Tag Archives: Audio Post Production

Logic Pro X 10.1 updates – for Video Post

22 Jan

So “over night” … “out of the bue” Logic Pro X got a major update. Quite a few more or less big or/and small things are new and/or better. Seems like the people at Apple really care about the product. For me Logic Pro X really is the best tool for the money even for Video Post Production, even tho’ its mostly a Music Production App. Its also really good for Video Postporduction and Sound Design.

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Here are some of the new features that i think are quite interesting – especially for Video Postproduction:

– Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA

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– Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track

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– Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation

– Realtime rendering of fades allow them to work with Flex Pitch and speeds up project load times

– Plug-in Manager allows to customize the organization of the plugin menu

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PluginManager_02( and these customize “plugin folders” actually even show up in Logic Remote)
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– addition of console-style VCA faders

– Logic can now import multichannel interleaved audio files and convert them to individual mono files

– When bouncing a project, the default name for the bounced file is now the project name

– A single click now inserts an EQ into the EQ slot of a channel strip

– Logic now supports 50, 5994d, 5994, 60 d and 60 fps frame rates

– There’s now a Track Protect button for the Movie track

– When Logic extracts audio from a movie file, it now creates a time-stamped Broadcast Wave file

– When a movie is added that is longer than the current project, the project is now automatically lengthened to accommodate it

– The movie now responds more accurately when scrubbing by frames with the Playhead

– Logic Control control surfaces are more reliably detected at launch

– When a region is copied at the same position from one track to another using the same channel strip, Logic no longer asks whether automation should be copied

– When automation is enabled for the first time in a project, the power buttons for track automation now default to On for each track

– It is again possible to drag and drop a movie from the Finder to the Movie track

– Importing an XML file with a different frame rate into Logic Pro no longer causes an unexpected SMPTE offset

And much much more…
Full List here:
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203718


Logic Remote update

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But especially the free Logic Remote (now Version 1.2) got some nice / big updates:

– New plug-in view provides access to Logic or Audio Unit plug-in parameters
– Use Multi-Touch gestures to shape the tone of your tracks with Visual EQ
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(even better compressor smart controls on the iPad now) 005_LM_SmartCOMP01 006_LM_SmartCOMP02

–  Remotely add or re-order plug-ins

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– Control the microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces

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More about it here:
itunes.apple.com

In my opinion its a great update to the whole Logic Pro X system. I’ll will have a closer look at it in the next few days and use it in some real work audio post production for video project and keep you updated how its goes and how it all works not only on “paper” but in real life.

And also remember here is way Logic Pro X is a great app especially for Final Cut Pro X users:

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t.c. electronic desktop konnekt 6

29 Jul

 

a quick review of a nice little firewire audio interface and stereo monitor control the t.c. electronic desktop konnekt 6. really good for what is does for the money. i really like the audio quality of the mic input, headphone, monitor outputs and audio interface itself. its well made for the price-range. the audio level meter is a nice feature and is reasonable good. over all a good piece of gear for audio and video editors, even for podcasters I’d might say. So my setup for recording tutorials and stuff like that is the Rode NTG1 connected the the desktop konnekt 6 and its good and clean sounding 48V phantom powered mic (pre-amp) input.

one think about the firewire connection … yes its is Firewire 400 (which is common for a audio interface …. or at least was) now, I know firewire ports are kinda a rare thing on computers these days… but i have to say in compassion to USB its a much more solid connection and i don’t mean that in terms of hardware itself, just the data stream is better. with USB its more likely that you run in to odd issues like odd background noises and stuff (since USB was initially invented to connect hardware like a keyboard or a computer mouse) …. so keep that in mind

more info about the unit:
http://www.tcelectronic.com/desktop-konnekt-6/

Mic I used:
http://www.rodemic.com/mics/ntg-1

Mic Pre Amp on the DSLR:
http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigpre/

episode I recorded with the t.c. electronic desktop konnekt 6 and the Rode NTG1:

Music by 6th Sense, Broke For Free, Anitek

shot with Canon 60D with a TAMRON 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di II VC

Blog:
http://film-sound-color.tumblr.com

Desktop Backgrounds for Sound Designers

8 Apr

Well …since i want to concentrate more on sound & audio post production…here are some desktop backgrounds & stuff for sound fellows:

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Surround Wallpaper for iPad

for iPad

for iPad

for iPhone

for iPhone

and if you like there are some Tee’s as well! 🙂

ROCK ON! TEE EU/GERMANY version
ROCK ON! TEE US/International version