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You may have seen our recent video tutorial on creating custom keybaord shortcuts in Cubase 7.5 for those wanting Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts.
Community member Emilio Conesa has now provided his presets for users to import into Cubase as a free download.
Emilio is a pro session guitar player who has worked with artist such as Bobby Brown and The Whispers. He writes.
Hello Russ! Here’s a link to the key command xml file in my dropbox. Read the notes also. Anyone can have at it. Don’t forget to backup your previous commands in case.
I haven’t been able to use Pro Tools 11 due to show stopper bugs such as the delay compensation problem. It’s been a very disappointing experience. Emilio
You can download the Pro Tools keyboard shortcuts for Pro Tools presets file created by Emilio here
Mark the Editor over at Reason Expert has tipped us off to a cool free drum kit with a surprising feature set, albeit with a single set of sounds, however after taking it for a spin we think it is worth having in your plug-in arsenal, especially if you are starting out and looking for a nice drum kit.
MT Power Drum Kit is made by a developer called Manda Audio and although the site suggests there is both a free and paid for version of the plug-in it now seems that the paid for version is being given away for free. You simply try to buy it and then you get directed to a page telling you it’s now free.
CheatSheet is a cool free Mac application that tells you all the shortcuts of any application.
The premise is simple, hold down the CMD key for longer than normal and a full cheat sheet of the short cuts for the applicaition that currently has focus pops up.
We love the work over at Keyboard Shortcuts For Pro Tools, but for creative in a rush this is an added little gem to have installed. We’ve been running this for several weeks without issue.
Gobbler 2.0 Public Beta Announced - A Complete Rethink Of Online Collaboration For The Creative Industry
Gobbler have announced the public beta of Gobbler 2.0 and it’s a complete rethink of how online collaboration works.
Gobbler 2.0 works with WORKSPACES and these can contain ANYTHING. They can contain a DAW project, or indeed several different types of DAW projects from different DAWS, or a Final Cut project as well, or the scripts for the voice over artist. In other words they offer collaboration for the modern creative world we all live in, a world where we don’t just use one DAW or have just one discipline, but we work in a mix of software applications and use a variety of skills on any project.
Our surveys have shown that most of us work with several different DAWs, we may use other tools within a project too, some of us are working with video too, so this approach makes perfect sense - application agnostic collaboration.
How Gobbler 2.0 Works
If you see the image above (you can enlarge it) this new browser based collaboration tool is a cinch to use. You create a new WORKSPACE to keep ALL the stuff related to that project, invite people to collaborate and then share your assets. You can see above Mike and I shared a Pro Tools session, had a chat about it and worked back and forth all within Gobbler. Mike found my session had a plug-in that he did not have so I simply froze the track and sent him an updated session… simple.
The new Gobbler Helper (right in the image) on your desktop is where you drag and drop stuff and it’s really smart. Drag a Pro Tools session into there and it figures out all the assets needed to send and collects and sends them without you having to think about it. If you then edit any assets it uploads the new version to the WORKSPACE without overwriting the original - versioning is coming soon.
Grab The Public Beta
Remember it’s beta so there may be some bugs, we found one and have let Gobbler know, this is the whole point of public betas - so go download and let’s get this thing in shape. You’ll need an account to get up and running but if you have an existing Gobbler account that will work, simply log in and switch over.
It’s OSX only right now….
Windows users are going to have to wait a little longer to get their turn to try out Gobbler 2.0,
It’s OSX only at the moment, although you can login with the web app, use the chat and see projects that you have been authorised to participate in, But you wont be able to use any other functionality until the desktop app is released for Windows.
If you purchase and register a new Apollo Audio Interface — any Twin, Apollo, or Apollo 16 model between October 1st and December 31st 2014 Universal Audio will give you some free UAD plug-ins from the likes of Neve, EMT, Studer & Manley.
What Free Plug-ins Will I get?
It depends which interface you buy and the most expensive the interface the more plug-ins you will get free. See below….
Ouputsounds, the makers of REV a different take on loops are offering some free sounds that you can use in Kontakt that they have created using REV. You don’t need REV to use these loops. Check out their video too.
The 300 Mb ZIP archive contains reverse loops for Kontakt (5.01+) and REX2. WAV and Apple Loops are included as well. Installation instructions are included in a Readme file.
A download link will be sent to you after filling out your name and email address.
