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Avid at IBC 2017 — Thank you!

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Day 4

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Maestro | News

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Maestro | Virtual Set

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Pro Tools 360 Video Workflows

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Avid VENUE | S6L

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Sibelius | Cloud Sharing

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Avid at IBC 2017 — MediaCentral | Cloud UX

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Day 3

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Maestro | Sports

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Avid at IBC 2017 — Video over IP and UHD

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Pro Tools Expert


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  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Ambisonics Special
    This week's edition of Sunday Sound Effects Round Up has a largely Ambisonics them to it. We start with our own unique deal with a 45% discount on the Pro Sound Effects Ambisonics Bundle. Next, A Sound Effect is offering an Ambisonics sale and some free Ambisonics sound effects to celebrate the largest online Ambisonics SFX collection. Unidentified Sound Object Libraries have released two new Ambisonics sound libraries and a 3rd MS recorded library, the proceeds of which are going to UNICEF Mexico to help with the recent earthquake. Then we take a look at new libraries from Robert Kubicki, SoundBits and Pro Sound Effects and finish up with a Pro Tools Expert community 20% discount on Suburbia from Smackheads.
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 6:31am -
  • Saturday Synth Expert Weekly Round Up - Part 3
    This is the third in a regular feature in which we will highlight some of the excellent news, articles, tutorials and competitions we have on our new sister site Synth Expert. This week we feature the latest competition to win a Novation Circuit Mono Station, two free Virtual Instrument plug-ins, as well as a selection of news and reviews on Synth Expert in the past week.
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 5:02pm -
  • Troubleshooting A Sluggish Traditional Mac Pro 5.1 Computer
    Always use common sense and a clear head to troubleshoot computer problems. The simplest of fixes are often hidden in plain sight. I was just about to throw my toys out of the pram, which would have cost me thousands replacing the Mac.
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Sep 17, 4:55pm -
  • Should Someone New To Recording Learn Pro Tools? My Advice
    You would think this debate would have been done to death, but it seems large sections of the recording industry still don't realise that being the industry standard means something that transcends opinions.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Sep 17, 7:45am -
  • Friday Free Plug-in - Voxengo SPAN Spectrum Analyser
    In this week's Friday Free Plug-in slot we are featuring a free Spectrum Analyser plug-in from Voxengo, who as well as being well known for their VST and AU plug-ins also make an increasing number of AAX Native plug-ins for Pro Tools.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:45pm -
  • Poll - What Control Surface Do You Use With Pro Tools?
    Following on from our very popular article Do You Still Use Your Control Surface? Be Honest Now we thought it would be interesting to see what control surfaces you use.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:24am -
  • Sonnox Announce Oxford SuprEsser And Limiter v2 Plug-ins Updated To V3 Spec
    Sonnox has announced that their Oxford SuprEsser and Limiter v2 plug-ins have been updated to their latest v3 spec.Oxford SuprEsser and Limiter v2 join the Oxford Dynamics, EQ, Reverb, Inflator and TransMod which were all updated earlier in 2017.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:36am -
  • Studio Build - Future Proofing Recording Studio Electrics With Trunking Systems
    One of the big studio design decisions I had to make was whether or not to install a trunking system for electrics and sockets. In my previous studios, electrics were buried behind stud walls and sockets cut into plasterboard. For this build, I chose to go with a trunking system. In this article, I share what I believe to be the benefits of electrical trunking systems in recording studio designs.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 6:52am -
  • Sknote Release Another AAX DSP Plug-in - A Classic Channel Strip - Ch5
    Sknote has released another AAX plug-in with the DSP version included at no extra cost.  The new plug-in is called Ch5 and is a channel strip modelled on one of the most classic consoles around.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 2:03am -
  • IBC 2017 - Sennheiser Announces AMBEO for VR Partnership Program
    At IBC 2017, audio Sennheiser announced its “AMBEO for VR” Partnership Program, designed to ensure seamless production workflows for VR and AR productions. The program includes collaborations with manufacturers of field recorders, VR live cameras and live streaming software, mixing plug-ins and VR platforms.
