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 final free video tutorial in the series, James and Steve talk about editing your multi-track session where the tracks contain playlists. This is an area of editing that is full of potential pain points. Following the steps that Steve lays out will help you avoid the potential pitfalls when the artist or producer says "Can I just cut the 3rd verse."
In part 5 of this free video tutorial series, James and Steve talk about how to keep your session tidy and how to prepare it for transit to another mixer. They talk about how Steve would expect to find unwanted or un-used tracks and how you can use the Track Comments box to leave notes for whoever is next to work on the track.
Grouping instruments in Pro Tools brings along a great deal of control and functional commonality. But when recording, sometimes all you need is to recall a selection of tracks without grouping faders, mutes, and other functions. In this free video tutorial, we will show you how to quickly jump between groups of unrelated tracks and put them into Record Ready, Solo, Input, or Mute when tracking and overdubbing.
In this episode, Dan shares is go to stereo microphone placement technique that he uses all the time to record upright acoustic pianos. Dan prefers to place a set of microphones under the piano keyboard instead of above, watch the video to find out why.
In part 4 of this free video tutorial series, Steve Genewick and James Ivey discuss tuning and how to make sure your tuned vocal and instrumental part stay locked to their processing partner software. Steve shares some of his best practices when it comes to moving files in Pro Tools with Autotune or Melodyne attributes.
In this video from the BAFTA Guru library, delve into the world of film sound effects with Pinewood Studios' foley team. Learn from Pete Burgis - lead foley artist, Zoe Freed - foley artist, Jemma Riley-Tolch - foley & edit assistant and head of audio Glen Gathard about why foley is essential in the film production process and how they go about creating the foley.
In this, part 3 of this free video tutorial series, Steve Genewick and James Ivey cover the topic of click. A good, accurate and appropriate click track can make all the difference to the musicians who are using and listening to it. Steve demonstrates 3 tips for making sure your click track does not get you into trouble.
When tracking a band in the studio, the speed of your Pro Tools workflow will largely determine the amount of work you'll get done. Time is money! This tip (Mac only) significantly shortens the time between the end of tracking one song and the start of another. Not only will it make you faster when jumping to new songs, as a bonus, it also organizes your session folders in the best way possible.
There is a bit of a theme running through all these free video tutorials with Steve Genewick and James Ivey, and that is always assume that someone else is going to work on your session. You will be hearing this mantra a lot in these videos. James and Steve start off by discussing track labelling and some best-practice ideas for how to make your DAW session (in this case Pro Tools) as agile as possible with some tips that will make your working life easier.
In this episode, Dan covers his one microphone electric guitar recording workflow along with some tips to help you get the most out of the sound from an electric guitar amp in a room. Watch to hear two microphone placement position examples. Dan tracks a doubled arrangement of distorted electric guitars followed by a clean guitar part to support the dynamics and energy of the arrangement.
In this tutorial video for Production Expert, Drummer James Ivey continues his drum recording tutorial with a look at room mics, what configurations to use and how they sound.
In this tutorial series for Production Expert, Drummer James Ivey continues to build on his drum kit recording rig. In this video, James adds an under-snare mic and Tom Tom mics to increase control and flexibility when it comes to the mix.
In this video, the third in the series for Production Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey continues his drum kit recording course by adding 3 more mics to his recording set up.
Watch the video to hear how small performer location changes left and right of the microphone produce different acoustic guitar tones. It pays dividends to get an acoustic guitar tone that compliments the song and production at source. Achieving an acoustic guitar tone that's well suited to a production in the tracking stage saves having to over process acoustic tracks in the mix with EQ.
In part 2 of a series for Production Expert, Drummer James Ivey continues to explore recording drum kits. This time James adds a Bass Drum (Kick Drum) mic, in this case, an original AKG D12 to give the mix the recording some real bottom end thump. James then goes on to add a second overhead mic to create a stereo image of the kit.
In this free tutorial for Production Expert, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey shows you 5 of his favorite tips for recording hand percussion like tambourine and shakers.