Adobe - Rubbadub

Having used many forms of audio editing software over the years I have been yet convinced that any of the Adobe software is comparable to other software such as Avid Pro Tools. I find that with any audio software made by "visual" software developers they miss the point with "creative flexibility" of there audio software. Sure you can record edit and mix, however I always feel constrained,  and all creativity is lost and it is purely "technical" software. For most video editors wanting to knock up a quick audio mix than this is fine, but for creative sound designers this is like working 15 years ago.

I am always open to new technology, and especially technology that is not only allows for creativity, but also technology that streamlines workflows. Adobe have just showcased a new piece of software which could redefine dialogue editing and ADR editing in particular.

Having used Vocalign for many years for various tasks including tightening lip sync and backing vocals on music tracks, I have found that I end up making as many edits either using vocalign or just using time stretch from Pro Tools. Adobe now have something that looks truly amazing, something  quite mind blowing indeed! Check out Rubbadub... you won't believe your eyes.

Pro Tools 10

Avid have released the next installment of Pro Tools. PT10 includes many new features including:

  • Speed up editing and mixing with Clip Gain, and easily adjust and match gain levels, pre-mixer (watch the video)
  • Use multiple audio formats in a session—including interleave—without file duplication
  • Record and master higher resolution sound with more headroom in 32-bit floating-point format
  • Get great responsiveness on slower hard drives with the enhanced disk handler
  • Record in low-latency mode, with direct monitoring when using third-party audio interfaces
  • Get the sound of System 5 console EQ and dynamics with the Avid Channel Strip plug-in
  • Get access to over 500 additional Pro Tools commands when using EUCON controllers (watch the video)
  • Work more easily with AudioSuite-rendered clips with reverse processing, handles, and more (watch the video)
  • Create extra long-format projects for sequential versioning with the extended 24-hour timeline
  • Open fade-heavy sessions faster and get better responsiveness with real-time fades
  • Export mixes directly to SoundCloud to share and promote your music to the world
Available in both PT10 and PT10HD, I am glad to note that owners of Complete Production Toolkit also gain many of the HD features as with PT9.


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At a time when the only recording solutions available to artists and engineers were either incredibly expensive or generally poor quality, RØDE set out to change the status quo, offering world class recording tools for everyone.

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