What’s New In Pro Tools 2024.3

The newest Pro Tools update delivers an array of creative tools to enhance the workflow of composers, writers, and producers. The latest improvements offer powerful new ways to work with MIDI, seamless MIDI copy and paste functionality between Pro Tools and Sibelius, macOS Sonoma 14.3 support, and more.

Immersive Spotlight | Audio-Technica

Audio-Technica stands as a global leader in crafting immersive audio products that redefine the auditory experience. Renowned for their innovation and precision, Audio-Technica’s ATH line of headphones caters to a diverse spectrum of enthusiasts, ranging from casual listeners to professional engineers and dedicated audiophiles.

What’s New In Pro Tools 2023.12

Pro Tools 2023.12 is available for download, introducing several significant enhancements to the already powerful DAW. One of the most anticipated Pro Tools updates would be the inclusion of Dolby Atmos Renderer, and that time is finally here. Along with it come updates to Pro Tools | Sketch, the next phase of Track Marker updates, I/O Setup and Routing Color and much more. Let’s take a look at what Pro Tools 2023.12 has to offer.

Studio Spotlight | Green Room 180

Studio Spotlight | Green Room 180

Nestled in the creative hub of Santa Monica, Green Room 180 is a cutting-edge green screen facility designed to meet the dynamic needs of the media industry. Located within arm’s reach of leading advertising agencies and film and television studios, Green Room 180 is a testament to Longacre’s vision of creating a space that bridges the gap between high-quality audio and visual production.

System T: The Immersive Console From SSL

Solid State Logic are regarded as pioneers in surround sound production technology, continually innovating and designing mixing consoles which empower engineers to push the boundaries of what’s considered possible. System T continues this, combining SSL’s legacy with the next generation of production tools required to make immersive music production fast, efficient and sound stunning.

Studio Spotlight | Keywords Studios LA

Located in Burbank, CA, Keywords Studios LA specializes in full-service audio post production and content localization for film and television. Among their many audio services are ADR & Voiceover Recording, Sound Design & Implementation, and Audio Mixing.

Trade-In For An Apogee Symphony I/O MK II

Apogee’s Symphony series has always been at the forefront of digital audio conversion technology, delivering best-in-class sound quality for recording, mixing and mastering. From now until December 31st, 2023, Apogee is giving owners of the Symphony IO 1st Generation a golden opportunity to upgrade!

Configure Your Avid Pro Tools | MTRX II

If you’re looking for the ultimate interface to be the centerpiece of your studio, look no further than the Avid Pro Tools | MTRX II. Offering exceptional sound quality, I/O customizability, and extensive routing and monitor control, the MTRX II gives any sized studio the capability of handling the largest music and audio productions. 

proFILES | Fall On Your Sword

Fall On Your Sword is a boutique music and post-production house in Los Angeles. Home to Composer and founder Will Bates and Executive Producer Lucy Alper, their work encompasses film, TV, and immersive art installations.

Studio Spotlight | Malonic Records

Studio Spotlight | Malonic Records

Located in the industrial city of Monterrey, MX, Malonic Records is a new Dolby Atmos integrated studio that specializes in recording, mixing, and mastering. Capable of mixing in Dolby Atmos 7.1.4, Malonic Records is also outfitted with large studio monitors from Ocean Way Audio. 

Pro Tools | MTRX Family Comparison

Avid has just released Pro Tools | MTRX II as well as a Thunderbolt Module that works with both the new MTRX II and Pro Tools | MTRX Studio. Let’s compare these new advancements to the previous set up!

Getting Started With Dolby Atmos: Complex And Commercial Applications

In part two of Getting Started With Dolby Atmos, we covered the different ways in which you can invest in your immersive rig and how you can expand upon each one. Having a flexible, scalable, and modular system has proven to be the strength of working with an Avid-based Dolby Atmos rig. Today we’re going to take a look at what’s possible when you push the limits of a production system to accommodate the most complex sessions imaginable.

Getting Started With Dolby Atmos: Choosing Your Rig

In the first part of our guide to Dolby Atmos, we covered what you need to get started and some ways you can adapt new technology to your current workflow. But all of this begs the question, “where do I go from here?”. Well, fear not! In this article, we’re going to cover the perfect place for you to start and how you can expand your Dolby Atmos system over time so you can build a solid foundation and watch your immersive rig grow.

Getting Started With Dolby Atmos: Understanding Fundamentals

Is it worth investing in Atmos for music? For years Dolby Atmos has built up hype in the Post Production world and is starting to take significant strides into the music industry. But are consumers and engineers really ready to embrace this new format? With major streaming services supporting the format, loads of new production work, and consumer hardware becoming cheaper and more accessible, Dolby Atmos music is an opportunity you might not want to pass up.

What’s New in Pro Tools 2022.9

Pro Tools 2022.9 has been released and with its arrival brings some major new features and enhancements, instantly available to all current Pro Tools customers on an active subscription or perpetual Software Updates + Support Plan.

Let’s take a look.

Kentucky’s First Atmos Studio: Sound x Rucker

Sound X Rucker Kentucky's First Dolby Atmos Studio

With the music and post-production worlds constantly evolving, it takes a lot to stay on the cutting edge and be the first to try something new. When Rucker Sound was looking to make the jump to Dolby Atmos, they called the Westlake Pro Design Services Group for help constructing the first Dolby Atmos studio in Kentucky.

