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Giles Martin on ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years’

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The Making of "We Are All We Got”

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Al Jazeera – Building a Global News Network with Avid

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Giles Martin on Remixing The Beatles

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Giles Martin on creating Cirque du Soleil’s Love – Las Vegas

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Giles Martin on Producing for The Beatles

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Fenerbahçe TV | Game-Changing Sports Production

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Avid at NAB Show | Thank You For Following!

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Avid at NAB Show 2017 | Media Composer

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Avid at NAB Show 2017 | Pro Tools

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Avid at NAB Show 2017 | Next Level Editing

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Avid at NAB Show 2017 | News and Sports: From Field to Screen

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Pro Tools Expert

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  • Friday Free Plug-in - MAAT 2BusControl Metering And Monitor Control Plug-in
    MAAT have released a free plug-in called 2BusControl, which they describe as a universal L/R plus MONO/DIFF monitor control and Balance/Correlation metering plug-in for stereo bus masters.
    - 11 hours ago, 26 May 17, 5:03pm -
  • Half Of Pro Tools Owners Who Answered Our Poll Say They Wouldn't Buy It Again
    We have known that over the transitional period Pro Tools has been going through over the last couple of years that some Pro Tools users have grown weary and felt disenfranchised but we did not expect to see this response from nearly 1000 Pro Tools users who voted in our poll.
    - 19 hours ago, 26 May 17, 9:02am -
  • Free Tutorial - How To Use The Waves King's Microphones Plug-in
    In this free tutorial, you will learn how to use The King's Microphones plug-in by Waves. The King's Microphones plug-in reproduces the tone and characteristics of three microphones that were produced by EMI in the 1920's and 1930's for the Royal Family.
    - 22 hours ago, 26 May 17, 6:33am -
  • Plugin Alliance Announce Unfiltered Audio Instant Delay Plug-in With Support For The ROLI Lightpad Block
    Introducing Instant Delay, Unfiltered Audio's newest delay plug-in from the Plugin Alliance stable that borrows from the artifact-free Modern Instant mode of its bigger sibling, Sandman Pro. In a first for delay plug-ins, Instant Delay’s modulation system also includes integration with ROLI’s latest controller, the Lightpad Block.
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 17, 9:50pm -
  • Free pureMix Tutorial - How To Use Elastic Audio In Pro Tools
    Have you ever wondered what the song you recorded would sound like if you could only change the tempo? Ever thought it would be convenient to tighten up performances without having to tediously edit every single note?
    - 1 day ago, 25 May 17, 4:58pm -
  • Should Studio Outboard Gear Have Plug-in Counterpart For Easy Recall?
    Tegeler Audio Manufaktur, the makers of my Crème outboard compressor & EQ unit, just released a free set of graphical only plug-ins that enables quick and easy storing and recalling of Tegeler Audio hardware settings in DAWs.  Shouldn't all, if not at least modern offerings of studio outboard gear have a free plug-in counterpart that makes it easier for us to store and recall hardware settings?
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 12:05pm -
  • Tutorial - 5 Ways You Can Use Effects In Pro Tools And When You Should Use Them
    Pro Tools offers a number of different ways to add effects, one could say plug-ins but sometimes the term plug-in is not entirely accurate. Depending on the way the plug-ins or process is applied in can affect the results and also affect the load on your computer and your Pro Tools session.
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 6:20am -
  • Waves Release F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ Plug-in
    The Waves F6 is a surgical dynamic equaliser with six floating, fully adjustable parametric filter bands, advanced EQ and compression/expansion controls per band, mid-side processing options and more. There are a number of dynamic EQ plug-ins around but at $29, Waves have made this tool very accessible.
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 1:10pm -
  • New Apple iMac Pro With 'Server-Grade Components Rumoured To Be Coming At The End Of 2017
    Apple has already announced that there will be new iMacs released later this year, but rumours are now circulating that towards the end of 2017 Apple will also release an iMac with ‘server-grade’ components and the upgrades to the existing iMacs Now expected in September 2017.
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • Tutorial - How To Listen To The 'Sound' Of A Compressor Or Limiter Using MasterCheck Pro From Nugen Audio
    When a sound source increases in volume our ears and brains instinctively prefer the louder signal, so in the past it was difficult to accurately compare and make an objective assessment as to what the compressor or limiter was actually doing to the sound. Mastercheck from Nugen Audio solves this problem with a neat and easy solution that should help your decision-making process when added loudness may have clouded your judgment in the past.
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 6:35am -

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  • Video Tutorial - How To Use The Free Subfilter Plugin From Plugin Alliance
    In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert Team member Julian Rodgers looks at the free Subfilter plugin from Plugin Alliance. This Plug-In offers a resonant high pass filter in combination with an adjustable band pass filter centred on 55Hz which, in combination offer useful control over the bottom end of mixes and individual instruments.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 270
    Mike, Dan, and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
    - 4 days ago, 23 May 17, 12:03pm -
  • Business - My Process From Employment To Independent Recording Business
    This article tells Dan's story of what he did before starting his recording business, how he transitioned from employment to independence and the challenges he faced in the early months of recording studio business.
    - 4 days ago, 23 May 17, 6:35am -
  • Would You Like To Put Avid S6 Modules In Desks Like The Euphonix System 5 And Neve DFC?
    We have got wind of what we think is a really clever idea from a company called Frozen Fish Design who have developed ways of fitting Avid S6 modules into digital consoles like the Euphonix System 5 and the Neve DFC. This could give large format console owners the opportunity to have the best of both worlds.
    - 5 days ago, 22 May 17, 6:36am -
  • Free Tutorial - A Selection Of Pro Tools Shortcuts
    In this free tutorial Paul Maunder, aimed at beginner and intermediate Pro Tools users, we take a look at a variety of keyboard and workflow shortcuts
    - 5 days ago, 22 May 17, 6:22am -
  • 5 Things To Think About Before Approaching A Mix
    It is so easy to charge headlong into a mix without thinking about the underlying structure and anatomy of any mix whether it's mixed in Pro Tools or not.  We thought it would be helpful to outline the things that need to be considered when mixing a track. Of course, this list assumes the instruments are in time and in tune and the structure and arrangement of the song/composition is agreed and laid out and sound.
    - 5 days ago, 21 May 17, 4:31pm -
  • Is This What The Apple Mac Pro Modular Will Look Like?
    What will the new Mac Pro look like? A German team of designers think they know.
    - 6 days ago, 21 May 17, 12:10pm -
  • Would You Buy Avid Pro Tools If You Were Starting Again? Have Your Say In Our Poll
    We have run many polls in the last couple of years as we've all tried to figure out where we go, but one we have never asked in this, what if you were starting again? What if you got a do-over and had no workflow, session or hardware baggage to consider. If you were choosing your first DAW then would you choose Pro Tools?
    - 6 days ago, 21 May 17, 6:53am -
  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Pole Position Production, Boom Library, The Recordist, Airborne Sound, A Sound Effect
    In this episode of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we look at The Burning House and the Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV Libraries from Pole Position Production, a free Inflammable Liquids library from Boom Library, Twin Huey HD Pro Helicopters library from The Recordist and Airborne Sound reduce the price on 4 Libraries, Battlefield Howitzers, Elements: Metal, Tools and Fairgrounds.
    - 6 days ago, 21 May 17, 6:38am -
  • Jigsaw24 Mix With The Pros 3D Event Report
    The event at Jigsaw 24's Soho base in Golden Square in London had a someone different line up from what was advertised but the underlying theme was unchanged - 3D audio for broadcast, film and VR.
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 17, 4:36pm -

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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