In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to retune drum tracks using Waves latest plug-in Torque. Torque uses a clever pitch shifting algorithm that doesn't introduce many artifacts to the results. Watch the video to see how easy it is to set the focus control and to tune drums quickly and musically.
Following on from the mumble-gate sagas, with TV shows like Happy Valley and SSGB here in the UK in this article I wanted to explore a variety of issues that affect intelligibility. Intelligibility is a multi-faceted issue and blame cannot be laid at any one door. We start with an intelligibility issue you might not be aware of or even considered could be a problem...
Our friends at Eventide, in collaboration with Newfangled Audio, recently released a new EQ plug-in called EQuivocate that is available to download for free until 31st October 2017. After this date EQuivocate will cost $99 to purchase, so don't miss out, download your free copy of EQuivocate today from the Eventide website.
In this series of free video tutorials produced by Avid, you will learn how to get started with Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools. In this 5th video in the series, learn how the different editing tools work, how to use Elastic Audio to change the tempo of audio in the session and match the tempo of other audio to the session. Finally see how to use MIDI and audio automation to control a wide range of parameters.
I seem to spend as much time editing voiceovers as I do making music in Pro Tools these days, if you are someone who is new to dialogue editing this is something I've found speeds up my workflow considerably - changing my clip gain nudge defaults.
This week Mike, James and Julian in talking points they unpack the changes in the Pro Tools Road Map and the thorny area of intelligibility on TV shows. In community feedback, Mike answers a follow-up question about routing Mac audio digitally into a Pro Tools interface, and in questions from the community, they explore suggestions for hardware recorders for songwriters and musicians and how to get the best out of a legacy Pro Tools 7.0HD system.
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses the bx_stereomaker from Plugin Alliance on acoustic guitar to demonstrate the facilities offered by this clever plug-in which claims to be able to create convincing pseudo-stereo effects from mono sources without compromising mono-compatibility.
Julian demonstrates how successfully mono compatibility is preserved by auditioning the original mono source in stereo against the pseudo-stereo version in mono using a clever trick using the Air Stereo Widener plug-in as a software Mono button - a trick so useful you should watch this tutorial just to see that if you don't already know it!
Plugin Alliance has announced a new plug-in from Unfiltered Audio. SpecOps is a spectral Processor, using the power of FFT analysis to slice up and process audio into potentially thousands of individual "Frequency Bins" and offering detailed control and countless options on how to process them in a patchable modular environment. Imagine a modular synth for audio sources but with digital levels of tweak-ability.
Our friends at Waves have just released a new drum tone shifter plug-in called Torque. Waves say Torque can be used to enhance the tone of drums such as snares, toms, kicks...even the entire drum kit, which sounds exciting!
Watch the video to see how Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper uses the Transient Shaper plug-in to subtly shape the character of acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro and fiddle tracks. The combination of these instruments in the example blue glass mix compete ever so slightly, a solution was needed to help create separation amongst the instrumentation.
In this free video tutorial from Ediload creator Mark Franken you will learn how to spot all the takes of an ADR recording into your edit session as well as spot location WAV files, maybe from a live music event, or a music video shoot where there are lots of takes, that you need to spot to their timestamps, before editing or mixing
The Pro Tools Expert team have been hard at work over the last few months researching all the current plug-in subscription plans and have produced the world's first independent Plug-in Subscription Plan Calculator to enable users to compare plug-in subscription costs.
In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, with the support of Universal Audio, Technical Editor James Ivey gets back to an old school way of working using the Universal Audio Apollo Twin MK2 and with the help of Singer-Songwriter Richard James Poll. Our James Ivey tries to record and mix a song in one take committing everything you are hearing to "tape" in just one pass with no overdubs and no mixing. I chose the processing for both the guitar and vocal along with two different reverbs and sticks to those choices, just like recording engineers of old.
In this free tutorial from our friends at Universal Audio, Daniel Keller looks at some of the mix issues we can fix using our ears and good old fashioned EQ.In the never-ending quest for the perfect mix, EQ is one of the oldest tools we have, and still one of the most powerful. Used in moderation, EQ can add clarity and definition to a crowded soundscape. Used with precision, it can remove offending sounds we wish we hadn’t captured. As a strategic tool, a bit of EQ can make all the difference needed to separate duelling guitars, scoop the mud from your drums or make a vocal shine.
Building a modern music studio around one solution, especially Pro Tools, is in my opinion unwise. Read on to find out why.
The Women's Audio Mission has just launched an Indigogo campaign to raise funds to support WAM's attendance at the 143rd Audio Engineering Society Convention (AES) in New York City to represent and recruit talented women in audio. We know it's a worthwhile cause and hope you agree and will support WAM in this. Find out more on the Women's Audio Mission page on Indigogo.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring IVGI from Klanghelm, a saturation/distortion plug-in. IVGI can deliver very soft and subtle saturation, that feels at home on the master buss. It is equally capable of very dense and dirty distortion effects to spice up single tracks. IVGI's base sound is comparable to the DESK mode in the big brother SDRR.