In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at ways to share setting between plug-ins of the same and of different types. While many of us rely on Alt+dragging plugins between tracks when we want the same settings on another track, there a lots of things you can’t achieve without some copying and pasting.
Waves' "The King's Microphones" isn't in our opinion the best plug-in Waves have ever released. On its own as an insert it can sound too aggressive limiting its broad appeal, however, set it up in parallel and the usefulness of this unloved plug-in starts to become very apparent.
Avid has once again teamed up with a number of their partners to offer new and existing Pro Tools and Pro Tools | Ultimate customers with an active plan more than $900 USD worth of complementary gifts, including Accusonus’ amazing ERA Voice Leveler plug-in.
As long as you maintain your subscription or annual plan you will be eligible to receive even more gifts throughout the year. For existing or new customers on an active plan then please check your Avid account for the downloads and further information.
Partnering with Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, Session, the Swedish music start-up co-founded by Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus and songwriters Max Martin and Niclas Molinder, formerly known as Auddly has launched Creator Credits, an initiative that aims to help music creators be correctly credited for their work.
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.
To misquote Mark Twain, reports of Avid’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Avid’s stock price jumped 26% last week - Why?
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.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers reexamines the EQ curves view in the Pro Tools mix window and finds a reason it is more useful than he previously realised.
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.
You only have until March 17th 2019 to place your vote in the 2019 ACA Vote. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at each of the 21 options that are in the list of options in the Pro Tools Hardware and Software section of the 3rd Avid Customer Association Survey.
Pro Tools Keyboard Shortcuts. There are just so many. Some are very well known, some really obscure but there is a middle ground of what I consider essential but in my experience aren’t as widely known as they should be. Here are six. You’ll probably know some of them. Do you know them all?
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 week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Cheese Machine 2 from 2gether Audio. A free ensemble string machine synth which excels at pads and strings but is capable of much, much more.
Could ARA be coming to Pro Tools? Possibly, especially now it has been included in the 3rd annual ACA survey. We look at what ARA could look like if it was incorporated into Pro Tools.
Would you like a drag-and-drop editor for the Avid S6 control surface. If so then Kaspar Hugentobler, a software engineer & recent graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology has just completed some major updates to EuconLayouter with the release of Version 2.0. New features include support for Pro Tools 2018 appset files, a "Check for Appset updates" to automatically download revised / new appsets as they are available and improvements to flexibility and ease of use.
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.
If you are still using a HUI based control surface with Pro Tools and you find that the meters on your HUI control surface stop working then check out this article, we have the answer.
Avid, in association with the Avid Customer Association have announced the launch of the third annual ACA vote. In this article we show what questions and features Avid are asking about in this 3rd ACA survey and vote. The vote will be open until March 17th and the results will be announced at the Avid Connect event in Las Vegas on April 6th & 7th 2019.
In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Avid, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers shows his favourite tricks he’s learned while using the Avid Dock.
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.
With all the discussion about new Mac Pro coming, how good the Mac Mini 2018 is as a Pro Tools computer reminded me that a while back I had bought replacement processors for my Mac Pro 5,1 cheese-grater , which I had never got around to fitting. This article will show how to change the processor chips in a Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) cheese-grater and will show the difference this has made to my Pro Tools computer.
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 the pursuit of increasing the I/O count on a Pro Tools HDX system we have discovered the second hand value of Pro Tools HDX related Hardware is at an all time low. Some second hand grey face Avid HD I/O units are in fact being sold for a lot less than you would first think. We buy a used Avid HD I/O 8x8 for quite possibly the lowest price ever and explain our reasons behind it.
Julian considers changing how he uses tab in Pro Tools after being reminded of a useful keyboard shortcut on an Editors Keys shortcut keyboard.
In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Avid, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how to reassign edit and transport buttons and how to lock the fader to a specific track.
Recently Emma Butt was asked to record the ADR or overdub for a kids drama series. Being freelance often means prep time isn’t factored into your booking. With this job, no prep time meant no time to cue up (add in visual or audio cues) for every character. One actor spotted this and asked if Emma had ever heard of or tried a piece of software called VoiceQ. Emma hadn’t so she decided to investigate once the first 3 episodes were completed and try it out. In this article you can learn how she got on with VoiceQ.