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How To Use External Hardware Effects In Pro Tools


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Following a request from the community Russ does a full video tutorial on how to connect hardware in and out of Pro Tools. He looks at both the software set-up in Pro Tools and the hardware set-up.

This video tutorial also shows you how to account for any round trip latency that may be introduced depending on the hardware being used.

After watching this tutorial users should be able to use their favourite hardware in Pro Tools sessions.

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Making Small Rooms With Exponential Audio Reverbs - Video Tutorial

An excellent video from ‘Mr Reverb’ Michael Carnes founder of Exponential Audio.

In this free video tutorial on advanced reverb design, Michael gives an in-depth workshop on making a room.

It looks at the use of both early reflections and reverb as well as how filters help to bring realism.

You can watch it on the Exponential Audio web site.

Source: Exponential Audio

Get Up And Running With Transfuser In 5 Minutes

Join now and watch over 700 Pro Tools tutorials videos for just £20 a year.

This video tutorial is aimed at those who want to get up and running fast.

In around 5 minutes Russ shows you the basics of AIR Transfuser, it’s enough to get you up and running leaving you time to create great music until you have time to explore deeper later.

One Day Only - Pro Tools Expert Friday Freebie - All Videos Free To Watch!

So you were wondering what to do today? Well cancel whatever you are doing because for today only we’ve opened up all our member only video access for free, that’s nearly 700 tips and tricks videos for you to watch for free.

So settle down and start watching Pro Tools video tutorials free. TODAY ONLY!

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Extended Video Of Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration

Another video made by a third party of the new Pro Tools Cloud collaboration feature.

Please be advised that these are technology previews so features may change and no date of delivery or price is given at this time.

Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration Preview Video Contents

The preview includes a preview of;

  • Pro Tools cloud text and video chat, 
  • Pro Tools track freeze, 
  • Pro Tools upload to the cloud, 
  • instant Pro Tools plug-in purchasing, 
  • plug-in install with sessions open, 
  • session streaming for approval playback to those without Pro Tools installed
  • Avid Marketplace

Watch the Pro Tools Cloud collaboration preview video

Source: YouTube 

Show And Tell Review Of Waves Vitamin Plug in

Russ takes a look at the new Waves Vitamin plug-in and reviews this handy plug-in.

He gives examples of using it on drums, piano, synth and guitar as well as on an entire mix.

Find out what he thinks with this review of the Waves Vitamin plug-in

A First Look At Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration - Video

Here’s a short video showing how cloud collaboration may work in Pro Tools. We say ‘may work’ as all of the stuff being shown as part of Avid Everywhere are technology previews, so things like features and prices are not locked down yet and are subject to change.

Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration

We urge you to get past the early part of the video, a kind of cloud collaboration explained for a Sesame Street audience, then you will see some of the technology that should appear in later versions of Pro Tools as part of cloud collaboration.

Pro Tools - Avid Marketplace

The video also touches a little on the Marketplace concept, but again there’s a lot of unanswered questions around the concept such as cost of ownership, revenue split, allowed content, censorship and of course Avid’s distribution reach in comparison to other proven ways to sell and licence your content.

Watch the Pro Tools cloud collaboration video here.

Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration - Hit or Miss?

Hit or miss? Let us know, take the poll and have your say.

How To Create A Pumping Synth In Pro Tools

Pumping synths are a hugely popular effects used in several music production genres.

Russ shows how to create this effect using the plug-ins that ship with Pro Tools. In this case he shows how to get the synth pump effect using the BF76 compression and a side chain input from Boom.

Show And Tell Review Of UAD Dangerous Bax Eq 

Russ takes a look at new UAD Dangerous Bax Eq, aimed at those who want to use precise EQ to add that something extra special either in mix, mastering or even on individual tracks.

This video looks at the extra Mid/Side option which is offered with the plug-in and is used on a final mix to add punch, definition and space.

Catchin' SYNC Show & Tell Review With High Speed Frame Rate Recording

Catchin’ Sync is an iOS app that will work on iPhone or iPads allowing you to capture and determine any sync errors in your playback system. These usually occur when video and audio go throughout separate devices like the Audio passing through a receiver or more commonly the video through and LCD screen or worse still a Projector etc.

Catchin’ Sync has been around for over a year now and has been steadily improving. The latest version - 1.0.7 has really brought Catchin’ Sync into the frame, because it now uses the high frame speed video recording that Apple introduces in the iPhone 5 and 5s. This has to be a ‘must have’ for anyone who works with video with a DAW like Pro Tools, which is why we have awarded it The Editors Choice Award.

You can use a range of iOS devices and there are a range of compensation settings for the older Apple devices on the Catchin’ Sync web site. But with the high frame rate and that there is no need to add an offset the iPhone 5 and especially the 5S are the best devices to use with Catchin’ Sync. People have asked if there will be an Android version of Catchin’ Sync but unfortunately not, we understand they won’t because there are so many hardware variations between Android devices. With Apple there are only a handful of devices to measure the delays from the cameras,  but to provide the same service with Android, they’d have to test every device and calculate the offsets.

Understanding Nondestructive Editing With Clips - FREE Video

Another excellent video from our partners at Lynda. Skye Lewin explains nondestructive editing in Pro Tools.

