In this free video tutorial, community member Paul Maunder takes a look at the process of loop recording ADR in Pro Tools and the associated track comping features. Playlists and a number of keyboard shortcuts essential to the ADR workflow are also covered.
In part 10 of our Getting To Grips With Pro Tools series, we are going to take a look at how to use Clip Groups. formerly known as Region Groups, in Pro Tools.
New Pro Tools Expert video series - Testing Waves OneKnob Series plug-ins. In this first episode we test OneKnob Brighter on live drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals. Does this provide a nice top end sheen to mixes or is OneKnob Brighter too harsh sounding? Watch the video and decide for yourself.
Pro Tools Workspace Browser bites the dust! Want to work with samples and loops in Pro Tools? Use Loopcloud 2.0, did we mention it's free? Watch our free tutorial video to learn how to connect the Loopcloud application with a DAW and to see how quick and easy it is to get samples working in a session.
Dan, James and Alan discuss Vocal Comping, Studio Errors and share community feedback and their finds of the week.
Is mixing stood up better for you? Tom Paul from Gigantic Post thinks so, he now has a dual operator Avid S6 control surface that can be operated standing up or folded down into the studio floor. We look at some of the health benefits and the pros and cons of mixing whilst stood up.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates using bx_console E to address issues on a recording of an acoustic guitar.
The workflows used for Pro Tools tracking and overdub sessions are vastly different. For example, when you're cutting your tracks on a console, Pro Tools acts as a capture recorder with faders and panners zeroed. The console is used for mixing, adding effects, and sending cue mixes to the talent. But the next day when you move to overdubs this all changes to an in-the-box scenario where Pro Tools is the recorder, mixer, and more. This lets you record overdubs in a more affordable environment like a smaller home studio. The setup time when moving between these workflows can cut into your creative flow but not if you're organized. The following tutorial will take you through preparation, execution, and other best practices for quickly moving from tracking to overdubs.
Following on from our article, Avid Quietly Discontinue Their Pro Tools HD Native PCI-e Cards and studying the Avid End Of Life article, we noticed that a number of Avid products pass their End Of Support Dates during 2018 including the Mbox Mini and all the black-faced D-Control And D-Command control surfaces. What should you do? We offer some help and advice.
In this second free video tutorial Paul covers the divergence controls, the LFE send level control and the final 2 panner modes: Divergence Editing mode and Auto Glide mode in the surround panner in Pro Tools Ultimate.
Exponential Audio recently announced that their Stereo Classic family of plug-ins - PhoenixVerb, R2, M7Control and Excalibur have now been expanded to include machine-based licensing in addition to conventional iLok licensing. We also cover how to change from iLok licensing to machine-based licensing and the pro and cons of machine-based and iLok based licensing.
Creating atmospheres is the art of designing the ambient environment that can make an integral part of any film or video. In this free video tutorial, Avid Application Specialist, Daniel Lovell uses track presets to save multiple layers of atmospheres and then uses the powerful playlist capabilities in Pro Tools to compile new, custom ambiences for his projects.
In this extract from PureMix, Chris Lord Alge explains why he never adds reverb to direct drum microphones, and discusses his combination of reverbs on drums.
In this 2-hour pureMix.net exclusive, watch CLA craft the mix for the Grammy award-winning song “It’s Not Over” from the fastest selling debut rock album of all time by Daughtry.
When Avid introduced Pro Tools 2018 at NAMM in Anaheim, it introduced major workflow improvements for comping tracks from playlists. But what if you don’t have the latest version, instead opting for Pro Tools 12 or earlier? The following tutorial will demonstrate best practices for the latest and earlier versions that allow you to quickly make a composite track from multiple playlists.
We saw a rumour on social media that Avid has discontinued their HD Native PCI-e cards and so we have done some research and we can confirm that Avid has chosen to stop selling their HD Native PCI-e cards. But what about the Thunderbolt HD Native unit and the HDX range?
In part 9 of our Getting To Grips With Pro Tools series, we are going to take a look at how to use template sessions. With Pro Tools you can set up sessions that can be templates for other projects. These are really useful if you have a number of regular projects.
this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers troubleshoots potential conflicts with the three record keyboard shortcuts on a Mac and demonstrates how to abort a record pass and keep your clips list tidy.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to use Waves Eddie Kramer Guitars plug-in on lead electric guitar tracks. Watch the video to see how simple it is to apply basic effects such as flanger, reverb and delay along with EQ and compression to dull sounding guitar tracks in dire need of attention.
Masters of Time Compression / Expansion and Pitch Shift plug-ins zplane have announced a new stripped down version of their brilliant élastiqueAAX plug-in - élastiqueAAXtce, specially designed to integrate with the TCE tool in Pro Tools, which is now available in the Avid Store.
Dan, James and Julian discuss studio acoustics and Pro Tools bugs, and share community feedback and their finds of the week.
Digital vs. Analog? Tube vs. Solid State? Pro Tools 11 vs. 2018? Everyone has a preference. But when it comes to using effects plug-ins in a Pro Tools session, there's no doubt that instancing plug-ins in parallel is far better than putting them directly on the audio track. As Woody Brown would say, it's like night and south. What's special about doing it this way? Apart from being able to share effects from many source tracks, instancing plug-ins in parallel buy you at least five solid advantages over those instanced directly on the track.
In this edition of the Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we take a look at libraries from Airborne Sound, Tonsturm, HerronSFX, WorkRoom Audio Post, Big Room Sound Inc, If A Tree Falls and SonicSalute as well as look at a 6 part tutorial series on how to use the Edward Ultimate Foley instrument bundle from Tovusound.
This is the first in a 2 part free Pro Tools video tutorial series on the Pro Tools surround panner. In this first part Avid Certified Instructor Paul Maunder describe the X/Y and 3 Knob panning modes.
How real are the rumours that Pro Tools is on the way out? Russ Hughes tells his story about his own concerns and where that led him.