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Pro Tools® Mbox® Family Overview

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Pro Tools® Mbox® Family Overview – High-Performance Pro Tools Personal Studio

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Adobe for Mac is coming

June 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Adobe reveals “Audition for Mac” in Adobe Labs. They expect to release public beta in winter 2010. Stay tuned!

more info : http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/audition/

UAD plugin : Manley Massive Passive EQ

March 14, 2010 Leave a comment
Manley Massive Passive EQ

Manley Massive Passive EQ

Universal Audio (UA) released the new plugin for UAD platform. Manley Massive Passive EQ is modeled after the 2-channels 4-band passive tube EQ from Manley Labs.

more info : http://www.uaudio.com/products/software/manley/index.html

Mackie officially announced ONYXi, Pro Tools compatible

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment
Mackie Onyx-i Series : FireWire Recording Mixers

Mackie Onyx-i Series : FireWire Recording Mixers

As promised, Mackie officially announced the new line of mixer on 09/09/09. They are ONYXi series, the analog mixer with built-in firewire audio interface which support upto 24bit/96kHz. By the way, that was not what the world was waiting to here from Mackie. The point is “what about Pro Tools compatibility”. Mackie clearly stated about this in their website.

Onyx-i FireWire mixers can be used with all major DAWs, and is qualified by Mackie for use with Pro Tools® M­-Powered 8*, offering those users a host of new hardware options.

I know that Pro Tools M-Powered 8 compatibility might not be that interesting since you have to buy the software separately, unlike the Pro Tools LE which is bundled with every Digidesign interface. But Mackie revealed the option, this is a beginning of hardware alternative for Pro Tools.

Anyway, according to what is written on Mackie website, we’ve to keep on waiting for a few more week to see the driver and full detail of how to use Mackie ONYXi with Pro Tools M-Powered 8.

Onyx-i Series Mixers are qualified by Mackie for use with Pro Tools® M-Powered 8. Mackie will release a driver (via www.mackie.com) together with full details of how to use the Onyx-i Series with Pro Tools® M-Powered 8 in the coming weeks.

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PS. seem like the word qualified by Mackie will be the crucial key for any legal issue coming afterward. There is no response from Avid/Digidesign so far about this announcement. Stay tuned 🙂

Cymatics : TED Talk by Evan Grant

September 7, 2009 1 comment

Thanks to “The Music of Sound” for sharing this video. This is the first TED talk I’ve ever watched, I’ve knew what it is for a while but have never watched. In this video, Mr. Evan Grant talks Cymatics, the processes of visualizing sound. It helped me understand more in sound visualization and make me want to learn more about sound visualazation using Jitter or Processing. IMO, what Cymatics created is more beautiful that watching sound in waveform or spectrum analysis 😀

Since embedding flash-base video player is prohibited on WordPress.com, please click the image above or this link to watch this video directly from TED talk.

watch this video : http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/626
from : http://www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog/ted-talk-on-cymatics-making-sound-visible

Sound Forge Pro 10 : I’ll try it soon

September 4, 2009 1 comment
Sony Creative Software : Sound Forge Pro 10

Sony Creative Software : Sound Forge Pro 10

Sony Creative Software has just released the new version of Sound Forge, my trusty audio editing software on Windows. The name was a bit changed by adding “Pro”. I think it’s to help people to understand the different between Sound Forge and Sound Forge Audio Studio. If I had never known Sound Forge before, I’d think the Sound Forge Audio Studio was the top of the line. The word “Pro” should help at this point.

Saying about the v.10 of Sound Forge, my beloved Noise Reduction plug-in is still bundled together with Sound Forge, but there’s no any update. It’s still Noise Reduction plug-in 2. The higher sampling-rate/bit depth support is good, though I mostly work at 44.1-48kHz/16bit. What interests me most is Event-Based Editing, I’m not quite sure how it works but I’ll download and try the demo version sometime soon. The native support of VST plug-ins and parameter automation are also very interesting.

I’ve learned from using audio software for several years that the newly released software can’t be judged by reading a list of new features, they’re just a guideline. Try it myself is the best practice to judge if the software is good.

more info : http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/soundforge/
try Sound Forge Pro 10 : http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/download/trials/soundforge

Working with Video in Pro Tools

August 24, 2009 Leave a comment
Working with Video in Pro Tools

Working with Video in Pro Tools

I found these articles while googling to find out which video format I should use with Pro Tools. “Working with Video in Pro Tools” is article in Sound on Sound magazine, comprised of 3 parts published in Jan-Feb-Mar 2006 issued.

The first part in Jan 2006 is about video format to use with Pro Tools and how to playback video file in Pro Tools session, together with briefly explanation about OMF. OMF was explained for more detail in the second part of these article in Feb 2006. To import OMF into Pro Tools was explained in this part as well. The last part in March 2006 talked about how to organize audio files in Pro Tools session after OMF importing. Some audio post-production basics were also explained, such as sound effect syncing, M&E tracks and Foley.

Working with Video in Pro Tools : Part 1Part 2 , Part 3