No sound from Pro Tools on your Mac? Here are somethings to try to get things working, in under a minute.
Can a share of market switch so much in the space of 3 years? The shocking result of our Pro Tools computer poll…
There are countless audio interfaces these days that support sample rates up to 192kHZ. This is a resolution that is not as widely used by those in music production as processing strain on CPUs is not worth the hassle to many who deliver mixes at 44.1KHz. Pro Tools HDX though gets around this by taking the load of the computer. In this article we test the performance and experience of tracking and mixing an entire song in Pro Tools HDX Ultimate at 192kHZ. There are some interesting discoveries….
Now we have teamed up with iZ Technology, the makers of RADAR and Windows audio gurus and Create Pro, custom build specialists and Mac gurus, we wanted to see how many Pro Tools users are on Windows PC and how many on Mac OS X?
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks the new 304E and 304C plug-ins from Avid. These are cosmetic updates for the old Joe Meek plug-ins. They sound the same, have the same controls and in sessions using one of the old green plug-ins these should be substituted to give the same sounds as before.
It should seem like such an innocuous idea but when we ran the article of upcoming changes coming in Pro Tools 2019 the response to one idea met widespread negativity. It seems the concept of Avid charging for users to buy or rent track count, dubbed by some as the 'Pro Tools Track Tax' has not gone down well. Looking at the comments to both our article and on Facebook, the concept of voice packs gets the thumbs down by many, but why?
In this free Pro Tools tip, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers shares a method for quickly identifying the MID CC number of an encoder on a MIDI controller.
Greg from Avid in a live video from the show floor at NAMM 2019 has made an announcement about Pro Tools and macOS Mojave compatibility. Check it out.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at pre and post roll, an essential feature of Pro Tools which makes tracking faster and easier. With these techniques you can take hands on control of your pre and post roll settings. Find out more in the video tutorial.
Avid has been working on Avid Link to replace Application Manager. We announced that Avid Link went into public beta when we were at IBC 2018 in September last year and now on the first day of NAMM 2019 we can announce the first full version of Avid Link app - 2019.1.
At their NAMM booth this year, Avid are showing the next version of Pro Tools, which Avid say is “coming soon”, but we understand that the exact release date is yet to be set. We have all the facts.
Pro Tools groups are one of the most powerful tools available when mixing in Pro Tools. The ability to nest groups of tracks within multiple, overlapping groups offers control far beyond that available using submixes and the addition of VCA faders brings huge control. Something which many overlook is the presence of little dots next to the groups in the groups list. What do they mean? Watch the free video and see the difference in action.
Trimming to the boundary of the next clip on the timeline should be easy, and it is. The necessary commands are found under the edit menu. See the comments on the images in the slideshow to see the options.
Avid has announced the line-up of audio professionals for its 2019 NAMM booth (#15502) Main Stage Presentations from January 24th to 28th, 2019. The good news is that for all of us who aren’t going to be at NAMM we will be watch it live as Avid will be streaming the Main Stage Presentations through their Avid Link app.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers takes a close look at Crossfades, specifically the choice between Equal Power and Equal Gain crossfades. The two common choices are equal power and equal gain and one of these will most likely be the best fit when creating a seamless crossfade. Which is the best choice depends largely on the nature of the two sounds being crossfaded, find out more in the video tutorial.
Selecting all the clips on your timeline should be simple but unlike many pieces of software, using the standard CMD+A (Control+A on PC) doesn’t select all the clips on every track, it selects all the clips on the track your selection point is currently on.
Are you thinking, “New Year, New Venture”? Are you responding to possible demand and thinking that you should get into Post Production? Here’s my guide to setting up a post production system, on a budget.
This is a very simple free tip for Pro Tools Ultimate/HD users who have access to advanced automation. Write To Start/End or All by right-clicking.
Watch in real-time as Jamie Lidell builds up backing vocal harmonies using a special combination of Pro Tools varispeed and Soundtoys’s Little AlterBoy’s Formant control on "Building A Beginning" from his new album by the same name. Jamie is able to sneak extra layers of detail and texture into his vocal harmonies.