Some have an aversion to software subscription models in an almost religious or philosophical way. If you are one of those people then this article is for not for you, we are not here to convince you to abandon your long held views, we get that it’s an important principle you just won’t budge on. For the rest of you who want to know how the sums add up then we’ve been looking at the recent offerings announced by Avid to see how they fare as a cost over time and also to dig into the argument that Avid’s model is now aimed at discouraging anyone but the professional to be a Pro Tools user.
Here are six of Julian’s most important preferences, they may or may not suit your way of working, it’s all a matter of… preference.
You will soon be able to get your tracks and albums on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and dozens of other major streaming services using a new service in the Avid Link app called AvidPlay. But how does it work and how many streams or plays do you need to get to pay for the annual fee from Avid? We have the answers.
Following the announcement of the Avid S4 as the replacement to the M10 version of the Avid S6, Avid realised that existing Avid S6 M10 owners might not be very happy as the Avid S4 can have display modules, whereas if you wanted display modules with the Avid S6, you had to go for the M40 option. Consequently Avid has announced the Avid S6 M10+ which enables M10 users to upgrade and have display modules.
Following the changes to the Pro Tools pricing and the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, which opened up HEAT to Pro Tools Standard users, Avid has now announced that all Pro Tools subscribers will soon have access to the Complete Plug-in bundle and HEAT at no extra cost. Also in this article, we investigate how the costs of perpetual versus subscription have changed with the recent price changes and this announcement and there is news for Pro Tools Perpetual license holders who would like to have HEAT but find it too expensive.
You can use the Avid Pitch II plug-in which comes included in Pro Tools to widen stereo tracks. See how easy it is in this free Expert tip.
In this article we explore four different ways you can use to process the dynamics of your lead vocals. Each of these approaches can be used individually on a lead vocal track, you could also blend several of these together to produce great sounding vocals in your next mix.
In this free video tutorial, Avid Audio Solution Specialist Simon Sherbourne shows how to use the Spatialiser plug-in in the Facebook 360 suite of plug-ins takes you through Spatial Audio Production techniques and tricks for Pro Tools Ultimate.
If, like me, when learning Pro Tools you went straight to shortcuts instead of using the the Zoom Tool then, like anything you don’t use, You may not have learned it as fully as you might.
In this Premium Pro Tools Tutorial I take a more thorough look at the Zoom Tools and show some of the ways the Zoom Tools are better than you might remember.
At NAB 2019 on the Avid Stand, the Sound Editing and Mixing team from the award-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody of Nina Hartstone - Supervising Dialogue and ADR Editor, John Warhurst - Supervising Sound and Music Editor and Paul Massey - Music and Re-recording Mixer talked with Avid's Matt Feury about creating the sound of this movie about the iconic band, using music, lyrics, dialogue from archival footage and incredible new performances.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Grind Machine II From Audio Assault which is available on a pay what you want basis until 13th July. That is tomorrow if you’re reading this on Friday so if you want this amp you’ll have to hurry.
Did you know it’s possible to set the session tempo on a Pro Tools session from a MIDI keyboard?
Avid recently announced that HEAT is now available to Pro Tools standard users, previously it was only available to Pro Tools Ultimate users. In this free video tutorial, Julian Rodgers looks at HEAT, how to use it and where in the signal chain it adds that warmth and grit.
In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Royal Compressor from United Plugins, an interesting take on what should happen when the demo period of a plug-in expires. Rather than losing your compressor, some of its knobs fall off but it still works indefinitely.
Back in 2017 we asked Which Loudness Meter Plug-in Do You Use In Pro Tools? and a couple of weeks ago we repeated the question and poll. In this article we analyse whether loudness meter usage has changed during the last 2 years.
Did you know there is a quick way to set up multi-select menus in Pro Tools from the keyboard? Find out how with this free tip.
In this article we are going to look at the different options for each Apple Mac computer model and explore which could be the most suitable as a Pro Tools computer. We will look at each Apple Mac computer, its strengths and weaknesses as a potential Pro Tools computer together two costed options, a basic option and a superior option.
In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses creating a drum loop as an example to examine Dynamic Transport and looks at some to the ways in which having to work with edit and timeline selections unlinked can be addressed so you can get your selections behaving in the way you want them to.
With the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, as well as fixing a number of bugs including an issue Avid uncovered where interruptions in internet connectivity can cause Pro Tools First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools Ultimate to delete local (offline) Projects, Avid has now made their analog saturation HEAT supported for use with Pro Tools Standard users as well as Pro Tools Ultimate users. But what is HEAT and how can you use it? We have answers…
Avid have chosen to email all their users to advise everyone of the release of Pro Tools 2019.6, which resolves an issue where interruptions in internet connectivity can cause Pro Tools First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools Ultimate to delete local (offline) Projects. 2019.6 does also bring a couple of new features including making Heat available to more Pro Tools users, and Avid have squashed a number of bugs with 2019.6.
When working in grid mode with material recorded to a click, dropping new clips into your session in time is easy. When editing material which doesn’t have a meaningful grid to quantize to things aren’t as easy but they are still very simple. A really easy way to drop clips to the right place is to position your cursor and then use these shortcuts to place them at the cursor.
Townsend Labs have announced that AAX DSP support is included in version 1.3 of the Sphere plug-in, the software component in the Sphere L22 microphone modelling system.
A couple of weeks ago we repeated a poll from 2015 in which we wanted to learn more about what type and format of Pro Tools computer you use now. In this article we compare the results from the two polls and see how the choice of which computer you use for Pro Tools has changed over the last four years.
In this four part free video tutorial series, brought to you with the support of Waves, we show you four plug-ins that can quickly transform your vocal tracks into radio ready mixes. In this article we will be taking the same vocal performance and working on it four different ways to help you hear the differences in sound and style between the four plug-ins.
In this premium video tutorial, Julian Rodgers looks at how track presets can be used to save and recall groups of tracks set up for specific uses. As an example he creates a preset to quickly set up a side chained gated sub tone to augment a kick drum.
In this article we are going to look at the different options that will be available in the new cheese-grater style Mac Pro, which options would be most appropriate for a Mac Pro 7,1 Pro Tools computer and how much a new Mac Pro optimised for Pro Tools is likely to cost based on the information we have at this point.
In this free Pro Tools tip Pro tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers offers a handy way of showing and hiding elements of the transport window without going into the Transport window’s menu.
Avid is to change their Pro Tools Pricing structure with effect from July 1st 2019 to encourage Pro Tools users to move to subscription rental plans. There are winners and losers in these changes with these changes. We have the latest details on the new pricing plan.