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Avid creates the technology that people use to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world.

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Avid ScriptSync

- 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 5:16pm -
Meet the Forces Behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens

- 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 1:58am -
Motion Path: Advancing real-time 3D graphics

- 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:23pm -
Project Sharing in Apple Final Cut Pro X with Avid NEXIS | PRO

- 10 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 3:05pm -
Mixing Monitors for Duran Duran with Charlie Bradley

- 17 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 7:07pm -
Robb Allan Talks with Duran Duran’s Snake Newton and Charlie Bradley

- 17 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 7:07pm -
Mixing FOH for Duran Duran with Snake Newton

- 17 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 7:07pm -
Sound Your Best With Avid

- 39 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 6:47pm -
Project Sharing in Adobe Premiere with Avid NEXIS | PRO

- 48 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 3:06pm -
Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 5

- 53 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 2:46pm -
Daredevil – Film Scoring with John Paseano

- 54 days ago, 3 Jan 17, 11:15pm -
Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 4

- 60 days ago, 29 Dec 16, 3:03pm -

Pro Tools Expert

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  • MPE Support - Are Pro Tools Users Missing Out On The Future Of MIDI?
    With the advent of the new expressive MIDI protocol - Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), how soon will it be before musicians turn up with instruments to our studios and we as Pro Tools engineers and producers can’t service them without tedious setup and editing time, if at all?
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Feb 17, 8:00am -
  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Articulated Sounds, Sonic Salute, Red Libraries, Rz Post, A Sound Effect
    This week I review some of the libraries from the Articulated Sounds Library, Sonic Salute announce 2 new libraries, red Libraries release the final library in their World Of Secrets series, Rz Post release a POV Bicycles library, and we finish with a great article from the A Sound Effects blog - 10 Essential Tips for Game Audio Freelancers, which well a read as it has alot of tips for any freelance creative.
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Feb 17, 7:47am -
  • Mixing With Slate Digital Everything Bundle - 15 Minute Mix Challenge
    In this video Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey returns with a new 15 Minute Mix Challenge video, this time featuring plug-ins in the Slate Digital Everything Bundle. 
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 17, 12:58pm -
  • Why I've Simplified My Recording And Mixing Workflow
    I think it is essential to keep an open mind to new technologies that may assist us in our work and may improve the quality of the sound. However, if we are not careful, we hoard instead of curating and in my experience do not benefit from the improvements new gear can bring.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Feb 17, 7:54am -
  • Free Pro Tools Plug-in - Stereo Tool By Flux
    We're back with another Free Pro Tools Plugin - Stereo Tool by Flux. Available for Windows & Mac - no iLok or registration required.
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 6:01pm -
  • Blue Cat Audio Launch MB-7 Mixer V3 & Patchwork V2 Plug-ins
    Our friends at Blue Cat Audio have released the anticipated new versions of Blue Cat's MB-7 and Blue Cat's Patchwork plug-ins. Reviews to follow for both these Blue Cat Audio plug-ins over the coming weeks.
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 9:35am -
  • Tutorial - Avid Pro Compressor - Using The Solo Button When Adjusting Attack And Release Times
    In the third of this series on the Avid Pro collection of plug ins Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers focuses on how the easily overlooked solo button in Pro Compressor can help when adjusting attack and release times.
    - 3 days ago, 24 Feb 17, 7:40am -
  • Tutorial - How To Control Reverb Tails On Vocals From pureMix
    Reverb is an essential tool to master in order to create depth and color around a singer, or as Fab likes to call it, "The Sauce". In this tutorial, Fab Dupont explains all of the controls used to tweak the reverb tail and then shows you how to dial in the settings to create the perfect sauce around your vocal track.
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:53pm -
  • Tutorial - Sitting Hi-Hats In a Mix Using Waves CLA Drums
    In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to sit hi-hats in a mix using the Waves CLA Drums Plugin.
    - 4 days ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:40am -
  • Avid Release Pro Tools 12.7.1 Update
    Avid have announced Pro Tools 12.7.1. This would seem to be a bug fix update. Here is a full list of the fixes in Pro Tools 12.7.1.. Check your Avid Master Account for download links. You will have to have an active upgrade plan to get this latest update.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 7:10pm -

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  • Tutorial - Using The Brainworx bx_control V2 Plugin To Rebalance An Off-Centre Kick Drum
    In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers looks at the Brainworx bx_control V2 from Plugin Alliance. This plug in offers comprehensive M/S tools as well as useful metering options. Learn as Julian uses the bx_control V2 to rebalance an off centre kick drum without affecting sides of the stereo image using the pan mid control while auditioning the sides.
    - 5 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 5:54pm -
  • What Apple Mac Do You Use For Pro Tools? - Poll
    In the first of series of articles and polls on how Mac users see their future with a computer to run their Pro Tools systems, we start by asking Mac users in the Pro Tools Expert community what Apple Mac are you currently using? But first, here is what we own and why....
    - 5 days ago, 22 Feb 17, 7:26am -
  • Toontrack Launch New Alt-Rock EZX Expansion For EZ Drummer 2
    Toontrack state that the Alt-Rock EZX pack is a crude, genuine and raw palette of drum sounds inspired by the style of classic 1990's alternative rock. Having had a quick play with Alt-Rock EZX I feel that Alt-Rock EZX is fairly similar in vibe and aggression to Toontrack's brilliant Seventies Rock Drums EZX pack
    - 5 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 10:12pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 257
    Russ, James and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
    - 6 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 5:28pm -
  • Is It Time To Add Subtitles To Parts Of TV Drama Shows?
    Speech intelligibility in drama is a complex subject which often seeks to attribute blame rather than to try and find a solution. If we wish to make the dialogue in drama as authentic as possible then perhaps it is time to consider adding subtitles, just as we do when someone uses a foreign language in a TV show? 
    - 6 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 12:38pm -
  • Awards - McDSP Wins Outstanding Product - Post At 53rd CAS Awards
    Awards season is well and truly in full swing right now in LA. The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) held its annual awards at the Bunker Hill Ballroom, Los Angeles on the 18th of February where our friends at McDSP who won Outstanding Product - Post for their SA-2 Dialog Processor. 
    - 6 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:45am -
  • Somu - A Simple 5.1 And 7.1 Solo & Mute AAX Plugin
    If you work with surround audio and want to be able to mute or solo individual channels on a 5.1 or 7.1 track, Cocell Productions has released Somu - a simple plugin with a row of Solo and Mute buttons and nothing else except the simple price of $29.
    - 6 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:16am -
  • BVE 2017 Preview - What Aspen Media Will Be Showing
    Aspen Media will be on Stand F30 at BVE this year and they will be showing Junger Audio's Smart Audio, the new smart routing control for DirectOut's MADI router,the latest mixing desk from Stage Tec, designed to fit in the confined space of an OB truck, a smart ethernet switch for Audio over IP applications and the TAC Monitor Controller.
    - 6 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 7:45am -
  • Tutorial - Using Reverb On Ambience Track In Post To Create Space
    Here is another free video tutorial from Oscar nominated Marcelo Cryo. In this tutorial Marcelo takes a look at how to use reverb on ambience track in audio post production to create space. Over to you Marcelo....
    - 7 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 5:53pm -
  • Accusonus Launch ERA-N - One-Knob Denoising Plug-in With Low Intro Price
    Our friends at Accusonus have today released a new one knob denoiser plug-in that makes light work of cleaning up audio in Pro Tools. ERA-N is based on Accusonus' multi-patented noise suppression technology found in ERA-D.
    - 7 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 12:50pm -

Pro Tooler Blog

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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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