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Pro Tools Quick Tips - Stem and Multiple Spot Commit

- 29 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 1:46pm -
Pro Tools Quick Tips - Using Commit to Reverse Reverb or Delay Tails

- 29 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 1:46pm -
Pro Tools Quick Tips - Using Commit with Hardware Inserts

- 29 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 1:46pm -
Pro Tools Quick Tips - Using Commit with Multi-Out Virtual Instruments

- 29 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 1:45pm -
Pro Tools Quick Tips - Using Commit with MIDI Tracks

- 29 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 1:45pm -
Pro Tools Quick Tips - Using Commit to Create Audio Click Track

- 29 days ago, 6 Apr 16, 1:44pm -
Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools Video 1: Getting Started

- 42 days ago, 23 Mar 16, 7:15pm -
Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools Video 2: The Dashboard

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Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools Video 3: Converting a Session to a Project

- 42 days ago, 23 Mar 16, 7:14pm -
Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools Video 4: Setting up Collaboration Tools

- 42 days ago, 23 Mar 16, 7:13pm -
Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools Video 5: The Artist Chat Window

- 42 days ago, 23 Mar 16, 7:13pm -
Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro Tools Video 6: Collaboration Workflows

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  • Tips For Post Production Mixing Dolby Atmos In Pro Tools - Ping Pong Delay
    In a previous article from his blog Film Mixing And Sound Design, Sreejesh Nair unpacked some of the myths that he has found that have grown up about working with Dolby Atmos. In this article he is going to start to unpack some individual tips and tricks for mixing Dolby Atmos in Pro Tools in an audio post production workflow. Over to you Sreejesh...
    - 19 mins ago, 5 May 16, 6:24am -
  • Mixing On Headphones - The Headphone Monitor Plug-in Shootout
    Recently we've been talking a quite lot about mixing music on headphones, so I decided to dive a little deeper into the subject by exploring some plug-ins that claim to improve our headphone mixing experiences.In this article I'm going to list a handful of headphone monitor plug-ins that all have different techniques & technologies that claim to help us mix with headphones.
    - 16 hours ago, 4 May 16, 3:07pm -
  • Review - UAD Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe Plug-In
    With the UAD 8.6 release, UAD have a new Fender Amp Plug-in, The Fender 55 Tweed Deluxe. Paul Drew looks at this fantastic little amp model and goes through a couple of the tones.
    - 19 hours ago, 4 May 16, 11:20am -
  • HHB Scrub Install Pro Tools Friendly Network Attached Storage From SNS Into Wise Buddah Studios
    Audio post-production facility Wise Buddah Studios has upgraded its storage requirements to an EVO Shared Storage Server from Studio Network Solutions. The EVO is part of a plan of upgrades that has been in motion for the last few years with Scrub, the post-focused subsidiary of HHB Communications Ltd.
    - 19 hours ago, 4 May 16, 11:19am -
  • Pro Tools Upgrade Plan Renewal Grace Period Extended
    Avid has recently discovered that some Pro Tools customers whose plans expired between January and March 2016 did not receive an email notification to renew their plan. So as not to penalise anyone whose upgrade plan expired in the first 3 months of this year, Avid are offering an extended grace period through to May 30th 2016.
    - 22 hours ago, 4 May 16, 8:20am -
  • How To Create ADR Beeps In Pro Tools Using Keyboard Shortcuts
    In this free tutorial video, I run through the process of creating ADR beeps in Pro Tools using nothing but keyboard shortcuts. Even if you don't work in audio post production, the shortcuts featured here are very useful in other Pro Tools workflows and can help to greatly speed up workflows and productivity.
    - 24 hours ago, 4 May 16, 6:50am -
  • Sonnox, Fender And Chandler Feature In New UAD v8.6 Software
    UAD have announced the release of their latest software which features an emulation of the Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe, the Curve Bender Mastering EQ from Chandler and the very popular Oxford Limiter v2 plug-in from Sonnox.
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 6:01pm -
  • Sknote Start Supporting Pro Tools With Disto v2 In AAX Native Format
    You may remember a while back Sknote ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund AAX DSP development of their plug-in range. Unfortunately they were not successful but undeterred they have gone ahead and released Disto v2 as their first plug-in to support the AAX 64 bit format for Pro Tools.
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 3:10pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 216 - Questions Special
    Russ, Mike, James and Alan work through the backlog of questions from the community.
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 10:09am -
  • Pro Tools Expert Sonnox Community Awards For February And March 2016
    With everything that has been going on recently, yet again we have got a little behind with the Sonnox Community Awards. We are delighted to announce the the winners for February and March 2016 are David Finnamore and Michael Greenberg for their support to the community through comments and content. 
    - 2 days ago, 3 May 16, 7:10am -

