In this review, Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper takes a look at Zynaptiq's latest effects plug-in WORMHOLE. Watch the video to hear how WORMHOLE changes the character of Dan's voice and tone of a short drum loop.
When a sound source increases in volume our ears and brains instinctively prefer the louder signal, so in the past it was difficult to accurately compare and make an objective assessment as to what the compressor or limiter was actually doing to the sound. Mastercheck from Nugen Audio solves this problem with a neat and easy solution that should help your decision-making process when added loudness may have clouded your judgment in the past.
In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers looks at the free Subfilter plugin from Plugin Alliance. This Plug-In offers a resonant high pass filter in combination with an adjustable band pass filter centred on 55Hz which, in combination offer useful control over the bottom end of mixes and individual instruments.
Mike, Dan, and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
This article tells Dan's story of what he did before starting his recording business, how he transitioned from employment to independence and the challenges he faced in the early months of recording studio business.
We have got wind of what we think is a really clever idea from a company called Frozen Fish Design who have developed ways of fitting Avid S6 modules into digital consoles like the Euphonix System 5 and the Neve DFC. This could give large format console owners the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.
It is so easy to charge headlong into a mix without thinking about the underlying structure and anatomy of any mix whether it's mixed in Pro Tools or not. We thought it would be helpful to outline the things that need to be considered when mixing a track. Of course, this list assumes the instruments are in time and in tune and the structure and arrangement of the song/composition is agreed and laid out and sound.
What will the new Mac Pro look like? A German team of designers think they know.
We have run many polls in the last couple of years as we've all tried to figure out where we go, but one we have never asked in this, what if you were starting again? What if you got a do-over and had no workflow, session or hardware baggage to consider. If you were choosing your first DAW then would you choose Pro Tools?
In this episode of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we look at The Burning House and the Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV Libraries from Pole Position Production, a free Inflammable Liquids library from Boom Library, Twin Huey HD Pro Helicopters library from The Recordist and Airborne Sound reduce the price on 4 Libraries, Battlefield Howitzers, Elements: Metal, Tools and Fairgrounds.
The event at Jigsaw 24's Soho base in Golden Square in London had a someone different line up from what was advertised but the underlying theme was unchanged - 3D audio for broadcast, film and VR.
Learning the keyboard shortcuts speeds up your workflow and also gets your hand off the mouse and so helps to stop RSI. How well do you know your Pro Tools shortcuts? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!
The longer I spend using modern recording technology, the more I feel it has the potential to distract us from the things that really matter.
When it comes to creating something that will last there is no silver bullet, no magic wand - the things that have always mattered still matter today - a unique talent, effort, and a killer performance.
Volko Audio has released the free Q3D, which is an emulation of NTI Nightpro EQ3D rack mount equaliser. This 6 band eq has an extremely wide Q. One of the bands is AIR that is a hi shelf filter. You can change the AIR frequency and boost. It has a modern, easy-to-use user interface. In the past, it has been used for very famous recordings and generally for vocals.
In this Production Expert Premium Tutorial, Dan Cooper shows you how to setup and use a hardware outboard stereo buss compressor as an insert in Pro Tools. Watch to learn the basics of patching in and setting up an external hardware buss compressor unit to a Pro Tools HDX system and also a budget audio interface.
In today's modern music production workflows, where many rely heavily on plug-ins to do the brunt work of creating quality recordings, it's all too easy to forget or ignore the most basic of music production rules... In order to make just one track in a production sound good we have to make a million decisions BEFORE and DURING recording processes. I know I'm over exaggerating a bit but I'm not far off.
In this pureMix.net exclusive mixing tutorial, Andrew Scheps opens up his final mixing session and shows you how he added the final sonic touches and details to the first single “Bang Bang” from Greenday’s self-produced record Revolution Radio.
Pete Gates is probably best known for his excellent PT Prefs app that enables us to save, delete the and load Pro Tools Preferences files. He also created a lesser known app PT Session which is a utility he originally wrote to simplify making music lists. He has now extended it to handle simple ADR needs. It can open a Pro Tools session text export file and you can then select which tracks to re-export - as tabbed text files / PDF files / Excel spreadsheet.