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Sibelius Tips & Tricks: Sibelius | Ultimate Intelligent MIDI Import

- 3 days ago, 19 Sep 19, 3:10pm -
Avid at IBC 2019 — Outtakes

- 5 days ago, 17 Sep 19, 3:39pm -
#AVID #IBC2019 LIVE ⏩ Microsoft's Bob de Haven visits the Avid booth at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam

- 5 days ago, 17 Sep 19, 10:37am -
#AVID #IBC2019 ⏩ We're showing FastServe | Stream—powered by Haivision SRT Hub & Microsoft Azure

- 6 days ago, 17 Sep 19, 8:37am -
Avid at IBC 2019 — Day 4

- 6 days ago, 17 Sep 19, 7:30am -
#AVID #IBC2019 LIVE ⏩ See what's new and coming to Avid MediaCentral

- 6 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 7:23pm -
#AVID #IBC2019 LIVE ⏩ Turn around breaking news and sports highlights at lightning speed

- 6 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 4:23pm -
#AVID #IBC2019 LIVE ⏩ Deliver the story first with Avid FastServe video servers

- 6 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 1:56pm -
#AVID #IBC2019 LIVE ⏩ Maestro Graphics — Powerful graphics for every broadcast need

- 6 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 11:09am -
#AVID #IBC2019 LIVE ⏩ In the cloud: Avid | Edit On Demand

- 7 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 9:57am -
Avid at IBC 2019 — Day 3

- 7 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 3:32am -
#AVID #IBC2019 LIVE ⏩ Greg Chin shows us what's new in Pro Tools 2019

