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Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 124

Russ, James & Mike Aiton bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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23 Free Pro Tools AAX Plug-Ins Including Autotune, Dynamics And More

Last week Melda Productions announced an update to their entire plug-in range. 8.03 provides several new features (AAX support, new channel modes, preset showing, popup tabs…) along with several fixes and performance improvements.

As part of this update their MFreeEffectsBundle is now available free. MFreeEffectsBundle consists of 23 plug-ins these include;

  1. MAnalyzer
  2. MAutopan
  3. MAutoPitch
  4. MBandPass
  5. MComb
  6. MCompressor
  7. MEqualizer
  8. MFlanger
  9. MFreqShifter
  10. MLimiter
  11. MLoudnessAnalyzer
  12. MNoiseGenerator
  13. MNotepad
  14. MOscillator
  15. MPhaser
  16. MRingModulator
  17. MTremolo
  18. MTuner
  19. MStereoExpander
  20. MStereoScope
  21. MUtility
  22. MVibrato
  23. MWaveShaper

It would be an impressive bundle if paid for, but as a free bundle it’s well worth grabbing. They even give an option to extend the plug-in features 

Many of these plug-ins include multi-channel audio and M/S options.

Not only are they available in AAX, but also as Audio Units and VST.

Check out the Melda web site it’s well worth supporting them

Faking VCA Spill In Pro Tools

Julian discusses a feature found in high end Avid consoles, VCA spill. This allows a mixer to take control of large sessions with tracks spanning across the mix window and beyond the screen real estate. In this video Julian shows how you can fake VCA spill in Pro Tools.

Kush Push Pusher And Clarify Clariphonic AAX Plug-in Releases For Pro Tools 11

Wunderkinds of the plug-in world Kush Audio deserve a headline like that when they announce AAX betas.

They have just announced the beta release of Pusher and Clariphonic plug-ins in AAX offering Pro Tools 11 compatibility.

Both units are on sale for $99 until tomorrow, so if you want to buy them then you had better act fast.

Kush Audio Pusher and Clariphonic join UBK-1 as three plug-ins now available in AAX for Pro Tools.

You can find out more from the Kush Audio website.

Free Clipping Plug-in For Pro Tools

The team behind Grind Machine and Grinder guitar and bass plug-ins Audio Assault have a cool free clipping plug-in for use in Pro Tools - KlipFreak.

Kilpfreak could not be simpler to use, an input, a large knob to adjust the amount of clipping and an output control.

Available in VST, AU and for Pro Tools 10 and 11 Mac and PC.

More here

Pro Tools Track Hack Refresher For Pro Tools 10 And 11

It seems that the Pro Tools track hack is still not known by some Pro Tools users, I was having dinner with a power user just last night and they were amazed to find out about this cool trick, first discovered by community member Philip Nicols.

It enables a Pro Tools users to create custom channel strips which can then be loaded into any Pro Tools session, it can be your favourite vocal channel or a master buss, or an instrument with separate outputs.

Here are the links to the videos. 

To see how to do it in Pro Tools 10 and below then watch here:

Create Your Own Menu Shortcuts In Pro Tools - Mac

There are a lot of great shortcuts in Pro Tools, but do you also feel like AVID is missing a shortcut that could make your workflow much faster? I do, and it’s always frustrating to navigate through the menus to make your move.

So here is a great tip for all the Apple Mac users on how to create your own shortcuts in Pro Tools.

  • Open up System Preferences > Keyboard > Application Support and click in the add-button Make sure to check the box “ All Controls”.
  • A new box will appear. Let us choose Pro Tools in the Application list, and then we type the name of the key-command we like to create. I choose the Save Copy In… and did the picked a shortcut. Make sure to spell the Menu Title exactly how it is spelled in Pro Tools and choose a shortcut that does not already exist  and press add.

 

  • When you are done, close the System Preferences application and open up Pro Tools. You should now be able to see your new shortcuts.

 

 

Using McDSP AE400 On Solo Violin

In this free video Julian demonstrates how useful an active EQ like AE400 can be for taming problem frequencies only when they occur, avoiding the danger of over EQing and preserving the wanted sound for as much of the time as possible.

If you find this helpful do check out Russ’s show and tell video of the AE400

 

Slate Raven 2.0 Show & Tell Review 

In this video James joins Mike Aiton in his home studio for a close up extended look at the Slate Raven MTi with the 2.0 software.

They talk about connectivity and setting the Raven up for the first time. They take a look at basic fader control, plugin manipulation and some of the new macros which are new in the 2.0 software.

In Or Out Of The Box - What's Your Recording Workflow? Poll

For some the arrival of the DAW was a dream come true, to be able to track, edit and mix in one application, what’s not to like. For other people Pro Tools was a replacement for their tape machine and even now that’s what Pro Tools is.

In the last few years a new generation of hardware lovers has emerged, so some who mixed entirely in the box have now returned to using a mixer and /or outboard hardware. For others the in-the-box workflow is just what they dreamed of. So in this poll we would like to know how you work with Pro Tools, are you fully in the box or is it just part of a more complex audio workflow? Did you start in the box and then return to hardware, or did you jettison hardware in preference for a fully in the box workflow.

Please take our poll and let us know what you use in addition to your audio interface and let us know in the comments why you use the workflow you have, how long you have been using that workflow, had it changed, if so then why?