This month, enter The Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition to be in with the chance of winning a copy of the Radical 3 Bundle from SoundRadix worth $499, which is one of 31 great prizes on offer worth over $15,000 in total, then go over to our Win page and enter the prize draw competition.
With more and more music tracks being delivered on services that now use loudness normalisation, we no longer need to compress the life out of a song to make it louder than any other track, because tracks that are too loud will just get turned down. We can now enjoy tracks with some dynamic range. In loudness workflows there is a new measurement Loudness Range. Tom Frampton a mastering engineer from Mastering The Mix explains what Loudness Range is and how to use it to help produce tracks with an appropriate amount of dynamic range.
We regularly get asked these types of questions with people wanting to know if a particular version of Pro Tools will work with a particular version of the Mac or Windows operating systems and also whether it will work on their particular computer. This article is designed to be a resource to help you access the comprehensive information already provided by Avid but not always the easier to find on their site.
Over the Christmas period, each team member is sharing their product of the year. For Mike Thornton , it is RX6 Advanced from iZotope.
This month, enter The Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition to be in with the chance of winning some of the coolest Kontakt based instruments from Wavesfactory; Mercury, Sharine and Legacy Drums.
In this free video tutorial, you will see the difference between the red clip indication and the orange over warning in the meters in the Pro Tools Mixer.
Last year Avid ran a survey through their Avid Customer Association about future directions for Pro Tools and their other product ranges. They have just launched a follow-up survey which I have already just completed and wanted to share what I found with the Pro Tools Expert community. See what questions they are asking, are they the right ones?
This month, enter The Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition to be in with the chance of winning some of the best sounding acoustic and electric pianos around, e-instruments Session Keys.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Phasis from Native Instruments. PHASIS is a brand new phaser. It offers timeless phasing sounds – adding movement, soul, and creative magic to any signal.
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how Drum Leveler from Sound Radix can fix an issue which proved beyond the capabilities of conventional dynamics processors.
So you've amassed a load of 'classic' plug-ins, but the real treasure is not in gear but the classic and often lost art of recording.
There is no denying it, finance options are extremely tempting. Small monthly outlays always look more appealing when compared to full upfront studio gear prices but never get tempted into blindly purchasing studio gear with repayable finance. Entering into finance agreements are serious commitments, the decision to borrow from lenders should never be taken lightly.
This month, enter The Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition to be in with the chance of winning a PreSonus Quantum 2 Worth $999, one of 31 great prizes on offer worth over $15,000 in total.
Visit our Win page to discover what other prizes are up for grabs for you to win.
In the third video of a series of 3 - Inside the Box, about her transition from analog to digital equipment and Sylvia Massy shares her favourite tools to use for pre-mastering and how she typically prepares mixes for mastering engineers.
This episode covers Dan's bass guitar recording workflow. It's a straightforward DI approach that uses Blue Cat Audio's Destructor plug-in for getting the right bass tone before recording. Watch the video to learn some top tips for recording bass guitar and to hear the bass guitar take that makes the cut.
I recently forwarded a Pro Tools Session to a collaborator friend who was surprised to see that I didn't use any stereo audio tracks in my mix. I wasn't working in mono, I recorded several stereo instruments. instead of using stereo audio tracks I used two mono tracks, something I've done for several years. My friend emailed me "Dude, why not use stereo audio tracks?" It's a good question; Why don't I use stereo audio tracks?
This month, enter The Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition to be in with the chance of winning a unique Audionamix bundle exclusive to this giveaway. Included in this one-off bundle is a copy of Audionamix's latest application XTRAX STEMS along with a copy of The Audionamix Music Production Bundle (Includes both VVC & TRAX Pro applications) worth over $649.
In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to use the Waves Maserati GRP Groups mixing plug-in. This plug-in features a triple of gentle EQ controls for low, mid and high along with a transparent sounding one knob style compressor component. Watch the video to hear how Maserati GRP plug-ins shapes the tone and dynamics of a drum subgroup, acoustic guitar subgroup, electric guitar subgroup and keyboard subgroup. Watch also to hear how GRP performs on the master track.
This month, enter The Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition to be in with the chance of winning Eventide's latest version of their flagship plug-in bundle Anthology XI worth $1,799. Anthology XI features the entire plug-in catalogue found in the previous version of Anthology X but now includes five of Eventide's most recent plug-ins
After the rumours of when Apple would release the new iMac Pro, especially as 207 is running out, Apple has announced the release of the long-awaited iMac Pro on December 14th 2017.Apple has given one or 2 people machines to play with ahead of the release, including YouTube personality Marques Brownlee was given the iMac Pro for a week ahead of the launch. Watch this video and learn about his thoughts on the system.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses the lock control in conjunction with the sample rate control to see how Sandman from Unfiltered Audio offers huge potential for sound design and manipulation of audio.
Russ, Julian and Alan chat through issues and highlights from the week's news as well as the usual Pro Tools tips, tricks and community questions answered.
It would appear that a Google search has shown that the iMac Pro will be released on December 18th, 2017. Apple did state that the mew professional iMac would be released before the end of 2017 and if this 'leak' turns out to be true, it will also give Apple the opportunity to increase its iMac sales and improve its fourth-quarter earnings.
In this free video tutorial for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows first shows you around the Neve 33609 Limiter and Compressor and then shows you some of the dynamics processing this 2U hardware unit can do.
This month, enter The Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition to be in with the chance of winning a copy of Toontrack's amazing drum suite/sample library Superior Drummer 3 worth $399. Visit our Win page to discover what other prizes are up for grabs and to the enter.
Project Volare is a six-week short film series and interactive guide to filmmaking created by Joel Guelzo & Jonah Guelzo. You can watch episode 5 of the drama now and later this week you will be able to watch and learn about Writing Dialogue With Layers and watch an Equipment Breakdown
in which Jonah Guelzo breaks down some commonly used gear on set.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows you how he uses the Eiosis e2Deesser on drum overheads to control some of the top end harsh tones that can make the overall mix a little brittle sounding.
In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows you how he goes about starting a mixing session when all he receives from the client are the audio files
The Zynaptiq Design Bundle includes both ADAPTIVERB and WORMHOLE plus MORPH 2 – a real-time plug-in for structural audio morphing, the sonic equivalent of one object slowly changing its shape to become a different object.