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Storytelling with Sound: Behind the Scenes of The Revenant with Martín Hernández

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Trailblazer Studios: Collaborative Workflows for TV & Post

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Butterscotch | Avid Powers the Making of 'Accept Who I Am'

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Bandito Brothers: Cutting Edge Workflows with Avid NEXIS | PRO

- 18 days ago, 12 Jul 16, 4:25pm -
Quick Tips for Pro Tools | Dock - Pro Tools | Dock Walkthrough

- 20 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 1:39pm -
Avid Spark | Basketball

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Avid Spark | Football

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Avid Spark | Live Operation

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Avid Spark | Project Set-Up

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VENUE | S6L Creating a System Restore Key

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VENUE | S6L System Overview and Network Setups

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VENUE | S6L Installing and Activating VENUE Software

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  • 8 Top Analog Summing Hardware Units Available At The Audio Hunt
    In this article our friends at The Audio Hunt share their top 8 analog summing hardware units. Each of these units are available to hire at very affordable rates through The Audio Hunt website. 
    - 11 hours ago, 30 Jul 16, 4:38pm -
  • Video - How To Use The Waves GTR3 Plug-in
    In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew uses the great Waves GTR3 Plug-in to add effects to a pre recorded guitar.
    - 15 hours ago, 30 Jul 16, 12:48pm -
  • Windows 10 And Pro Tools - Our Advice
    Some community members have been in touch about upgrading to Windows 10 on Pro Tools systems and also what to do about the free Windows 10 upgrade that is about to expire.  This question from Alan Howe is typical...
    - 18 hours ago, 30 Jul 16, 9:50am -
  • Review - Session Keys Electric S Electric Piano For Kontakt From E-Instruments
    Eli Krantzberg has sat down with the 4th and latest member of the Session Keys team from e-instruments and this is his review of the new Electric S.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:46pm -
  • Townsend Labs Announce Pricing For Sphere L22 Microphone Modeling System
    We have seen a huge amount of interest in this new mic modelling system from Townsend Labs. When we announced it people were asking about the price, when we published our exclusive review, everyone wanted to know what the price would be. Well now we can tell you....
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  • Recording - 5 Reasons Mic Preamps Matter
    Few topics stir up more debate than microphone preamplifiers. With dozens, if not hundreds of different brands, models, shapes, sizes, variations, and configurations to choose from, it’s no wonder mic preamps are among the *most misunderstood pieces of the audio signal chain. Even low-cost interfaces offer built-in mic preamps, some of which sound pretty decent. So why would anyone want to spend money on an external preamp, let alone several? Here are the top five reasons mic preamps matter.
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  • Video - Using FabFilter Pro Q2 Subtly For Big Results
    Greg Wurth has spoken a lot about how using m/s filtering can yield wonderful results and in this free video tutorial Greg gives an example of just that using FabFilter's Pro Q2 equaliser.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jul 16, 11:51am -
  • Acustica Audio TAN - Free Compressor Plugin For Pro Tools
    Acustica is pleased to introduce TAN compressor based on CORE8 with a classic analog VCA compression. TAN it is a very versatile tool to provide a lot of possibilities to shape the sound with gorgeous graphical user interface.In TAN you will find the most common compressors parameters like attack, release, threshold, ratio, dry/wet and gain, to allow you an extremely wide range of adjustments, but the exciting news is what we call "ShMod", a compressor shape control for the attack behavior that allows you to fine-tune the attack shape so you can really customize the attack behavior for any audio source.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jul 16, 11:02am -
  • Waves Hit Their KickStarter Target Of $200,000 On KickStarter For Waves Nx
    You may remember that Waves launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the hardware Head Tracker for their Waves Nx plug-in into our 3D space.  The Head Tracker has been designed so it can be fitted to almost all types of headphones and can be easily removed without damaging your cans. Well they have done it! Waves have just announced that they have passed their funding target on Kickstarter for $200,000.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jul 16, 8:54am -
  • 3D Audio on Headphones - How It Works
    Learn why listening to three-dimensional sound in the real world and listening on headphones are two different experiences – and how you can bridge the gap.The perception of spatial sound in the real world is a complex phenomenon. It combines the interactions between the acoustic sound waves and the room or space, the interaction with our head and ears, the reaction of our middle and inner ear and the audio nerve, and finally our brain’s cognition and interpretation of the acoustic scene.
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 5:18pm -

