In this article we explore what Avid is offering with their loyalty rewards, now worth $1400 in total which are available to all Pro Tools users as long as you have a valid upgrade plan or subscription plan.
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 have more than one plug-in window open in Pro Tools.
In this video we show you how to not only setup the gated reverb on an effects return but also how to change the tone and attitude of the send that feeds the overall gated reverb effect. Gated reverbs lend themselves very nicely to snare tracks, watch this free video to hear this effect in action using Waves GTR Stomp Boxes and C1 Gate.
In this free video tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at the MIDI editor in Pro Tools and specifically on ways to direct keyboard shortcuts to the Edit window or to the docked MIDI editor.
If you’ve ever selected all your clips to move your whole song earlier or later on the timeline you need to watch this Expert Tutorial.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, we show you a very simple way of injecting some instant attitude into your reverb effects. Break free from the comfort of natural sounding reverbs, experiment with this creative technique as the results are explosive. In this video we show you how you can make a safe sounding 808 snare sample jump out of the mix using a reverb feeding into a distortion plug-in.
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 set up side chain compression in Pro Tools.
It’s almost four years since I wrote Five Reasons I Use A Windows PC For Pro Tools. In this article, I’m going to review my original reasons for choosing Windows and see how they stack up now, and look at what has changed.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at snapshot automation, really useful and overlooked by many.
If you work as an audio editor or mixer on projects that has been through a video edit, how many times have you been frustrated by what OMF, AFF and video files you have been sent from the video editor. In this article we share our recommendations as to what a video editor can do to make life easier for sound editors and mixers.
A few months ago we wrote an article about the fault line running through the Pro Tools product line, that HDX and the way it is sold is becoming an increasingly limiting factor in Pro Tools development. Little did we know Avid would effectively confirm this in an exclusive interview with Pro Tools Expert. This article is not about Pro Tools features; it's about product strategy and direction of travel. We've been speaking as a team and discussing what strategy we would employ to ensure Pro Tools continues to have a healthy future.
In this free video we show you a simple reverb trick that you should be setting up in your DAW before you dig into any mix. Try loading three different styles of reverb each with their own stereo effects return. In the mix blend a little bit of each style of reverb across key tracks in your mix. Try to avoid using just one reverb in a mix as unsurprising you’ll only get one sound. Multiple reverbs, all with their of unique timbres, will provide you with immediate access to a pallet of ambiances and colours that together will help you to add instant depth and interest to your mixes.
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 quick it can be to create new tracks in Pro Tools using the mouse.
The Avid Customer Association asked its members to vote on a series of feature suggestions for the full range of Avid products in the 2019 ACA Vote including Pro Tools and control surfaces and we can now announce the results. In this article we analyse the results looking at differences and similarities as well as which feature suggestions were popular and which were not popular.
This new DigiLink option card for the Avid MTRX will provide 2 more primary mini DigILink ports to the Avid Pro Tools MTRX modular interface. This will enable an MTRX to become the single hub for a multi Pro Tools room or a single interface for an HDX 3 Pro Tools system.
At NAB 2019, Avid will also be showing previews of the work they are doing to improve the Avid Video Engine. There is no timescale for when these improvements will included in a future Pro Tools release, so do not expect these changes to be in Pro Tools 2019.5, but in the spirit of openness Avid are wanting to show users what they are working on to improve the Avid Video Engine.
Avid will present a preview version of Pro Tools 2019.5 at Avid Connect and NAB 2019 that has some significant changes to what we announced exclusively in our NAMM 2019 coverage, including changes to the new extra voices, support for Mojave as well as the Mac mini 2018 and MacBook Pro 2018 as well as a quicker way to both create and name new tracks.
This is bringing a feature that Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate users already have to Pro Tools First users. Until now Pro Tools First users could only have a maximum of 3 Pro Tools projects that were stored in the cloud. With this new Unlimited Projects feature, you can now create and save as many projects as you want locally on your computer. Then you can use any 3 of these local projects to sync to the cloud for anytime, anywhere access and collaboration.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at why Lo Fi behaves like a transient enhancer on drums but changes the timbre of bass guitar.
Ever since we announced the new features Avid have been working on for a Pro Tools 2019 release we have seen speculation as to when we would see the first release of Pro Tools in 2019. Would it be 2019.1? No, so would it be 2019.2? No, surely it’s going to be a 2019.3 release and then March came and went without a Pro Tools 2019 release.
Rather than us adding to the speculation as to what has happened, we asked Avid to explain the challenges they have been experiencing and François Quereuil, Avid’s Director of Audio Product Management gave Pro Tools Expert Editor, Mike Thornton, an exclusive interview.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, we show you a cool little production trick, which you may not have used in your vocal mixes. Have you ever tried inserting a hard and fast Auto Tune effect before a delay plug-in on an effects return? If you’ve yet to try this, watch this free video tutorial to learn how to set this up and to hear how this effects chain sounds in a mix.
The idea of applying plug-ins to your tracks is to make things sound better but we've all overdone it at some point and without checking the before with the after we really can’t be sure we’ve achieved what we set out to.
This overlooked window, in spite of not offering anything other than strictly sequential access to the undo history is still a useful place to be when trying to reverse out of a wrong turn in your production process!
In this extended free video tutorial we show you how to mix live multitrack drums in Pro Tools using four of FabFilter’s finest plug-ins, Pro-Q3, Pro-C2, Pro-G & Saturn. Watch to learn how to mix kick drums, snares, hi hats, toms and overhead mics in the context of a busy drum mix and to learn how to use bleed to your advantage in certain situations.
Jonah Walton is a producer, artist and mix engineer based out of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He has been a professional Pro Tools user for over 20 years. In this article, Jonah shares his experience building a Windows PC for his Pro Tools computer and explains his choices for each of the technical components used to create his ultimate workstation machine running Windows 10.
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.