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Pro Tools tips, tricks, support and news for users of Pro Tools. Free Pro Tools video tutorials and free Pro Tools plug-ins. We support both the music and post production community.

We offer advice for users of all versions of Pro Tools both current and legacy formats. We’re independent and are not affiliated with Avid or their associated companies. 

Revoice Pro 2.0 Announced - Great Deals Too

Synchro Arts Limited, creators of VocALign audio alignment software, are pleased to announce the release of Revoice® Pro 2, the first major update to this revolutionary new audio processing program.

Revoice Pro has been designed for professional audio editors and provides:

  • Easy-to-use tools for manipulating audio features (timing, pitch, vibrato, inflection and level) with exquisite precision and quality; 
  • Unique automation of tedious audio feature editing tasks – saves hours and improves results

The highest quality, natural-sounding results. In brief, this update includes:

  • Manual Time, Pitch and Level editing of the APT output
  • VST 3 and Audio Unit Revoice Pro Link plug-ins
  • Improved quality of alignment and audio processing
  • Numerous time saving features and faster work flows.

For a free demo and more info on deals visit their site

Waves Hint At HDX DSP Support Announcement For NAMM

Community member Danny Anderson seems to have smoked out a response from Waves on their Facebook page, regarding Pro Tools HDX support, which seems promising - unless of course their Facebook page was hacked, which is unlikely.

Watch this space HDX users!

Avid Webinar On Capturing & Mixing ADR With Pro Tools

Get tips for capturing and mixing ADR. Join the team for an in-depth free webinar on how Pro Tools makes creating an indie film soundtrack easy, from beginning to end.

As part of a series on creating indie film soundtracks, host and sound supervisor Tom Graham of Avid on Dec 18th at either 1pm or 5pm EST with special guests re-recording/ADR mixer Scott Weber (Person of Interest, LOST), Foley mixer Geordy Sincavage (Person of Interest, Welcome to the Rileys), composer Sean Halley, and director Brian Barnhart (The Ballad of Angel Face, Hollywood Gothic) will take an in-depth look at how to create a professional soundtrack on an indie budget.

  • Tips for capturing and mixing production sound, dialog, music, Foley, and ADR
  • Time-saving benefits of using a Pro Tools end-to-end workflow
  • How to work with Foley and ADR to best match the picture
  • Scoring tips for composing in Pro Tools using real and virtual instruments
  • The fastest ways to deliver temp and final surround and stereo mixes
  • Plus, get your questions answered by the team 

Sign up then watch the movie - Agent MX-Z3RO in HD on YouTube before the webcast. You will also be able to download the session too once you have signed up.

FREE Pro Tools Plug In Focus - D CAM Free Comp

Russ checks out one of over 50 FREE Pro Tools plug-ins and shows just how good some of these gems are. Get them nowhttp://www.pro-tools-expert.com/free-pro-tools-plug-ins/

Father Of MIDI, Dave Smith, To Receive Technical Grammy

Dave (R) with the late Bob Moog (L)Once upon time all us synth guys used to try and figure out ways to hook synths to eack other and to everything else, it was a nightmare, with several proprietary systems but no standard. Then Dave Smith, then at Sequential Circuits got the whole industry to adopt the MIDI standard - the rest, as they say, is history.

Dave is to receive a well deserved Technical Grammy.

The Recording Academy announced today that Dave Smith and Roland Corporation’s Ikutaro Kakehashi will receive the 2013 Technical GRAMMY Award for the development of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface).

The MIDI protocol and interface design were co-developed by Dave and his original company, Sequential Circuits, and Japanese instrument manufacturer, Roland. The first MIDI-equipped synthesizer, the Prophet 600, was designed by Dave and started shipping thirty years ago this month. It was at the NAMM show in January of 1983 that MIDI communication between two instruments from different manufacturers—Sequential’s Prophet 600 and Roland’s Jupiter 6—was publicly demonstrated for the first time.

A special ceremony will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

3 Winners Of Pro Tools Instrument Pack Announced

The kind folks at inMusic gave us 3 copies of the very cool and super powerful PITEP to give away after our recent Town Hall Event. 

The 3 lucky winnners are;

 

  • Seth Okrend from USA
  • Andre Mishyn from Ukraine
  • Joao Vincente Finamor from Brazil

 

Well done all 3, you’ll be contacted shortly with your download info.

Lexicon Planning A New Product Before Christmas?

Lexicon have posted on their Twitter account… Something big is rustling in the air…hmmm Just in time for Christmas too!” So maybe they are going to release a new product, but what is unclear. Add to that there are two sites Plug-in Discounts and AudioDeluxe offering Lexicon plug-ins at very heavy discounts, does this mean that Lexicon are making their existing products ‘end of line’?

In addition, Lexicon’s main developer for plug-ins,  Michael Carnes, left a while ago and he set up his own shop and now developing a new reverb called “Phoenix” which is an interesting name….

So we shall see, I for one am a huge Lexicon fan and would love to have some of the Lexixon reverbs in my plug-in list. Lets hope the new one isn’t as over priced as the other ones were before they were discounted.


Hot Advice For Those Wanting To Get Their Band Out There

If you think that Bob Lefsetz’ is talking junk, then you might find this book from music industry veteran Bob Tulipan a help.  He writes in clear and concise (some chapters are no longer than a couple of pages) on getting on in the music business. He has worked with acts such as The Police, Talking Heads, PIL and many more.

Amazon say “Part field guide, part artistic coaching session, this rockin’ book by a seasoned insider explains the ins and outs of the music industry in plain English. Bob Tulipan, who has worked with such bands as The Talking Heads and The Police, shares his expertise to help musicians protect both their art and their interests. Practical, accessible and filled with engaging anecdotes, it addresses common hurdles that every band faces on the road to success.”

It has a cool resource section at the end of the book.

Bob is a friend of the blog and will be making regular contributions in the future with industry advice for those who need a manager like Bob Tulipan to help them! More on the book here, we get no commission from sales.

If You Want To Make It Buy Pro Tools Says Industry Blogger

You may or may not be a reader of Bob Lefsetz’s Letter, in his latest one his says this…

“So today, if you want to make it, buy a Pro Tools rig and not only figure out how it works, spend endless hours perfecting your recordings (after taking endless hours to write your songs!)

This is the opposite of everything you’ve been told to do. Not only did you have to establish a live base, supposed professionals said they could hear through a demo, it didn’t need to be perfect. Now if the recording isn’t close to perfect, forget it.”

Read the whole letter here. Discuss

Spanner Surround Panner Prize Draw Winner Announced

Marco Saitta is the winner of our recent prize draw for a copy of Spanner from Maggot Software. Marco says…

I’m Very Very Very Happy! I have dreamed Spanner and now I have got it! I’m a Sonund Re-Recording Mixer and Sound Designer for Film and Documentaries and my job is centered on Pro Tools. I have always wanted a new panner for Pro Tools and now with Spanner my dreams have come true! It’s amazing what you can do with it, and in a very simple way. Thank You Maggot! Thank You Protools Expert!

Congratulations Marco and continue to enjoy using Spanner in your work.