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Pro Tools tips, tricks, support and news for users of Pro Tools. Free Pro Tools video tutorials and free Pro Tools plug-ins. We support both the music and post production community.

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. 

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Realtime and AudioSuite Processing In Pro Tools

Russ shows the difference between Realtime and AudioSuite plug-ins in Pro Tools.

In the Pro Tools reference guide AudioSuite processing is described in this way.

AudioSuite plug-ins are used to render processing and modify audio files on disk. AudioSuite pro- cessing applies non-real-time, or rendered, audio processing to selected audio clips in your

Pro Tools session. Depending on how you config- ure an AudioSuite plug-in, it will either alter the original source audio file or create an entirely new audio source file. 

Sometimes Realtime processing will be of benefit and at other times AudioSuite plug-in processing will be more suitable. Russ outlines the benefits of using one or the other. 

Pro Tools Tutorials For Beginners: Starting Your First Pro Tools Session

Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have recently announced Pro Tools First, a free copy of Pro Tools. It fundamentally works in the same way as the regular version of Pro Tools but with some limitations.

A few months ago we started a series of free videos tutorials Pro Tools Tutorials For Beginners. In this Pro Tools video tutorial ‘Pro Tools Tutorials For Beginners: Starting Your First Pro Tools Session‘ Russ goes right back to basics and shows users how to create, record and save their first Pro Tools session.*

If you are new to Pro Tools then these free Pro Tools video tutorials are aimed at helping to get those new to recording and mixing in Pro Tools up and running.

Watch this free Pro Tools video tutorial here

*Sessions in Pro Tools First are saved to the cloud.

NAMM 2015: Exclusive Look At UAD Apollo Expanded And Console 2 Software 

James is given a full show and tell preview of the new Universal Audio UAD Apollo Expanded update with Console 2 software. The preview includes all the new software and many of the new features found in Apollo Expanded and Console 2.
Universal Audio say:
Universal Audio is proud to announce Apollo Expanded software, coming exclusively for Apollo audio interfaces as part of UAD Software v8.0, to be released in March 2015. With Apollo Expanded, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can freely combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows.
Apollo Expanded also marks the introduction of Console 2.0 software, giving Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo users dynamic new workflow options, with more than 25 new user-requested features.

NAMM 2015 Video Overview Of IZ Technology RADAR Studio - In Depth Must See

James from Pro Tools Expert gets a full overview of the new IZ Technology RADAR system. 

IZ say about RADAR Studio:

Long considered the world’s finest digital audio recorder, RADAR now runs Pro Tools, natively. RADAR studio renders both the audio PC and audio interface obsolete. Track and mix with a single, integrated, best-in-class audio appliance.

Built with world-class converters and Adrenaline DR technology, RADAR studio transcends the digital barriers of sonic quality. Read more about RADAR’s legendary Sound Technology.

RADAR has always been the best digital audio recorder, and now it’s the best DAW host. Running Pro Tools natively, you can track, mix, and automate, using all the plugins and features your workflow requires.

RADAR. Your favorite DAW. One box. Starting at $4995*. Seriously.

*2015 NAMM Show limited time offer. Includes a free Classic 96 8 channel analogue I/O card. Offer ends Feb 15th.

More information about IZ Technology RADAR Studio here

Avid Pro Tools | S6 Show & Tell: Layout Recall in S6 Software v1.3

In a previous video from RSPE, Hollywood Mixer Gary Lux and Avid’s own Richard McKernan showed how to create, edit and delete custom Layouts on the Avid Pro Tools | S6. This time they demonstrate the new and improved layout recall on the Avid Pro Tools | S6. The new feature, recently added on Pro Tools | S6 software v1.3, allows you to access your saved layouts quickly and without having to change what’s visible on the master module’s touch screen. Check it out, and stay tuned for more video tutorials.

To learn more about the Pro Tools | S6, visit our dedicated Avid Pro Tools | S6 blog.

