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On our cover is Mike Prestwood Smith, the British movie mixer who won a BAFTA for Casino Royale and an Academy Award nomination for Captain Phillips. We also interview Ronald Trijber, a top broadcast music mixer in the Netherlands – Coldplay, Alicia Keys, The Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers. AoIP is the future – we cover the topic in depth in our Audio Networking Special. We review the AEA RPQ2 microphone preamplifier, McDSP EC300 Echo Collection, iZotope RX6 Advanced, Waves Smack Attack Transient Shaper, Lindell Audio 354E multi-band compressor, Liquidsonics 7th Heaven reverb (Bricasti emulation)


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Mike Aiton writes about Dialogue Compression in Post for Resolution Magazine: "My channel compression is gentle, not very fast and not very aggressive. I use the seasoned music mixer’s approach of 'a little and often'.
McDSP SA2 Dialogue Processor: This is a great plugin for shaving any HMF & HF EQ excesses and inconsistences that haven’t been caught by de-essing or EQ-ing. It evens out the HF balance in a subtle and pleasing manner. I use it as a secondary (mastering) process after EQ and de-essing on the channel in very similar approach to my dynamics
Plugin Alliance ProAudio DSP’s DSM V2: This Paul Frindle plugin is a complex 18 band dynamics processor that we used on No Easy Days, an recent USA action drama series. We used this on the DX bus to help achieve consistency. The drama was shot multi-camera and required virtually all the dialogue to be sourced from radio mics - it definitely helped!
Crane Song Phoenix II: This Dave Hill designs plugin has some tape-like saturation and dynamic compression in 5 flavours. Love it for tilting the dynamic and eq balance of the DX mix.
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Mike Aiton writes about Dialogue Compression in Post for Resolution Magazine:  My channel compression is gentle, not very fast and not very aggressive. I use the seasoned music mixer’s approach of a little and often. 
McDSP SA2 Dialogue Processor: This is a great plugin for shaving any HMF & HF EQ excesses and inconsistences that haven’t been caught by de-essing or EQ-ing. It evens out the HF balance in a subtle and pleasing manner. I use it as a secondary (mastering) process after EQ and de-essing on the channel in very similar approach to my dynamics
Plugin Alliance ProAudio DSP’s DSM V2: This Paul Frindle plugin is a complex 18 band dynamics processor that we used on No Easy Days, an recent USA action drama series. We used this on the DX bus to help achieve consistency. The drama was shot multi-camera and required virtually all the dialogue to be sourced from radio mics - it definitely helped!
Crane Song Phoenix II: This Dave Hill designs plugin has some tape-like saturation and dynamic compression in 5 flavours. Love it for tilting the dynamic and eq balance of the DX mix.

Beijing - a world-class studio by WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group - #55TEC Recording Studios represents a new level of production facility for China. Studio owner and Golden Melody Award-winning recording engineer, Li You joined forces with #yongheng.wu.5 (AKA Bei Bei, China’s top drummer and, record producer) Fabricated with extensive perforated wood and slotted metal wall and ceiling paneling, and highlighted by a custom rear wall diffuser, a striking glass-framed image of a vintage Teletronix Compressor/Limiter tuning knob is positioned on the wall to the left of the console to balance the 7’w x 6’ h soundproof window into the “exceptional musical” 500 sq. ft. Live Room. The #55TEC management team equipped their studio with some great equipment, including an Automated Processes, Inc. 1608 console, Quested Monitoring Systems Q412D, QSB118 and Barefoot Sound MM35 speakers, BURL AUDIO B80 Mothership, Avid Pro Tools HDX,
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Beijing - a world-class studio by WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group - #55TEC Recording Studios represents a new level of production  facility for China.  Studio owner and Golden Melody Award-winning recording engineer, Li You joined forces with #yongheng.wu.5 (AKA Bei Bei, China’s top drummer and, record producer) Fabricated with extensive perforated wood and slotted metal wall and ceiling paneling, and highlighted by a  custom rear wall diffuser, a striking glass-framed image of a vintage Teletronix Compressor/Limiter tuning knob is positioned on the wall to the left of the console to balance the 7’w x 6’ h soundproof window into the “exceptional musical” 500 sq. ft. Live Room. The #55TEC management team equipped their studio with some great equipment, including an Automated Processes, Inc. 1608 console, Quested Monitoring Systems Q412D, QSB118 and Barefoot Sound MM35 speakers, BURL AUDIO B80 Mothership, Avid Pro Tools HDX, 
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Pink Floyd at the Victoria and Albert Museum: The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - we give a technical & personal rundown of this definitive retrospective packed with vintage gear, with modern interactive & immersive audio from Sennheiser; the exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the band’s first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn : "The journey through the exhibition culminates in the Performance Zone, where visitors enter a large immersive audio visual space which includes the recreation of the very last performance of all 4 members of the band at Live 8, with Comfortably Numb. The track was specially mixed using Sennheiser AMBEO 3D audio technology by Andy Jackson Simon Rhodes Simon Franglen , and is played back by a Neumann 18.3 system, which we had the opportunity of examining in detail when the rig was being tested at Abbey Road Studios. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pink Floyd at the Victoria and Albert Museum:   The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains - we give a technical & personal rundown of this definitive retrospective packed with vintage gear, with modern interactive & immersive audio from Sennheiser; the exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the band’s first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn : The journey through the exhibition culminates in the Performance Zone, where visitors enter a large immersive audio visual space which includes the recreation of the very last performance of all 4 members of the band at Live 8, with Comfortably Numb. The track was specially mixed using Sennheiser AMBEO 3D audio technology by Andy Jackson Simon Rhodes Simon Franglen , and is played back by a Neumann 18.3 system, which we had the opportunity of examining in detail when the rig was being tested at Abbey Road Studios.

