In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates using the Page Up and Down Keys to navigate the Pro Tools Edit and Mix Windows. Page Up or Down to move vertically in screen-sized jumps and add Alt/Option to scroll horizontally.
The BBC has recently made available it's sound effects library online to the public. This library consists of over 16,000 samples that can be downloaded free of charge. All the samples are WAV and have been tagged which makes it incredibly easy to search and find sound effects. These samples have been released under something called the RemArc licence meaning these cannot be used commercially.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates changing Grid and Nudge values using keyboard shortcuts in Pro Tools to place a sample by ear.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Spaceship Delay from Musical Entropy. A flexible delay plug-in which offers some features premium delay plug-ins do not.
When recording a live band and using a click track, using the grid for edits can be a benefit or a nightmare. It all depends on how tightly the song conforms to the click. The best drummers use a click track as a suggestion rather than the gospel and artfully lay the pocket (timing) of the groove ahead and behind the beat in different sections to make the song breathe. This is where editing off the grid is the best way to work because the players are determining where the pocket sits on the grid, and not the click.
In this puremix.net exclusive, Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Andrew Scheps, shows you how he approaches micing a grand piano. Andrew shows you multiple techniques that cover a wide variety of genres using different combinations of close and distant microphones, spaced pairs and cleverly placed mono microphones.
EDM or Electronic Dance Music is not a style we cover often on Pro Tools Expert. Luckily the team Slate Slate Digital has produced a very cool free tutorial showing you how to use Slate's Virtual Mix Rack (VMR) in EDM mixing. Steven Slate takes us through an in the box mix of a club track and shows us some ideas to add depth, warmth, and fatness to the track using Slate Digital plug-ins.
Masters of Ambisonic immersive audio Noise Makers have released a new Third Order Ambisonics Reverb plug-in for Pro Tools 12.8.2 and above.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to fatten up drums using Waves MaxBass plug-in. Waves describe MaxBass as a bass enhancement plug-in, but what makes this plug-in special? It doesn't give us bottom end lift with EQ, no, instead it produces higher frequency harmonics based on the input signal to create the effect. Watch the video to hear how MaxBass lifts the bottom end of a thin sounding drum mix.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how the Brainworx bx_panEQ can be used to fix issues with a drum recording.
James, Julian and Alan discuss studio security, talk about news from Messe and they answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates Picture In Picture Mode, a useful way to view tutorial videos while while using your DAW.
This 1-hour 35-minute video series covers four key singing and vocal recording subjects aimed at helping beginner to intermediate musicians & music producers take their vocal production skills up to the next level.
This tutorial was initially only available to watch if rented for one year at $34.99, but today we're very pleased to announce that we have removed the rent only option making this tutorial available to all our monthly Production Expert Premium Tutorial subscribers.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers explains why it is that, when editing in Pro Tools, Heal Separation is only available some of the time.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows you how to control, fatten and enhance the bass end of your mixes using the Slate Digital AirEQ Earth Module for the Virtual Mix Rack.
Vocal sibilance can bring a frown to any engineer's face, and although it's a common challenge in the production process, it doesn't need to ruin your day. By using repeatable techniques and simple tools, you can conquer the "S" (and "T") and keep them from derailing the most essential part of any song – the vocal.
Following my DIY Upgrade of my Hotkey Matrix Version 2 controller to Version 3, I now have 12 keys in the middle of the 144 key Hotkey Matrix controller that I can customise. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how I set up 4 of these keys to handle a workflow that I use on the Pro Tools Expert podcast.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to control the vocal track dynamics using Waves Vocal Rider. This plug-in is a great compressor plug-in alternative. Unlike the results of many compressor plug-ins, Vocal Rider preserves dynamics of performances by naturally shaping the note entries while adding natural sounding sustain to the tail ends of notes, all by means of automatic fader riding.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how the new bx_2098 EQ can be used to enhance and fix issues with an acoustic guitar recording.
Mike, James and Julian discuss the release of Pro Tools 2018.4 with its new, less confusing name for Pro Tools HD, they discuss the role of talent in production and they answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.
12 months ago Avid announced the results of their first Avid customer Association survey through their Avid Customer Association about future directions for Pro Tools and their other product ranges. During the Avid Connect event at Las Vegas on the run up to NAB 2018, Avid has announced the results of the 2nd survey and we are going to take a look at what this means for Pro Tools users.
In part 7 of our Getting To Grips With Pro Tools series, we look at using the Smart Tool...we look at how the Smart Tool can help you be much more productive.
As we promised in the Pro Tools 2018.4 news story Pro Tools HD Ends - Avid Announce Pro Tools 2018.4 And Rebrand Pro Tools HD As Pro Tools Ultimate here is the full list of bug fixes included in the Pro Tools 2018.4 release which you should find in your Avid Master Account already.
Avid has announced today the release of Pro Tools 2018.4, in which there are bug fixes for all Pro Tools users with current upgrade plans and Pro Tools HD software is being rebranded as Pro Tools Ultimate, which will also now include the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle worth $49.99 per year and Pro Tools MachineControl worth $749.
Bus Interrogation allows users to show or select tracks based on their input and output assignments. In this tutorial Julian offers some tips on how to extend the function of this feature such as creating cumulative selections based on the routing of multiple busses and advice on how to keep track of routing in sessions wider than your screen!
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring HiLoPass, a filter plug-in which features resonant high and low pass filters. In the free video demonstration, Julian demonstrates how useful resonant high pass filters can be in processing kick drums.
We have the results of the recent poll in which we asked you which version of Pro Tools you are using. It makes for some interesting reading, breaks some myths and poses some questions.