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Avid Suspend Pro Tools Upgrades Until New Support Plan Is Released In November

Community member Tom Jenkins has reached out to us so we can tell you all that Avid have suspended sales for all upgrades until the new support plans are released in November.

Tom was trying to upgrade his Pro Tools 10 and CPTK to Pro Tools 11HD but was thwarted online. So he checked with Avid Customer Care and they responded with this…

Thank you for contacting Avid Customer Care. For the moment, no upgrades for Pro Tools are available on our webstore because we are doing some changes in the our upgrade system. If you do not want to wish to wait until the launch, you can try and contact one of our resellers. 

So for now the only way of getting an upgrade is through your Pro Tools dealer.

Waves Confirm Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Compatibility 

Waves have announced that Waves Native plug-ins and WLC are now OS X 10.10 Yosemite Compatibile.

Their full statement reads:

Dear Valued Waves User,

We are pleased to announce that all Waves Native plugins V9 as well as the Waves License Center are now fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Click here to download the updated installer

Please note: SoundGrid plugins and software applications are not yet supported by Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. We are working to resolve this compatibility issue as soon as possible.

If further assistance is required, you are more than welcome to contact our tech support team

Best regards,
The Waves Team

For more information visit Waves web site

Creating Your Own Sounds Using Waves Codex Synthesizer

In this free video tutorial Russ shows how to create a sound from scratch using the Waves Codex synthesiser. 

In this video Russ shows how to start from scratch, how to modulate the pitch of an oscillator using an LFO, change the envelope. He then shows how to give the sound rhythm and movement using both a sync LFO and the inbuilt sequencer. Finally he adds some effects to give the sound some final polish.

This video is perfect for those new to synths and who want to know more about programming and moving beyond presets.

Watch ‘Creating Your Own Sounds Using Waves Codex Synthesizer’ here

Pro Tools Expert Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3 Launch Event At Alchemea London

Many of those who attended the excellent RedNet evening which took place at Alchemea in London this week said they thought the events were a good idea, so with that in mind we’ve got the next one confirmed.

An evening with the Synchro Arts’ team to explore the soon-to-be-released Revoice Pro 3 and be some of the first people to see the brand new version. Synchro Arts are saying Revoice Pro 3 has even better sound, features and workflow enhancements.

Event Details

The event takes place at Alchemea London on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - as before many of the Pro Tools Expert team will be there.

Free drinks and nibbles, so also a great chance to chat and meet other audio professionals.

Limited numbers, book early.

Book your place at the Pro Tools Expert Revoice Pro 3 Launch event hosted at Alchemea London online now.

Is Pro Tools' Number Up?

Those starting up Pro Tools 11 after a recent upgrade will have found that the splash screen on start-up has changed. Unlike earlier versions of Pro Tools, including early releases of the current version, the number has gone and been replaced with simply ‘Pro Tools Software.’

Some thought it was simply a case of Avid stating the bleeding obvious, but the reason is likely to be connected to the recent discussions around the way Avid push out Pro Tools updates in the future.

If you are waiting for a Pro Tools 12 grand announcement there is a high likelihood you ain’t going to see it, instead the numbers as product names are being dropped and you’ll simply be able to tell which version you are running in the lower right hand corner of the about screen.

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PureMix Release New Video On Stem Mixing And Loudness Control

Fab Dupont is on a roll after his excellent video on compressor fundamentals he has now released a video on stem mixing and loudness control.

In this video, Fab Dupont focuses on the numerous benefits derived from working with stems like faster workflow, greater versatility especially on larger sessions and yes, loudness control.

But Fab isn’t trying to show how to “make the loudest record ever” rather in this video he shows how to manage headroom and dynamic range to emphasize certain parts of your mix like drums, percussions, bass, etc. If your music relies heavily on sub bass frequencies and/or heavy hitting drums and you’ve had problems handling your low energy and transients, you know what he is talking about. 

Pro Tools Expert RedNet Event Hosted By Alchemea London A Resounding Success

Last night Pro Tools Expert and Focusrite joined forces with top Avid Authorized Training Partner Alchemea to give audio professionals a chance to learn more about the Focusrite RedNet system.