More info here - spooL esreveR eerF
In this free Pro Tools video tutorial Russ shows several ways to transform an ordinary delay effect.
He uses all free stuff that ships with Pro Tools to change the sound of the delay and create interesting time based effects for use with synths, guitars, drums even vocals.
For those with long memories of earlier Pro Tools bundles then you may recall the Pro Tools Digi002 Bundle that came with SampleTank - in those days it was a welcome addition to the plug-ins it shipped with.
Over the years SampleTank had new competitors such as Structure and Kontakt to contend with, so there has been somewhat of a hiatus for those waiting for a new version.
SampleTank 3 was recently released and now SampleTank 3 Free (try saying that when you are drunk) has shipped. Each week IK Multimedia promise to release a free sound to use with it. This week it is a German Grand Piano - don’t worry if you can’t speak German as IK have translated it for us.
Anyway, you can download IK Multimedia Sampletank 3 Free here
Our friends at Drumdrops are releasing the 1965 Ludwig Super Classic Kit Kontakt 5 pack tomorrow, 28th August between 4pm and 4.30 pm with a special introductory offer.
- First 20 people will receive it free
- Next 50 people will receive it for £ 15.00
- Next 50 people will receive it for £ 25.00
- Next 50 people will receive it for £ 30.00
- And then it will return to £ 40.00.
Recorded At Top London Studio The Square
The kit was recorded by our resident Drumdrops engineer Ben Thackeray and mixed by Grammy award winning ex-Abbey Road engineer Guy Massey. The drummer was Tim Weller, a busy UK session drummer recent clients included - Death in Vegas, Chris Difford, Future Sound of London, Marc Almond, Beverley Craven, Natalie Imbruglia, Duke Special, Ellie Goulding and Noel Gallagher.
The recording took place in Miloco’s The Square Studios in London. Quite a controlled and tight sounding live room so you can really hear the sound of this kit and treat it later. For mic pre’s we used a combination of the SSL G-Series and a number of external pre’s including Calrec 1061’s, Valve Telefunken V76, a Neve 1066 and Neve Prisms.
Mixed On SSL-G Series
The kit was mixed on the SSL G-Series console at The Square by Guy Massey. In the past few years Guy has worked with many artists including Bill Fay, Ed Sheeran, Ultrasound, Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh and Paul McCartney as well as many up and coming acts. In 2010 he won two UK Music Producer Guild awards for engineer of the year and best album. He won engineer of the year again this year.
More Drumdrops Deals
Check out our Route Seventy Sticks sound lbrary in this months deals here
Get The Kit For Free
Head over to the Drumdrops site from 4:00pm GMT tomorrow to grab them
If you own Kontakt then here is an excellent free synth and sequencer plug-in that allows the user to create complex looping arpeggiator patterns and then moprh them. Thanks to community member Glenn Skinner for the tip.
FreeFall is a completely Free version of the powerful Kosmology Sequencing System, which uses 110 Sampled Instruments collected from current Kosmology and Kosmos products to offer a free entry point into the world of Kosmology. Kosmology provides 8 completely separate instances which can be switched in real-time via a specified set of Midi notes. Each instance uses 2 synths with independent Filters, has 7 sequencers with independent clock divides and step amounts as well as 48 assignable parameters. The workflow is enhanced by lots of useful options such as copying, pasting and randomizing and a single instance can be copied to all Instances or to a specific instance. The idea is that you set up the 8 instances and then play them as an instrument as you would with any synthesizer, they are even polyphonic.
Kosmology requires Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3 Full Version (it will only work in Kontakt player for 15 minutes).
Powerful Sequencing Features
- 8 Instances that can be switched on the fly via Midi. each Instance has:control over 48 Distinct Parameters which include Cutoff, Resonance, Filter and Amp Envelopes Envelopes (Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release), Filter Envelope Amounts, Octave, Various A/B Tune options, FX Sends plus more.
- Pitch Sequencer – Offsets the root note by -+12 semitones and can Tie notes and mute themVelocity Sequencer – Velocity in turn can be assigned to both Volume and/or the Filter Cutoff
- 5 assignable Sequencers – each of these sequencers can target any of the 46 available Destinations and can like the other synth parameters can be completely different for each of the 8 instances.
- All sequencers have independent Clock Divisions
- All sequencers have an independent Step Size (maximum 64 steps) which is great for Syncopation