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Maroon 5: Powered by Pro Tools and Avid Cloud Collaboration

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Intro

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Build A Custom Channel Strip

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Channel Knob Module Tour

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Custom Color Schemes Part 1

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Moving Plug-ins with Events

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—QWERTY Navigation

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Using VNC Remote Access

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Custom Color Schemes Part 2

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Importing Legacy VENUE Show Files

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Avid VENUE | S6L Real Time Workflows—Main and Spare Mic Events

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  • Waves Release Bass Slapper - A Slap Bass Guitar Virtual Instrument
    Who doesn't love a bit of slap bass? Go on... admit it, we all love a bit of slap, however, getting good slap bass in production requires very skilled bass players. Our friends at Waves clearly love a bit of the slap bass and have just released a new virtual instrument specific to slap bass guitar - Bass Slapper.
    - 23 mins ago, 21 Nov 17, 11:31am -
  • Mixing With FabFilter Plug-ins - 15 Minute Mix Challenge
    Pro Tools Expert 15 Minute Mix Challenge videos are back, this time we feature a selection of FabFilter plug-ins. Instead of using a FabFilter plug-in bundle, Dan chose to use FabFilter plug-ins he use regularly in music mixing workflow.
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Nov 17, 7:33am -
  • Watch, Learn, Interact & Win With Project Volare - Week 2
    Project Volare is a six-week short film series and interactive guide to filmmaking created by Joel Guelzo & Jonah Guelzo. Watch, learn, interact, and win with Project Volare as they provide valuable learning resources for up-and-coming filmmakers. You can watch episode 2 of the drama now and later this week you will be able to watch and learn about Post Sound: the Other 50%.
    - 18 hours ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:34pm -
  • Tutorial - Understanding Eventide MangledVerb Reverb & Distortion Plug-in Controls
    This is a reverb plug-in like no other, reverb feeds into distortion which produces very complex, distinctive and spooky effects. Watch the tutorial to hear each of the controls and a selection of presets shape the attitude of a simple electric drum loop.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Nov 17, 7:30am -
  • Quiz - Identify The Brands Who Make These 8 Studio Monitors From Close Up Images
    For this Pro Tools Expert Quiz, we wanted to really test your knowledge. Identify the brands that either made or currently produce these studio monitors from close up images. Think you know studio monitors? Take the quiz... try and get all 8 correct!
    - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Avid, Pro Sound Effects, Detunized, Glitchedtones, Og SoundFX, Avosound, Tovusound & A Sound Effect
    In this edition of Sunday Sound Effects Roundup, we feature a special offer from Avid for the Essential Library from Pro Sound Effects, new libraries from Detunized and Glitchedtones, a new set of collections and website from Og SoundFX, a travel log from Avosound and Black Friday deals from Tovusound, Avosound and A Sound Effect.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:41am -
  • Tip - Creating New Tracks By Double-Clicking With The Mouse
    In this free Pro Tools Tip, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers demonstrates the different options available when creating tracks in Pro Tools by double-clicking with the mouse including some less obvious features available with this workflow aid. 
    - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 1:40pm -
  • Five Golden Rules For Building A Healthy Creative Business
    To describe the last week as busy would be the understatement of the decade. Late Monday evening one of the many fantastic clients I'm privileged to work with called asking for a miracle. The said magic meant me not only pulling a rabbit out of a hat but several long days to ensure I delivered three high-quality projects on time, which was yesterday.This week was possible because I applied the five rules of building a healthy creative business, here they are.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 10:20am -
  • Friday Free Plug-in - Free Soundtoys Little Plate - Offer Ends November 22nd 2017
    If you haven't already downloaded the amazing Little Plate from Soundtoys then do so as soon as you can as this limited time offer on this amazing, this free plug-in offer expires on November 22nd 2017.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:42pm -
  • Free Tutorial - Loop Recording & Editing In Pro Tools
    In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, you will learn the basics of loop recording and editing in Pro Tools. 
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 7:39am -

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  • Sounds In Sync Release An Update To EdiCue With New Import Options And More
    Mark Franken from Sounds In Sync has been in touch with news of EdiCue version 2.8.0. This version includes new file formats that can be imported.  Check the list below for all the changes and new features...
    - 4 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:58am -
  • Profile - Going from Analog to Digital with Sylvia Massy
    In the first video of a series of 3 - Inside the Box, about her transition from analog to digital equipment and shares some of the unexpected environments that she's taken artists to record and why she now mixes only "in the box" with digital tools like Ozone.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:29pm -
  • 5 Mixing Disciplines Every Music Mixer Should Master
    Without the following disciplines, mixes can quickly get the better of you. You'll only have yourself to blame if you don't work to a set of mixing disciplines. Below are 5 mixing disciplines I have used for many years that I regard as essential mixing rules which help to mix music that I'm proud and my clients praise and pay for.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • 4 Ways To Prevent A Click Track Bleeding Into A Microphone In Pro Tools
    Click track bleed in recordings is an absolute pain. We recommend preventing click bleed in the tracking stage as it can be difficult to remove it in the mix without using plug-ins such as iZotope RX. We have all, at some point, recorded the perfect vocal, acoustic guitar or drum track only to discover an audible click has split into the microphone from the performer's headphones. In this article, we share a handful of tips that will help you prevent recording click tracks by accident.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:30am -
  • Eventide Release New MangledVerb Reverb Plug-in - Reverbs Have Never Sounded This Intense
    Our friends at Eventide have just released a "new" plug-in from their H9 Harmonizer. Like the UltraTap plug-in which was released earlier this year, the MangledVerb algorithm has been reworked to be a DAW plug-in. This is quite a unique approach to the reverb plug-in category as you'll hear in the Eventide video of MangledVerb
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 10:00pm -
  • New Universal Audio v9.4 Release Features Distressor Plugin
    Universal Audio have released a V9.4 update of their software which features, amongst other things, a software emulation of the infamous Empirical Labs Distressor.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:11pm -
  • Tutorial - Mixing A Vocal Using Waves Maserati VX1 Vocal Enhancer Plug-in
    In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to use the Waves Maserati VX1 Vocal Enhancer Plug-in. Tony Maserati worked with Waves to produce a number of Maserati Signature Series plug-ins. In the coming weeks, we'll look at those as well. 
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
  • What Is The Best Video File Format To Use With Pro Tools?
    We get a lot of questions about video file formats and Pro Tools and which one is best to use and also some misunderstanding about terminology and definitions too. In this article, we will be trying to clear up some of the confusions as well as answer the key question "What Is The Best Video File Format To Use With Pro Tools?"
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:05pm -
  • Tip - How To Scroll To Offscreen Tracks Using Keystrokes And The Mouse
    This, very quick tip is one of those must-haves in Pro Tools. You can get by without it but once you've used this you'll never want to get by without it again.
    - 6 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 7:20am -
  • Free Tutorial - Using The Panorama Section Of Stage By Fielder Audio
    In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses the Panorama section of the Fielder Audio Stage plug-in on stereo sources to manipulate the stereo field and to demonstrate how the interface provides efficient visual feedback to clearly communicate the effect of the current settings.
    - 7 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:49pm -

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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.
    - 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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