Orchestral Tools Miroire film music plug-in review

Recorded on the Teldex Scoring Stage, Orchestral Tools’s collections of sampled instruments and orchestras are unparalleled for two reasons: the instruments are recorded with multiple microphones that you can select in the plug-in and the people playing the music scores are a selection of musicians from the Berlin Philharmonics, Radio Symphony Orchestra or DSO for your production. The company’s sample collections have been used in movies, TV series and even games (e.g. “It Takes Two”). I was given the opportunity to review one of their latest collections, Miroire, which is a collection of baroque instrumental and choir sounds.… Read More Orchestral Tools Miroire film music plug-in review

Test: sE Electronics DM2 “T.N.T.” inline microphone pre-amp

The sE Electronics DM2 TNT inline pre-amp lets you choose between a moderate +15dB or generous +30dB of gain with an ultra-high impedance input and eight load settings to match any passive microphone. It suits all your dynamic mics like the V7 and your passive ribbon microphones and it’s perfect for podcasting, recording, live sound, etc. I had the pleasure of reviewing the DM1 Dynamite when it came out and that one was a winner, so how did the DM2 perform?… Read More Test: sE Electronics DM2 “T.N.T.” inline microphone pre-amp

sE Electronics V7 Black dynamic mic review

Used by artists like Billie Eilish, Justin Timberlake and Sammi Doll, sE Electronics’s dynamic microphone, the V7, is now available in a full black version appropriately listed as the “V7 Black”. This mic has an all-metal housing and beveled spring steel grille with the handle in a black satin finish, and it just looks great. More importantly, this mic sounds great and can easily compete with more expensive mics.… Read More sE Electronics V7 Black dynamic mic review

iZotope RX 9 Advanced review

Audio processing has fallen victim to the idea that AI is always going to be better than the human touch. Yet, many AI-based solutions spit out results that are worse than a human expert is capable of achieving. Some aspects of AI combine well with human expertise, though, especially in the audio processing field. Using machine learning algorithms in audio, video and photo processing applications is a good thing, mainly because they leave the editor in charge and increase efficiency. Since a good few versions back, iZotope has relied on machine learning excellence for their RX Audio Editor and the newest version takes it to the next level. I tested RX 9 Advanced to see if it lives up to its promise.… Read More iZotope RX 9 Advanced review

ScreenFlow 10 review — separate audio capture, DAW recording, Removal Filter and more

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

NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before

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

Sound Devices MixPre-3 II offers 32-bit float recording, -130dB noise floor and more

Sound Devices’ MixPre-3 II is a 32-bits floating-point 192KHz capable mixer-recorder that uses Sound Devices’ perfectly silent Kashmir microphone pre-amplifiers. The unit has faster, more advanced hardware, supports internal LTC Timecode generation and output and has adjustable limiters.… Read More Sound Devices MixPre-3 II offers 32-bit float recording, -130dB noise floor and more

The Deity S-Mic 2S is the indoors shotgun mic for pros and Youtubers

Deity’s S-Mic 2S is a new shotgun microphone with a short interference tube that has the same look and build quality as the larger S-Mic 2. It’s also made of brass, keeping out RF interference, but it’s smaller and much less heavy. The S-Mic 2S (the “S” stands for “Short” or “Small”) is about half… Read More The Deity S-Mic 2S is the indoors shotgun mic for pros and Youtubers