May is songwriter’s month at Toontrack. Toontrack designs tools for musicians, songwriters and producers including EZdrummer, Superior Drummer, and EZkeys to name a few. In this video from Toontrack, songwriter/producer Monty Powell talks about the how to get a foot in the business, curing writer’s block and much, much more.
A couple of weeks ago Avid announced that they will release Pro Tools 11 on May 28th, 2013. Some of the updated features include a new Avid Audio Engine that delivers multiple times the processing power with the same hardware, 64-bit architecture which increases the number of simultaneous virtual instruments, and offline bounce that delivers mixes up to 150 times faster than real time.
While there will always be people saying that you don’t need to upgrade or that the pricing is too steep, I plan to upgrade to Pro Tools 11 mainly because of the increased power that it may provide to my Mac. The reason I say “may” is because my Mid 2010 Mac Pro isn’t officially supported by Avid at this time. Everything I’ve read so far seems to indicate that although it may not be officially supported, it should work.
Since Avid’s announcement I’ve been doing some research in preparation for the launch of Pro Tools 11. Downtime and budgets are my two biggest concerns. Obviously if you are in the middle of a project you should wait until you have the time to upgrade. You must also consider the cost of the upgrade as well as the expense of replacing plug-ins. Below are some tips for upgrading to Pro Tools 11:
With Avid’s announcement of Pro Tools 11 being released on May 28th, 2013, I’ve been thinking about some changes to my studio. And although my additions will mainly be plug-in related, this video got me thinking of redoing my room. Enjoy!
Patti Smith has always been a favorite artist of mine. And, after reading her autobiography Just Kids, I’ve been reexamining her music and career. In this interview for the Louisiana Channel, she passes on some advice to the young.
The Noise Room got a taste of some new music over the weekend and we’re excited to share it with you today. It comes from elle belle, a garage rock band from Los Angeles, CA. They formed in 2013 and are set to release their debut tringle You Better Mean It independently. After listening to the tringle on repeat all weekend we decided to reach out and talk to Elle about the music, the band, and the songwriting/recording process. You can read the interview below as well as stream or download the title track You Better Mean It. And if you dig the music, please pass it along.