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 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 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 premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates a technique for level matched comparison of alternative parallel processing chains while experimenting with the results which can be achieved by processing the kick and snare in a rock track using Julian's version of plug-in chains typically used by Andrew Scheps and Vance Powell.
Apple has just released a new MacBook Pro that we can now be spec up to 32 GB Ram. We posted a story last week on Pro Tools Expert about the rumours surrounding the next MacBook Is Apple About To Release The Powerful MacBook Pro That Pro Tools User Have Been Waiting For?
Prices start at $1,299 for the base 13" MacBook Pro:
In this video we test OneKnob Louder on the master track of a mix. Before and after examples have been level matched in the video edit to enable you to hear exactly what this plug-in is doing to the dynamics of the mix without extreme level differences fooling your ears into louder is better.
Julian, Alan and Kevin are discussing gear this week. Firstly with the announcement of the latest version of Neyrinck's V Control Pro bringing back Pro Controls and Control 24s back from the dead. Secondly they discuss monitor choice and answer your questions, share community feedback, and their finds of the week.
In this quick 2 minute tip video we show you how to switch between plug-in and virtual instrument presets in Pro Tools without using a mouse. This is a great technique that will speed up your workflow and save you several hundred mouse clicks in a session.