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  • Audio Over IP Technology Spotlight - AVB/TSN Part 2
    In Part 1 we looked at the problem AVB was created to solve. In Part 2 we look at how AVB achieves this.
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 3:47pm -
  • How To Get A Digidesign MBox2 with Pro Tools 12.4HD Working on Mac OS 10.10 - Yosemite
    Due to a variety of circumstances, I found myself without my trusty MOTU Ultralite Hybrid Mk3 and Grado Headphones over the bank holiday weekend, when the latest and final episode of "Plebs" season 3 landed in my inbox late Friday night, which needed to be sorted and forwarded to the foley stage by Saturday morning. So, I looked in to using my wife's MBox2 and Genelecs with my Pro Tools 12.4HD on my MacBook Pro but that combination is unsupported, now what....
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 11:19am -
  • A-Z Of UAD - O Is For Ocean Way
    Using Dynamic Room Modeling, it gives you the ability to immerse your sounds in the Bill Putnam-designed rooms at Ocean Way Studios - using a legendary collection of vintage microphones, expertly placed on your sources. Watch this free tutorial from UAD to get the inside track on using the UAD Ocean Way Studio plug-in.
    - 3 days ago, 2 May 16, 6:52am -
  • PureMix Mixing Masterclass With Fab Dupont On May 22nd
    Join pureMix.net for a one day mixing masterclass on May 22nd with Grammy winning producer/engineer Fab Dupont at Flux Studios in New York City. 16 students will get to sit next to Fab, see him mix and and hear what he hears everyday. Experience what it's like to listen and work in an award winning studio with a professional mixing engineer.
    - 4 days ago, 1 May 16, 5:27pm -
  • Who Are The Audio Hunt?
    The Audio Hunt is the brainchild of mix engineer and music producer Stephen Bartlett.  The Audio Hunt enables people to have their audio files and MIDI processed through any piece of gear anywhere in the world, and allows users to monetize the equipment and skills they have.  
    - 4 days ago, 1 May 16, 2:55pm -
  • How To Change Disk Allocation To Record On Specific Tracks in Pro Tools
    In audio post production workflows we want o be able to tell Pro Tools to record the audio on some tracks to a specific folder on a specific drive and to stop Pro Tools from recording onto other drives and community member Johannes Koch has a question on just this issue..
    - 4 days ago, 1 May 16, 11:03am -
  • Pro Tools - Windows 10 Qualified With Certain Limitations
    Our friends at Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have announced that Pro Tools 12.5 is now supported on Windows 10 but there are specific Hardware Buffer limitations for Pro Tools HD on Windows 10.
    - 4 days ago, 1 May 16, 7:13am -
  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Airborne Sound, Monstertracks, A Sound Effect
    Firstly our apologies for the intermission in our regular updates but there hasn't any news to report for a little while. But we are back with 3 opportunities to get free sound effects from Airborne Sound, Monstertracks and Glitchedtones, via A Sound Effect.
    - 4 days ago, 1 May 16, 6:57am -
  • Video - Testing The Merging Technologies Horus Recording Drums
    In this video for Pro Tools Expert James Ivey talks to Paul Mortimer from Emerging UK about the Merging Technologies Horus audio interface.  James and Paul decided to do one of those test that normally can never be done.  They set out to find out just how good the microphone pre-amps and the A/D conversion in the Merging Horus really are.
    - 5 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 5:14pm -
  • Is Apple Making Life Hard For Pro Tools Users?
    Some might argue that Apple has left behind Pro Tools and other professional users a long time ago when they dropped the 'cheesegrater' Mac Pro 5,1, but with their pursuit of power saving features and the disabling of under-the-hood options, together with a change in hardware choices, is Apple making life hard for Pro Tools users and other audio professionals.
    - 5 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 2:17pm -