Building A Studio For Immersive Mixing | Part Three

Building a Dolby Atmos-certified mixing room is no easy feat. There are major obstacles to overcome, but this was unique. With a separate live room, keyboard room, and vocal booth, the goal was to make the switch between recording and monitoring in Atmos fast and intuitive, along with installing dedicated video feeds for communication between the engineers and artists. This was the task at hand for the Westlake Pro Design Services Group when they set out to build Immersive Mixing. The client wanted Dolby Atmos to be a part of the entire production process, from recording to mastering.

proFILES | Chiller Sound, Part Two

Chiller Sound

Chiller Sound was founded in 2001 by Jon Altschiller.  Known for his attention to detail and extensive mixing credits, Jon recently moved his studio onto a 9-acre piece of land in Pound Ridge, New York, and has been hard at work creating truly immersive mixes. Westlake Pro’s Matt Knobel helped Jon design his new space to be able to mix both Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio in the same control room.

We recently caught up with Jon to talk about the project.

Immersive Audio Comes To Antelope’s Galaxy 32 Synergy Core

Antelope Audio has just released full immersive audio support for their Galaxy 32 Synergy Core interface. The Galaxy 32 has always been the perfect interface for all of your production needs. Now updated with up to 23 different monitoring formats including full Dolby Atmos and immersive sound support, the Galaxy 32 Synergy Core has the power to handle your most complex sessions.

Building A Studio For Immersive Mixing | Part Two

Building an Atmos tracking & mixing room is no easy feat, but it’s one the Westlake Pro Design Group has perfected over their decades of experience. The biggest challenge in this build was giving the engineers the ability to track directly in Atmos 7.1.2, a feature ahead of its time for recording studios.

Building A Studio For Immersive Mixing | Part One

Just outside of Nashville Tennessee, tucked away in a pleasant suburban neighborhood, lies one of the most technologically advanced Atmos studios ever built. Housed in an unsuspecting brick home surrounded by a variety of shrubbery is Immersive Mixing, the only studio in Tennessee designed with the latest Atmos capabilities for both tracking and mixing.

Westlake Pro Awarded Avid’s Top Audio Reseller | Americas 2021

Westlake Pro is proud to announce that we received the 2021 Avid Channel Partner Award for Top Audio Reseller in the Americas! For the fourth time, we are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award and humbled to be our customers’ go-to source for all things Avid. We sincerely thank you for your continued […]

proFILES | Chiller Sound, Part One

Chiller Sound Studio

Chiller Sound was founded in 2001 by Jon Altschiller.  Known for his attention to detail and extensive mixing credits, Jon recently moved his studio onto a 9-acre piece of land in Pound Ridge, New York, and has been hard at work creating truly immersive mixes. Westlake Pro’s Matt Knobel helped Jon design his new space to be able to mix both Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio in the same control room.

We recently caught up with Jon to talk about the project.

Spotlight: Atmos Mixing Engineer Mills Logan

Mills Logan (Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Josh Turner) tells us how he wound up mixing songs for Atmos, some of the creative and exciting methods he’s come up with to do the job well, and what Dolby Atmos might mean for music listeners in the future.

Spotlight | Brandon Proctor On Mixing Blockbusters In Dolby Atmos

Brandon Proctor is a CAS Award-nominated Re-Recording Mixer known for his work on Black Panther (2018), A Quiet Place (2018), Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020), and A Quiet Place Part II, which is set for release in 2020. We had the pleasure of chatting with Brandon about how he used Dolby Atmos to make audiences feel like part of the action in Black Panther and A Quiet Place.

Spotlight: Atmos Mixing Engineer Jonathan Wales

For more than two decades, veteran re-recording mixer Jonathan Wales has had an incredible career in both film and television. Recent highlights include Get Out (2017) and What About Love (2020), as well as critically acclaimed shows like The Mist (2018).

Making an Atmos Empire

Taking even a single-room Immersive Studio concept from a simple idea all the way to those first deliverables is a scientific undertaking that requires an experienced team. So when a major post production company asked us to come up with a plan for more than twenty Atmos mixing rooms, editing bays, viewing rooms, and server rooms in a single facility, we knew it would be more important than ever to think outside the box and come up with unique, hand-tailored integration plans. Starting today, we’re going to walk you through the process.

Inside Look | Voxx Studios

Voxx Studios Voxx Studios in Glendale, CA, has earned itself a solid reputation for excellent work in foreign language dubbing, producing about 2000 hours per year of content in a multitude of languages.  Founders Andrei Zinca, Tunde Skovran, Karina Cruz, and Adrian Potinga began the venture together in 2015. Betting on Hollywood’s incredible source of […]

Immersive Audio in 2020

Dolby Atmos is quickly becoming a required format for music, with many studios re-mixing their back-catalog for Immersive Audio while requiring new releases to include deliverables for Dolby Atmos.

Spotlight | Inventure Studios

When Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, and Quentin Tarantino need sound on film, they go to one place – Inventure Studios in North Hollywood, CA. In addition to 35MM Dolby Digital, Inventure houses the only Datasat (formerly DTS) 70mm film encoder in the world to produce the film soundtrack for major motion pictures like Ready Player One, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, and Dunkirk.

Exponential Audio – Reverb in 3D

For years, Exponential Audio has been a go-to choice for the most discerning reverb aficionados. From Post-Production on the biggest blockbuster films, to the lush spaces heard on chart-topping records, Exponential Audio provides everything you need in a reverb and more.

Introducing the New Avid S4 and S1 Control Surfaces

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With the introduction of the S1 and S4, Avid has brought their world-class control surfaces to studios of every size! Perfect for mid-size post-production facilities, editing suites, smaller mix rooms, and home studios, these new controllers are sure to upgrade your studio workflow.

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