Entries in Pro Tools 10 (88)
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.
This video tutorial shows you a trick that helps to remove a lot of that bleed and cleans up the audio for further processing.
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.
Avid have also announced an update for Pro Tools 10.
Pro Tools 10.3.9 Update
- 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
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
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
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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)!
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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 www.rspeaudio.com.
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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.
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
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:
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.
Perhaps one of the most underated and yet coolest small synth companies, TAL has released TAL-BassLine-101 v1.218 with AAX support in both Pro Tools 10 and 11.
- AAX support for Pro-Tools 10.3.6 or higher and Pro-Tools 11 added.
- Filter-FM for all waveforms as source added.
- Sequencer Insert, Delete, Length Global and Velocity Global added.
- MIDI automation can now record host automation.
- Keyfollow scale fixed for values > 0 and < 1.
- Better user interface performance while reading automation.
- More stable sequencer host-sync.
- Record sequence with MIDI and host sync fixed.
- Portamento Linear sample-rate bug fixed.
New Filter-FM features:
Choose a VCO waveform as source and add control the FM-intensity with the horizontal slider. Filter-FM modulates the filter cutoff with the source signal. Use a lot resonance and a low cutoff frequency to hear the effect.
If you are into dance or electro music then this is well worth a look with it’s very cool retro nod back to old Roland classic - we’ll do a review of it shortly, but this is one not to miss.
Mike takes the Penteo Pro 3 stereo to surround plug-in for a spin around his surround rig to see if it lives up to the claims of being completely downmix compatible. As we can only release videos with stereo audio everything you listen to is the downmix of the plug-ins surround output.
It is currently available in RTAS, VST or AU formats but they are working on an AAX version for Pro Tools 11.
Penteo 3 Pro is available for £675 plus VAT. If you would like to try it for yourself then you can request a free trial.
They have just announced Penteo 3 Touch - all the same functionality as Penteo 3 Pro, but with added multi-touch control that is included with the new Slate Raven MTX Surround console. Watch the video here.