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Avengers: Endgame editors talk about their career path

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Avengers: Endgame editors share their time management tips

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Avengers: Endgame editors discuss collaborating with the sound team

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Avengers: Endgame editors on where their editing process begins

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Avengers: Endgame editors on landing your first job after film school

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Avengers: Endgame editors share how they prepare for a new project

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How the Avengers post-production team evolved over the series

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Avengers: Endgame editors on integrating SFX

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Avengers: Endgame editors on what scenes make the cut

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Do the Avengers: Endgame editors ever get Marvel fatigue?

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Avengers: Endgame editors on what they want to do after Marvel

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Avengers: Endgame editors on their video editing software of choice

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Pro Tools Expert

  • Try This Fast Way To Reduce Drum Spill In Your Mixes? Hot Expert Tips.
    In this premium video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates an alternative approach to using gates or expanders to control bleed on drum recordings. It's similar to, but subtly different from gating and doesn't damage the audio as a gate can.
    - 22 hours ago, 12 Jul 20, 9:32am -
  • Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment - Everything You Need To Know
    Are you used to mixing in stereo, or maybe you are mixing in 5.1 for broadcast or OTT channels like Netflix and now you want to migrate to mixing in Dolby Atmos for home entertainment content? In this article, we look at what it takes to make your studio suitable to mix in Dolby Atmos, whether you need certification, what hardware and software you will need, how to build or convert your studio to Dolby Atmos, as well as our exclusive 6 part tutorial series on setting up and using Pro Tools Ultimate and Dolby Atmos Production Suite to work together in this excli=usive everything-you-need-to-know guide to working in Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment.
    - 1 day ago, 12 Jul 20, 6:30am -
  • Friday Free Plug-in - Zynaptiq SUBSPACE Reverb Plug-in
    In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, we are featuring a newly released free reverb plug-in called SUBSPACE from our friends at Zynaptiq. We've produced a video that enables you to hear each of the four reverb presets in action on a sax track, drum mix and vocal section.
    - 3 days ago, 10 Jul 20, 6:31am -
  • Scroll To Track From The Tracks List - Expert Tip
    Navigating large sessions can be hard work if you’re not used to it. Once the edit window gets deeper than your screen you have a few choices, you can hide some tracks, you can reduce the size of the tracks or you can scroll up and down the edit window. Going straight to the track you’re interested in can be done by using Scroll to Track Command but there is a faster way using the Tracks List in the left hand sidebar.
    - 5 days ago, 8 Jul 20, 7:36am -
  • Friday Free Plug-in - FreeAMP From Klevgrand
    In this week's Friday Free Plug-in, is FreeAMP from Klevgrand. A great sounding free saturation plug-in, which looks pretty and can sound pretty filthy.
    - 10 days ago, 3 Jul 20, 6:30am -
  • Non Lethal Applications ADR Master - Expert Tutorial And Review All In One
    In this article, ADR specialist Emma Butt offers an expert tutorial and review and shows how to use ADR Master from Non Lethal Applications. If you are involved in ADR, Overdubbing or Dialogue Editing this article in a ‘must-read’.
    - 11 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 11:00am -
  • Merging MIDI Clips and Consolidating Notes In Pro Tools
    In this week’s Pro Tools Tip we have two related features, which both combine MIDI data but at different levels.
    - 12 days ago, 1 Jul 20, 6:30am -
  • Do You Wish There Was A MIDI Arpeggiator In Pro Tools? Maybe You Need A New Keyboard Controller?
    MIDI effects have been a much requested feature from Pro Tools users for a long time, if you’re one of this peop-le who really miss a no hassle MIDI effects like arpeggitators in Pro Tools then the new Launchkey series of MIDI controllers might be what you were waiting for.
    - 14 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 11:00am -
  • Controlling Inserts In Pro Tools - Expert Tutorial
    Plug-ins are fun, even the most grown-up of us has to admit that. Take control of your plug-ins with these tips and keyboard shortcuts.
