In this final free video tutorial in the series, James and Steve talk about editing your multi-track session where the tracks contain playlists. This is an area of editing that is full of potential pain points. Following the steps that Steve lays out will help you avoid the potential pitfalls when the artist or producer says "Can I just cut the 3rd verse."
We have covered several attempts to get legacy control surfaces working with later versions of Pro Tools. Paul Neyrinck has been in touch to say he is undertaking some R&D looking at possible new features to V-Control Pro that would provide support for these legacy control surfaces with Pro Tools 11 and above as well as other DAWs.
A mix can quickly lead you down dark and frustrating rabbit holes that are difficult to come out of, however, we have some essential mixing tips that will hopefully help you to avoid getting suck when you mix your next song in Pro Tools. These tips will inspire you to develop some basic mixing disciplines and mindsets as mixing isn't just about moving faders and loading up plug-ins you know...
Watch this tutorial to hear how the Waves API 550B performs on a drums sub mix.
The Waves API 550B is a very straightforward EQ plug-in to use. If you are new to EQ or have difficulty hearing EQ bands then experiment with fixed band graphic EQs like this one as these types of plug-in help users to learn and hear the differences between EQ bands quickly.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers examines the controls available in Unfiltered Audio's Dent 2 distortion plug-in to produce wavetable style sequences from a sine wave.
Mike, James and Dan question the widely held belief that Pro Tools subscriptions have driven up the cost of staying up to date with Pro Tools and how responsibly audio brands approach packaging their goods. They answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Edit James Ivey leaves the comfort of his home studio for a trip into central London to the Soho HQ of UK pro audio reseller Jigsaw24. They arranged for James to run the Pro Tools Expert Power Test session on a brand new, fresh out of the box Apple iMac Pro. Watch and see how this new machine fares and see if James could push it to the limit.
In this part of our ongoing series Getting To Grips With Pro Tools we are going to walk you through how to create a new session and cover what all the settings and options mean and why it is important not to ignore any of them.
This is the fourth in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018.1. In this article, we start with the release of Pro Tools 7.4 which brought Elastic Audio to the world of Pro Tools through to the release of Pro Tools 10 and the HD Native Thunderbolt box.
In this edition of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we take a look at libraries from SoundBits, HISSandaROAR, Immersive FX, SKYES Audio, TheWorkroom Audio Post and Pro Sound Effects and we take a look at what is in the new Soundly v2.1 Release.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at a very useful combination keystroke which can be used to centre the playhead onscreen and looks at how it works by examining the use of the arrow keys and their role in creating and navigating edit selections.
In part 5 of this free video tutorial series, James and Steve talk about how to keep your session tidy and how to prepare it for transit to another mixer. They talk about how Steve would expect to find unwanted or un-used tracks and how you can use the Track Comments box to leave notes for whoever is next to work on the track.
Community member and Soundminer guru Guido Helbling from Avosound shares some tips and tricks on how to use Soundminer V4.5 and HD Plus. The Soundminer software offers a comprehensive range of tools and options, but not all of them are instantly apparent. The following tips will help you get started with your Soundminer software.
Following its successful release on Native and UAD platforms, Sonnox is delighted to announce that the release of an AAX DSP version of their Oxford Dynamic EQ, which now supports Avid HDX systems.
Whenever we announce a new version of Pro Tools, we usually get a number of comments here on the site, in Podcast questions and on social media that the current upgrade plans are a rip-off and why can't we go back to the old way of paid and free upgrades. So I thought I would do some research and see how true this might be...
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to mix a lead vocal using the slap delay and plate reverb effects in Waves Kramer Effects Channel plug-in. This plug-in features two slap reverb chains. H Slap is a short slap delay fed into a short plate reverb, Z Slap is a slightly longer delay with longer feedback fed into a larger plate reverb. Both sound great and are easily controlled by use of the dials at the bottom of the GUI.
This free video tutorial brought to you in association with Avid is the eighth and last in a series, aimed at people who are new to recording or new to Pro Tools. We've followed the development of a demo recording from the point of view of someone with no prior experience of recording. In this video, we look at how to process a recording to control the output levels and bring up the overall loudness of a recording to make it suitable for life outside Pro Tools.
Russ, Dan and Julian discuss the release of Pro Tools 2018.3, the danger that gear sometimes obscures the importance of talent and talk about the biggest story of the week on Production Expert - the Brown on Sound parody tutorial! They answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.
Grouping instruments in Pro Tools brings along a great deal of control and functional commonality. But when recording, sometimes all you need is to recall a selection of tracks without grouping faders, mutes, and other functions. In this free video tutorial, we will show you how to quickly jump between groups of unrelated tracks and put them into Record Ready, Solo, Input, or Mute when tracking and overdubbing.
Having chosen your interface, software, computer and hard drives we now turn our attention to how to set up our computer and get Pro Tools authorised.
This is the third in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018.1. In this article, we start with the release of Pro Tools 5.1 which brought surround to the world of Pro Tools through to the release of the C24 control surface.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at Sansamp, which while one of the oldest stock plug-ins in Pro Tools is still very useable, offering as it does, a slightly different palette of distortion sounds compared to conventional amp sims.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Code Red Free. An emulation of the EMI valve console made famous by the Beatles.
In this episode, Dan shares is go to stereo microphone placement technique that he uses all the time to record upright acoustic pianos. Dan prefers to place a set of microphones under the piano keyboard instead of above, watch the video to find out why.
In part 4 of this free video tutorial series, Steve Genewick and James Ivey discuss tuning and how to make sure your tuned vocal and instrumental part stay locked to their processing partner software. Steve shares some of his best practices when it comes to moving files in Pro Tools with Autotune or Melodyne attributes.
Avid are continuing their drive to improve Pro Tools with regular releases. Following their version number change, Pro Tools 2018.3 is a March 2018 release and is a bug fix release to try and pick up on the various bugs that have dogged some of us. Here is the list of the bug fixes in the Pro Tools 2018.3 release.
Avid has released the EUCON 2018.3 software update, which not only brings a number of major features to the Pro Tools S6 control surface but also includes new functionality and stability fixes across all EUCON-enabled control surfaces, including a new Unified Workstation software installer architecture.
In this exclusive extract from PureMix, Andrew Scheps shows how a Tape sim plug-in can be abused to add distortion to a kick drum.