The newly released Avid S4 brings the power and workflows of Avid’s Pro Tools | S6 control surface to small to mid-size music and audio post facilities in an ergonomic, more compact package. The S4 provides an integrated experience with any EUCON-enabled DAW. At IBC 2019 last weekend, Avid Evangelist Greg Chin sat down with UK product specialist Simon Sherbourne to show the new S4 close up and personal, whilst Avid’s Sreejesh Nair compared the Avid S4 with the Avid S6.
As part of their IBC 2019 coverage Avid announced improved end-to-end video editing workflows with ProRes integration for Windows and native support for ProRes RAW in Media Composer as well as native support for DNx codecs. Could this be a U-turn by Apple as this contradicts what both Apple and Avid have said in the past?
Back in July 2019, at the Avid Connect Live event, part of the Summer NAMM 2019 show in Nashville, Avid announced the Avid S1 control surface as a replacement to the Avid Artist Mix. Last weekend at IBC 2019 as part of their IBC coverage, Product Specialist Dave Tyler gave a much more detailed look at the Avid S1 and Avid’s Gil Gowing gave a sneak peek of the upcoming Avid Control app as well.
Avid has take the unusual step of emailing all Pro Tools Control users advising us not to upgrade to iOS 13 when it is released next week. We have the full statement from Avid.
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.
In this extended premium tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at Window Configurations, which offer a way to save the layout and contents of windows in Pro Tools. When combined with the related Memory Locations in Pro Tools they offer a way to create shortcuts which can arrange and restore windows to just how you need them for specific tasks.
If you would like to streamline your workflows, reduce the amount you use the mouse, not only in Pro Tools but other apps like iZotope RX, Soundminer or other DAWs like Nuendo and Cubase then you have to check out SoundFlow. In this article we are going to look into detail at what SoundFlow can do and investigate the new features introduced in SoundFlow 3 including the ability to create your own macros and design your own controllers on Android and iOS devices.
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
Pro Tools Automation - It’s one of the areas where Pro Tools definitely has the edge over other DAWs but lots of people. particularly people using Pro Tools for music production use very little of the automation workflows available. In this Premium tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers runs through some of his favourite automation tips and tricks which help make automation work for you rather than getting in the way.
Avid are continuing to expand their $1400 worth of loyalty rewards for all their customers with a valid Pro Tools software upgrade plan or active subscription. Great news. Avid hasn’t stopped there, next they announced another loyalty reward this time in partnership with Groove3 worth $120 and now they are offering another loyalty reward worth over $100 in conjunction with Wave Arts and Impulse Record. We have the details.
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.
Following the announcement at Summer NAMM, Avid have quietly included HEAT in both Pro Tools and Ultimate subscription plans and reduced the price for a perpetual license of HEAT from $495 to $199. In addition the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle is now included with Pro Tools Standard subscriptions.
In this extended premium tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers revisits a drum tracking session from some time ago in which he used a small room just off the tracking room as somewhere to put an extra mic for ambience. It was a carpeted room with a suspended ceiling and as a result was very dry but it only took a minute to put a PZM on the floor and create an extra track so why not?
On returning to the session Julian decided to see whether he could make . something useful out of this dry, distant mic. See how he got on with this and some other tricks he used to control his drum sound.
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?
In this second article from guest contributor Chris Schmid, we show how to create custom macro and shortcuts for the Pro Tools Beat Detective using Keyboard Maestro.
In this free video tutorial, Paul Maunder lifts the lid off a much misunderstood part of Pro Tools - the Disk Allocation window.
Some Pro Tools users rarely use the Mix window, instead preferring to access the volume, pans, sends and inserts from the track headers in the Edit window. I’m unconvinced by this, even if you don’t use two monitors, hitting CMD+= isn’t a huge inconvenience considering all the benefits I think the Mix window brings.