Pro Tools groups are one of the most powerful tools available when mixing in Pro Tools. The ability to nest groups of tracks within multiple, overlapping groups offers control far beyond that available using submixes and the addition of VCA faders brings huge control. Something which many overlook is the presence of little dots next to the groups in the groups list. What do they mean? Watch the free video and see the difference in action.
Trimming to the boundary of the next clip on the timeline should be easy, and it is. The necessary commands are found under the edit menu. See the comments on the images in the slideshow to see the options.
Avid has announced the line-up of audio professionals for its 2019 NAMM booth (#15502) Main Stage Presentations from January 24th to 28th, 2019. The good news is that for all of us who aren’t going to be at NAMM we will be watch it live as Avid will be streaming the Main Stage Presentations through their Avid Link app.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers takes a close look at Crossfades, specifically the choice between Equal Power and Equal Gain crossfades. The two common choices are equal power and equal gain and one of these will most likely be the best fit when creating a seamless crossfade. Which is the best choice depends largely on the nature of the two sounds being crossfaded, find out more in the video tutorial.
Selecting all the clips on your timeline should be simple but unlike many pieces of software, using the standard CMD+A (Control+A on PC) doesn’t select all the clips on every track, it selects all the clips on the track your selection point is currently on.
Are you thinking, “New Year, New Venture”? Are you responding to possible demand and thinking that you should get into Post Production? Here’s my guide to setting up a post production system, on a budget.
This is a very simple free tip for Pro Tools Ultimate/HD users who have access to advanced automation. Write To Start/End or All by right-clicking.
Watch in real-time as Jamie Lidell builds up backing vocal harmonies using a special combination of Pro Tools varispeed and Soundtoys’s Little AlterBoy’s Formant control on "Building A Beginning" from his new album by the same name. Jamie is able to sneak extra layers of detail and texture into his vocal harmonies.
In this premium video tutorial, Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers repurposes a tape machine into a delay. Any 3 head tape machine can be used in this way and while maintaining a tape machine in optimum condition for recording or mastering is a skilled job requiring knowledge and resources, the deficiencies of all but the most broken of tape machines can be accommodated and excused as (ahem) “character” if you are OK with a lo fi aesthetic. After all. if you want pristine echoes use a plug-in!
Pro Tools expert Team member Julian Rodgers shares a free tip which makes managing the record status of groups of tracks much simpler by using VCAs.
Team member Alan Sallabank has just updated to Pro Tools 2018.12, which automatically updated the Eucon software. His old iPad, which worked fine for Pro Tools Control until this point now won't talk to Pro Tools or Eucon, as it's stuck on iOS 9.3.5. So beware if you have an old iPad like Alan and I do.
I have just renewed my annual upgrade plan for Pro Tools Ultimate and spotted that Avid has released 2018.12, which is solely made up of bug fixes and support for the latest version of High Sierra macOS 10.13.6 but no support yet for macOS Mojave.
Until recently, I had only ever worked as a 1 person ADR team where I am being both the ADR mixer and Pro Tools operator as back in Ireland a one person ADR team was all I ever knew. Cut to now and freelancing in London and being booked to work in Goldcrest, I’ve had to learn the two-person system. So what are the advantages? How does it work?
There’s a feature that had it been in Pro Tools would have been a life saver on a recent project. It’s already in Avid Media Composer so should it come to Pro Tools?
In this tip Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers shares a simple but indispensable tip in what is probably his shortest video to date.
Following our article Apple Announce End Of Native Support For Avid DNx Codecs - Avid Respond. Why This Matters For Pro Tools Users Adobe have announced that the pro video apps now support ProRes export on the Windows platform releasing updates to the Adobe Creative Cloud video apps, including Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Adobe Media Encoder CC.