We’ve all experienced the moment when we hit a triumphant opening chord on our MIDI keyboards, to be met with nothing more than the clack of plastic keys. The reason your MIDI controller isn’t talking to your virtual instrument is usually fairly simple. Find out where to look to monitor this data at the input rather than from a recorded clip in this Premium Tutorial from Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers.
When we talk about the Grab tool we are usually referring to the time grabber but there are two other Grab tools available in Pro Tools, one of them is the Separation Grabber and like several of the features available in Pro Tools it is something which you don’t need until you need it and then it is indispensable, in other words, it’s the right tool for a very specific job.
In this premium video tutorial, you will learn four super simple ways to fix tracks that suffer from timing issues in Pro Tools. We demonstrate these essential editing techniques using an acoustic guitar track that plays ahead of the beat in several places during the performance.
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.
Nugen Audio has released the latest version of their loudness metering software VisLM. V2.8.3 brings 2 new features, one minor - a change to the Netflix stereo preset and one major - the introduction of Flags, which help to visualise Alerts and navigate through them. An added bonus is that whilst we were preparing the video tutorial showing the new features, we discovered an undocumented feature in VisLM from Nugen Audio that is really clever and will save you time and money and so we had to include that in the video tutorial as well!
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.
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.
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.
Since the new monitoring section was added to the Pro Tools Control app for iOS devices with the release of Pro Tools 2019.5 and Eucon 19.5, we have had some questions about how it works and how it fits into a Pro Tools workflow. In this article, with the help of some free video tutorials from Avid, we shed some light on the monitoring features in the 19.5 version of the free Pro Tools Control app As well as how to control interface mic preamps using the Avid S3.
Memory Locations. To lots of people they are markers, that’s true but they can be much much more. the system of memory locations in Pro Tools can get surprisingly sophisticated and they can do far more than just locate a point on the timeline. Find out more about the potential uses memory locations can be put to in this premium tutorial.
During the Avid Connect Live event at Summer NAMM in Nashville, Avid ran a number of panels and training sessions, some of which were streamed and recorded. In this article we have the video with a panel of specialists looking at mixing music in Dolby Atmos followed by a training video in which Mix Engineer Colin Heldt shows how to mix music in Dolby Atmos.
Lots of people use a compressor to control the level of time based effects by side chaining them against the dry signal. While this works it’s awkward to control precisely. There is a better way. Find out more in this premium tutorial.
Here are six of Julian’s most important preferences, they may or may not suit your way of working, it’s all a matter of… preference.
In this article we explore four different ways you can use to process the dynamics of your lead vocals. Each of these approaches can be used individually on a lead vocal track, you could also blend several of these together to produce great sounding vocals in your next mix.