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.
Ever since the iPad Pro 10.5" came out there have been questions as to whether it would support the Pro Tools Control app and whether it would fit in the Pro Tools Dock. In this article, we explore the options.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to fatten up a live drum sub-mix using the new Scheps Omni Channel Strip plug-in by Waves. Unlike many channel strip plug-ins Omni is not a like for like emulation modelled on a "insert popular brand name" mixing console, instead, it broadly takes inspiration from analog console workflows while featuring some very cool modern twists.
In this free video tutorial, you will learn about how to use the Shift + Click to Invert the gain of a band of EQ in the stock Pro Tools EQ III plug-in tip from a previous tip to create a mono-compatible stereo widening effect.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates some differences between the two available channels in the Engl E765, both tonally and in terms of gain.
Mike, James and Julian discuss our equipment choices, the much anticipated 2018 Mac Pro, competitions and answering questions from the community and sharing our finds of the week.
What do you do when you are trying to open a very old Pro Tools session with Sound Designer II files that were saved on a Mac? In this free tutorial, we are going to take a look at a range of possible solutions to help you choose which one is most appropriate for your situation.
Reverb is one of the most important effects in a mixer's toolkit. Reverb creates space around tracks, which in turn adds depth and dimension to mixes, in short, reverb is a tool that mixers will never be able to live without. In this article we feature 5 of the best reverb plug-ins by Waves.
Flavio Buonerba wrote into the Pro Tools Expert podcast, telling us all about his incredible self-build cross-platform Pro Tools host computer. Flavio gave so much detail and great tips, that we decided that it would best serve the community to publish his experience in full detail, for everyone to enjoy and learn from.
In this tutorial video for Production Expert, Drummer James Ivey continues his drum recording tutorial with a look at room mics, what configurations to use and how they sound.