In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring MAutoPitch from Melda, a tuning plugin for vocals and monophonic instruments.
There is a bit of a theme running through all these free video tutorials with Steve Genewick and James Ivey, and that is always assume that someone else is going to work on your session. You will be hearing this mantra a lot in these videos. James and Steve start off by discussing track labelling and some best-practice ideas for how to make your DAW session (in this case Pro Tools) as agile as possible with some tips that will make your working life easier.
In this episode, Dan puts his instruments to one side to focus on the tracks that he has already recorded for the song. Dan likes to correct timing issues midway through a tracking stage to avoid being caught out later in the production when he records keyboard and overdubs.
This free video tutorial is the first in a new series for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks with Grammy-nominated and Pensado Award-winning recording and mix engineer Steve Genewick about his mix template and session setup.
12 months ago Avid ran a survey through their Avid Customer Association about future directions for Pro Tools and their other product ranges. In December they ran round 1 of a follow-up survey. They have just launched round 2 and here is what I have found...
Watch the tutorial to hear before and after examples of JJP Guitars on an electric guitar recording in both isolation and full mix contexts.
In the MIDI Editor in Pro Tools, creating selections using the arrow keys is similar to using tab to transients but not quite. Find out what the difference is in the article accompanying this short, free video tutorial.
Russ, Mike and Dan discuss the effect Facebook has on us, the benefits of a simple setup, answering questions from the community and share their finds of the week.
We get a constant flow of questions about the costs of the different versions and models of Pro Tools as well as the different ways of 'buying' Pro Tools. In this article, we unpack the cost differences between the different types of Pro Tools. We have more detail about the different types of Pro Tools in our FAQ - Pro Tools FAQs - Pro Tools First, Pro Tools Standard Or Pro Tools HD - Which Is The Right One For Me?
In this edition of Sunday Sound Effects Roundup, we feature sound libraries from Pole Position, Gain Walkers, Morten Green Sound FX and Surround Sound Library as well as highlight a deal from Pro Sound Effects.
In this free video tutorial, you will see how easy it is to monitor M/S recordings live in Pro Tools without any special plug-ins.
When I first looked at this I was struck by how "homebrew" it looks. It took me back to the days before UI design and rendering was the job of a specialist. Although it's not pretty, it's much more fun than editing automation playlists! Try it. You might like it.
In this free video tutorial, Steve Genewick and James Ivey discuss sample rates and high-resolution audio and why there are only a very small number of reasons that we are not all recording and working at higher sample rates like 96KHz or above In DAWs like Pro Tools.
In this exclusive extract from PureMix, Andrew Scheps shows how to build and (try to) control a theremin using a Doepfer modular synthesiser.
As cool as this new EQ curve display is it sadly doesn't impress me that much. If anything it makes me feel a bit unenthusiastic about the Pro Tools Mix Window as it hasn't had any major changes over the last few years of updates, which I think is a bit of a shame.
Watch the tutorial to hear before and after examples of JJP Strings & Keys on a live acoustic piano recording in both isolation and full mix contexts.
This free video tutorial brought to you in association with Avid is the sixth in a series, aimed at people who are new to recording or new to Pro Tools. We follow the development of a demo recording from the point of view of someone with no prior experience of recording. In part 6, we introduce virtual instruments by recording a Hammond organ into the song. Rather than making an audio recording of the organ we record the MIDI performance. This involves a new track type which records the notes played int the instrument rather than the sound the instrument makes.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates what can be achieved using the SPL TD Plus from Plugin Alliance.
James, Alan and Julian discuss shortcuts (not the keyboard kind), the merits of software subscription, competitions and answering questions from the community and share their finds of the week.
10 years ago this year Russ Hughes started the AIR Users blog, which morphed into Pro Tools Expert in 2012. To kick off our year of celebrations we ran a competition with a Pro Audio gear and software prize pot worth over $28,000. We can now announce the winners of these amazing 18 prizes.
Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes you on a tour of his Pro Tools Session Template that he uses with songwriters. Dan recently updated this Pro Tools Session to incorporate a new Tegeler Audio Manufaktur studio outboard preamp called the VTRC.
In this article, we are going to take a look at monitor controllers that support 7.1 and above. As there aren't a huge number we are not going to get into the debate about what constitutes a monitor controller as there is a school of thought that says that to be a monitor controller a system needs to handle EQ, delay as well as multiple sources. For the purposes of this roundup, we are going to look at units that can at least control the level and route different sources to a 7.1 speaker system or higher.
In this free video tutorial, you will learn about how to change the keyboard focus in Pro tools using, rather appropriately, the keyboard.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Blue Cat's chorus from Blue Cat Audio. This isn't the newest of plug-ins but of all of the plug-ins in the Blue Cat Free Pack, this is one of our favourites. From a light ensemble to a deep destructive modulation effect, Blue Cat's Chorus can just do all of these, for free.
In this episode, Dan covers his one microphone electric guitar recording workflow along with some tips to help you get the most out of the sound from an electric guitar amp in a room. Watch to hear two microphone placement position examples. Dan tracks a doubled arrangement of distorted electric guitars followed by a clean guitar part to support the dynamics and energy of the arrangement.
M-Audio a brand that was owned by Avid but now is part of the InMusic brand, now include Pro Tools First with all of their M-Track C-Series Audio/MIDI interfaces, as well as their CTRL, Code, Oxygen, Hammer and Keystation USB/MIDI keyboard controllers.
In this article, we are going to explore the benefits of buying into Pro Tools as Avid offer two ways to buy Pro Tools software, Perpetual or Rental. We look at the costs of both options as well as other benefits.