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Depending on what forum you find yourself in and the thread you are reading you could be forgiven for either thinking that Pro Tools 11 is full of bugs or conversely rock solid.
There are some well documented issues surrounding Pro Tools 11 which Avid have acknowledged, at Pro Tools Expert we get a lot of emails from users asking us about different issues not documented, are they general bugs or specific computer issues? It can be the case that how a computer is configured can greatly affect performance, you can read our report here.
However, we thought it might be helpful to see how often users of Pro Tools 11 have their workflow interrupted by Pro Tools bugs and crashes. Reliability is an essential requirement of any professional software application, so is Pro Tools 11 meeting the mark or falling short?
So take our poll for both Mac and Windows users, of course please also let us have your comments.
Are you on cloud 9 or ready to throw the towel in?
In this FREE Pro Tools video tutorial Russ shows those who may have limited budgets that you don’t always need to spend money on plug-ins to get great results.
Russ takes users under the hood of Xpand2 to show how to create rich and complex textures that can be controlled during a performance.
In this video Pro Tools users will learn how to stack sounds, use arpeggiators to create movement, assign filter controls and use MIDI CC for extra control.
There was a time when VST owners were getting all the free plug-ins, but not anymore. Following the recent update from Melda, our free Pro Tools plug-ins list now runs to over 100.
They include plug-ins from top software developers like Softube, Bluecat, Fxpansion, Brainworx and more. This list include instruments, effects and some really cool tools.
Head over and search this list, if you think some RTAS and AAX plug-ins are missing then please let us know.
Marcus takes an extended look at creating a Pro Tools template from scratch, getting it just how you want it and then saving it for later use.In this video he includes a lot of very cool shortcuts and tips and tricks, before long you’ll be a Pro Tools ninja flying around the keyboard and having more time to make great tracks.
Russ, James & Mike Aiton bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
- Matt Chamberlain Drums From Loop Loft With Exclusive Pro Tools Sessions £32 - 33% Discount
- LiquidSonics Reverberate Convolution Reverb Plug-in £35 - 30% Discount
- TAL-U-NO-LX Synth Plug-in £27 - 25% Discount
- Acon Digital DeReverberate Plug-in £39 - 33% Discount
- #Hit It - The Ultimate Guide To Programming Drums eBook £11 - 25% Discount
- Video playback tests from Mike Aiton
- Community Standards
- How scientific are our tests?
- The Slate Raven
- Mastering Robots
- Transporter cloud sync
- Nevada Music Pro Tools Evening July 10th
- Dave Wraight - Take care when using USB3 drives
- Dylan Scott - Using Soundflower on Pro Tools 11
- Claude Meyer - VIs for use in Jazz music
- Neil Anderson - Phrase sampling in Pro Tools
- Peter Kristensen - Locking 2 Pro Tools in sync live http://www.hinton-instruments.co.uk/pmprod/custom.htm
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.