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Tchad Blake Mixes Song for Music in Motion Contest Winner Aurelien Landy Gana

- 5 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 10:59pm -
Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 1

- 5 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 2:27pm -
Whit Collar | Avid Music in Motion Contest winner with producer Jason Evigan

- 13 days ago, 23 Nov 16, 2:32pm -
RFD TV | Real-Time Graphics to Air with Avid Solutions

- 18 days ago, 18 Nov 16, 3:11pm -
Avid Jump Start Video - Customizing Soft Keys in EuControl

- 20 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 5:17pm -
Making The Cut: Tim Porter Talks Working With Avid on “Game of Thrones”

- 28 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 2:47pm -
Dalton Boles | Avid Music in Motion Contest winner with Jesse "Corparal" Wilson

- 39 days ago, 28 Oct 16, 5:07pm -
Making the Cut: Sarah Reimers Talks Her Love for Editing and Avid Media Composer

- 56 days ago, 11 Oct 16, 1:46pm -
Making Music with Justin Young, "Until the Morning Comes"

- 60 days ago, 7 Oct 16, 6:53pm -
Avid Attends MIX presents Sound for Film

- 60 days ago, 7 Oct 16, 4:20pm -
Music in Motion for Songwriters: Mixing Her’s “Love and Hate” song with Tchad Blake

- 64 days ago, 3 Oct 16, 9:06am -
Making The Cut: Gary Dollner Talks Editing Comedies

- 68 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 3:46pm -

Pro Tools Expert


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  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 247
    Russ, James and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
    - 3 hours ago, 6 Dec 16, 12:35pm -
  • A-Z Of Waves - Q Is For Q-Clone
    For the letter Q in our ongoing series of the A to Z of Waves we have chosen to talk about Q-Clone, a powerful plug-in by Waves that expands our studio outboard gear capabilities in our DAW.
    - 22 hours ago, 5 Dec 16, 6:20pm -
  • Review - Genelec SAM Series at HHB London
    Cards on the table time - I've long been a fan of Genelec - I like the sound their monitors make, and personally feel that they translate well. However I am very aware that they're not to everyone's tastes, and I've experienced quite a few installations where they've been forced into speaker locations and acoustic environments that don't help them sound their best.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Dec 16, 1:30pm -
  • Tim Carroll Leaves Avid To Join Focusrite As CEO
    Focusrite PLC has appointed Tim Carroll as its new Chief Executive, effective from January 3, 2017. Tim will take over from Dave Froker, who will retire at the end of 2016. Froker's departure was announced back in July.Tim Carroll was formerly Vice President of Product Management: Audio at Avid Technology responsible for creation, commercialisation and delivery on all of Avid's audio portfolio including Pro Tools, Control surfaces ( S6, Artist, S3, Dock), Live Sound ( S6L, Venue) and Sibelius and we understand he will be moving to the UK and will be based at Focusrite's headquarters.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Dec 16, 11:44am -
  • How To Produce A Song In Pro Tools - Pre Production, Arrangement & Demo - Part 1
    This new series is a walkthrough detailing my entire music production process using Pro Tools as my DAW, third party plug-ins and most importantly my skills as a musician. The song that will be produced in this series is called "Photograph" - written by my wife Georgie Cooper.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Dec 16, 7:43am -
  • Competition - Neve 4081 Winner Announced
    Pro Tools Expert and AMS Neve are very pleased to announce that Jakob Nachtergaele from Belgium is the winner of the October competition to win a stunning Neve 4081 remote controlled mic pre amp. 
    - 2 days ago, 4 Dec 16, 5:55pm -
  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Free Sound Effects Special From Airborne Sound, A Sound Effect, Boom Box Post
    After our Black Friday special edition last week, money may be a little short and so this week's Sunday Sound Effects Round Up has a common theme of free sound effects from Airborne Sound, A Sound Effect and Boom Box Post.
    - 2 days ago, 4 Dec 16, 8:09am -
  • BBC World Service Adopt Dante In US Presidential Election Coverage
    In direct contradiction to a widely held belief that the BBC don't use proprietary network technology it appears that the World Service have enthusiastically adopted Dante in mission-critical operations: For the United States Presidential election the BBC World Service established a Dante based temporary production and distribution facility within its Washington DC bureau to manage and deliver live coverage to as many as 250 million listeners over a 12-hour period.
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 16, 5:50pm -
  • Tutorial - Using The Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro Delay Plug-in From Plugin Alliance
    In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew uses the Unfiltered Audio Sandman Pro Delay Plug-in from Plugin Alliance on a guitar. Paul starts off by changing the delay time to 16ths and then adding in the width control. Paul then demonstrates how the modulation side of the plug-in works. This is such a versatile delay you can use it as a regular delay or patch the different elements together to create some unique sounds.
    - 3 days ago, 3 Dec 16, 1:34pm -
  • Voting Open - Pro Tools Expert Innovation Awards
    On our Win Page you can now vote on the nominees for Brand Of The Year 2016 and Product Of The Year 2016 as chosen by you, the community, last month.
    - 4 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 6:15pm -

