SOS and MusicTech awarded Sonarworks has just released their new fourth generation acoustic calibration software: Reference 4!
With this new version of calibration software you can get studio sound on your current speakers or headphones.
New features in Reference 4:
Full list of new and updated headphones here
Future roadmap here
Differences between Sonarworks products:
|Reference 4 Headphone edition||Reference 4 Studio Edition|
|Speaker measurement software|
|DAW plugin (AU, VST, RTAS, AAX)||DAW plugin - reference sound combined with zero latency|
|Systemwide - apply calibration to all outgoing audio||Systemwide - apply calibration to all outgoing audio|
You only need to do is click this link please, and use the code CK901
That's it, now you get 10% discount at check out.
Train Your Ears 2.0 is a highly recommended tool for all audio engineers to improve their hearing.
The software is very easy to use and fun as well.
Get extra 20% discount!
We would like to introduce you TrainYourEars 2.0, a professional audio software for all audio engineers, recording engineers, producers, mastering engineers with the recommendation of Bob Katz audio mastering icon.
We at audio-cleaning-online.com use this handy software to get our hearing system in form, to warm up our ears before work and improve the understanding of equalization and the frequency spectrum.
What it does?
The software adds different random equalizers to your music stored on your computer,
and you can guess which frequency changed by setting the frequency on a modeled EQ.
At the end of a quiz you can compare the right answer to yours, so that speeding up the
- Noise player: you can learn different noise types (pink, white)
- Music player: drag and drop your favorite songs to play with
- Live player: connect external audio sources to the software through the sound card
- Training Guess mode: you have to guess the frequency of the EQ applied
- Training Correct mode: you have to find the exact opposite of the EQ applied
- Exercise packages: different exercises has been made qualified sound professionals
- You can set your own exercise, the software is very flexible
You can find the complete documentation here.
Where can you buy:
It's been honorific to help Arthur Falls again with the audio editing, mixing and podcast mastering of a few episodes of his The Ether Review podcasts.
We were more than happy to help the ConsenSys Media Team with the audio editing, mixing and podcast mastering of a few of their State Change podcasts.
We are proudly announce our new audio editing service.
From now we provide audio editing services, so if you are looking for professional audio editors, who able to enhance your audio, and/or able to eliminate problems of your audio voice recording,
now you have found it.
We are here to help you.
We can help you with the following:
Giant things are happening in the world,
one of them is it seems like bad audio quality is undesirable finally.
Let us introduce you the PONO PLAYER high-resolution portable digital music player.
As an audio engineer I highly welcome this new audio pocket player.
The PONO Player able to play high-definition audio up to 192 kHz/24bit resolution, so now you can digitize your favourite vinyls and listen to them on public transport, or in your car.
I hope finally it can beat the iPod and MP3, so I don't have to fight against them anymore.
The Pono Player plays MP3 too, but trust me, you don't want to listen to MP3's anymore :)
I can't describe you how happy I am, and how I hate these compressed file formats.
Only little minus that I dont think this little player is ergonomic due to its triangular design.
It would not be comfortable when you sit down with a PONO Player in your hip-pocket.
Good news for professionals that they can use the 2 3.5mm jack outputs in balanced mode, so only thing they need is two small stereo jack-XLR adapter or cable.
FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, AAC, MP3
Lossless playback at up to 192kHz / 24bit
|Storage||128GB total - 64GB flash memory plus SanDisk 64GB microSD card included|
|Expansion slot||Supports microSD cards of up to 64GB|
ESS ES9018M DAC
Large 2900mAH Li-Ion rechargable for up to 8 hours of playback time
AC universal adapter (100-240 VAC)
2.5 inch color touchscreen
Two 3.5mm (1/8 inch) jacks, supports four listening modes
130 grams (4.6 ounces
13x5x2.5 cm (5x2x1 inches)
Anyway, the two 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) audio output jacks offer you four modes of operation:
listening mode via headphones or earbuds,
2) home stereo or in-car listening mode with fixed volume output,
3) PonoShare mode with two pairs of headphones/earbuds,
4) balanced mode provides ultra-performance for advanced users, separating left and right channel outputs across the two jacks. Great for use with high-impedance headphones, high-end home stereo systems, or professional equipment using balanced XLR input connectors.
Audio files can be loaded onto the Pono Player using the Pono Music Center desktop application (soon to be released on Windows and MacOS). The PonoPlayer can also be sideloaded as a USB storage device (Windows, MacOS, Linux).
Hurry up to pre-order! (ammm, yeah it's pricey)
Audio Cleaning Online
There you are the latest episode of Beyond Bitcoin podcast. Arthur Falls is a very kind person who really a pleasure to work with.
Please enjoy his show as we did while it was under process.
Let's see 17 tips and tricks before you start to record your podcast. Please take my advice, everything on this list is very important to get a good sound quality podcast at last, that is ready for podcast mastering. Please, feel free to ask in the comment section below.
If you already have a lot of MP3's, after the cutting/ trimming/ mixing processes don't save them back to MP3 again (avoid double compress), use lossless file formats (as I marked above: .wav, .aiff, .flac)
Record the mics to separate channels in your recording software, it will help in mixing it separately
If you spend money on quality audio equipments, like amps, speakers, headphones,
why would you cut corners on interconnect cables? Here's a test/ review of two audio cables, a common audio cable and the Mogami neglex 2549. Mogami is much used in audio studios, so it might be good for us as well to listen to music.
No, I am not sponsored by Mogami.
Usually in tests like this, a professional tells you the 'truth', and you believe him, because he is a professional. But now you can see and hear the difference, so you can believe your own eyes and ears.
As you can see on the pictures below, the Mogami cable is more senseless to low frequency hum than the common one. The hum itself and its harmonics, in this case 150Hz and 250Hz, are due to the frequency of electrical networks, which is 50Hz in Europe.
Common cable noise profile on phono usage
Mogami neglex 2549 noise profile on phono usage
OK now, let's see closely how these cables sound. The vinyl was the Daft Punk - Random access memories album, because it's a
masterpiece of sound engineering.
Sorry I can't upload the whole files, only samples because of the copyrights.
The original sample rate was 192kHz/32 bit, but I couldn't upload to sound sharing sites,
than resampled to 44,1kHz/16bit (normal CD quality).
Common cable sounds
Mogami neglex 2549 sounds
So here is the evidence, the Mogami sounds more detailed, precise, clean (try to concentrate to reverbs and snares), bright and its frequency response is as flatten as an ironed shirt, maybe it's worth the (not so much) money.
Don't worry if you didn't hear the difference, maybe your ears are tired now, or it will be come later in your life,
or you are in need of really good headphones or speakers.
Update: thanks to the Soundcloud audio compression... maybe I will change player widget...
Update no.2.: I've changed the audio player to Hearthis.at's, that is more flexible and cheaper than soundcloud. It can play .wav, .aiff, etc. You should try.
Neutrik gold plated RCA and Jack 6.3mm