Possible Workaround For Video Problems In Pro Tools 11 - Part 2

In part 1 we heard that Paul Sinkovich had told us about a free app - MXF4mac Player from Hamburg Pro Media, which will open and play nearly any flavour of MXF files, even in full screen. It will open most MXF variations. It supports XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, DNxHD, HDV, Uncompressed SD/HD, Uncompressed Avid 10 bit, DVC-Pro HD, IMX-D10,DV, Meridien, Sony Proxy and more and it is compatible to QuickTime movies and other formats (e.g. .mp4, .mov, .avi, .m4v, .wav, .aif, .aiff).  

However the free MXF4mac Player on is own isn’t enough, you need to buy an ‘in app’ purchase (Avid take note) called TC Sync which then allows you through MIDI Time Code (MTC) and MIDI Machine Control (MMC) to sync Pro Tools and the MXF4mac Player together so that you aren’t asking Pro Tools to handle the video and in this part Paul is going to explain and demonstrate with the video above how he uses MXF4macPlayer with TC Sync, over to you Paul.

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Possible Workaround For Video Problems In Pro Tools 11 - Part 1

Community member Paul Sinkovich got in touch to give us the heads up on a workflow he now uses with a free app - MXF4mac Player from Hamburg Pro Media, which will open and play nearly any flavour of MXF files, even in full screen. It will also control 8 tracks of audio, the frame rate, Movie Time, Source Package Timecode, Frame Number and Data Rate. 

The MXF4mac Player can open most MXF variations. It supports XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, DNxHD, HDV, 
Uncompressed SD/HD, Uncompressed Avid 10 bit, DVC-Pro HD, IMX-D10,DV, Meridien, Sony Proxy and more. 
Optional Plug-Ins for DCP and JPEG2000 support and it is compatible to QuickTime movies and other formats (e.g. .mp4, .mov, .avi, .m4v, .wav, .aif, .aiff).  So in a post workflow that is becoming more and more tapeless and MXF becoming part of the delivery format this is a very useful tool.

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Pro Tools - Staying Organized: Labelling Tracks And Clips Video

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We have spoken a lot recently about some Pro Tools basics that every Pro Tools user should know about. In this FREE Pro Tools video tutorial Brian Lee White explains how essential it is to organise a Pro Tools session.

This video is a part of the entire series ‘Pro Tools Mixing and Mastering’ one of the many training series for Pro Tools from lynda.com

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Should Media Composer And Pro Tools Converge?

Russ’ recent article 5 Basic Features Pro Tools Continues To Lack proved popular with the community with people offering lots of alternative basic features they think Pro Tools should have. For anyone who hasn’t visited the Ideascale you really should as Avid are interested in hearing the views of the users, of course that doesn’t mean that everything which is popular on ideascale will make it into the next release of Pro Tools, far from it. It would be a terrible mistake for Avid to attempt to meet every user feature request, even if they could. There is an old saying “a camel is a horse designed by committee”. Consistency and simplicity are essential in any product, Apple have made an unimaginable fortune by doing exactly that.

Inevitably there are feature requests I agree and disagree with but I often find myself wondering at the requests which say something along the lines of “make feature X from Logic/Ableton/Reason/Reaper available in Pro Tools”. If you want to use another DAW then use another DAW but respect the differences and treat them as a strength rather than a deficiency. I love Pro Tools, I’m good at Pro Tools but the last thing I want is to turn all other DAWs into Pro Tools - What would be the point of that?

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What Do You Think Of Video Implementation In Pro Tools 11? Poll

Mike has recently ran an article Avid Still Have Serious Problems With Video In Pro Tools 11 about concerns that many professionals have about the new Avid video engine found in Pro Tools 11. It garnered a lot of comments from industry professionals.

How are you getting on with it, take part in our poll and let us know what your experiences are.

Avid Still Have Serious Problems With Video In Pro Tools 11

More recently I have only being doing the occasional project with video and so I haven’t been personally aware how much trouble my audio post colleagues have been having with video playback and Pro Tools 11. However last week it came and but me at an awkward moment.

My client’s client had come up to Manchester from London specifically to sign off on a final mix for a cartoon project. The night before my client send me the revised video file and seeing it was a .mov video, thought had would be OK in Pro Tools and imported it onto the timeline, reconformed the session to the new video ready for the session in the morning.

However within the first 2 minutes of the session playing the video to the client’s client, I was getting freezing. It would play for a bit and then freeze - very embarrassing. So whilst continuing to discuss the changes and revised style brief with the client and their client I dropped out of Pro Tools, opening up MPEG Streamclip, saw that the .mov was actually an H264 video, so transcoded it to Avid DNxHD and imported that into the session. It was a long 6 minutes or so, but that fixed it for me and the session and the video were rock solid, scrubbing was excellent all be it I am displaying the video in a window on my desktop even though the video file size had jumped up from 105MB to 15GB.

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How To Create The Muse Sound Avid With Eleven Rack

In this free Pro Tools video tutorial, James Ivey shows how to create the Muse guitar sound using the Eleven Rack.

Settings for the amp are shown below. Download the patch FREE here

Amp Settings

Reverb Settings

Fuzz Settings

EQ Settings

Time Lapse Video Installing An Avid S6 Into "This Is Sound Design"

Our friends at RSPE have produced this time lapse video showing the installation of an Avid S6 control surface into “This Is Sound Design” As soon as it was finished Nathan Ruyle started mixing two independent films.