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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.

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. 

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 156

Russ Hughes, Mike Thornton, James Ivey and Julian Rodgers bring you a bumper show catching up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Espen Hollund enjoys entering mixing contests and he came across a site run by Brent called Mixing Contests 
  • David Topple wanted to offer a revolutionary new way of collaborating that he would like to suggest Avid might want to investigate further.
  • Garrett Miller has found a backwards compatible issue with the new Slate Digital VCC 2.0, not being able to open projects with VCC v1.0 because VCC 2 is inside VMR.

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea   

  • Lorenzo Arese wants to ask how to be able to compare two selections?
  • Johnny Smillie asks because some of us have Slate MTi control surfaces, do they support Touch with Waves ad SSL plug-ins?
  • Baz Weston is considering downsizing to an Apogee Thunderbolt Ensemble and wanted to benefit from Russ’s experience with his Ensemble.
  • Adrien Maljean is having problems with side chaining and delay compensation and would our advice.
  • Glenn Skinner would like our advice on using the latest version of Pro Tools with Mavericks.

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 155

Russ Hughes, Mike Thornton, Julian Rodgers and Dan Cooper bring you a bumper show catching up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Tony Molica is considering upgrading to a Mac Pro trash can and PT 11.3 and then freezing all updates for up to 5 years, what do we think?
  • Blake Eiseman suggests we look at techniques on preparing sessions and he has produced an app StereoMonoizer which helps resolve mono and stereo content even when using stereo files. 

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  • Rob Winett would like our view on how many A to D and D to A conversions is an acceptable limit as he would like to mix through a Neve VR60, but is concerned the number of times he would be going in and out of Pro Tools.
  • Eric Koondel would like our recommendations for an alternative metering plug-in to the RNDigital Inspector XL2.0.
  • Kenny McLellan is looking for an application that adds metadata, especially the ISRC code, into audio files for download. Check out the Sonnox Codec Toolbox
  • Andy Mae is trying to route more than one headphone cue feed through his C24 control surface. Do we think this is possible?

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 154

Russ Hughes, Mike Thornton, James Ivey and Julian Rodgers bring you a bumper show catching up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Pro Tools Power User is a 19-video series, from Jeff Silverman showing tons of cool Pro Tools tricks & tips.

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  • To help you to configure your ideal S6 take a look at the RSPE S6 Configurator, where you can build your own custom, virtual Avid S6.
  • Scott Metaxas wants to know where are the Structure patches that used to be on the site have gone.
  • Kevin de Wit has a tip when using iZotope Ozone 6 standalone and you run out plug-ins slots.

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  • Josh Doyle asks for our advice on how to run Pro Tools remotely and is having trouble routing the Pro Tools audio over the network.
  • Joseph Stevens is a composer and is looking to upgrade his system and needs a system that will handle a lot of VIs. What do we recommend? Why One Pro Tools Expert Sold His Pro Tools HDX System And One Is Keeping His
  • Arizona Stoneheart asks for our advice on how to tighten the timing of vocalists. 
  • Nicholas Mintern is looking to upgrade his screen and is looking at two 4K screens and wanted our advice.

Find Of The Week    

  • Russ - Studio One Expert
  • Mike - Create Pro - Mac Pro towers with trash cans processing 
  • Julian -  A K&M 21231 Boom & 21411 Stand - made my life much easier today, as it can hold a 4038 at full extension and not slip.
  • James - IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R 430 monitor stands. 

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 153

Russ Hughes, Mike Thornton, Neil Hester and James Ivey are back together to bring you a bumper show catching up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • UAD Fatso Explained everything you need to know about this unique Tape Simulator and Compressor.

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  • Chaz Charlton wanted to share his discovery of Impact Sound Works’ Shreddage 2 guitar sound library

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  • Josh Doyle asks what system we use to keep track of updates for software and plug-ins. We recommend Plugin Update from Kasrog
  • Henry Bowers-Broadbent is having some issues with MIDI clips merging or changing size and wanted to know what is going on?
  • Dave Hedin is having occasional CPU spikes in Pro Tools after which the audio is distorted and needs a restart to clear. What do we think the problems is?
  • Ryan Miller wants to be able to find out what plug-ins are used in a session without opening the session. 
  • Alastair Blackwood wants to know how Russ is getting on with his Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt interface.

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Team Announcement

Neil Hester has decided to move on and will be stepping down as a team member. We would like to thank you Neil for all you have done for the community.

