This is the fourth in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018.1. In this article, we start with the release of Pro Tools 7.4 which brought Elastic Audio to the world of Pro Tools through to the release of Pro Tools 10 and the HD Native Thunderbolt box.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at a very useful combination keystroke which can be used to centre the playhead onscreen and looks at how it works by examining the use of the arrow keys and their role in creating and navigating edit selections.
In part 5 of this free video tutorial series, James and Steve talk about how to keep your session tidy and how to prepare it for transit to another mixer. They talk about how Steve would expect to find unwanted or un-used tracks and how you can use the Track Comments box to leave notes for whoever is next to work on the track.
Community member and Soundminer guru Guido Helbling from Avosound shares some tips and tricks on how to use Soundminer V4.5 and HD Plus. The Soundminer software offers a comprehensive range of tools and options, but not all of them are instantly apparent. The following tips will help you get started with your Soundminer software.
Whenever we announce a new version of Pro Tools, we usually get a number of comments here on the site, in Podcast questions and on social media that the current upgrade plans are a rip-off and why can't we go back to the old way of paid and free upgrades. So I thought I would do some research and see how true this might be...
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to mix a lead vocal using the slap delay and plate reverb effects in Waves Kramer Effects Channel plug-in. This plug-in features two slap reverb chains. H Slap is a short slap delay fed into a short plate reverb, Z Slap is a slightly longer delay with longer feedback fed into a larger plate reverb. Both sound great and are easily controlled by use of the dials at the bottom of the GUI.
This free video tutorial brought to you in association with Avid is the eighth and last in a series, aimed at people who are new to recording or new to Pro Tools. We've followed the development of a demo recording from the point of view of someone with no prior experience of recording. In this video, we look at how to process a recording to control the output levels and bring up the overall loudness of a recording to make it suitable for life outside Pro Tools.
Russ, Dan and Julian discuss the release of Pro Tools 2018.3, the danger that gear sometimes obscures the importance of talent and talk about the biggest story of the week on Production Expert - the Brown on Sound parody tutorial! They answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.
Grouping instruments in Pro Tools brings along a great deal of control and functional commonality. But when recording, sometimes all you need is to recall a selection of tracks without grouping faders, mutes, and other functions. In this free video tutorial, we will show you how to quickly jump between groups of unrelated tracks and put them into Record Ready, Solo, Input, or Mute when tracking and overdubbing.
This is the third in a five-part series chronicling the history of Pro Tools from the very start of Digidesign all the way up to the present day with the release of Pro Tools 2018.1. In this article, we start with the release of Pro Tools 5.1 which brought surround to the world of Pro Tools through to the release of the C24 control surface.
In this episode, Dan shares is go to stereo microphone placement technique that he uses all the time to record upright acoustic pianos. Dan prefers to place a set of microphones under the piano keyboard instead of above, watch the video to find out why.
In part 4 of this free video tutorial series, Steve Genewick and James Ivey discuss tuning and how to make sure your tuned vocal and instrumental part stay locked to their processing partner software. Steve shares some of his best practices when it comes to moving files in Pro Tools with Autotune or Melodyne attributes.
Avid are continuing their drive to improve Pro Tools with regular releases. Following their version number change, Pro Tools 2018.3 is a March 2018 release and is a bug fix release to try and pick up on the various bugs that have dogged some of us. Here is the list of the bug fixes in the Pro Tools 2018.3 release.
Avid has released the EUCON 2018.3 software update, which not only brings a number of major features to the Pro Tools S6 control surface but also includes new functionality and stability fixes across all EUCON-enabled control surfaces, including a new Unified Workstation software installer architecture.