Avid Release Avid Pro Tools 12.8HD with full Dolby Laboratories Atmos Integration: a new panner now handles height information. This means a new bus structure, new I/O management and new send & return plug-ins to route audio internally between Pro Tools and Dolby Atmos Production Suite.
There is a new automated routing system that allows you to dynamically assign an audio path to either an Atmos bed (bus) or as an object. The ability to assign audio as an object "on the fly" is a definitive feature of the AMS-Neve DFC console, prized by Hollywood re-recording mixers. Available now in the UK from Scrub
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McDSP EC300 Echo Collection reviewed by George Shilling in Resolution Magazine this month: "The sonic possibilities offered by the EC-300 are fabulous – this plugin sounds terrific – and there are all kinds of ways of messing with the sound using multiple stereo manipulation systems, modulation, saturation, bit depth and compression. I liked the nasty, hissy Bit Depth and Saturation knobs in Digital mode, as well as the warmer Saturation in Magnetic mode. And the Analogue mode has a lovely, authentic dull, warm, thin or ringy bucket-brigade character." ... See MoreSee Less

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McDSP  EC300 Echo Collection reviewed by George Shilling in Resolution Magazine this month: The sonic possibilities offered by the EC-300 are fabulous – this plugin sounds terrific – and there are all kinds of ways of messing with the sound using multiple stereo manipulation systems, modulation, saturation, bit depth and compression. I liked the nasty, hissy Bit Depth and Saturation knobs in Digital mode, as well as the warmer Saturation in Magnetic mode. And the Analogue mode has a lovely, authentic dull, warm, thin or ringy bucket-brigade character.

Ronald Trijber : one of the most successful broadcast music engineers in The Netherlands. Resolution Magazine asked ...
How do you make sure the quality of your mix is good, even if there is no time?
"At festivals, you usually only have a line check before the first performance, so you will need the first song to make your mix. How does the first song sound, how is it built up? From this you can decide whether it can be broadcast or not. A lot of times I make the deal that the first song a band plays is not broadcast. I've done things with bands like Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers and I don't want that to sound “off” for the first few minutes. It has to be right. If on the other hand there is a good line check or even a soundcheck, you could decide to go ahead and broadcast it."
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Ronald Trijber : one of the most successful broadcast music engineers in The Netherlands. Resolution Magazine asked ...
How do you make sure the quality of your mix is good, even if there is no time?
At festivals, you usually only have a line check before the first performance, so you will need the first song to make your mix. How does the first song sound, how is it built up? From this you can decide whether it can be broadcast or not. A lot of times I make the deal that the first song a band plays is not broadcast. Ive done things with bands like Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers and I dont want that to sound “off” for the first few minutes. It has to be right. If on the other hand there is a good line check or even a soundcheck, you could decide to go ahead and broadcast it.

iZotope introduces many new features with the new RX6 Advanced: "Dialog Isolate reflects an evolution of the Deconstruct module and along with De-rustle has been at the top of my wish list for a long time. It offers a similarly simple set of controls that determine the strength of the algorithm and the amount of background noise to retain. Providing you proceed carefully, and your source audio cooperates, you can conjure up some very impressive results that otherwise would have been extremely difficult or impossible to obtain. We also found it gave me a more natural sounding result when trying to reduce excess reverberation than the De-reverb module provided." ... See MoreSee Less

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iZotope introduces many new features with the new RX6 Advanced: Dialog Isolate reflects an evolution of the Deconstruct module and along with De-rustle has been at the top of my wish list for a long time. It offers a similarly simple set of controls that determine the strength of the algorithm and the amount of background noise to retain. Providing you proceed carefully, and your source audio cooperates, you can conjure up some very impressive results that otherwise would have been extremely difficult or impossible to obtain. We also found it gave me a more natural sounding result when trying to reduce excess reverberation than the De-reverb module provided.

Mike Prestwood Smith , while mixing Kingsman: The Golden Circle" "I've long been a proponent of mixing inside Pro Tools. I first started pre-dubbing entirely inside when I bought an Icon in 2005, and then in the last few years I have started final mixing entirely inside the box. It wasn't really until the Native engine came out that it sounded decent – sorry Pro Tools – but it opened up completely. Once, before that, when I did a show in Nuendo, I was shocked how much better-sounding it was at the time ... but Pro Tools has since caught up, and now there's no technical reason for not mixing inside the box anymore." ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike Prestwood Smith , while mixing Kingsman: The Golden Circle   Ive long been a proponent of mixing inside Pro Tools. I first started pre-dubbing entirely inside when I bought an Icon in 2005, and then in the last few years I have started final mixing entirely inside the box. It wasnt really until the Native engine came out that it sounded decent – sorry Pro Tools – but it opened up completely. Once, before that, when I did a show in Nuendo, I was shocked how much better-sounding it was at the time ... but Pro Tools has since caught up, and now theres no technical reason for not mixing inside the box anymore.


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