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  • iZotope Teaser
    What is iZotope up to? We’ve seen hints about a new product popping up around the internet, encouraging us to “think outside the vox”. We’ll be keeping our ears to the ground!The post iZotope Teaser appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 12 hours ago, 4 May 16, 6:51pm -
  • Eventide TVerb: Tony Visconti’s Signature Reverb
    A Little History Tony Visconti is the legendary engineer/producer who worked with David Bowie on several albums. His production style during those years was unique in that they would do atypical mixes. For instance the kick drum in the track “Heroes” is pulled way back at the benefit of the song’s tone and groove. Visconti tracked […]The post Eventide TVerb: Tony Visconti’s Signature Reverb appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 8:18pm -
  • Tempest Drum Machine Firmware Update
    For years, Dave Smith/Roger Linn Tempest owners have been yearning for a firmware update that will correct some of the buggy interface issues on this super powerful drum machine. In fact users have been so adamant about this that a petition was started on Change.org to get Roger and Dave to focus on crafting a […]The post Tempest Drum Machine Firmware Update appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 7 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 5:24pm -
  • Antelope Audio Zen Tour Thunderbolt/USB Audio Interface
    With products like the Apogee Quartet and Universal Audio Apollo Twin, there is a growing demand for the portable, high end audio interface. The tools need to be as portable as the modern content creator. Antelope Audio has introduced their portable desktop interface and it is quite the little powerhouse. The Antelope Audio Zen Tour […]The post Antelope Audio Zen Tour Thunderbolt/USB Audio Interface appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 10:25pm -
  • Genelec Expanding SAM™ Systems
    Genelec, a world leader in professional studio sound, have announced additions to their already outstanding Smart Active Monitor (SAM™) Systems. They will soon be releasing 5 new additions to the family: the 8340 and 8350 monitors, the 7360 and 7370 subwoofers, and the new 9301 AES/EBU Multichannel interface, which allows easy connection to any 7.1 digital […]The post Genelec Expanding SAM™ Systems appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 8 days ago, 26 Apr 16, 7:03pm -
  • Allen Sides Interview
    Our friends at Westlake Pro have just shared a great interview with legendary engineer/producer/mixer Allen Sides. Listen to Allen discuss his career as an engineer and speaker designer, and hear him discuss his new line of Ocean Way Audio studio monitors.    The post Allen Sides Interview appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 13 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 5:27pm -
  • Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette
    Chandler Limited has combined their TG1 limiter, TG2 preamp and Curve Bender EQ into a single channel strip unit, the TG Microphone Cassette. From Chandler… The Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette is a full-featured mixing console channel strip, incorporating elements of the historic EMI/Abbey Road Studios TG12345 recording and mastering desks of the late ‘60s and […]The post Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 22 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 9:59pm -
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 USB
    More news from MusikMesse – Universal Audio announces the UAD-2 Satellite USB. Finally, DSP Accelleration for Windows users! Here’s the skinny from Universal Audio: Universal Audio, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording hardware and software, is proud to announce the new line of UAD-2 Satellite USB DSP Accelerators, shipping Q2 2016. UAD-2 Satellite USB […]The post Universal Audio UAD-2 USB appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 24 days ago, 11 Apr 16, 5:39pm -
  • Unity Audio Lisson Grove AR-1
      The good folks at Unity Audio have just released the Lisson Grove AR-1 compressor, based on the classic Altec AR-1 compressor used by the Beatles and Pink Floyd, among many others. Available now from our friends at Westlake Pro! From Unity… The Lisson Grove AR-1 is a vintage style tube compressor based on the classic Altec […]The post Unity Audio Lisson Grove AR-1 appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 26 days ago, 8 Apr 16, 11:34pm -
  • SPL Launches Pro-Fi Series
    News from MusikMesse – SPL has just announced their new Pro-Fi Series, which includes a DA converter, preamps, headphone amps and a stereo power amp. Director – DA Converter and Preamplifier ($3,499) The Director is a reference stereo preamplifier with an extraordinary DA converter designed in VOLTAiR technology. The Director is the heart of the stereo to which […]The post SPL Launches Pro-Fi Series appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 27 days ago, 8 Apr 16, 4:42pm -
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