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All Member-Only Production Tricks Videos Free To Watch This Weekend

This weekend only we’ve unlocked our vault of our Production Tricks Videos, normally only available to Pro Tools Expert members.

There’s everything from production tricks, in depth tutorials on plug-ins, virtual instruments and hundreds of Pro Tools tips and tricks.

This Pro Tools video tutorial library runs into hours of material to help you get up to speed, or learn some new stuff. Check them out here.

So spend the weekend enjoying the Pro Tools Expert video tutorials. If you like them then you may want to think about signing up for membership. In the meantime this weekend is on us!

Apple Mac Mini i5 Late 2012 Running Pro Tools On Internal Soundcard - Power Test

A few days ago we took the latest Macbook Pro Retina 15” for a spin to see how it handles Pro Tools 11, you can see our Macbook Pro 15” Retina Pro Tools 11 test here.

We’ve been asked to run the same test on a Mac Mini, so we’ve run this test on a Late 2012 i5 which is more or less the same kind of spec as the new mid range model in the latest round of Mac Minis. 

This is the basic’ test, just the Mac Mini, internal soundcard and internal drive, it’s just you, your Mac, an iLok, headphones and a USB micro keyboard.

Is it just fit for a few demo tracks or can you get some real work done… find out below.

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Pro Tools Tip: Choosing The Best Codec When Bouncing To A QuickTime Movie in Pro Tools

When bouncing your work to a QuickTime movie in Pro Tools you are not normally given any choices regarding the codec that will be used in the process.

However, when holding CTRL+OPTN+CMD (Mac) while selecting File > Bounce to Quick Time Movie, and than hitting OPTIONS in the pop-up window, you will be able to choose from all the available codecs presently available on your system and make a variety of selections to suit your requirements.

How To Map Drums To MIDI In Pro Tools Using Ableton Live

In this Pro Tools video tutorial Russ shows how those who use both Pro Tools and Ableton Live can use Ableton to convert the audio into MIDI.

In this video you find out how to ReWire Ableton Live with Pro Tools, how to export audio and bring it into Ableton Live. How to create a MIDI version of the audio and export it out of Ableton Live and back into Pro Tools. Finally you can learn how to use other instruments in Pro Tools with the MIDI file.

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Users Intending To Upgrade Beyond Pro Tools 11 Drops From Half To One Third In Latest Poll

The results of out latest Pro Tools users poll are in, in which Pro Tools owners were asked to tell us their upgrade plans in light of the recent announcement from Avid about the new Pro Tools 11 licensing.

A poll was conducted before Avid confirmed the final details and after the same poll was conducted again. The latest results of the 1500 people polled show the number intending to upgrade beyond Pro Tools 11 dropping from half to one third. It seems that the facts only made Pro Tools users less convinced of the new Pro Tools licensing.

The results are shown below. Discuss.

How To Map Drum Samples To A Loop In Pro Tools - Free Video Tutorial

In this free Pro Tools video tutorial Pro Tools Expert’s Russ Hughes shows you how to map drum samples to a loop in Pro Tools.

He covers; importing samples into the Pro Tools timeline, tab to transient, keyboard shortcuts and more.

Have Your Upgrade Plans Changed Now Avid Have Announced The New Pro Tools Licensing? Poll

Last week we ran a poll asking the community what their Pro Tools upgrade plans were, in light of what we all knew about the new Pro Tools licensing options. Some users said they were unable to say until they knew the facts, some voted at the time.

Now Avid has made the official announcement what are you plans? Have you changed your mind or has the announcement made little difference to what you already thought?

Let us know by voting and leaving your comments. We give our analysis of the new Avid Pro Tools licensing options here.

Pro Tools Tutorials For Beginners: MIDI Basics

Do you want to understand the basics of using MIDI in Pro Tools?

In this free Pro Tools video tutorial Russ takes you over MIDI in Pro Tools and how to get your favourite MIDI synths, samplers and drum machines working. In this session find out how to:

  • Create an instrument track in Pro Tools
  • Insert a virtual instrument
  • Using The MIDI Editor
  • Using MIDI tracks
  • Setting up Xpand2
  • Using MIDI loop record

Watch this free Pro Tools video tutorial here

Free Transient Shaper Plug-in For Pro Tools

Audio Assault have released a free transient shaper plug-in for Pro Tools.

They say:

Transient is a free envelope shaper plug-in. Increase the attack of a snare, highlight picking on an acoustic guitar or smash a drum room. Use the x2 switch to double the intensity of the effect.

*All plug-ins are available 32/64 bit and AAX Mac and PC.

Download the Free Transient Shaper plug-in for Pro Tools here

Poll Shows About Half Of All Pro Tools Owners Will Not Be Upgrading Beyond Pro Tools 11

In a recent survey of Pro Tools users requested by members of the Pro Tools community, of over 1500 respondents around half of those who completed the poll have said they will not be upgrading their Pro Tools software beyond the latest version Pro Tools 11. The final result was;

  • Those who intend to keep on upgrading Pro Tools beyond Pro Tools 11 - 51.35%
  • Those who intend to stop upgrading Pro Tools after Pro Tools 11 - 48.65%

The results of this poll and many comments from the community highlight several reasons for Pro Tools users not wishing to continue to upgrade their systems, they include;

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