- 7 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 3:06am -

Pro Tools Expert

  • What Is Preview Mode In Pro Tools And What Can You Do With It? - Expert Video Tutorial
    In this Premium Tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates Preview Mode, a Pro Tools Ultimate only feature which is definitely one of those things which you can get by without, but once you’ve used it you wonder how you ever managed without it.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Friday Free Plug-in - TAL Algorithmic Plate Reverb
    In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring TAL reverb, an algorithmic plate reverb. It sounds very much like a vintage digital unit which can produce everything from grainy clouds of reverb through to diffuse modulated sounds.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Avid S4 Control Surface Preview Plus Comparisons With The S4 And S6
    The newly released Avid S4 brings the power and workflows of Avid’s Pro Tools | S6 control surface to small to mid-size music and audio post facilities in an ergonomic, more compact package. The S4 provides an integrated experience with any EUCON-enabled DAW. At IBC 2019 last weekend, Avid Evangelist Greg Chin sat down with UK product specialist Simon Sherbourne to show the new S4 close up and personal, whilst Avid’s Sreejesh Nair compared the Avid S4 with the Avid S6.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Sep 19, 4:00pm -
  • Apple To Support DNxHD And DNxHR Video Codecs After All According To Avid
    As part of their IBC 2019 coverage Avid announced improved end-to-end video editing workflows with ProRes integration for Windows and native support for ProRes RAW in Media Composer as well as native support for DNx codecs. Could this be a U-turn by Apple as this contradicts what both Apple and Avid have said in the past?
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Avid's S1 Control Surface - Learn More About The S1 And Control App From IBC 2019 Previews
    Back in July 2019, at the Avid Connect Live event, part of the Summer NAMM 2019 show in Nashville, Avid announced the Avid S1 control surface as a replacement to the Avid Artist Mix. Last weekend at IBC 2019 as part of their IBC coverage, Product Specialist Dave Tyler gave a much more detailed look at the Avid S1 and Avid’s Gil Gowing gave a sneak peek of the upcoming Avid Control app as well.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Use MIDI Tools To Control Dynamic Range Instead Of Compression - Expert Video Tutorial
    In this Premium Tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates how the tools available in Pro Tools can be used to apply MIDI “compression” to restrict the dynamic range of MID performances to give the ultimate artefact free “compression”.
    - 9 days ago, 14 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Friday Free Plug-in - Adam Monroe's Tremolo
    In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Adam Monroe’s Tremolo, a tremolo and autopanner with a stompbox style UI.
    - 10 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Avid Advises Pro Tools Users NOT To Upgrade to iOS 13 Yet
    Avid has take the unusual step of emailing all Pro Tools Control users advising us not to upgrade to iOS 13 when it is released next week. We have the full statement from Avid.
    - 11 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 7:45pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Tip - Multi-Mono Plugins - See All The Channels At Once
    The difference between multichannel and multi-mono plug-ins in Pro Tools isn’t very significant if you only work in stereo. However, as soon as you start working with more than 2 channels, you find the number of plug-ins available as multichannel plug-ins starts to tail off rapidly. This free tip demonstrates a way to quickly access all the channels in a multi-mono plug-in at the same time, which is especially useful if you have unlinked the parameters.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Penteo 16 Pro Is Released - An All-in-one Upmix And Downmix Plugin Supporting Up To 16 Channels
    PerfectSurround have released Penteo 16 Pro as their latest upmixing plug-in, which opens up the Penteo upmixing technology to the full range of immersive formats up to 16 channels. This includes 5.1, 7.1, Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6, Auro 3D up to 13.1, DTSX and up to 3rd order Ambisonics. What is more it is now both an upmix and a downmix plug-in in one interface and enables you to go from different channel counts and formats in the one plug-in.
    - 14 days ago, 9 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Take Control With Window Configurations - Expert Video Tutorial
    In this extended premium tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at Window Configurations, which offer a way to save the layout and contents of windows in Pro Tools. When combined with the related Memory Locations in Pro Tools they offer a way to create shortcuts which can arrange and restore windows to just how you need them for specific tasks.
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • FrontDAW From United Plugins - Friday Free Plug-in
    In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring FrontDAW from United Plugins, a new plugin which until September 15th 2019 is available for free.
    - 17 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Nugen Audio VisLM Updated - Do You Know This Feature? It Will Save You Time And Money
    Nugen Audio has released the latest version of their loudness metering software VisLM. V2.8.3 brings 2 new features, one minor - a change to the Netflix stereo preset and one major - the introduction of Flags, which help to visualise Alerts and navigate through them. An added bonus is that whilst we were preparing the video tutorial showing the new features, we discovered an undocumented feature in VisLM from Nugen Audio that is really clever and will save you time and money and so we had to include that in the video tutorial as well!
    - 17 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 11:36am -
  • SoundFlow 3 Released - We Have An Exclusive Demo Video For You
    If you would like to streamline your workflows, reduce the amount you use the mouse, not only in Pro Tools but other apps like iZotope RX, Soundminer or other DAWs like Nuendo and Cubase then you have to check out SoundFlow. In this article we are going to look into detail at what SoundFlow can do and investigate the new features introduced in SoundFlow 3 including the ability to create your own macros and design your own controllers on Android and iOS devices.
    - 18 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 5:01pm -
  • Create Automation Breakpoints At The Same Value As the Previous Or Next Breakpoint - FREE Expert Tip
    When editing automation you might often want to create an extra breakpoint at the same value as either the next or previous value. This is easy, just click in the playlist with the Grab tool while holding these modifiers
    - 19 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 6:30am -
  • Massenburg Finally Release A Reliable Version of Their MDW EQ5 64 Bit Plugin For AAX DSP And AAX Native
    It seems that Massenburg have finally released a version of the Massenburg Design Works MDW EQ5 plug-in that works with the current versions of Pro Tools. Find out more here.
    - 22 days ago, 31 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • Pro Tools Automation Tips And Tricks To Help Save You Time - Expert Video Tutorial
    Pro Tools Automation - It’s one of the areas where Pro Tools definitely has the edge over other DAWs but lots of people. particularly people using Pro Tools for music production use very little of the automation workflows available. In this Premium tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers runs through some of his favourite automation tips and tricks which help make automation work for you rather than getting in the way.
    - 23 days ago, 31 Aug 19, 6:30am -
  • Avid Add Plate Reverb Impulse Responses For Pro Tools - Total Loyalty Rewards Now Worth Over $1600
    Avid are continuing to expand their $1400 worth of loyalty rewards for all their customers with a valid Pro Tools software upgrade plan or active subscription. Great news. Avid hasn’t stopped there, next they announced another loyalty reward this time in partnership with Groove3 worth $120 and now they are offering another loyalty reward worth over $100 in conjunction with Wave Arts and Impulse Record. We have the details.
    - 24 days ago, 30 Aug 19, 8:28am -
  • Friday Free Plug-in - FuzzPlus3 From Audiodamage
    In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring Fuzzplus 3 from Audiodamage, an interesting and original fuzzpedal style plug-in.
    - 24 days ago, 30 Aug 19, 6:30am -
  • Import Clip To New Track - Did You Know You Can Drag To The Track List? - FREE Expert Tip
    Did you know you can drag a file or clip onto the tracks sidebar and a new track will be created in the same way as dragging onto the timeline? Why is this useful? Because in a busy session there usually isn’t any blank space visible in the edit window. I use this all the time.
    - 26 days ago, 28 Aug 19, 6:30am -

Pro Tooler Blog

  • 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 18 Oct 16, 5:33pm -
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