Next from nicely done videos about noise issues. Which is also, and sadly, problem of Sound Designer and Field Recorders…
Sound Toys announced new plugin called Radiator and you can grab lite version too with this link:
They also announced nice competition with chance to win whole life supply of SoundToys products (you will have all plugins from them including future releases).
Everyone needs a little warmth in their life. Little Radiator models the classic sound of the Altec 1566A mic preamp, and lets you spread some analog tube magic on your mixes. This was one of the main sounds from the classic Motown mixes, became a secret weapon of boutique producers, and is now a vital part of the sound of bands like the Black Keys. Why? Give it a listen and hear. Subtle warmth, or driving grit, all the things you need to shake the “clean” off of your computer recording. Now you’re getting that warm feeling.
Radiator. Coming April 2012
This upgrade from Little Radiator is based on the Altec 1567A (the 1566A’s big brother). It’s the next level in this classic sound with extra control and an extra SoundToys twist. Details coming soon.
A Bit of History
The unmistakable green-faced Altec gear, and in particular the 1566A and 1567A, played a big part in shaping the early “sound” of Motown between 1961 to 1964. Songs by greats like The Four Tops, The Marvelettes and The Supremes went through a 1567A mixer to the massive three track recorder. Ahhh, when life was simple. These mic preamps and mixers have a very colored warm sound and are very loud. The EQ is as simple as it gets, with one knob for bass, and another for treble. After Motown, and after much gear came and went, analog diehards began seeking out the 1566A and 1567A as inexpensive sources for real tube sound. Producer Matt Wallace was a very big fan. Butch Vig and Billy Bush are also fans. Check out our Gear Closet on the 1567A for even more info.
One of many very scary wood sounds….
Wiz Production (@Wiz_Productions) published nice video with some useful tips how to process your Voice Over mixes.
Only one thing which I miss is to compress music with side chain from Voice Over track to enable speech go up little in mix.
Today I read interesting article about impact of sound pollution to our environment. Although it is not connected to my core business – post-production and music. I think that is very important to think about it and make some decisions…
There are fewer and fewer places to flee the cacophony of human activity, but much more is at stake than peace and quiet: The noise from gas drills, airplanes, and other industry is drowning out mating calls, disrupting migrations, and driving species to the brink. VIRGINIA MORELL reports on the world’s last quiet places
On our way through USA we really enjoy some national parks. I love wilderness and area of parks. But some things are same USA same as Europe is very noisy. Nice around us is very often disturbed with sound and noise pollution which has very negative impact on nature and also our living.
Imagine that you can use your lovely TC Flashback Delay pedal as chorus. Sound weird to you? No it is very cool and economic option.
Today I discovered that Olympus company reveal brand new PCM recorder for musicians and sound recorders. It looks that I have new recording gear in my wish-list…
I look forward to publish my new compositions and some new sounds.
Also preparing big transformation of this blog, to first Czech specialized sound blog about sound editing, sound recording, post-production tricks and so on.
Special services, and classes in Prague an surrounding cities. Stay tuned…
My dream come true. I bought original Steinberg Nuendo. And whats is amazing at less than half of price. How it is possible?
Steinberg offer very nice sales for upgrade program and if you have time for eBay, you can buy Nuendo 4 or 3 about 60 – 70 percent cheaper… Small step to big word of great post software.