IK Multimedia’s new iRig Pro Quattro I/O takes four to tango

IK Multimedia has started selling its basic iRig Pro Quattro I/O audio interface. The Deluxe version that comes with an XY microphone, a power supply and an accessory bag, will be shipping by the end of June. The iRig Pro Quattro I/O is a 4-in/2-out portable audio and MIDI interface aimed at field recordists, content creators, live streamers, podcasters and performers. IK Multimedia claims it is a professional-grade device. I put it to the test to find out.… Read More IK Multimedia’s new iRig Pro Quattro I/O takes four to tango

SINE Player Time Macro and Micro bundle sounds review

The SINE Player sound system based on actual recordings in the famous Teldex Studios in Berlin, Germany, is constantly growing with new collections. The latest one is called TIME Macro and TIME Micro. Both collections are associated with “chronographic” or “chronometric” scenes. The Macro set uses a symphonic orchestra setup, while the Micro set uses a chamber orchestra. Orchestral Tools calls them “structures” and while that is a close description of these collections it might make people think they’re not suitable for music not related to scenic events like in a documentary or a movie. That would be a mistake.… Read More SINE Player Time Macro and Micro bundle sounds review

Audio Hijack 4 hits the streets and it’s even more unmissable than its predecessor

Regardless of whether you’re a podcaster, a YouTube movie creator or a user of apps like Logic Pro X and ScreenFlow even, Audio Hijack is an important component of your toolbox. Audio Hijack 4 has a dazzling array of new and improved features that make this Swiss army knife for audio recording, processing and streaming an unparalleled powerhouse.… Read More Audio Hijack 4 hits the streets and it’s even more unmissable than its predecessor

Orchestral Tools SINE Player is even more powerful than I thought

As you may have discovered already I have been reviewing some of Orchestral Tools’s music sound collections and so far I’ve been impressed, but I just minutes ago stumbled into a video that made me realise I’m not even scratching the surface yet. Shame on me, as I did read the user guide, but what the guy in this video is talking about never made it to a useful level of consciousness, apparently. By the way, Orchestral Tools has a bunch of videos they made themselves. In one of them, their founder Hendrik Schwarzer guides you through the plug-in and points out that you can download some free collections as well — all recorded in those same famous Teldex studios!… Read More Orchestral Tools SINE Player is even more powerful than I thought

Review of Orchestral Tools’s Andea collection

Orchestral Tools recently released Andea, a huge collection of instruments played by people of the Andes and the rest of South-America. This type of music is a genre that appeals to many composers, be it for film, TV, music or other. It’s a collection based on Richard Harvey’s unique collection of Andean music instruments. Mr. Harvey is a BAFTA Award-winning English musician and composer. Many of us will know his music from the days of The Da Vinci Code, The Lion King and many others.… Read More Review of Orchestral Tools’s Andea collection

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

NUGEN Audio Paragon, the reverb plugin that blows all others out of the water

Paragon is a true convolution reverb with some algorithmic reverb control thrown in the mix. It offers the best of both worlds: the sound of real spaces and adjustments beyond your wildest imagination. Paragon offers full control of the decay, room size and brightness of the reverbs modelled on 3D recordings of real spaces, driven by re-synthesis. Paragon is conceived to do all that without time-stretching or artefacts, and support for Dolby Atmos as well as stereo tracks.… Read More NUGEN Audio Paragon, the reverb plugin that blows all others out of the water