Do you know the difference between ducking and side chain compression? They are different. Do you understand negative compression ratios? If you don’t, why not find out? Watch this!
In this extract from PureMix, Grammy award winning mixer Fab Dupont sets up parallel compression using the humble Dynamics III Compressor/Limiter and 7 band EQ III. both stock plugins in Pro Tools.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring the new Typewriter Kontakt Instrument from Wavesfactory featuring a Royal vintage typewriter using 4 mic positions: close stereo, stereo ribbon, mono and stereo room. Check it out either as a foley instrument for audio post-production or as a rhythm instrument for music production.
Rather than reaching for an EQ when trying to problem solve in a mix, try a multi-band compressor instead. It gives you all the frequency-carving tools you're used in an EQ plus the ability to add punch and definition to the envelope of your track.
Avid has been a little quiet on releasing the next version of Pro Tools. We have been looking at the Pro Tools Ideascale and chatting amongst the Pro Tools Expert team about what features we would like to see in the next release of Pro Tools. What features are you looking for?
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates an alternative to deleting clips or automating mutes in Pro Tools.
In this free four-part video tutorial series we show you how to mix live multitrack drums using a selection of very powerful plug-ins from Waves. In this first episode we show you how to remove unflattering resonances from snare tracks using subtractive "corrective" EQ.
James, Dan and Julian are discussing compression and reverb this week. they talk about parallel compression and ask whether it gets over-used. They talk reverb - what are their go-to reverbs and are there any they overlook? They answer your questions, share community feedback, and their finds of the week.
In this video tutorial Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor shows you several tips that will improve the way you work with plug-ins in both mix and edit windows in Pro Tools.
Have you ever wanted to use an audio file but it's covered in reverb or ambience and need a dryer version?
In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew shows how to remove ambiance from a sample using the SPL transient designer.
It's no secret that PreSonus, the makers of Studio One, has been working hard to entice professionals to the Studio One platform, sometimes perceived as a DAW for hobbyists and live bands who want to record their gigs.
It seems the efforts that they have been putting into Studio One development particularly in Studio One 3 and Studio One 4 seem to be paying off.
This is one not to miss! PreSonus and UJAM have teamed up to offer Studio One users a copy of their amazing guitar VI Virtual Guitarist SPARKLE worth $129 completely FREE!
PreSonus has today announced Universal Control 2.8. It includes the following changes and improvements. It now includes support for FaderPort and FaderPort Classic in Universal Control and support for Studio 2/4. Faderport users are prompted to install a firmware update that seems to offer brighter displays that can now be seen easier - a long overdue fix.
PreSonus, the makers of Studio One, has today announced the Studio One 4.0.1.
This is the first update since Studio One 4 was announced. It includes new features and a massive list of fixes. This update is free to Studio One 4 owners and can be downloaded from either within Studio One or from your user account.
PreSonus, the makers of Studio One, has announced an update to their popular Faderport.
The original Faderport has been a firm favourite of many DAW users and this one looks like taking over the mantel as a winning compact controller.
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The idea of “push” and “pull” with regards to pop based drum grooves refers to playing slightly ahead or behind the beat, in order to impart a slightly different feel to the music. Discover how the Feel knob on the Details page of Logic’s Drummer is used to control this aspect of the groove.
In this free tutorial, Logic Pro Expert contributor Chris Vandeviver demonstrates the many options available for exporting audio out of Logic Pro X.
A few days ago, my colleague Russ Hughes put together an interesting Production Expert post on the importance of mono compatibility. Given the home audio revolution taking place, more and more people are listening to music on single speaker solutions that sum the left and right sides together. This raises the question of how best to monitor stereo mixes for mono compatibility within Logic Pro X.
I had a guitar player over to record recently. We paired up Amp Designer (getting a relatively clean tone, using a slightly tweaked version of the Large Blackface Clean preset) with Eventide’s UltraTap and MangledVerb, and came up with a really interesting and unusual lead guitar tone.
Our friends at Audiodeluxe have an exclusive deal offering 30% off reTune from zplane. Retune takes an interesting approach to tuning in that as well as being a plug-in capable of typical pitch correction and pitch quantise duties, it offers a retuning matrix, allowing pitch based experiments through mapping incoming pitches to different pitches on the output side.