This plugin is extremely affordable coming in at introductory $149.00, then going up $100.00 to $249.00. Hannover, August 13th, 2016: Zynaptiq announces the immediate availability of ADAPTIVERB, their new harmonic tracking resynthesis reverb plug-in. ADAPTIVERBRead More

Posted On August 12, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Reviews, Software

Review: Plugin Alliance bx_Console

I’m going to just come out and say it: for the most part, channel strip plugins have missed the mark. Sure, companies can model a channel of an SSL or Neve and sound very close, but they miss a very important aspect of what makes these consoles great: “subtle variation”. This is due to the tolerances in parts that make up each channel. The same components are used on each channel, but each component behaves slightly different in each channel, thus creating subtle changes between channels. This entropy in theRead More