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 152

Russ Hughes, Mike Thornton, and James Ivey bring you a bumper show catching up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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Production Expert

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Sonnox Community Awards   

We have a number of Sonnox Community Awards to present….

  • October 2014 - William Wittman
  • November 2014 - Owen Olivr aka Bornoir
  • December 2014 - Rex Strother
  • January 2015 - John Christopher (Tunez)

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  • Jago James wanted to let us know about some programmable USB keypads that are only available for Windows
  • Matt Blue wanted us to forward a neat trick for Logic Pro users to our colleagues at Logic Pro Expert with a technique for converting the UAD Factory presets for Logic Pro to the .au preset in Logic Pro format.
  • Sami Sirvio contacted us to tell us that URS have announced an AAX 64 bit version of their saturation plug-in. Lets hope this is a sign of things to come.
  • Chris Linder asked us to give a shootout for the new Zynaptiq Morph 2 plug-in which they previewed at NAMM this year.

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  • Alchemea are running a Surround Dubbing, Metering & Deliverables Course with Skill set funding available too.
  • Kevin De Wit is having problems with Pro Tools choosing different hardware seemingly randomly.  Do we have any suggestions?
  • Matt Greaves wanted our advice about changing the hardware to connect to his Apollo Twin.
  • Dave Humphries is having problems with keyboard shortcuts in Plug-in windows in Pro tools 10.3.9 with Mavericks.
  • Anns Bertmark has migrated from Nuendo to Pro Tools and is having some issues with shortcuts.
  • Ryan Stewart wanted to know, with the introduction of SSD drives, do we still need to use external drives for sample libraries.

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 151 NAMM 2015 Special

Russ Hughes is back and he is joined by Mike Thornton and Neil Hester with a NAMM 2015 Special to talk about the highlights from the NAMM 2015 show.

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 150

Mike Thornton, Neil Hester and Dan Cooper bring you a bumper show catching up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • LaMont Davis wanted to give us a heads up on Cakewalk Sonar is also going to a subscription model similar to Avid.

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea  

  • Kevin Penner asks if there is a controller you can custom map plug-ins to. Brian Daly’s video using the Behringer BCR2000.
  • Glenn Skinner asks if there is a solution yet for the problem Native Instruments hardware, Avid CoreAudio Drivers and Apple Yosemite.
  • Jason Conanan wanted to know what control surfaces we use and our thoughts between a CM Labs Motormix or Digidesign Command 8

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 149

Mike Thornton, Neil Hester and Mike Aiton bring you a bumper show catching up with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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  • Glenn Skinner offers a tip for users of Pro Tools 10 and below to have a way to print individual tracks with plug-ins.
  • Donald Crees discovered a free EQ AAX plug-in - Mellowmuse EQ1A and also a Minibus 80s game console emulator VI in AAX Native and is just 16 Euros
  • Vijay Rathinam has had problems with his Artist Control and Avid are questioning the warranty support.
  • Chris Byrne wanted to give a shout out to the UBK Super Happy Funtime Hour podcast team.
  • Greg Lawson shares his reasoning about the Avid 31st December 2014 deadline.
  • Fionn Lucas wanted to share a great Touch Osc App setup
  • Jacob Kinch wants to say thanks for the Pro Tools Fundamentals and the A to Z of Pro Tools Series from Julian Rogers especially the F for file management edition.
  • Ian Tulloch is looking forward to our review of the Waves Digigrid hardware.
  • Magnus Lundkvist would like us to do a comparison between audio engines in different DAWs like Pro Tools 11, Logic X, Cubase, and Studio One.

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  • Steven Thompson asked us for our views about working with the 18dB rule for analog emulation plug-ins.

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Pro Tools Expert Podcast 148 - Our Hopes & Dreams for 2015

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another special show looking forward and sharing their hopes and dreams for 2015 interspersed with excerpts of podcast interviews from the archive.

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Podcasts From The Archive

Normal Service Resumed Next Week

The podcasts will return to normal next week, so if you have sent us a question then we will be back answering questions then, as well as the other usual features like Talking Points, Community Feedback and Find Of The Week.

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Podcast Extra Interviews From The Archive - Paul Neyrinck

Over the holiday season we are going to feature some of the Podcast Extra Interviews from our archive.

Extended Interview With Paul Neyrinck

In March 2013 Mike Thornton caught up with Paul Neyrinck whilst he was in London. Hear how Paul got into the business, the plug-ins he worked on for Digidesign & Avid, how he came to design the V-Control and much more.