HIGHLIGHTS OF PRO TOOLS 2024.6
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by 344 Audio Team
3w ago
Pro Tools 2024.6 expands upon various features and brings a range of enhancements that boost workflow efficiency, helping audio and music producers to unleash their creativity more freely. We're excited to dive into these new capabilities over the coming weeks and will provide another review once we've thoroughly tested the features. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of what is new. ARA 2 PLUGIN SUPPORT A game changer is the introduction of the ARA 2 support, which now integrates six plugins directly into Pro Tools. This marks another significant advancement since the ..read more
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REVIEW: Penteo - Pro+
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by Ryan Sweetman
1M ago
Thanks to huge technological leaps in recent years, the list of tedious and time consuming tasks are seemingly getting smaller by the day. However, reversioning can still send a shiver down the most experienced mixers spine. Enter: Penteo. Today on the 344 Audio blog, we’ll take look at the upmixing/downmixing plug in, Penteo Pro+. Company: Penteo Product: Penteo Pro+ Price: £799 Our Rating: 4.95/5 Overview: Penteo is a reversioning tool that has been making waves in the industry in recent years. Aiming to make the process of upmixing and downmixing as simple as possible, the software us ..read more
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ARTICLE: From Libya To The UK - A Foley Success Story
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by Alex Gregson
2M ago
Hafeed's audio journey has taken him from Libya, all the way to the UK. We sat down with him to hear how the Creative Foley Workshop with Pete Burgis empowered him to stand strong and overcome performance nerves, inspired confidence in his approach to the industry, and shaped his general creative thought process and approach to Foley Artistry. Introduce yourself, and tell us about your experience with foley before the course: "Hey! I'm Hafeed, I'm a masters student at Leeds Beckett University and I was really lucky to take the Creative Foley Workshop course with Mr Pete Burgis. So, I ha ..read more
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ARTICLE: The Benefits Of Pro Tools Certification
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by Ryan Sweetman
2M ago
For years now, there’s been an almost constant discussion around one question; ‘Is Avid Certification worth it?’. Whilst Pro Tools courses aren't designed to make you a better audio engineer, and are by no means essential to forging a career in creative audio environments, there are a variety of benefits to being certified, even at the most basic level. What is Pro Tools Certification? Avid offer a number of courses that provide an industry recognized credential for both academic users, and industry professionals, allowing Pro Tools users to become an Avid Certified Specialist, Professional ..read more
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ARTICLE: Auditory Illusions Exposed: Why You Can't Trust Your Ears!
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by Alex Gregson
8M ago
The Brainstorm/Green Needle Auditory Illusion In the digital age, the internet continues to be a breeding ground for intriguing and often mind-boggling phenomena. A classic example that captivated online communities in 2019 is the "Brainstorm/Green Needle" auditory illusion. This peculiar occurrence involves a short video clip featuring a plastic toy emitting a sound. However, what makes this phenomenon truly baffling is that individuals claim to hear distinct phrases depending on which word they consciously focus on: "brainstorm" or "green needle”. The illusion offers a glimpse into the intr ..read more
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ARTICLE: The End Of Cinematic Mixing?
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by Ryan Sweetman
8M ago
In recent years, renowned filmmakers like Christopher Nolan have come under fire from audiences and fellow directors alike. Sparking controversy through the auditory experience of their films in cinemas. Debates like this have seemingly prompted the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to throw their hat in the ring, introducing new cinematic content loudness recommendations that aim to strike a balance between artistic expression and audience comfort, without completely removing creative and subjective decision making. How Did We Get Here? Chris Nolan, the director behind blockbusters like ‘Ince ..read more
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REVIEW: Accentize - dxRevive Pro
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by Ryan Sweetman
9M ago
No matter the medium, if it involves spoken word we all abide by one rule, dialogue is king. With people around the world still working remotely, often completing tasks such as podcasting, or ADR recording, the importance of an audible and consistent dialogue track seems to only be rising. Paired with a recent boom in AI development, so is the amount of commercially available audio restoration tools. Today on the 344 Audio blog, we’ll take an in-depth look at Accentize’ speech restoration plug-in, dxRevive Pro. ,Company:, Accentize Product: dxRevive Pro Price: £259 Our Rating: 4.9/5 Overview ..read more
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REVIEW: Pro Sound Effects - CORE 5 Standard
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by Ryan Sweetman
9M ago
Company: Pro Sound Effects Product: CORE 5 Standard Bundle Price: $1,999 (Currently on sale $1,499) for Freelancers. Our Rating: 4.9/5 Pro Sound Effects latest release brings together some of their most iconic libraries. Including recordings from the personal collections of a number of award winning recordists, CORE 5 Standard is one of 5 options that offers general library bundles for a variety of budgets and experience ranges. OVERVIEW: CORE 5 Standard bundle is a compilation of 41 libraries from Pro Sound Effects, 6 of these released in the last year. Inside, you’ll find over 180,000 sound ..read more
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ARTICLE: The Importance Of Audio Quality
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by Alton Valente
11M ago
Sound plays a vital role in our lives, painting vivid melodies that resonate with emotions and shape our experiences. From the gentle rustle of leaves to the thunderous crescendo of a symphony orchestra, audio quality serves as the brushstroke that gives life to these auditory masterpieces. This article explores the profound significance of audio quality enhancement, highlighting its role in elevating the listening experience, improving communication, and keeping pace with the relentless march of technological advancements. Importance of Audio Quality Understanding the importance of audio qual ..read more
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REVIEW: Acon Digital - Acoustica Premium
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by Ryan Sweetman
11M ago
Recent technological advancements have revolutionised the tools available for a sound designer to add to their arsenal. Digital audio editors are incredibly important tools. Offering audio editing, restoration and manipulation in one piece of software. However, they can often be accompanied by huge price tags. Enter, Acoustica by Acon Digital. Acon offer both a Standard and Premium edition of Acoustica. Today on the 344 Audio blog, we’ll be looking at the Premium edition. ,Company:, Acon Digital Product: Acoustica Premium Price: £160 Our Rating: 4.8/5 Overview: Acoustica is Acon Digital's all ..read more
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