The event included a chance to enjoy free drinks and nibbles and then to take part in sessions covering the theory of RedNet and then to see it in action and ask more questions.

The sessions were repeated giving all those attending a chance to understand the technology behind RedNet and then more practical applications for the system.

In attendance were a mix of top audio post and music engineers, mixers and producers from organisations such as Disney, BBC, and Ravensbourne College as well as freelancers who work on top TV, film and music. We also had some of the team from our friends at HHB who were able to talk to those interested in investing in RedNet.

It was a rare occasion where many of the Pro Tools Expert team were in the same place, with Russ, Mike, Neil, James, Julian and Mike A all there to learn more about RedNet.

The Event got a big thumbs up from hosts Alchemea and Simon Short of Focusrite who said;

“The evening was a great success. I felt it was important to give engineers the opportunity to meet the team in a relaxed environment, and find out how they could benefit from RedNet technology, and that’s exactly what happened!”

The Pro Tools Community Gathering

It was great to see so many people who are part of the Pro Tools community and put faces to names and share beer with people like Alan, Glenn and Dave - the blog is a good place to start but there’s nothing better than meeting one another - I’m thrilled by the success of this event. said Russ Hughes

You can see some pictures from last night’s event, many whom attended felt was a resounding sucess. When asked if more events like this should take place the idea got a big thumbs up.

Our Next Pro Tools Expert London Event With Synchro Arts

With that in mind watch this space for a Synchro Arts event to celebrate the launch of Revoice Pro 3 happening in November at Alchemea.

Links For More Information

If you are interested is knowing more about RedNet then contact RedNet specialists HHB

If you are interested in knowing more about Pro Tools training course then contact Avid Authorized Training Partner Alchemea

AVID's CoreAudio Manager/Drivers Causing Hold Up In Yosemite Compatibility For Native Instruments

Native Instruments have published an update to their OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility statement and it seems that most of their hardware is currently unable to run reliably on systems using Avid’s CoreAudio Manager/Driver, the statement reads;

Native Instruments has conducted compatibility tests with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite which have shown current NI products to work without any specific issues under standard installations of this operating system. 

However, products with a hardware dependency, such as Maschine, Komplete Kontrol, Traktor, Guitar Rig and Controller Editor will not launch when AVIDs CoreAudioManager/Drivers are installed under 10.10 Yosemite. Native Instruments and Avid are working together to resolve this compatibility issue. 

Native Instruments is currently conducting further systematic compatibility and performance tests with the release version of Yosemite, and will provide new information as it becomes available.

We will keep you posted as soon as we know about a remedy for this issue, watch this space. In the meantime you can read our advice regarding upgrading your Mac to OS X 10.10 Yosemite here.

How To Create Pro Tools Session Archives That Are Future Proof

In this free Pro Tools video tutorial Russ shows how to create a back-up of a Pro Tools session that is future proof and does not rely on proprietary software.

He shows how to use plug-ins so that presets are retained for use in other DAWs and also the creation of back-up stems in both clean and effected formats. All these things will ensure that you can open the Pro Tools session in any DAW and at any time in the future.

This video is useful for those both needing to work with other DAWs and for those wanting to create an archive that is future proof.

Watch this free Pro Tools video tutorial here

Positive Grid BIAS Desktop Guitar Modelling Plug-in Shipping Now - Is This The Plug-in Guitarists Will Love?

Positive Grid have already got a good reputation with their iOS guitar modelling app, but now their desktop version has started to ship.

Both version ship with a great collection of modelled amps, the option to audition presets on their ToneCloud and download them and customize to your heart’s content. In the pro version you also get to do some magic where it listens to an amp recording and then matches your sound to it.

Positive Grid BIAS Desktop comes in two versions.

BIAS Desktop features;

  • 36 authentic amp models to get started.
  • Complete BIAS amp design modules for customization.
  • Download thousands of amp models from ToneCloud.
  • Sync with BIAS iPad and iPhone.

  • BIAS Professional Desktop features; 

  • Everything from BIAS Desktop, plus:
  • Amp Matching Technology to capture your tube amps.
  • Featured artists Amp Matching presets download.
  • Glassy, Crunch & Insane Amp Expansion Packs.

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