Recently our friends at HHB held a post-IBC event for people who were unable to make IBC in Amsterdam. Amongst the products on show at the HHB Event was the first showing of the Android Avid Audio Control app on a Huawei tablet working with an Avid S1.
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.
Strip silence can semi-automate the process of removing spill from tom mics. In this free tip, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers shows how using as high a Strip Silence Threshold as possible with the clip end pad control and batch fades, the cure doesn’t have to be worse than the disease as is so often the case when gating toms.
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.
There is a thread on the DUC which is causing some concern for Pro Tools users running macOS Sierra 10.12 who when they upgrade their iOS device to iOS 13, causes problems with Pro Tools, throwing up an AAE Error -7058. There isn’t a definite fix yet but there are solutions that are working for most who try them, which Avid has now confirmed in a statement.
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 Premium Tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates Capture Mode, a Pro Tools Ultimate only feature which makes creating snapshots of the whole session and re-using them at other points in the session easy.
Avid has quietly released their new Avid S4 Control Surface today and to support this compact Pro Tools controller, Avid has also released the latest version of their Eucon software and the software to support the S6 and S4 control surfaces. We have all the details.
Harmonic Tremolo mode is a simple effect and I thought I would be able to create something similar using stock Pro Tools plugins. It turned out to need some lateral thinking! See what the problem was and how I solved it in this free tutorial.
Following rumours about a reboot issue with Apple Mac Pro Trash Can computers and a statement from Avid CEO Jeff Rossica, we have updated this article several times with more information and advice from Avid, news that Pro Tools HDX users could be affected if they have disabled SIP and now an acknowledgement that the reboot issue is not related to Avid Creative Tools but is the result of a fault in a recent Google Chrome Update.
For a limited period, you will be able to get the revolutionary sounds of '90s digital synths for FREE! Avid is offering Digital Synsations by UVI worth $149 FREE but only until September 30th 2019.
Recently Avid chose to email their users to advise them not to upgrade to iOS 13 if they were using the Pro Tools Control App. Now they have emailed their users again to advise us not to upgrade to macOS Catalina if we use Pro Tools, Media Composer or Sibelius. We have the full statement.
In this Premium Tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates Preview Mode, a Pro Tools Ultimate only feature which is definitely one of those things which you can get by without, but once you’ve used it you wonder how you ever managed without it.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring TAL reverb, an algorithmic plate reverb. It sounds very much like a vintage digital unit which can produce everything from grainy clouds of reverb through to diffuse modulated sounds.
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.
In this Premium Tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how the tools available in Pro Tools can be used to apply MIDI “compression” to restrict the dynamic range of MID performances to give the ultimate artefact free “compression”.
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.
PerfectSurround have released Penteo 16 Pro as their latest upmixing plug-in, which opens up the Penteo upmixing technology to the full range of immersive formats up to 16 channels. This includes 5.1, 7.1, Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6, Auro 3D up to 13.1, DTSX and up to 3rd order Ambisonics. What is more it is now both an upmix and a downmix plug-in in one interface and enables you to go from different channel counts and formats in the one plug-in.
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.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring FrontDAW from United Plugins, a new plugin which until September 15th 2019 is available for free.
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!
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