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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Podcast Extra Interview On Using iZotope RX3 To Remove The Music From The Film Brief Encounter

In this very special podcast extra interview Mike Wabro explains to Mike Thornton how he was able to surgically remove the music from the mono film sound track to leave just the dialog and effects.

Removing polyphonic music from a mixed track has been the holy grail of audio manipulation. There are some solutions for taking a vocal out of a mixed stereo track with a variety of success including the new ADX Trax but this project undertaken by sound editor Mike Wabro was very different. 

The brief from the client was to produce a music free mix of the David Lean classic Brief Encounter so that the London Philharmonic Orchestra could play live in sync with the film for 3 special performances in August this year.

The Sound Examples
Mike Wabro has let us have some before and after examples which are still ‘work in progress’ he still has some work to do as there is still the odd note showing or some words still needing some work on them before the live performance. Thanks Mike for being willing to share your work whilst you are still fine tuning. There aren’t many people who would share their work whilst they are still refining it, so thanks Mike for being so open. 

The Event
At the Southbank Centre on August 15th, 22nd & 29th David Lean’s account of a romantic affair will be accompanied by live music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and is the centrepiece of a three-week series of films screened in the Royal Festival Hall. 
David Lean’s 1945 film traces the affair of a married doctor and suburban housewife who meet on a train platform and features Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 throughout its soundtrack: in fact, the film was largely responsible for bringing this epic work to fame.
If you would like to experience the event and all Mike’s hard work on the film soundtrack the you can book tickets on the South Bank Centre’s web site.  It is also hoped to be able to tour the work around the world in due course but as yet we do not have any dates for this.

Thanks and credits
We would like to thank Mike Wabro’s clients for giving us permission to describe this process in detail and for permission to enable you to listen to two clips before and after Mike has worked his magic. 
Mike’s work has been completed on behalf of ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Sound Services supplied by Nick Pocock & Mike Anscombe of Deluxe Media at Synxspeed House in Denham, with the sound editorial help of Steve Felton of The Sound Design Company & music removal restoration services of Michael Wabro from Audioinsight.

Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 126

Russ, Mike, Neil and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

Groove 3 Titles We Like

Competitions 

Deals page

    Sonnox Community Award

    • The winner for June is Chris Linder

    Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio

    Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

    • Paul Sinkovich - There is a Pro Tools Shortcuts app from Xerxes Dennis called Pro Tools Hotkeys which is available on the iOS and Android platforms
    • Jean-Michel Bocéno - Has a tip on creating auto talkback without an specialised plug-in.
    • Jason Wilson - There is a video showing track freeze in Pro Tools 12 
    • Anthony Dominello - Experience of mastering bots and client’s response.

    Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

    • Bill Metoyer Can I get a Waves Gold bundle for Pro Tools 7 LE?
    • Mark Beling - Unable to preview audio clips in Pro Tools, any ideas?
    • Jeff Denadel - Are there any problems in using Thunderbolt, Firewire 800 and Firewire 400 together? Also what about USB3 for Pro Tools 11?

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 125

    Russ, Mike & Neil bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

    Groove 3 Titles We Like

    Competitions 

    Deals page

      Talking Points 

      Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

      • Joe Teresi - tip on using clip gain before a compressor to get a more even sound.
      • Donald Crees has let up know about a free AAX plug-in and special offer on another AAX plug-in
      • Justin Bryant - Can you do an article on building a studio in the garden?
      • Matt Greaves has found a possible bug with Autotune Evo when importing a track into Pro Tools 11
      • Dualta Barrett - Can you do a video on using ring modulation?
      • Mark Kaim - Suggestions of how to do the mastering bot versus human challenge
      • Matt Cheney - Can you do a video on the best ways and plug-ins to use to handle frame rate changes?

      Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

      • Shiv Dhuna - Why do the tracks that I export from FL Studio don’t sound the same in Pro Tools?
      • Eric Everhart - Why do plug-ins like Slap Delay II or Extra Long Delay II don’t work in Pro Tools 11?  Video on Time Adjuster plug-in

      Tuesday, July 8, 2014

      Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 124


      Russ, James & Mike Aiton bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

      Groove 3 Titles We Like

      Remixing Explained
      Competitions

      Win Antares Auto-Tune Vocal Studio

      Deals page

      • Matt Chamberlain Drums From Loop Loft With Exclusive Pro Tools Sessions £32 - 33% Discount 
      • LiquidSonics Reverberate Convolution Reverb Plug-in £35 - 30% Discount
      • TAL-U-NO-LX Synth Plug-in £27 - 25% Discount
      • Acon Digital DeReverberate Plug-in £39 - 33% Discount
      • #Hit It - The Ultimate Guide To Programming Drums eBook £11 - 25% Discount

      Talking Points

      • Video playback tests from Mike Aiton
      • Community Standards
      • How scientific are our tests?
      • The Slate Raven
      • Mastering Robots
      • Transporter cloud sync
      Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

      • Nevada Music Pro Tools Evening July 10th
      • Dave Wraight - Take care when using USB3 drives

      Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea


      • Dylan Scott - Using Soundflower on Pro Tools 11
      • Claude Meyer - VIs for use in Jazz music
      • Neil Anderson - Phrase sampling in Pro Tools
      • Peter Kristensen - Locking 2 Pro Tools in sync live http://www.hinton-instruments.co.uk/pmprod/custom.htm

      Wednesday, July 2, 2014

      Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 123

      Neil, James & Mike Aiton bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

      Groove 3 Titles We Like

      • Nectar 2 Explained


      Competitions

      • Win Antares Auto-Tune Vocal Studio


      Deals page


      • Matt Chamberlain Drums From Loop Loft With Exclusive Pro Tools Sessions £32 - 33% Discount 
      • LiquidSonics Reverberate Convolution Reverb Plug-in £35 - 30% Discount
      • TAL-U-NO-LX Synth Plug-in £27 - 25% Discount
      • Acon Digital DeReverberate Plug-in £39 - 33% Discount
      • #Hit It - The Ultimate Guide To Programming Drums eBook £11 - 25% Discount


      Talking Points

      • In Or Out Of The Box - What's Your Recording Workflow? Poll
      • Pro Tools Video Performance Tests
      • Slate Raven 2.0 Software


      Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

      • Upgrading a School with computers for DAWs
      • David Plumb - Stems for specialist client work
      • Nevada Music Pro Tools Evening July 10th
      • Emulating Wavetable Modulation With Xpand
      • Hardware Controller Tips for Neil - SSL Nucleus


      Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

      • Matt North - Structure Free Shortcuts In Pro Tools 11
      • Phil Tuttle - Audio Clicking in Pro Tools
      • Brent Smith - Vocal Plug-in Chain EQ


      Saturday, June 28, 2014

      Podcast Extra - Interview With YK And Will From Focusrite Rednet

      Russ took some time to have an chat with YK and Will from Focusrite to talk about the Rednet systems.
      He asked about why they created it, how it works and what benefits it offers to Pro Tools users.

      Tuesday, June 24, 2014

      Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 122

      Mike, Neil, James & Mike Aiton bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
      Talking Points
      • Vincent Burel - Recently tried Pro Tools with Voicemeeter virtual mixing console application for Windows 
      • Wim Müller - Can you make a tutorial covering recording organs
      • Mike Berry - Be Aware on Windows about cloning from a rotational drive to an SSD as the block size may not match.  More here & MiniTool software
      • Andy Hagerman - Comments on of Native and DSP hardware comparisons and also what will happen with an offline bounce when you system is close to capacity.

