The Pro Audio Suite

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Robbo recently received a file from a "Talent" that was full of digital clicking and popping. It's one of those things that can happen in the digital domain from time to time, and it can also be hard to track down. In this episode Robbo, Robert
The UN recently warned that Stabilizing the climate will require strong, rapid, and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and reaching net-zero CO2 emissions. They also added that if we can not achieve some of these goals in the nex
Everyone wants a great sounding room, but no one wants to spend more on a studio than they need to. So where's the balance? CJ Ringwall sent us a video of his setup after listening to our recent episode with Nick O'Rourke and Christa Lewis. It'
AP makes no secret of the fact that he loves his OC818 from Austrian Audio, and I have to agree that it is a beautiful match to his warm tones. But at $1200 USD it's not exactly a bargain. So what about its little brother the OC18 ($850)? Not q
If you've ever built a studio at home, you know that it's not as easy as it seems. There are so many expenses, and (to be honest) choices to be made. In this episode, we talk to two hard-working Voice Actors who have great home setups, and deep
AT & T has just announced they will be closing their ISDN network from June 1 2023, and many other major players are already winding down services. Australia has already lost their network and the UK closes in the next few years.  Given the ISD
So you've got a script that involves a bit of close mic work and some really brash and loud dialogue. How should you tame those nasty peaks but at the same time maintain a good level for the softer bits without compression? Plus we dive into th
There are a bunch of them out there, clones of some of your favourite mics. You can buy them online as a kit or straight from the designer. But do they stack up to the real deal, and are they worth the $? This week we take a look! The Pro Audio
In the Southern Hemisphere, it's that time of year, flu season. While he hasn't got COVID, AP does have the dreaded Flu, and his voice is paying the price. But it could be allergies, a simple cold, you name it. Snotty and sinusy, it sounds like
The mic chart! If you're looking for a new mic (or even your first) the one thing that might point you in the direction of a mic or two that's worth auditioning for your voice is the frequency response chart. But what do they show? How do you k
There seemed to be some confusion on a recent Social Media post regarding the upgrade path for Source Connect on PC. Given that Source Elements are mothballing some of the older versions (15 years or older) of their popular software, some users
Every week we use audio terms and technical phrases that can go over some people's heads. Especially if you're new, or just not so technically minded. So this week, thanks to a letter from Bob Leedom, we take a look at a few of the more common
 The is a high-resolution audio interface designed and made in Austria by Innovative Audio. What’s impressive is that the two Mic inputs are built with high-quality ADCs (Analog-to-digital converters) with a dynamic range of 160dB from noise f
Interfaces are super easy to use, but mixers give you more flexibility when it comes to routing audio around your studio. So what's best, in what circumstances? This week we investigate your options... The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been suppli
Everyone has their preference for headphones. Open, closed, in ears, and some you may never have heard of. We opened this episode with the intent of discussing just Open v Closed, but in the usual Pro Audio Suite tradition, the conversation end
From treatment on the walls to computer monitors, iPads, and more. What is necessary and what is optional in your booth if you really want to be prepared for what may come at you from the other end of the line during a session? The Pro Audio Su
So you jump in the booth at home, and with the client on the line, lay down a bunch of takes. Then, down the line, you hear them say, "we haven't been recording here, could you cut takes 2 and 6 together, with the third paragraph from take 12?"
Diffusion and Absobtion. Both completely legitimate ways to treat your room and booth, but which one is better, and most importantly, which one should you be using? This week, Robbo, George, Robert, and AP break down the ins and outs of each te
We all love the smell of a new car, but did you know it's actually a nasty gas that creates that new car whiff?? Well, it's the same with studio foam, and if that's not enough, what those same particles of foam can do if they get into your lung
In the early 1920s, Drs. Walter H. Schottky and Erwin Gerlach co-invented the first ribbon microphone. By turning the ribbon circuit in the opposite direction, they also invented the first ribbon loudspeaker.  This week we take a look at how fa
Just a few weeks ago on the show, we broached the subject of VOICE AI and the legal predicament it presents in terms of protecting your voice.  Well, it didn't take long for things to come to a head. Just this week (May 2021) Canadian Voice Act
Thanks to your feedback on our recent poll, we've begun planning more episodes that feature gear, gear setups, and room tuning tips n tricks. The first cab off the rank is this week's episode. We asked each of our panel members to come up with
They're thought of as "The Dark Side" of Audio, long hours behind the mic for some, and hours of painstaking editing on the other side of the glass. This week we speak with Simone Feiler (Brisbane Audio Books Owner/Engineer) and Scott Brick, Au
"The NT-USB Mini brings the pristine sound quality of RØDE’s world-class studio mics to a compact, easy-to-use USB microphone. Designed to deliver crystal-clear, professional-quality audio direct to a computer or tablet, it’s the perfect microp
In past episodes, we have discussed the broader consequences of Voice Over AI.  Bob Bergen talked about the union's position, Tony Bellette discussed the repercussions of selling your voice, and on more than one occasion we have had a discussio
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