For anything from presentations and tutorials to the more frivolous, ScreenFlow has been the app of choice for Mac users who create screencasts for a living. Version 10 adds a whole slew of new exciting features and works with macOS Catalina and Big Sur, including full support for M1 Macs.… Read More ScreenFlow 10 review — separate audio capture, DAW recording, Removal Filter and more
When I reviewed SOMMER CABLE’s Epilogue, one of the best XLR (balanced; microphone) cables for studio monitors you can buy, I read a press release about two of their other cables. This is the review of the SC-Carbokab 225 and the SC-EMC-QUAD high-end cables covered by that press release.… Read More Do SC-Carbokab 225 and EMC-QUAD-EGB1 improve sound recordings?
Here’s a step-by-step list of non-technical things you can or should do if you want to knowledgeably decide on which studio monitor, cables and audio interface you should buy.… Read More How do you know which studio monitor, audio cables, audio interface to buy?
I am sort of a cable freak, so when I read claims that a cable sounds better because it has a very, very low wire-to-wire capacitance of 35 pF, I simply must know more about it and ideally try it out for myself. And that’s how I got to test a pair of the SOMMER Cable (in some countries sold under the brand name Hicon) microphone cable with the name Epilogue which is wrapped in a bright yellow sheath and fitted out with Neutrik “SATIN” XLR connectors, which have rotated, genuine gold-plated contacts in the male and female versions… Read More Hear a difference a cable makes: the SOMMER Cable Epilogue
When GoPro released the Media Mod for the HERO8 last year, many people were of the opinion the sound quality of the mics was worse than the camera’s. I wasn’t one of them, but I did agree the improvements were marginal. Not that long ago, GoPro released the Media Mod for the HERO9 and the new Mod is better in many ways.… Read More GoPro HERO9 Media Mod; clarity is its name
The simple explanation of what VocAlign Ultra is, is this: it’s a plug-in that can automatically match the timing and pitch of one audio signal to the timing and pitch of another. More complex but implemented in a user-friendly way are the features that delve deeper, such as an advanced set of controls to adjust… Read More Synchronizing for music and video: VocAlign Ultra
A few weeks back, NUGEN Audio announced its Paragon plug-in with a Youtube movie. It turned out the app the company have been working on is a convolution reverb. I was keen on reviewing Paragon as NUGEN Audio is one of only a handful companies in this industry that consistently develops high-quality, high-performance audio plug-ins. And Paragon doesn’t disappoint. It operates in up to 7.1.2 audio channels and it’s Dolby Atmos compatible.… Read More NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before
iZotope’s newest reverb plug-in, Neoverb, is powered by Exponential Audio technology, and it is the touted as the most intelligent reverb plug-in for music producers up to date. And indeed, in contrast to the many, many controls of Audio Exponential’s plug-ins that lets you tweak a reverb to the insanely great, Neoverb stands out with a sober UI that still lets you access the most beautiful sounding reverberation you can imagine.… Read More iZotope Neoverb creates gorgeous reverb effects in an equally gorgeous UI
The Loupedeck Live that’s only recently been released is a small sibling of the Loupedeck CT. It has the touch screen, rotary knobs and eight buttons, and that’s it. The square buttons and the touch wheel of the Loupedeck CT have been left out. The unit is made of the same aluminium and sturdy plastic components as the CT model. It does come with a mountable stand, so you can position the Loupedeck Live in a 30 degree angle.… Read More The Loupedeck Live is not just for live streamers
RX8 Advanced improves on a number of features like it’s A.I.-driven Music Rebalance and Dialogue Isolate, its Loudness metering and more. There’s also a new module, Spectral Recovery, which restores frequencies above 4kHz and is especially useful for improving the audible quality of video calls, real-time audio streaming and podcast interviews.… Read More The iZotope RX 8 Advanced Review