      • Graham Archer - Why is their still a delay in the side chain with native plug-ins on an HDX system?
      • David Plumb - Advice on how to deliver stems of songs to counteract  the clients comments about changing levels

      Friday, June 20, 2014

      Pro Tools Extra Podcast Interview With Augusta Quiney & Chris Smith from PCAM


      In this extended podcast extra interview, Mike Thornton talks to Augusta Quiney and Chris Smith from PCAM about how to start out as a composer, how to work out what to charge as a composer, protect your work and much more.  If you are thinking about becoming a professional composer or you are already one, then be sure to listen to this interview as Augusta and Chris share their wealth of experience and wisdom with us.

      PCAM was formed in 1982 as an industry forum for practitioners of advertising music in the UK. Twenty-five years on it boasts a membership that comprises the most influential and prolific composers in advertising and media with over a hundred members representing several hundred writers. It has become dedicated group campaigning for composers’ rights, not only in advertising but in all media (or “applied”) music. The organisation provides guidelines and commissioning models and is an influential lobbyist for composers’ rights, maintaining strong ties with other industry bodies including APA (Advertising Producers Association), IPA (Institute of Practitioners of Advertising) and BASCA (British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors). 

      For composers outside the UK Augusta and Chris outline some of the other similar organisations in other territories in our interview.

      Tuesday, June 17, 2014

      Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 121

      Russ, Mike Neil & James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
      Groove 3 are offering 1 year all access pass for $100  

      Talking Points

      • David Thomas - Big Fish Loops disappearing from Avid accounts
      • Chris Linder - Two categories are being dropped from the Tony Awards. More herePetition 
      • Tony Molica - videos on creating a tempo map for music with extreme variations video & followup

      • Neale Eckstein - Should I hold off upgrading to Superior Drummer from EZ Drummer?
      • Dietrich Bonawitz - Can I get Novation Automap to work with Pro Tools 11? More here
      • Matt Greaves - Should I go for an SSD drive for a new Mac Mini?
      • Jesse Naples - In reinstalling Pro Tools it seems I am lacking a DigiDriver X64, where can I find this? Advice for re-installing Pro Tools on Windows & Free Download Manager 
      • Alkinoos Ioannidis - Why am I having dropouts and high noise when playing Pro Tools 10 and Sibelius 6.2?
      • Dave Wraight - I only own about 20 UAD-2 Plug-ins, can I uninstall the ones I don’t own?
      • Daniel Whillas - I am having trouble updating Pro tools 10 to 11, the disk image is corrupted Free Download Manager 
      • Shayne Hawkinson - Problem with Input only monitoring with Pro Tools 11 and Apogee Quartet 
      • Lara Putter - Problems extracting installers from zip files Free Download Manager 
      • Larry Burger - The Pre send buttons keep get turned off, any ideas?

      Tuesday, June 10, 2014

      Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 120

      Russ, Mike & James are joined by Mike Aiton to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
      Its Pro Tools week on Groove 3 and there are loads of Pro Tools titles going this week for just $5 

      The winner for May is Matt Blue aka kcatthedog on Disqus. Matt submitted this video on modifying a ribbon mic and loads of comments on Disqus. He wins a plug-in of his choice from the Sonnox Elite Collection.

      Talking Points    
      • Tony Molica, DF Tweedie and Jeff Lorber on latency and delay compensation.
      • Dustin Bosovitch & Brendan Biele on MIDI over Bluetooth in Yosemite
      • Glenn Skinner - Please do a review on Arpology from SampleLogic?
      • Frankie Mariano - Give us your best american accents…
      • Michael Leo - What should be do about naturally occurring hearing loss with age?


      • Martin Ek - Should I use the K-System or EBU R128 when mastering albums?
      • Jon Doig - What MIDI keyboard should I use with Pro Tools 11?
      • Steve Deutsch - Where can I find a copy of Pro Tools 9?
      • Alexander Lott -Advice please about using colour coding? Julian’s Pro Tools Fundementals Article
      • Jessie Lloyd - Unable to install Pro Tools 11 get an Assertion error PT Prefs Helper & Cocktail
      • Siobhan Redmond - Analogue Summing v Mix In The Box