Welcome to Pro Tools Expert a huge community for users of Avid Pro Tools for both music and post production. With over 3 million visits a year, we’ve grown to be the place to come for training, resources, tips tricks and news. We offer advice for users of all versions of Pro Tools both current and legacy formats. We’re independent and are not affiliated with Avid or their associated companies.
Entries in video (127)
We’ve teamed up with our friends at RSPE to bring you this exclusive video of first impressions of the new Avid S6 console from some top engineers and producers including Grammy winning mixer Mick Guzuaski.
For more info and expert advice on the new S6 console in the USA contact RSPE here
With some whizzy code we’ve now included two new sections into the site fed from our YouTube channel.
You can now watch the videos from the comfort of your favourite blog!
Community member Tony Molica shared this cool 100 second video on using shortcuts to create new tracks in Pro Tools 11 Mac.
Do you think you have what it takes to create a cool video? If so then send one in for us to take a look at, it has to have at least 1280 x 720 resolution and good audio quality - we can’t promise to show every video, but who knows, you might be a new members of the team!
Another excellent video from the SoundWorks team, who talk with Director Alfonso Cuarón and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay about the sound teams work to create a dramatic sound scape to a dark and vast outer space environment.
Russ gives a full show and tell review of the new FXpansion BFD3 drum VI. See what he thinks and also check out his written review.
Russ and James take a good look at the Universal Audio Apollo 16 to see if it offers something new, they discuss its merits, Pro Tools mode and flex routing.
Join our friends from iZotope and Avid with their audio for video webinar (Insight plug-in in image not actual size). Representatives from industry leaders Avid and iZotope will demonstrate how to:
- Use Media Composer 7 and iZotope plug-ins to solve audio issues
- Keep your mixes compliant with the new loudness standards
- Plus, get your questions answered in a live Q&A
Register today and see how to use Media Composer 7, and iZotope’s Insight*, Nectar, and Ozone plugins to deliver great-sounding mixes that meet the new audio for video standards.
In October, as part of our upcoming 5 year anniversary of the site, first as The AIR Users Blog and more recently as Pro Tools Expert, we would like you to be a part of our anniversary video.
Using your Web cam, smart phone, etc produce a 10 to 15 second video with you explaining what Pro Tools Expert means for you. Please make sure they look and sound as good as possible, and think about what you want to say so consider it a video tweet, short and succinct. We will then put as many as possible together into a community video.
This week’s winner of tip of the week is Michael Warner with a great use of Strip Silence to find peaks in the audio. Kindly sponsored by iLok.
Groove 3 have just released “Pro Tools 11 Explained” from our old friend Eli Krantberg.
Pro Tools 11 marks a new generation of software for AVID, taking the industry standard DAW to new heights with notable features and increased performance. DAW guru Eli Krantzberg takes you on a Pro Tools journey of the 11th kind, showing you the basics as well as more advanced features and functions; he makes getting on board with Pro Tools 11 fast and easy.
In the new Pro Tools folder in the User’s Documents folder, Avid have rearranged some of the files and folders that were either in the Avid folder in the Applications folder or the Digidesign folder in Application Support and there is a new folder called Video Test Patterns which is hardly mentioned in the Pro Tools documentation. However with the inclusion of the Avid Video Engine, we can create colour bars using these video test patterns and in this video we show you how.
In this video, James takes a look at the XPressor 500; a True Stereo Class A Compressor for 500 series rack by Elysia.
This is an excellent video produced by Toontrack and a valuable resource for anyone wanting to craft better songs. Enjoy!
James from Pro Tools Expert decided to see if the price of cables determines the sound or if it’s just a load of marketing hype. Watch this and then listen to the WAVs here and decide yourself.
At NAB 2013, Mike caught up with Dan May from Blackmagic Design and Bryce Button from AJA Video.
One of the new features in Pro Tools 11 is support for a range of video interfaces from Blackmagic Design and AJA Video. Dan and Bryce share what their companies are offering and which of their products would be most suitable for Pro Tools users to look at for use with Pro Tools 11.
Blackmagic have added the Mini Monitor and Mini Recorder to the Express to broaden the range of the UltraStudio range of Thunderbolt video interfaces. Blackmagic are stating these are supported in Pro Tools but Avid’s compatibility charts don’t yet reflect this. They say…
When you need tiny sized portable video capture and playback for your Thunderbolt laptop or desktop computer then UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini are the perfect solution. You get an extremely affordable solution with high quality SD and HD video all powered from the Thunderbolt connection so you just plug in and go! UltraStudio Express includes capture and playback of SD/HD-SDI, HDMI and analog video and analog audio all in the one beautifully designed model. UltraStudio Mini Recorder is the pocket sized SDI and HDMI recorder and UltraStudio Mini Monitor features SDI and HDMI playback, perfect for simple low cost NLE monitoring.
The pricing is pretty good too.
Pro Tools Expert and Waves guru Michael Pearson Adams has released his first title for Groove 3, playing to his experiences when working with Waves - SSL Bundle Explained, in their words…
Michael Pearson Adams, former North American product specialist for Waves shows you all the features and
We know that our annual membership is a steal, you get to watch our growing list of over 500 Pro Tools videos for £20 ($30) a year. If you are already a member of Pro Tools Expert then nothing changes, you will still continue to get FREE access to all videos as you have always done and for as long as your membership runs. Simply continue to log in on this site and use it as before, you have no need to use the new Pay Per View site.
However, you may just want to watch a couple of videos, well now you can on our new Pay-Per-View video service. It is hosted by Vimeo and you can pay using either a credit card or Paypal.
So the new Pay-Per-View service has launced with a limited, but growing selection. Find out more here