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jun 20, 11:00am -
  • Melda Productions Monastery Grand - Friday Free Plug-in
    This week's featured free plug-in from our free plug-ins database is Monastery Grand from Melda Productions.
    - 17 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 6:33am -
  • 30 Pro Tools Keyboard Shortcuts Tips You Should Know
    In this article, we collect 30 of our favourite shortcut tips for you to peruse and hopefully find something new. If you’re just starting your journey into Pro Tools shortcuts, or even if you’re not, you could speed things up a lot by considering getting a shortcuts keyboard or overlay like the ones from Editors Keys. It helps if you struggle to get those shortcuts to “stick” in your muscle memory.
    - 19 days ago, 24 Jun 20, 6:30am -
  • Avid Announce Support For macOS 10.15.5 With Pro Tools 2020.5
    As of June 23rd 2020, Avid announced that Pro Tools 2020.5 is supported with macOS 10.15.5. However, be aware that macOS 10.15.4 is NOT supported.
    - 19 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 9:05pm -
  • Dolby Atmos - How To Master Using The Dolby Atmos Production Suite - Free Expert Tutorial Part 6
    In this series of free video tutorials, brought to you with the support of Avid, Post-Production Specialist and Immersive Audio expert, Alan Sallabank shares tips and tricks to help you get to grips with the audio post-production workflows for content to be delivered in Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment, which will be especially useful if you are delivering to the likes of Netflix and Amazon. In part 6, we progress to the end game - Mastering.
    - 21 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 11:01am -
  • 5 Things To Know About Pro Tools Window Configurations - Expert Tutorial
    Window Configurations can really help cut down the showing, hiding and resizing of elements of the Ui in Pro Tools. If you don’t use them as much as you might, or even if you do, here are five things to know.
    - 23 days ago, 20 Jun 20, 11:00am -
  • Wavesfactory Cassette Transport - Friday Free Plug-in
    This week's featured free plug-in from our free plug-ins database is Cassette Transport from Wavesfactory. Cassette Transport gives an alternative take on the tape Start/Stop effects available using Avid’s VariFi plug-in. It takes it futher, there are some fun additions like rotor and switch noise which you can choose to turn down if you wish and you can automate the parameters too!
    - 24 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 6:30am -
  • SoundFlow 4 Is Released - We Have An Exclusive Demo Video For You
    SoundFlow has released SoundFlow 4, the latest version of their Pro Tools focussed shortcut and macro platform. In the last 9 months, the team have continued to develop SoundFlow releasing no less than 7 point updates culminating in this release. We have the details.
    - 28 days ago, 15 Jun 20, 11:01am -
  • Pro Tools Memory Locations As Markers And More - Expert Tutorial
    Markers are essential tools but there is much more to Pro Tools Memory Locations than just markers. In this Premium Tutorial Julian looks at the uses Memory locations can be put to, from recalling positions on the timeline through saving selections and tracks show hides through to linking memory locations with window configurations.
    - 30 days ago, 13 Jun 20, 6:30am -
  • Pro Tools First Users Important News - Avid Planning To Clear Down Older Cloud Projects
    Avid has recently emailed all their customers who have free Avid Cloud Storage Accounts, advising them that soon they plan to clear down older Pro Tools Projects from user’s free cloud storage accounts. In this article, we have all the details and advice on how to make sure you do not lose any of your Pro Tools Projects.
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jun 20, 8:07am -
  • Blue Cat Free Pack II - Still One Of The Best Free Bundles - Friday Free Plug-in
    This week's featured free plug-in from our free plug-ins database is a bundle of free plug-ins from Blue Cat. These have been around in some form for a long time but they are still excellent and there are new additions and updates so if you haven’t checked them out recently perhaps you should?
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jun 20, 6:30am -
  • Mac Mini Meltdown - Thinking Of Buying A Mac Mini For Your Studio? Read This First
    Is a dual Mac Mini system powerful enough to pull off large-scale recording and the intense workload associated with it? LA studio owner and post mixer, Jamey Scott of Dramatic Post, decided to put it to the test, originally an owner of 8 core Mac Pro 6.1 Trash Cans, Jamey decided to test the new Mac mini as a replacement. The results have been mixed.
    - 32 days ago, 11 Jun 20, 8:49am -

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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