Setting Up A Virtual Instrument In Pro Tools Isn’t difficult but there are a few things which can go wrong. In another of our Under A Minute videos Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers runs through some of the pitfalls.
In this article we give you an up close and personal look at the Avid S3 coupled with an iPad running the free Pro Tools Control app to give you and idea of what the S3 could be like to live with if you chose to invest in one for your studio.
Do you use Waves H-Delay in your mixes? Did you know that you can quickly inject more fun into your H-Delays using Waves GT-R Stomp boxes? Check out this quick tip video to hear fuzz, octaver and wah broaden the stock H-Delay sounds in seconds.
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 fix issues in sounds using EQ in Pro Tools.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at an interesting issue he found on a drum recording in which the kick was out of phase in the overheads but the snare wasn’t. In this case there isn’t an easy answer about what to do about it because if one channel on the overheads is inverted to pull the snare back into phase, the kick goes out and vice versa.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, we show you a super simple way of adding interest and edge to the tone of your vocal tracks using a touch of guitar amp plug-in processing. In this rock track we use Waves’ excellent GT-R plug-in on an effects return to make it quick and easy to dial in the perfect amount of edge to the lead vocal, watch this short free video to hear this in action.
Backing vocals often get lost in the mix, an easy way to represent them without increasing the volume is to spread them into the edges of the stereo field. In this example we’ve got 4 backing vocals, bused to a sub mix, two of which are panned hard left and right. These sound reasonable enough but they could do we some extra stereo reach to sit better in the mix. This is easily achieved with the S1’s Width control.
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 accurately measure the tempo of audio in Pro Tools.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, we show you how to shape the dynamics of your lead vocal tracks in seconds using dual compression in Waves MV2 Plug-in. In a previous video I showed you a way to mix your lead vocal tracks with two compressor plug-ins, Waves CLA-2A & CLA-76, in this video we show you an alternative way to dual compressor your vocals using this, waves MV2.
In a new format we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free video tutoria we show you how easy it is to create reverse reverb using an AudioSuite plug-in.
In this video we demonstrate this popular vocal mix trick on a lead vocal track in which some of the notes in the performers lower register sink beneath the density of the mix where their loud notes poke out too much. Learn how two compressors together can really help to “spread the loud”
No sound from Pro Tools on your Mac? Here are somethings to try to get things working, in under a minute.
The Pro Tools Dock acts as a very worthwhile, tactile extension of the free iOS PT | Control app and how, once you have understood that the Dock and the app are inseparable parts of the same system, the whole concept makes far more sense. Find out more in the first of a series of tutorials brought to you with the support of Avid on the Pro Tools Dock.
I’d like to see a show of hands… Who uses Waves H-Delay? It’s a personal favourite of mine - I’ve yet to find a better plug-in for delay. There are those types of mixes when reverb seems to do more harm than good, especially on lead vocal tracks as medium to long reverb tails can quickly “blur the lines” of definition within the bigger picture of the mix. A fantastic alternative to use instead, or with a small blend of reverb, is delay as you can stamp a subtle tone or shimmer to a lead vocal without the effects bloating out the mix. We show you how in this quick tip video.
Hawkeye from SPL is a comprehensive metering plugin which offers unique features like bit-depth analysis and high frequency monitoring.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses the bit monitor in Hawkeye to demonstrate how bit depth changes through the Pro Tools mixer.
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.