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  • Siren - Free Plugin from Noise Makers
    Noise Makers have quietly released a new free plugin which is a departure from their range of Ambisonics tools. Siren is a free synth for making psychedelic dub effects. 
    - 4 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 9:47am -
  • Home Studio Build - Professionals Give Their Verdict
    We've spent several weeks with Russ sharing the story of his home studio build. Over 8 parts he has unpacked his journey from the vision to the final result and in this article, Mike, Dan, James and Paul all give their verdict on if the studio fits the brief.
    - 4 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 7:24am -
  • pureMix Free Tutorial - How To Get Started with Softube Modular
    In this free pureMix video tutorial Ryan West shows you how to get started with Modular, an analog modular emulation synthesizer by Softube.
    - 5 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 6:22pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Tutorials - The Pro Tools MIDI Handbook
    This article contains a selection of video tutorials that cover MIDI workflows in Pro Tools - The Pro Tools MIDI Handbook.
    - 5 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 12:53pm -
  • Sound Radix 32 Lives Now Supports VST Plugins With V2
    Sound Radix have released 32 Lives V2 for Mac. This new version brings Steinberg VST plug-ins support in addition to Audio Unit plug-ins and significantly increased stability. They have also built a Sandbox for plug-ins so that if one plug-in crashes, it won't bring the whole house down, your DAW will continue to run and you'll be able to save your work.
    - 5 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 11:31am -
  • Neyrinck Announce Spill Bundle Now Available With A Perpetual License
    Neyrinck have now released Spill, which is an AAX Native, DSP and AudioSuite plug-in for Pro Tools, with a Perpetual license, instead of being only available as part of the V-Control Bundle with its annual license. Spill is designed to save time by enabling you to adjust channel levels on surround audio and bus tracks, just like the “spill” feature found on high-end digital film consoles.
    - 6 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 11:33pm -
  • Pro Tools 12.6.1 Announced - Core Audio Support Returns
    Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have announced Pro Tools 12.6.1. In the release notes Avid say the following;HD DriverUpdated Core Audio Driver for HD systemsPro Tools 12.6.1 includes a newly made HD Driver that is adapted to the significant changes made in Mac OS starting with OS X 10.10. This new driver restores Core Audio support and is included with Pro Tools HD 12.6.1.Bug Fixes
    - 6 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 8:19pm -
  • Tutorial - Using Waves Maserati HMX On a Guitar Bus
    In this free video tutorial you will learn how to use the Maserati HMX by Waves on a guitar bus. Paul starts off by switching the plug-in to Bounce mode following an example of how to create great effects bloom
    - 6 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 6:00pm -
  • Opinion - Practice Keeps You Perfect
    When did you last sit down with your instrument and simply practise? Open up a piece of vital software and take it for a spin just stay on point? You may have once been a Pro Tools Ninja, but without using it regularly you may become a Pro Tools nincompoop.
    - 6 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 8:01am -
  • PreSonus Faderport 8 Production Controller Review For Pro Tools
    Should you buy a PreSonus Faderport 8 control surface to use with Pro Tools? Russ takes it for a spin and is surprised by the results.
    - 7 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 6:16pm -

