Waves Control Surfaces

Waves Announce Icon Platform Hardware Control Surfaces For eMotion LV1

Waves have just announced a new hardware controller platform called "Icon" for their eMotion LV1 Live mixing console system (not a totally original name to chose but maybe this is deliberate for some kind of familiarity reference?).
It's a rather interesting development when you consider the LV1 was initially intended for control via touchscreen, perhaps this is a response to the users who (like me) prefer the more tactile feeling of hardware controllers over touch screens?

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Pro Tools First Cloud Collaboration and Freeze

Pro Tools First Is Getting Cloud Collaboration And Freeze

Avid have just announced via their blog that Pro Tools First is about to get Cloud Collaboration and Freeze features.

This is not only great news for those wishing to try out Pro Tools without investing fully into purchasing or subscribing to a full license but also for those who are already fully signed up owners of Pro Tools because it now means artists can contribute to your projects without owning Pro Tools themselves, they'll simply need to signup for Pro Tools First free of charge and connect into your Pro Tools project.

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Acustica Audio

Acustica Audio Acqua Plug-In’s – Finally A Credible Alternative To Hardware ?

There have been several times in recent years when the release of certain software plug-In's have generated wild claims of no longer needing to own and maintain analogue audio outboard gear or continue to work OTB (outside of the box) many times this has been part of the marketing hype to try and peak interest in a highly saturated marketplace.
I'm sure I don't need to name brand names who have become rather well know for both marketing hype and or generating widely held opinion of the top spot's when it comes to the sound quality and realism of an emulated or modelled piece of vintage analogue outboard hardware so I'll leave that to your own thoughts and opinions.

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Pro Tools 12.7.1

Pro Tools 12.7.1 Now Available

Avid have today released a Pro Tools maintenance update, Pro Tools 12.7.1 covers many bugfixes and enhancements here's the full list from the included release notes below.
Eligible users should be able to update via the Avid App manager or by direct download from their Avid accounts shortly.

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Redstone 2

Windows 10 Redstone 2 Update Full Feature List

Redstone 2 huh ! - Well as We mentioned in a previous article here on the Pro Tools PC blog, We are not in the habit of posting news about incremental Windows updates beyond the usual warning of creating safe backups and ensuring you have no mission critical outstanding work to get finished before taking the plunge and performing the updates. However (As the great BBC quiz show Mastermind states ) "I've started so I'll Finish and publish this post detailing the feature list for the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 2 update due to be released into the wild at the end of March / Early April 2017.

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