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iZotope Dialogue Match review

iZotope says Dialogue Match is the first product to combine brand-new machine learning with the reverb technology from Exponential Audio’s product line iZotope acquired in 2019. I was very curious to experience the process and the results, so here’s what happened.

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Video

Fixing audio drift when capturing video and sound from different equipment

Whenever you’re recording audio from a different device than your camera and without the help of a timecode generator, it’s distinctly possible that you experience audio drift. That is, your camera’s audio output and your recording device’s output start in sync but drift apart along the way. It’s very frustrating and — except when one of your devices is broken, of course — very easy to solve. It all comes down to checking your settings.

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Audio

Music making magic with the MPE-capable MIDI controller Instrument 1

The Instrument 1 is a USB MIDI controller with some nifty tricks up its sleeve. It can be several different analogue instruments — guitar, violin, piano, saxophone… — opening up all kinds of creative horizons other MIDI controllers don’t give access to.

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Audio

DPA Microphones 4560 CORE Binaural review

DPA’s 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone is made up of a pair of 4060 CORE Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones that are mounted on two ear hooks. The microphones are handpicked, selected on sensitivity within ±1.5 dB.

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News

iZotope launches tool for audio post-production, dialogue match

otope launched Dialogue Match, a tool to automatically learn and match the sonic character of dialogue recordings. It is also the first product to combine machine learning algorithms from iZotope with the reverb technology from Exponential Audio’s product line, which iZotope acquired earlier this year.

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Audio

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.

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Audio

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 […]

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Audio Editor's Choice 2019

The DPA Microphones d:dicate 4017 and 4018 shotgun and supercardioid mics Review

When I mention a shotgun microphone many of you will spontaneously think of a Sennheiser MKH 416 or perhaps a Schoeps CMIT 5. But if you’re really into quality and flexibility, a DPA Microphones d:dicate 4017 or – for smaller spaces and other recording types – a d:dicate 4018 could be a much better fit.

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Pentacles

Sounds for video, presentations, timelapses and FX

Foley is the name we give to sounds that are created and recorded for usage in movies and other motion picture projects such as TV series, etc. For example, when a scene demands the sound of a galloping horse off-screen, you can suggest it by adding the recorded sound of – you guessed it! – a horse galloping or by recording or creating something that resembles a horse galloping. Those sounds can be created by recording them or creating them with apps such as Logic Pro X, ProTools, etc.

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Audio

The superior VOVOX Sonorus direct S mic cable

They don’t come cheap, VOVOX cables, but then they can’t be, given their build quality and the sound you get out of them. But, as always with cables, the question is whether you hear a difference. I received a test unit of a VOVOX Sonorus direct S and compared it with an ordinary Cordial, an Inco X-Lead, a Mogami Gold Studio and Gold Stage, and a d’Addario Planet Waves ASMC cable.