Hector Lee

Free Limiter Plugin - Goodhertz Faraday Limiter

The Goodhertz Faraday Limiter is a free limiter plugin which, as compared to other limiter plugins, was not designed to be sonically transparent. The Faraday Limiter is a 64-bit audio unit plugin allows you to add a little color to your track if required. Named after the inventor of the electrical transformer, Faraday Limiter’s analog-modelled input/output transformers are responsible for its beefy, harmonically-rich sound. The limiter circuit is smooth yet lively — it can pump faster and further than any limiter we’ve ever heard while retaining its characteristic punch and warmth. Faraday Limiter sounds great on buses, individual instrumen...

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Finding a Media File’s Format Info using QuickTime Player

Sometimes we need to find out the bit depth and sample rate of an audio file, or the quality of the audio stream in a video file. Here I will show you a way that is really quick and does not require any third party app. Open the file with QuickTime Player. Under the Window menu in the menubar, click on ‘Show Movie Inspector’ or use the Command + I shortcut. In this inspector window above, it tells us that this audio file is a stereo 24-bit 48kHz linear PCM wav file. I like that it is able to show me what...

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V-Control: DAW Control on the iPad

V-Control Pro is an iPad app made by Neyrinck which allows you to control your DAW via the numerous control available in V-Control Pro. V-Control Pro works with most DAWs thatare available including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, etc. You can check out the list of compatible apps on their website for more details. How does it work After purchasing and downloading it onto your iPad, you will be directed to download a helper app to install onto your workstation that links V-Control Pro on your iPad to your DAW. What this helper app seems to do ...

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Forklift 2 - Advanced File Manager and FTP Client

Every web designer needs a FTP client be it a simple one that just uploads files or an advanced client that provides tools for file management and other services. A good FTP client and file manager will help a developer develop faster by helping with basic tasks such as syncing, renaming, archiving, etc. Forklift 2 is an advanced file manager and FTP/SFTP/Amazon S3/ WebDAV client for Mac OS X (10.6+) developed by Binary Nights. Forklift 2 has support for numerous protocols including FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, SMB, AFP and NIS. In my weeks of working with Forklift 2, it is extremely ...

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Inspiration: Things Status Page

Things by Cultured Code is a very popular task manager for both the Mac and iPhone. Having a reputation for a clean, beautiful, and efficient design for their apps, they did not hold back when designing their website. The new status page for the development of Things is absolutely gorgeous. Inspired by the Arrivals and Departures boards commonly found in airports, Cultured Code found it a great way to inform followers of their progress. Avid fans of Things have been asking for new features and are anxious to see it being implemented. The status page provides information on the status ...

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