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Pro Tools Video Tutorial - Get Your Audio Into The Pocket Using Elastic Audio

The best option is always to get a great performance when recording a band, no amount of editing is going to make up the difference. However there are times when you’re given a track to mix and the you have no option but to try and sharpen the track up.

In this Pro Tools video tutorial ‘Get Your Audio Into The Pocket Using Elastic Audio’ Russ shows how to get three tracks sounding like the band played together, even if they didn’t.

Slate Batch Commander Pro Tools Enhancement Software Now Available To Buy Separately As Software For Mac

When Pro Tools users saw the Slate Batch Command software for Raven many of us thought, love that software but do I have to buy the Slate Raven to get it? Not anymore, from today Slate has released it in software form for Mac. It seems it is possible to get powerful Pro Tools features without having to buy hardware you either don’t need or can’t afford.

The Slate Batch Commander software for Pro Tools enables complex and often laborious tasks to be automated. They explain;

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How To Clean A Vocal Up That Is Being Monitored Through Speakers

Monitoring Without Headphones

Some vocalists hate using headphones when tracking vocals, instead preferring to monitor through speakers.

The problem is that this gives excessive bleed of the rest of the instruments though the vocal track.

The Solution

This video tutorial shows you a trick that helps to remove a lot of that bleed and cleans up the audio for further processing.

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Using Filters On Compressors In Pro Tools

In this Pro Tools video tutorial Russ shows how using filters on compressors can help to control dynamics in complex material.

Often a compressor is required on a track but with complex material the compresor may be triggered by a certain frequency such as the kick drum in a loop. Russ shows how filters enable you to zone in on a certain part of the sound such as the snare.

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Avid Release Long Awaited Update For Pro Tools 10

Avid have also announced an update for Pro Tools 10.

Pro Tools 10.3.9 Update

System Requirements and Compatibility with Pro Tools 10.3.9 Software 
  • Pro Tools|HDX systems on Mac OS X 10.7-10.7.5, 10.8, 10.8.2 to 10.8.5 or Windows 7 SP1
  • Pro Tools|HD Native systems on Mac OS X 10.6.7-10.7.5, 10.8, 10.8.2 to 10.8.5, or Windows 7 SP1 
  • Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt systems on Mac OS X 10.7.5, 10.8, 10.8.2 to 10.8.5 
  • Pro Tools|HD Accel systems on Mac OS X 10.6.7-10.7.5, 10.8, 10.8.2 to 10.8.5 or Windows 7 SP1
  • Pro Tools systems on Mac OS X 10.6.7-10.7.5, 10.8, 10.8.2 to 10.8.5 or Windows 7 SP1
Note:  Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) is NOT supported by Pro Tools 10.3.x.  

For Mac Pro computer support with Mountain Lion, a Nehalem (4,1) or later is required.

Late Breaking Technical Issues

  • Troubleshooting steps for DAE error -9171/9172
  • Sound Designer II support

More Information on 10.3.9

Tip - Consider When To Upgrade To Pro Tools 10.3.9 or 11.1.3

Consider carefully whether to upgrade straight away. If you are in the middle of an important project you may want to wait until it is finished

RSPE Audio “No Brainer Deal” On Metric Halo Plugins - 1 Week Left

There’s less than 1 week left to pick up two of Metric Halo’s most popular plugins, ChannelStrip 3 and TransientControl, for the No Brainer Deal price of $30 each (retail $129) or $45 for both (retail $258)!

These plugins will never be sold at this mind bending price ever again. So if you’ve been thinking about giving them a shot, now is the time to buy!

The Metric Halo No Brainer Deal is available for purchase via electronic serial number until midnight (PST) April 30, 2014, exclusively from

RSPE Audio “No Brainer Deal” Metric Halo At Silly Prices


This is no April Fools’ joke! RSPE Audio Solutions has teamed up with Metric Halo to offer two of their most popular plugins, ChannelStrip 3 and TransientControl, for the No Brainer Deal price of $30 each (retail $129 - over 75% off) or $45 for both (retail $258 - over 80% off)!

Metric Halo Channel Strip 3 - Low Price

Channelstrip 3, the newest version Metric Halo’s best-selling and most feature rich plugin, is  the recognized leader in console style channel stri­p audio processing for digital audio workstations. As the first plug-in to offer the combination of exceptional audio quality, incredible DSP efficiency and a comprehensive user interface, ChannelStrip lets users work as efficiently and interactively as they would with a dedicated, world-class mixing console.