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  • Out of the Box, and Back In!
    The era of plugins has made us lazy. If you want reverb on a track, you probably have a dozen just a few clicks away. But if you’re recording music, you likely also have lots of other signal processors laying around (outboard rack gear, guitar pedals, etc) that you can use in creative ways to […]The post Out of the Box, and Back In! appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 19 days ago, 18 Nov 16, 1:18am -
  • The One Knob Mix Mentality
    Is it dangerous, or the future of mixing? You’ve probably seen and played around with the some of the “one knob” mix plug-ins out there. This goes beyond Waves One Knob Series and includes things like iZotope Ozone 7 Elements, iZotope Neutrino, Waves Greg Wells Series, and even the Waves CLA Signature Series. These plug-ins […]The post The One Knob Mix Mentality appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 21 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 7:29pm -
  • Preamp Options for Budget Studios
    When you’re building a studio on a budget, odds are you aren’t going to be in a position to spring for anything with the words Neve, API, or Fairchild on it. Even if you can afford a high-end piece or two, you’ll end up with less to spend on other essentials. Today I’m going to […]The post Preamp Options for Budget Studios appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 26 days ago, 10 Nov 16, 11:29pm -
  • The Most Valuable Time Of The Mixing Process
    When you’re knee deep in the mixing process – especially when you’re the producer, engineer, and artist – things can get pretty messy. It can be very difficult to stay engaged as the process drags on, and it’s far too easy to get discouraged. That’s why you need to take a break. The Most Valuable […]The post The Most Valuable Time Of The Mixing Process appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 28 days ago, 8 Nov 16, 6:14pm -
  • Five Killer Reverb Plugins
    In honor of the recent release of Slate Digital’s VerbSuite Classics reverb plugin, today’s column will focus on a few of my personal favorite reverbs. Slate Digital VerbSuite Classics The newest addition to my reverb collection is currently the one I’m most excited about. Slate’s VSC features eight classic digital reverbs that have been staples […]The post Five Killer Reverb Plugins appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 33 days ago, 3 Nov 16, 5:52pm -
  • Analog Modeling In A Digital Studio
    Producers Today Must Navigate the Divide Between Digital and Analog – Do You Know What Works For You? In today’s modern studio, there is a divide between Analog and Digital. However, that divide is getting blurrier with every new product that reaches the market. Determining your workflow is an important step in setting yourself up […]The post Analog Modeling In A Digital Studio appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 35 days ago, 1 Nov 16, 5:08pm -
  • Amphion Speakers – The Perfect Monitors?
    Working for a pro audio retailer, I get to demo lots of different speakers; most of them sound fine, but I rarely hear something that stands out from the pack. That changed this week when I had the opportunity to listen to several pairs of monitors from Amphion, a loudspeaker company based in Finland. The […]The post Amphion Speakers – The Perfect Monitors? appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 40 days ago, 28 Oct 16, 1:08am -
  • Less Is More – Mixing In A Limitless Studio
    In today’s world of unlimited plug-ins, losing focus in a mix is easier than ever. If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably uttered this phrase to yourself once or twice: “If I only had that vintage compressor plug-in, my mix would sound so much better.” It’s easy to trick yourself into thinking that your […]The post Less Is More – Mixing In A Limitless Studio appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 42 days ago, 25 Oct 16, 6:18pm -
  • Essential Microphones for Your Home Studio
    If you have a home studio, odds are that you’re often looking for ways to improve your sound. Today we’re going to take a look at five microphones that every home studio owner should consider adding to their arsenal. Keep in mind – mic preference is subject to individual tastes, and some mics are better […]The post Essential Microphones for Your Home Studio appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 47 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 12:58am -
  • 3 Production Techniques to Consider for Pop Vocals
    From Polished to Raw, Pop Vocals Today Take On a Wide Range of Character One of my favorite aspects of popular music today is the wide range of production styles and techniques. This is most true for the vocals. When you listen to any given top 40 track, you’re likely to hear everything from raw, […]The post 3 Production Techniques to Consider for Pop Vocals appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 49 days ago, 18 Oct 16, 5:33pm -
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