I recently finished an online 9 week “Home Mastering Master Class” from Ian Shepherd. It was great fun and very informative! Ian did a great job of communicating deep, valuable information about mastering audio while staying easy to understand and entertaining.
This week I completed my first three projects using Final Cut Pro X. I had used earlier versions of Final Cut Pro several years ago, but didn’t have a need for editing video again until last year when I made some Playmaker for Unity3D tutorials. I used iMovie 11, because it’s what I had available at the time, and it did a stand up job, but I missed the more professional editing features of Final Cut Pro. It looks like I’ll be editing a lot more video from now on, so I stepped up to Final Cut Pro.
A couple weeks ago I made this quick video showing how to understand and use the spectrogram in a spectral synthesizer, demonstrated in Izotope Iris and Camel Audio Alchemy. I was inspired to make it after working with the new iZotope Iris synthesizer demo, and seeing many comments on line that made it clear spectrograms weren’t completely understood by many people.
Percheron is the first instrument I’ve built in Native Instruments Reaktor. It’s basic but solid, and has about 20 patches included. I used many core nodes in it’s construction. You can download it from the NI Reaktor User Library. If you do, I would love to hear your feedback!