Metric Halo Transient Control - Low Price

TransientControl, Metric Halo’s easiest-to-use and highly desirable plugin, allows you to modify dynamics in ways that aren’t possible with traditional compressors. You can directly change the transient (“attack”) and sustain of your audio; this allows you to make your tracks more punchy, or smooth them out so they sit in a mix.

Don’t miss out! This is the only time on record these plug-ins will be available at these blow-out prices anywhere in the world.

The Metric Halo No Brainer Deal is available for purchase via electronic serial number until midnight April 30, 2014, exclusively from

About the “No-Brainer Deal”

The No Brainer DealTM has an exciting 7 year history and reputation for offering “Flash Sales” at irresistible prices, hence “No Brainer Deal”. When you see “No Brainer Deal” it means at least 75-90% off the hottest, most useful software and plugins for music and audio production.

RSPE have asked to add that if you are purchasing this product outside of the US, just enter “United States” as the country that you are shipping to, since this is a download, it will not adversely affect your purchase. They apologize for the minor limitation, we are addressing this with their host company.

Update: RSPE has fixed the issue with international credit card processing. You should now be able to complete your purchase normally, using your actual billing address and country.


Signal Flow Explained In Pro Tools - New Video Series

Friend of the blog and Pro Tools guru Kenny Gioia has released a new Groove 3 title, Pro Tools Signal Flow Explained.

There’s no short measures with this video series with over 48 video tutials covering every aspect of signal flow in Pro Tools. In the words of Groove 3;

Kenny starts with the basics of signal flow using diagrams and pictures so you can easily understand the concepts. Next, Kenny reveals the sometimes puzzling I/O Set Up Window and explains each section in detail as well as how to route, name and organize your inputs, outputs, busses, inserts and more.

Track Types is next on the menu and Kenny serves up complete understanding of all the different track types and their uses. Setting up to record is then looked at so you’ll know exactly how to name tracks, prepare inputs, enable tracks to record, setting the right level to avoid clipping and overloads, all the different record modes and how / when to use them, as well as the different monitoring modes.

Kenny now goes deeper showing you all things MIDI, such as MIDI Setup, Input Devices and MIDI Thru, MIDI input Filters, Wait For Note Recording, Click Tracks, MIDI Merge, Real-Time Properties for non-destructive editing, Input Quantize, using Multiple MIDI Tracks, Punching MIDI, and Loop Recording MIDI.

If that wasn’t enough, Kenny goes even further with awesome videos on Mixing techniques utilizing Hardware Inputs, FX Sends & Returns (both Hardware & Software), FX Sharing, Parallel Compression, Master Faders, Submixing, Headphone Mixes and much, much more. Kenny wraps up this detailed series with advanced Insert & Sends videos, Pre and Post Headphone Mixes, Printing Stems and Sidechain Compression techniques.

If you really want to master the ins and outs of Pro Tools, there is no better way than to watch this series… Get “Pro Tools Signal Flow Explained” today.

Source: Groove 3

Creating A User Default Setting In Avid Channel Strip

Following on from my recent series on Channel Strips I thought I would post this simple guide to creating a user default.

To create a user default setting, I made the changes I wanted to Channel Strip. These were to change the default process order from [EQ, Filter, Dynamics, Volume] to [Filter, Dynamics, EQ, Volume] and to change the LF and HF sections to shelf, and finally hide the EQ section. I then saved the setting as “CS Compressor” using the preset menu at the top of the plug-in window.

With the setting saved, I then set this particular user setting as the plugin’s user default as shown below: 

The final stage of the process is to change the plug-in default from factory to user setting: 

The plug-in should now open by default using the personal usr setting you saved. 

Don’t also forget to check out our recent round-up of channel strips.

Exponential Audio Demonstrate The Difference Between PT10 & PT11

As part of Exponential Audio testing programmes for their new Surround versions of PhoenixVerb and R2 that we announced exclusively on Podcast 86, they did a direct comparison between Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools 11. Michael Carnes takes up the story….

Here’s what I measured:  First, my machine is a 2009 Mac Pro, 8-core, 2.26 GHz. I’m running OSX 10.8.5.  I tested with PT 10.3.7 and PT 11.0.2.  I created sessions in which each track had a 1->5.1 plug-in or a 2->5.1 plug-in.  I used a roughly equal mix of PhoenixVerb Surround and R2 Surround. 

Pro Tools 10

I began with a buffer size of 512. I gave 85% of the CPU to PT in the Playback Engine setting.   I believe this is fairly typical.  I was able to create only 24 reverbs before I began to run out of CPU.  When I increased the buffer size to 1024, I was able to create 42 reverbs. Nice improvement

Pro Tools 11

I got 72 reverbs with a buffer size of 512.  There was very little change in performance when I raised the buffer size.

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