Precisely which playlists get moved or removed under different conditions when cutting, copying pasting and deleting automation? How what is left behind on your playlist is affected by which operation you use to remove it?
This tutorial answers these questions and also demonstrates how to quickly remove unwanted automation. Very useful when you want to level a mix and just start over.
New from our friends at pureMix Fab Dupont mixes jazz. For this particular mix, Fab chose to mix this outside of the box, on his Neve 54 series console, using his favourite outboard gear to craft the tracks and create a cohesive and style appropriate mix.
Made in collaboration with the EDM production powerhouse duo Infected Mushroom, Pusher provides an easy to use toolset of enhancer processors which enable users to quick impart sheen and weight to mixes. In this video we use Pusher to bring up the low mids in a mix as well as the overall presentation and vibe.
This music video was created using Pro Tools. After nearly half of his lifetime working in Pro Tools creating music, Reazon from DAE Music decided he wanted to create something entirely different.
Clip effects, as introduced to Pro Tools HD in 12.6 are so useful and like all useful new features I find as I use them more, my need for a shortcut to access them grows. This Tip shows how to toggle the Clip Effects editor (Alt+Num 6) as well as some interesting points about gain staging and the effect of Clip Gain on Clip Effects and vice-versa.
In this week’s podcast, Mike, James and Julian talk about whether Avid should stay in the native audio interface market, if they brought something new out what should it be like? They answer your questions and share their finds of the week. Also in this week's Podcast, there is an opportunity to get an exclusive discount of an Exponential Audio plug-in, but you have to listen to the podcast to get the discount code!
Following the release of Apple Thunderbolt 3 computers like the Mac Mini 2018 and the iMac Pro, we have seen some confusion about which thunderbolt expansion chassis you can use with a Thunderbolt equipped Apple computer and so we thought it would be helpful to put together a guide especially as the transition to Thunderbolt 3 has muddied the waters in this area.
Nvelope from Elysia is a very flexible transient processor. In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers tries out the Nvelope on the drums and bass in a track from Joel Tavares “Salt in Fresh Cuts”. Julian uses Nvelope to control the attack and sustain portions of the sound softening the attack of the bass to clear space for the transient of the kick drum.
Following the resurrection of Dolby’s Dialog Intelligence with the new Netflix delivery specs and best practice recommendations, in this article, we ask whether Dolby’s algorithm is still fit for purpose as a speech-gating solution?
The Smart tool combines the Trim, Grab, Selector and Fade tools into one and is so useful that most of us spend the majority of our time in it and by default that means we are usually using the Time Grab tool. There however two other Grab tools available: The Separation Grab tool and the Object Grab tool.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Tan Free From Acustica Audio. Tan Free a very versatile classic analog VCA compressor which offers a lot of sound shaping options with a gorgeous graphical user interface.
Made in collaboration with the parallel processing guru Andrew Scheps, Parallel Particles features four main tonal controls that together help to lift a mix gently and musically without resulting in mixes that sound touched or mangled. In this tutorial we feature a mix example which sounds great, however, it’s lacking in the low mid department so we use Parallel Particles to quickly apply some energy and vibrance to help present the mix better.
Have you ever been frustrated by trying to solo a reverb return in Pro Tools? AFL and PFL are often overlooked but if you have Pro Tools Ultimate they are an excellent use for your second headphone output. Find out how to set it up in this free tip.
In this week’s podcast, James, Dan and Mike talk about the wisdom of trying to market audio products specifically to women, they share community feedback and their finds of the week. Also in this week's Podcast, there is an opportunity to get an exclusive discount of an Exponential Audio plug-in, but you have to listen to the podcast to get the discount code!
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Avid, Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers looks at Avid Multiband Dynamics. When should you choose a multiband compressor and how do you take control of them, especially if you find them complicated to use?
I have just posted an article on our Partner Deals page that Avid are running a promotion on their Eleven Rack interface with Eleven Rack software and a 12 month Pro Tools subscription with the line “While supplies last”. This got me thinking, is this Avid selling off their stock of the last interface they have for Pro Tools Vanilla. Are they finally getting out of the Non HD interface market and leaving it to 3rd party manufacturers?
This week we are featuring MConvolutionEZ a free convolution reverb which comes with a great library of impulse responses covering the usual halls, chambers, plates rooms and more unusual things such as futz type effects like phones and radios, speaker cabinets and microphones.
Mastering can be an elusive subject, but it doesn’t have to be. The streaming age has declared war on the loudness war itself with new LUFS standards, allowing you to maximise the dynamic range of your masters without compromising the size and punch of your mixes in order to stay competitive. In this Mastering Case Study, Grammy Award Winning Engineer, Fab Dupont, masters a single for the artist “Effee”, and shows you how to get the most from your masters.
In this video we feature an over “punchy” drum mix example that’s all crack with little in the way of body, tone and sustain. There’s a cool way to use Waves Smack Attack which involves some parallel processing using Smack Attack’s mix dial. Listen to how we blend back in some of the original unprocessed “crack” which gives this example a nice rhythmical vibe.
Anyone who has edited a lot of dialogue will understand how many tiny fades are created at the beginning and end of clips to bring them down to zero crossings to avoid audible clicks. Even with the Smart Tool and Batch Fades the repetitive nature of creating these fades can be a burden but Pro Tools ultimate has a handy auto fades feature which, because it is invisible in operation you might miss even if you were using it.
In this week’s podcast, James, Dan and Alan discuss what it is which drives our equipment choices, they share community feedback and their finds of the week. Also in this week's Podcast, there is an opportunity to get an exclusive discount of an Exponential Audio plug-in, but you have to listen to the podcast to get the discount code!
The Lindell Audio Channel X brings together the 7X-500 compressor, the PEX-500 EQ and the 6X-500 preamp. In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers tries out the Channel X on a vocal from Joel Tavares in his track “Salt in Fresh Cuts”. The FET style compressor, Pultec style passive EQ and the very analogue sounding preamp emulation make this a very flexible channel strip capable of everything from subtle sweetening to aggressive parallel processing.
Have you ever asked “what exactly is Dolby Atmos? or “how do mixers learn to produce content in the format? If you have then The Dolby Institute, in partnership with the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, has launched the first free online training curriculum focused on Dolby Atmos.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Avid, Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers investigates Note Chasing and Pitched MIDI tracks in Pro Tools.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Nova from Tokyo Dawn. NOVA is a parallel dynamic equalizer. Appearing in the familiar layout of a parametric equalizer, each band also includes a full featured dynamics section allowing the processor to cover an impressively wide range of applications.
If you ever find yourself hurrying to your keyboard controller as the countoff ticks before a record pass maybe you should be making Pro Tools wait for you instead?
In this week’s podcast, Russ, Mike and Julian discuss the potential imminent release of a more pro focussed Mac Mini and what that means for studio users, Mike updates us on his trip to AES in New York, they share community feedback, and their finds of the week. Also in this week's Podcast, there is an opportunity to get an exclusive discount of an Exponential Audio plug-in, but you have to listen to the podcast to get the discount code!
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Alliance, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how the Mono-maker as found in the bx_digital V3 EQ is the perfect tool to sort this out. By setting the Monomaker just high enough to keep the deep bass narrow but letting the midrange and top end move right across the panorama it is the ideal example to show what mono-maker does and why you might want it.