Memory Locations can be used as markers on the timeline but they can do much, much more. I save selections in Photoshop all the time, here's how to do it in Pro Tools.
In this fifth episode, we test Waves OneKnob Filter plug-in which provides creative filter effects. OneKnob Filter features four different resonances that are applied at the filter’s cutoff ranging "none" through to "extreme". Watch the video to hear OneKnob Filter in action on a synth bass and synth mix bus. Is OneKnob Filter any good? Watch and decide for yourself.
Mike, Dan and Julian talk about bad habits in production and the merits or otherwise of speaker calibration or "room correction" hardware and software. They answer your questions. share community feedback, and their finds of the week.
In this article we list a selection of control surfaces compatible with Pro Tools that are all available to buy today for under $500 - Have we missed any?
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates using cycle mode to create Tremolo effects, and using a MIDI track to trigger the gate for tempo fixed tremolo effects.
Pro Tools Aggregate I/O and I/O Setup are a mystery to many. Simply defined, it allows you configure Pro Tools for use with different Core Audio devices. You may ask yourself: Is it useful to me? Why do I need it? The truth is you may never need it, but that's for discussion on another day. This feature is about using Aggregate I/O and I/O Setup to speed up your workflow.
Pro Tools Expert Team Member Julian Rodgers considers the Pro Tools Aggregate I/O and whether or not is is still useful?
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers investigates the difference between the five different detector modes in Pro Compressor by listening to the difference and also by running test tones to see the difference visually.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Studio Collect from Veva Sound, which allows you to gather all important information (metadata) about your recording session whether it’s just you or a full production with many different contributors in a DDEX-RIN compliant format offering a seamless integration into the digital supply chain.
In this article, we are going to take a look at 3 examples where Avid Nexis has made a difference to the Pro Tools workflow in 2 post houses and 1 educational establishment. Then we are going to look at what is required to set up a Nexis system working with Pro Tools as well as some pricing guidelines.
What kind of Pro Tools user are you? Pro Tools has gone through many transitions over the years, at one time the only people who could afford to use it were professionals in large studios then as time past Digidesign, then Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, made Pro Tools available to even more people. At the same time the industry has changed almost beyond recognition and some who used to track in million dollar commercial studios are now using laptops and working from a shed in the garden.
In part 13 of our Getting To Grips With Pro Tools series, we are going to take a look at using the Edit & Mix group feature. For mixing this can be a real time saver. If you create a group of all your drum tracks, then when you hit Solo on the Snare track all the drum tracks will be soloed.
In this extract from PureMix, Mark Needham demonstrates how he creates energy and aggression in a lead vocal by using an 1176 with a de-esser before and after the compressor, two different equalisers and Decapitator from Soundtoys.
In this fourth episode, we test Waves OneKnob Wetter plug-in which is an ambience reverb effect. It’s great for adding subtle depth to tracks that is felt more than heard through to larger sparse ambiences that sound really quite nice. Watch the video to hear for yourself how OneKnob Wetter sounds on a stereo acoustic guitar, lead vocal and clean electric guitar.
Russ, James and Dan talk about handling criticism, protecting yourself from RSI in your studio and they share community feedback and their finds of the week as well as answering some of your questions.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates using the Acme Audio Opticom XLA-3 Compressor On Drums. See how this valve optical compressor can be unlinked to increase stereo width and used with the dynamics section bypassed to introduce colour and distortion.
Because of the number of mics used to record a drum kit, it can be a challenge to make them sound punchy and in your face. The six tips outlined in this tutorial will take you a long way in your quest for better sounding drums.
In this edition of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we look at libraries from Sonic Salute, Surround Sound Lab, Skyes Audio, Sound Ex Machina and Sound Of Italy We also take a look at a field trip the team at Mindful Audio made to Islay in Scotland.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates an alternative approach to using gates or expanders to control bleed on drum recordings. It's similar to, but subtly different from gating and doesn't damage the audio like a gate can.
We all know that we can rename the Pro Tools.app before installing a newer version so we have a backup if the new version has problems, but we don't always remember to do it every time. Community member Marco Bernardo has written a Mac-only free app using Python and AppleScript to solve this problem.
In part 12 of our Getting To Grips With Pro Tools series, we are going to take a look at tips for using and selecting plug-ins and presets, selecting presets, creating and recalled plug-in chains and audition plug-in presets easily.
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how to use the DS201 trick - Using a gate to increase the attack on a kick drum.
In this third episode, we test Waves OneKnob Driver plug-in. Waves describe this as a distortion plug-in inspired from guitar pedals. Watch the video to hear OneKnob Driver perform on an electronic drum kit, synth bass, synth mix bus and vocal arrangement. This is a very creative tool that offers quite a range of gritty possibilities, especially if automated.
Russ, Mike and Julian talk about whether our home-based studios work for us or whether we work for them? They discuss gender imbalance in the Pro Audio industry and share community feedback and their finds of the week.
In this free video tutorial brought to you in with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates using a selection of his favourite Plugin Alliance Plugins in combination on a simple mix.
When working on songs with slower tempos, it's not uncommon for the band to request a double-speed click. Your first thought may be to double the session's tempo, but that will destructively alters your markers in relation to the timeline. Instead, use one of two simple ways to do the job using the Click II plug-in or Time Operations window in Pro Tools.
Immersive Sound is big news at the moment. Last year we launched our blind upmixer shootout poll, which compared three market leading upmixer plug-ins, without anyone knowing which ones were being compared. We had a great response and it gives us great pleasure to at last reveal the results.
A Grammy Winning mixer asks why would a Pro Tools user consider using Studio One for mixing, we try and answer.
With the recent release of Studio One 4 with its new chord track in this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at the often overlooked chord ruler in Pro Tools, which, while lacking the audio workflow and less well specified for MIDI use, is still a useful feature.