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  • Production Techniques To Get Wide & Exciting Stereo Mixes From Waves
    Our friends at Waves posted a very useful article on their website that shares 12 tips for getting wider sounding mixes. Wide mixes generally have a certain character and excitement, over widening though can make mixes sound distant and feeble. These 12 tips cover many DAW production techniques and Waves plug-in tips that will help you get your mixes wide and exciting.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 4:22pm -
  • Free Plug-in - iZotope Offer Ozone Imager Module As Separate Free Plug-in
    Ozone Imager from iZotope is now a free stereo imaging plug-in that can narrow or widen your stereo image with simple controls. We understand that it's going to be an exciting time this autumn and this free plug-in is a sneak peak of what is on the way from iZotope during the coming fall this year.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:01pm -
  • Free Tutorial - Setting Up The PreSonus Quantum I/O In Pro Tools
    In this free video tutorial, team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to set up the I/O for the PreSonus Quantum thunderbolt interface in Pro Tools. In addition, he also covers how to save & export an I/O preset, as well as some of the basic software controls for the Quantum.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:30am -
  • Tutorial - How To Retune Drums Using Waves Torque Plug-in
    In this free tutorial, brought to you with the support of Waves, you will learn how to retune drum tracks using Waves latest plug-in Torque. Torque uses a clever pitch shifting algorithm that doesn't introduce many artifacts to the results. Watch the video to see how easy it is to set the focus control and to tune drums quickly and musically.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • Intelligibility Explained - We Don’t Just Hear With Our Ears
    Following on from the mumble-gate sagas, with TV shows like Happy Valley and SSGB here in the UK in this article I wanted to explore a variety of issues that affect intelligibility. Intelligibility is a multi-faceted issue and blame cannot be laid at any one door. We start with an intelligibility issue you might not be aware of or even considered could be a problem...
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:53am -
  • Free Plug-in - EQuivocate By Newfangled Audio & Eventide Usually $99 - Free Until October 31st 2017
    Our friends at Eventide, in collaboration with Newfangled Audio, recently released a new EQ plug-in called EQuivocate that is available to download for free until 31st October 2017. After this date EQuivocate will cost $99 to purchase, so don't miss out, download your free copy of EQuivocate today from the Eventide website.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 7:49am -
  • Get Started Fast with Pro Tools First - Audio Editing
    In this series of free video tutorials produced by Avid, you will learn how to get started with Pro Tools First, the free version of Pro Tools. In this 5th video in the series, learn how the different editing tools work, how to use Elastic Audio to change the tempo of audio in the session and match the tempo of other audio to the session. Finally see how to use MIDI and audio automation to control a wide range of parameters.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:33am -
  • Edit Voiceovers? Consider Changing Your Pro Tools Default Clip Gain Nudge
    I seem to spend as much time editing voiceovers as I do making music in Pro Tools these days, if you are someone who is new to dialogue editing this is something I've found speeds up my workflow considerably - changing my clip gain nudge defaults.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:33pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 287
    This week Mike, James and Julian in talking points they unpack the changes in the Pro Tools Road Map and the thorny area of intelligibility on TV shows. In community feedback, Mike answers a follow-up question about routing Mac audio digitally into a Pro Tools interface, and in questions from the community, they explore suggestions for hardware recorders for songwriters and musicians and how to get the best out of a legacy Pro Tools 7.0HD system.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:53am -
  • Free Tutorial - Using The Plugin Alliance bx_stereomaker
    In this free video tutorial, Pro Tools Expert team member Julian Rodgers uses the bx_stereomaker from Plugin Alliance on acoustic guitar to demonstrate the facilities offered by this clever plug-in which claims to be able to create convincing pseudo-stereo effects from mono sources without compromising mono-compatibility.Julian demonstrates how successfully mono compatibility is preserved by auditioning the original mono source in stereo against the pseudo-stereo version in mono using a clever trick using the Air Stereo Widener plug-in as a software Mono button - a trick so useful you should watch this tutorial just to see that if you don't already know it!
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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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