In this premium video tutorial, Julian Rodgers takes a close look at Layered editing and Mirrored MIDI editing. They aren’t complicated but there are definitely a few things it helps to know.
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
At NAB 2019 on the Avid Stage, re-recording mixer for TV Scott Weber, who has mixed shows like Lost, Person Of Interest and Westworld, discussed how to mix TV shows to meet the different US broadcaster’s and Network’s delivery specs and how things vary from network to network and what impact that has on the mix and deliverables.
In this video we demonstrate the power of three stomp boxes on a room channel within a live multitrack drum recording. We use distortion, compression and spring reverb, watch the video to hear how this effects chain sounds in the context of the full drum mix.
From the show floor at NAB 2019, Avid’s Greg Chin shows off the UVI Falcon hybrid virtual instrument, a music creation tool that gives you a pure sound design synthesizer, a huge sound library, 80+ effects, modulators, events, scripting and more in an expansive semi-modular sound design environment, all from within Pro Tools.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how automation can take the strain off your vocal compression and how using volume automation affects compression differently than clip gain. Luckily you can change your mind about which you use without losing your automation.
At NAB this year on the Avid blog sound designer Will Files presented a 28 minute tutorial in which he went through in detail on how he built the sound of the creature Venom in the film of the same name.
In this premium video tutorial, Julian Rodgers demonstrates how to use the new snap to next and previous edit actions shortcut introduced in Pro Tools 2019.5, it’s a neat shortcut and is the jumping off point for this tutorial in which Julian looks a some other shortcuts based around the comma and period keys.
Many reverb plug-ins include some form of modulation effect. Dialling in small amounts can help make reverbs sound deeper and wider though not all reverbs have this functionality such as Waves Abbey Road Plates. To be able to modulate your reverbs you need to insert a modulation plug-in, such as Waves Mono Mod, into the chain.
This smart tool provides three simple to set processors that together quickly focus and attenuate common audio issues including sibilance, harshness and mid range boxiness. Each of the three processes includes controls for amount, bypass, audition and frequency selector.
Mastering a collection of songs can be challenging, especially if there are a variety of musical genres to balance together. In this premium video tutorial, we show how Dan approaches balancing together songs together in his typical mastering workflow. We address loudness, tone and overall album vibe using a combination of a control surface, outboard EQ and compression along with the power of plug-in processing in Pro Tools.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers explains the difference between absolute and relative timebases. More commonly known as ticks and samples, these two settings are more than just track types as there are a few other places in Pro Tools where this setting is significant.
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 switch on snap to bars and beats in Pro Tools.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, we show you a simple way to de-mud your reverb effects. Reverbs have a tendency of cluttering up a mix but don’t blame the length of the tails, often it’s the overall tone of the reverb that is upsetting the balance. A super simple way to address this is by reaching for the tone controls in a reverb plug-in or better still, using a dedicated EQ plug-in in the effects return.
One of the many presentations on the Avid booth at NAB 2019 was a workshop on learning the tools and techniques for creating immersive audio in Dolby Atmos and Pro Tools MTRX interface. In this free video tutorial, Avid's Jeff Komar presents the tools and techniques for creating immersive audio in Dolby Atmos using Pro Tools Ultimate and Pro Tools MTRX interface, with option cards and EUCON control.
If not done correctly, the artefacts introduced by gating can be far more distracting than the spill it was supposed to address. The cure can end up being worse than the disease! In this tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses Avid Channel Strip to tidy up spill on a drum recording, using a variety of techniques to make sure that the gating is sympathetic and pulls down the spill without ruining the recording!