NUGEN Audio's continued support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
We realise that the current situation is a huge disruption to everyone’s normal way of working, so we want to do everything we can to support the audio community at this uncertain time.
This could be a great opportunity to get creative, or to learn something you've never had the time to try before. Many of us are having to adapt to working from home, and over the coming weeks we will be sharing some useful tips and techniques for adapting to a different workspace, and getting inventive with overcoming obstacles.
If you have any tips or ideas you would like to share, NUGEN related or otherwise, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned for videos, articles and more! To support, inspire and inform.
We are offering temporary replacement licenses for users who do not have access to their plug-ins when working from home*. Owners of iLok licenses can access a temporary 2-month license for a number of our products from their My Licenses page. Additionally, our Challenge Response license codes will now allow one additional authorisation.
We also recognise that the pandemic has resulted in financial concerns for many of you, so for 6 weeks from April 8th we are offering a 20% price reduction across the board in our web store.
*UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020: We are no longer offering temporary licenses across the board. If you have specific requirements, please contact support: email@example.com
Blogs and interviews
3 ways to improve your lo-fi drum recording using NUGEN Audio plug-ins
Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe, our Solutions Specialist, offers some tips for home recording in a less-than-ideal space. Including an unorthodox approach to limiting with ISL!
"Don't panic!": an interview with Keith Alexander
Keith Alexander is an Audio Post Production Specialist based in Dublin, primarily operating from his own home studio. Keith specialises in remote recording, sound design for film, broadcast & games, mixing & editing for broadcast, and audio cleanup, and he also writes and presents the online Adorama series Perfecting Audio.
3 techniques for working in an untreated room
Freddy offers a few tips for handling an untreated room, using NUGEN plug-ins and others.
3 tips for pulling yourself out of a creative rut
Struggling to feel inspired? Here are some suggestions for getting yourself back in the creative mindset.
"Take care of yourself": an interview with Ruy Garcia
Ruy Garcia is an award-winning Sound Designer best known for his work on Boardwalk Empire. Following on from his NUGEN user story last month, this is more of an informal chat about how his working practice has changed during the lockdown, how he used Halo Upmix on Midsommar and Wendy, and why Lost In Translation is best watched with headphones.
Loudness vs True Peak: a beginner's guide
Loudness 101, perfect for newcomers, but also useful for those of us in need of a quick refresher!
"Plugging things into things": an interview with Grace Banks
Grace Banks is a London-based Studio Engineer. Grace has recently worked with Romy Madley Croft (The xx), Dream Wife, The 1975 and Robyn, and has toured as a multi-instrumentalist session musician. A few days ago, we had a fascinating chat about trying out new plug-ins and gear, and “plugging things into things”. Here is the abridged version.
“Take breaks!”: an interview with Bob Cooper
Bob Cooper (Self Defense Family, Nai Harvest, itoldyouiwouldeatyou) is a Music Producer currently based at The Chairworks in Castleford. We chatted about how he structures his days, and why you should prioritise your health and happiness instead of hustling constantly.
The biggest misconceptions about upmixing
More and more commonly, upmixing is becoming a key part of any audio post workflow. Here are some of the biggest misconceptions we frequently hear about upmixing.
“Monitors will only be as good as your environment”: an interview with Nahuel Bronzini
Nahuel Bronzini is a GRAMMY-winning Music Producer based in San Francisco. A couple of weeks ago, he told me a little bit about his home studio, and how his workflow has had to change as a result of the lockdown.
A roundup of some highlights from the past 6 weeks of blogs.
As part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be maintaining this community page with well wishes and positive pick-me-ups from various friends of NUGEN Audio.
We have compiled a list of other resources which may be helpful for audio professionals during the pandemic. We will continue to add more links as we find them! If you come across any other useful resources, please feel free to share them with us.
- Film & TV Charity
- The Unsigned Guide: Industry news & advice blog
- Working From Home articles on Production Expert
- A guide to mortgage payment holidays
- Netflix: Emergency support for workers in the creative community
- Billboard: A state-by-state resource guide for music professionals who need help during Coronavirus crisis
- Women's Audio Mission: Home Studio 101
- Ableton: Ideas and offers for making music at home
- UK GOV: Complete ban on evictions and additional protection for renters
- UK GOV: Support for businesses