Eventide has released UltraChannel Native – a 64-bit native channel strip plug-in – as a free download through July 8th, 2014.
UltraChannel Native is a plugin (AU, VST, and AAX64) for Mac and PC. It offers micro pitch functionality, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, plus two stages of compression, gating, and five bands of parametric EQ. Continue reading
Slate Media Technology has announced RAVEN 2.0 Control System, for the RAVEN series of Multi-touch Production Consoles.
Or as they like to call it, ‘the future of studio control.’ Continue reading
At this year’s NAMM Show, Focusrite introduced the iTrack Dock, an iPad docking system for musicians. It’s now available, with a street price of about US $200.
This video offers an overview of the iTrack Dock and demo of how it works.
Note: The first 4 minutes focus on unboxing and registering the device. A technical demo follows. Continue reading
This video, One Square Inch of Silence, takes a ‘listening journey’ with professional sound recordist Gordon Hempton to a Hoh Rain Forest location in Olympic National Park.
Hempton is an acoustic ecologist, interested in preserving not just the way the earth naturally looks, but how it naturally sounds. While audio ecology and synthesis may seem unrelated, both are concerned with consciously exploring and preserving sound. Continue reading
Zoom has introduced the H5 Handy Recorder, their latest portable audio recorder and audio interface.
Similar to the H6 flagship that was announced last summer, the H5 employs a system of interchangeable input capsules, allowing the right microphone to be used for the right situation.
In addition to being fully compatible with all Zoom input capsules, the H5 comes with a new X/Y stereo capsule, featuring extended signal capacity—up to 140 dB SPL—and shockmounted microphones for reduced handling noise.
Here’s a video introduction to the Zoom H5: Continue reading
Can using a hi-pass filter improve your bass? Continue reading
This video playlist features a 9-part ‘masterclass’, featuring John ’00′ Fleming discussing remixing Jean Michel Jarre‘s classic Oxygene. Continue reading
Mastering engineering Ian Shepherd takes a look at studio acoustic treatment in the latest of his video series on Building a Home Mastering Studio.
While Shepherd’s goal is to be able to do useful mastering tasks in his home studio, much of the information will be useful to anyone planning a home studio. Continue reading