New Video From Fab Dupont At PureMix Explaining The Fundamentals Of Reverb & Using Reverb On Vocals 

Our friends at Puremix have released a great new video called  “Using Reverb on Vocals”

In this video you can learn what terms such as “time”, “length”, “size”, “depth”, “color”, “absorption” mean and make it second nature to create the best reverb sauce for your vocals.

Fab uses a cooking analogy and loads of examples so you can get past the terms and start creating great sounding reverb the way you want it rather than just clicking on stuff and hoping for the best.

You can buy just this video for $17 or you can use the PureMix Hoiliday Sale and get up to 40% off subscriptions to everything on the PureMix site.

Testing Round Trip Latency On The Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt With Pro Tools

Russ test the new Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt for round trip latency, sending audio out of the interface and then recording it back into Pro Tools to see how fast it really is. You may be surprised by the results.

Watch the video here

The all new Apogee Ensemble is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface to offer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functionality all in one box. Ensemble includes 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controller functionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphone outputs and digital connectivity for a total of 30 x 34 I/O. Blending acclaimed innovations, groundbreaking new features and an effortless user interface, Ensemble empowers you to capture inspiration 
when creative lightning strikes.

Launched in 2007, the first Ensemble re-defined the possibilities of the personal studio interface, setting new standards of quality, simplicity and value. Winning  that year’s TEC Award for Digital Audio Technology, Ensemble went on to become the preferred interface for thousands of hit-making producers, engineers and artists. Now, with 30 years of digital audio expertise and the latest technological innovations, Apogee has re-built Ensemble to introduce the next generation of music creation technology.

Antares AutoTune 8 Review - Flex-Tune And Low Latency Monitoring

Russ takes the latest version of Antares AutoTune for a spin to see if the new features in AutoTune 8 are worth exploring. Watch the video review of Antares AutoTune 8 as we check out both of these new features.

What Antares Say About AutoTune 8

Building on over 17 years as the overwhelming choice of professional musicians, producers and engineers, Auto-Tune 8 is the new generation of genuine Auto-Tune pitch and time correction.

New in Auto-Tune 8 is Antares’ revolutionary new Flex-Tune real-time pitch correction technology. While providing the seamless, natural pitch correction and audio quality that Auto-Tune is known for, Flex-Tune correction gives singers unmatched freedom to exercise their vocal creativity.

In addition to the option of Flex-Tune, Auto-Tune 8 features a new ultra-low latency mode for use during tracking or for live performance, along with a variety of workflow enhancements designed to let you address your pitch and time correction tasks with a maximum of creativity and a minimum of frustration

More about Antares AutoTune 8

From Creation to Final Mix: Episode 2 - Free Video

From Creation to Final Mix: Episode 2 is now available featuring producer Fab Dupont helping the band The Arrows to produce a new track.

In this episode they look at using Boom, laying down a bass guitar and synth line in Pro Tools.

Sign up to download the tracks, watch next episodes and more.

How To Re Amp Guitar With The Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Tutorial: Video

In this free video tutorial for Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt users Russ shows how to re-amp a guitar using both the guitar input and output method and also using a stereo input. He covers the settings in Pro Tools, connections to the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and also using the Maestro Software.

This is what Apogee say about the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt. The Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface to offer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functionality all in one box.

Ensemble includes 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controller functionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphone outputs and digital connectivity for a total of 30 x 34 I/O. Blending acclaimed innovations, groundbreaking new features and an effortless user interface, Ensemble empowers you to capture inspiration when creative lightning strikes.

Launched in 2007, the first Ensemble re-defined the possibilities of the personal studio interface, setting new standards of quality, simplicity and value. Winning that year’s TEC Award for Digital Audio Technology, Ensemble went on to become the preferred interface for thousands of hit-making producers, engineers and artists. Now, with 30 years of digital audio expertise and the latest technological innovations, Apogee has re-built Ensemble to introduce the next generation of music creation technology.