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Microphone Month 3

Tech Tips

inSync Tech Tips cover over 4,800 music and audio topics spanning 15 years of technological development. Look here to find answers to your tech questions, cool tips and tools for making music, and more.

Computer Tech Tips

Waves Discontinues TDM Support

Waves has released the following statement regarding their support for the TDM plug-in format: "As of January 2016, Waves will stop supporting the TDM format. Any plug-ins installed or updated via the Waves Central... Read more »

iZotope Announces Full Product Line Support for Mac OS X 10.11

iZotope has completed updating their line to support Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. This culminates an update process that began weeks ago. We have compiled a full list of all of their products, along with which version... Read more »

U-He Diva Announces NKS Compatibility

U-he has announced that Diva v1.4.1 is compatible with Native Instruments' new Native Kontrol Standard (NKS). The NKS format allows Diva to be integrated with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards. U-he... Read more »

What are the Differences Between Plate and Spring Reverbs?

Plate and spring reverbs are in some ways very similar devices but they are quite different in sound. A plate reverb is a thin sheet of metal, suspended via springs (or sometimes clamps) under tension inside a rigid... Read more »

Cycling ’74 Updates Max to v7.1

Cycling '74 has released a revision to Max 7. In addition to bug fixes and general stability improvements, Max 7.1 includes two new features: The enhanced Snapshot system allows users to save the state of a patcher... Read more »

PreSonus Updates Studio One to v3.1.1

PreSonus has issued a maintanance update to Studio One 3, bringing it to v3.1.1. The new update includes the following improvements: Added context menu for plug-in search results for hiding and to favor... Read more »

Synchro Arts Adds New Tools to Revoice Pro 3

Synchro Arts' Revoice Pro, used worldwide for adjustment and alignment of vocals, instruments and ADR as well as double-track generation, adds new features and tools in version 3.1. At the heart of Revoice Pro is... Read more »

How to Use Speaker Impulse Responses with Guitar Amplifiers

If you want to record a real guitar amplifier, but you don't have the right room or mics to adequately capture the tone of the speaker cabinet, one option to consider is to record your amp direct to your audio... Read more »

Line 6 Releases New Driver v7.5.7

Line 6 has updated their Mac OS X audio/MIDI driver to version 7.5.7. The new verison brings compatibility and improved performance fixes when used in conjunction with Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 The new driver... Read more »

UVI Updates Falcon to v1.0.2

UVI has released the 1.0.2 update to their flagship software instrument, Falcon. The update contains the following enhancements: Fix possible issue with cross-faded alternate looping in Sample oscillatorWaveEditor... Read more »

iZotope announces Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatibility

iZotope has released the following statement regarding Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatibility: "We're happy to announce official support for Apple's OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Thank you for your patience as we ensured... Read more »

Arturia Updates BeatStep Pro to Firmware v1.3

Arturia has updated the firmware of their BeatStep Pro hardware and software beat machine to version 1.3. The updated version offers a plethora of new features and enhancements: Wait to load pattern — BeatStep... Read more »

Can I Import Audio Into PreSonus Capture on My iPad?

Q: In your video, Presonus AudioBox iTwo Interface and Capture Duo App Demo — Sweetwater's iOS Update, Vol. 82, you said you recorded a drum machine into Capture and you showed two tracks. How did you do that?... Read more »

Waves Updates Tracks Live to Version 1.2.0

Waves has updated their Tracks Live recording application to version 1.2.0. The new version offers a number of new features including: Improved graphic interface with Retina display support.Tracks can be color-coded... Read more »

Waldorf Nave Compatible with Native Instruments’ NKS Format

Waldorf has announced that the latest version of Nave is compatible with Native Instrument's Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) plug-in format. This format allows third parties access to the NI Komplete Kontrol hardware... Read more »

Waldorf Software and Mac/Windows OS Compatibility

Waldorf has released the following statement regarding operating system compatibility of their software: "Windows 10 and El Capitan are keeping us busy and we are working very hard to adapt our plug-ins to the new... Read more »

Native Instruments Announces Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Native Instruments has released the following statement regarding compatibility with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan: "...the compatibility issues connected with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan are now resolved. "The latest OS... Read more »

Slate Media Technology Raven 3.0

With the release of the Raven 3.0 software update from Slate Media Technology, the Raven series of multitouch controllers now support all major DAWs, including: Pro Tools 10, 11 and 12Logic Pro XAbleton Live 9 and... Read more »

Avid EuControl updated to 3.3.2

Avid has released an update to their EuControl software for their EuCon controllers. Version 3.3.2 features support for Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and Windows 10. It also includes these key fixes: Stereo pan controls... Read more »

Serato DJ updated to version 1.8

Serato has updated Serato DJ to version 1.8. This version includes many enhancements and new features: Key Detection — detect the key of the songPitch N' Time DJ update — key shift your tracks +/- 12... Read more »

Duet and Quartet for Pro Tools compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Avid has qualified the latest drivers, version 2.10.2, for the Pro Tools Duet and Pro Tools Quartet interfaces for use with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Note that these drivers have only been tested with... Read more »

Avid Qualifies Pro Tools 12 for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Avid has now qualified Pro Tools 12 for use with the latest Macintosh operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The current list of system requirements for Pro Tools 12 are: Mac: Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.8.5... Read more »

Line 6 USB driver 7.3.8 and El Capitan

Line 6 has released the following statement regarding the OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatibility of their USB driver version 7.3.8: "We have discovered an incompatibility of the Line 6 USB audio driver version 7.3.8... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools Version 12.3

Avid has updated Pro Tools to version 12.3, adding a host of new user requested features. The highlight of the update is Commit Track, allowing Pro Tools users to render tracks to disk with the following features:... Read more »