Strip silence can semi-automate the process of removing spill from tom mics. In this free tip, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers shows how using as high a Strip Silence Threshold as possible with the clip end pad control and batch fades, the cure doesn’t have to be worse than the disease as is so often the case when gating toms.
Harmonic Tremolo mode is a simple effect and I thought I would be able to create something similar using stock Pro Tools plugins. It turned out to need some lateral thinking! See what the problem was and how I solved it in this free tutorial.
The difference between multichannel and multi-mono plug-ins in Pro Tools isn’t very significant if you only work in stereo. However, as soon as you start working with more than 2 channels, you find the number of plug-ins available as multichannel plug-ins starts to tail off rapidly. This free tip demonstrates a way to quickly access all the channels in a multi-mono plug-in at the same time, which is especially useful if you have unlinked the parameters.
When editing automation you might often want to create an extra breakpoint at the same value as either the next or previous value. This is easy, just click in the playlist with the Grab tool while holding these modifiers
Did you know you can drag a file or clip onto the tracks sidebar and a new track will be created in the same way as dragging onto the timeline? Why is this useful? Because in a busy session there usually isn’t any blank space visible in the edit window. I use this all the time.
We’ve all had the dreaded missing files dialog pop up when moving or restoring a Pro Tools session. You can avoid this by using Save Copy and ticking the All Audio Files checkbox but that extra time might be unnecessary as your session could be fine. How can you check?
The new Monitoring page in the Pro Tools Control app offers the functionality of a fully featured Monitor controller to those who have suitable Eucon compatible hardware like the Avid MTRX. Did you know that you can use this feature without additional software with limited facilities like Level control, Cut and Dim?
The Focusrite Compounder was an inexpensive two channel compressor/limiter from their popular Platinum range. A VCA compressor with a separate optical limiter this was quite an unusual piece but it gained notoriety in some quarters courtesy of its Bass Expand feature and the temptingly titled “Huge” button. Julian experiments with recreating the effect in Pro Tools.
Have you ever got this error message “End Of Stream Encountered” or “Could not complete Open Session command because of end of stream encountered” We heard about this ‘golden oldie’ making a comeback recently. In this quick tip article we cover 2 reasons why this error message could be popping up when you are trying to open a session in Pro Tools, First, Pro Tools Standard or Pro Tools Ultimate.
We all come across Transfer Curves, they are the graphs dynamics processors use to show what particular settings will do to sounds at different levels. Avid Channel Strip and Pro Compressor use a different layout. Do you understand it? if Not here’s a free tip video to explain the difference.
MIDI controllers can sometimes stubbornly refuse to talk to our DAWs. If the controller isn’t playing nice with Pro Tools the first thing I usually try is to see whether the MIDI controller works with another DAW. If it works in another DAW but not with Pro Tools then there are a few things you can try to track down what is wrong.
You can use the Avid Pitch II plug-in which comes included in Pro Tools to widen stereo tracks. See how easy it is in this free Expert tip.
At NAB 2019 on the Avid Stand, the Sound Editing and Mixing team from the award-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody of Nina Hartstone - Supervising Dialogue and ADR Editor, John Warhurst - Supervising Sound and Music Editor and Paul Massey - Music and Re-recording Mixer talked with Avid's Matt Feury about creating the sound of this movie about the iconic band, using music, lyrics, dialogue from archival footage and incredible new performances.
Did you know it’s possible to set the session tempo on a Pro Tools session from a MIDI keyboard?
Did you know there is a quick way to set up multi-select menus in Pro Tools from the keyboard? Find out how with this free tip.
With the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, as well as fixing a number of bugs including an issue Avid uncovered where interruptions in internet connectivity can cause Pro Tools First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools Ultimate to delete local (offline) Projects, Avid has now made their analog saturation HEAT supported for use with Pro Tools Standard users as well as Pro Tools Ultimate users. But what is HEAT and how can you use it? We have answers…
When working in grid mode with material recorded to a click, dropping new clips into your session in time is easy. When editing material which doesn’t have a meaningful grid to quantize to things aren’t as easy but they are still very simple. A really easy way to drop clips to the right place is to position your cursor and then use these shortcuts to place them at the cursor.
In this free Pro Tools tip Pro tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers offers a handy way of showing and hiding elements of the transport window without going into the Transport window’s menu.
In a new format we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free video tutorial we show you how easy it is to put a clip back in the right place if you accidentally move it using Spot To Original Timestamp
Convolution Reverb is best known as a way to capture the sound of a specific space, something its really well suited to. However as impulse responses are just wav files, it is possible to use any way file as an IR. The results can be unpredictable and sometimes plain bizzare but in this free tip video Julian Rodgers demonstrates how easy it is to use a cymbal from a drum VI, though it could be any sound you like, to create a unique reverb effect.