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  • Session Keys Electric S Electric Piano Instrument For Kontakt And Kontakt Player
    e-instruments have released a new and comprehensive electric piano instrument for Kontakt - Session Keys Electric S and at almost 20 GB in size, e-instrument claim that Electric S is probably the most detailed sampled stage piano around.
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
  • Studio Design - 3 Things You Might Not Consider That Matter
    When designing music studios we can sometimes pay so much attention to the audiable factors we forget some other factors that matter too.
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  • Pro Tools Help - How Do I Create A Log Of Notes From The Producer During The Session
    Here is another question from a community member, this time from Martin Klebahn who wants some advice on how to keep a log of notes from a producer during a session.
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 6:51am -
  • Pitch Correction Shoot Out - Vote In Our Listening Test
    Here are 4 audio files of a female vocalist. One is untuned the other 3 are tuned with Antares AutoTune, Celemony Melodyne 4 and Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3. Which one do you prefer, vote in our listening test and then come back next week to find out which one is which.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 1:35pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 228
    Russ, Mike, James and Julian chat through issues from the week's news as well as the usual tips, tricks and questions answered.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 10:55am -
  • Video - Using The Brainworx RockRack On Guitars
    In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the fantastic Plugin Alliance BX RockRack guitar amp plug-in.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 6:49am -
  • Running A Recording Studio Business - 5 Online Services I Use
    Mike Thornton recently posted Which Cloud Based File Transfer Service Do You Mainly Use? I thought I would branch out from this article and share 5 online services that I use to run my recording studio business. I have used and trusted these services for many years and rely on each one for supporting my daily business duties.
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 5:59pm -
  • Video - How To Create Evil Voice Effects For Cartoons
    In our continuing series we have been featuring tips in audio post production in Pro Tools from Marcelo Cyro from the Oscar nominated animation - The Boy And The World as well as other other films Marcelo and the team have been working on.  In this video Marcelo takes through how to create evil voice effects for cartoons.
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 11:48am -
  • Ambi Head - B Format Ambisonics To Binaural Plug-in Now Available
    Noise Makers, the makers of Ambi Head have released this new plugin which converts ambisonic B-format signals into 3D binaural audio. It allows manipulations of 3D scenes (rotations and control of spatial width) and contains features specifically designed for immersive listening.
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 9:41am -
  • My Most Used Free Plug-in For Mixing In Pro Tools - Julian
    Leaving aside the nominally free plug-ins which come with Pro Tools and disregarding limited time offers of free plug ins like the excellent ones from Soundtoys, of the free plug-ins currently available I’d have to say Metric Halo’s Thump gets my vote
    - 6 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 6:58am -

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  • Positive Grid Announces BIAS Rack Amplifier
    Positive Grid, creator of the best selling BIAS Amp and BIAS FX guitar and effect processors, today announced BIAS Rack, a rack mountable, travel-ready version of the BIAS Head amplifier. With BIAS Rack, guitar and bass players can amp match, amp design, and access BIAS Amp tones and download them directly from the ToneCloud with their […]The post Positive Grid Announces BIAS Rack Amplifier appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jul 16, 4:10pm -
  • Behringer DeepMind12 Synth
    Behringer continues to build suspense leading towards the release of their new synth, which we now know is called the DeepMind12. You can read more about Behringer’s new synthesizer in this PTB post from earlier this week. Watch video #5 in Behringer’s ongoing teaser series for the DeepMind12 below:The post Behringer DeepMind12 Synth appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jul 16, 6:22pm -
  • Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Headphones
    Compromise is not a word professionals recognize when it comes to the quality of their equipment. Sound engineers have to be able to totally rely on their headphones – as with the new DT 1990 PRO from beyerdynamic. This top-of-the-range Pro series model delivers absolute precision with reproducible results every time, whether in the studio […]The post Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO Headphones appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jul 16, 6:32pm -
  • 8raw8 Analog Drum Machine Expander
    Roland’s classic TR808 drum machine is a legendary piece of hardware and has been used on records that span genres and decades. Roland released their Aira TR-8 to great praise, but many of us still want the original circuitry that made the TR808 such a great drum machine. Unfortunately, getting your hands on an original […]The post 8raw8 Analog Drum Machine Expander appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jul 16, 5:35pm -
  • Behringer Polyphonic Synththesizer Revealed
    Over the past couple of weeks Behringer have been releasing videos on YouTube, previewing their latest product release. It’s obvious from the teaser shots and clips of notable sound designers like Richard Devine, that this is Behringer’s turn at the growing synthesizer market. From what we can tell, it looks like Behringer have designed a […]The post Behringer Polyphonic Synththesizer Revealed appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 5:29pm -
  • Ableton Live 9.7 Coming Soon!
    Ableton have announced the upcoming release of the latest version of Live – 9.7. From Ableton: Live 9.7’s new features will include: New slicing options – chop samples by beat divisions or regions, as well as manually or by transients (a new Simpler feature that also works without Push). New drum layout – with 16 set velocity […]The post Ableton Live 9.7 Coming Soon! appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 7:19pm -
  • Flux Studio Session Pack
    Flux have released their revised Studio Session Pack, which is available for a limited time at an introductory price of $149. More from the manufacturer: Today it’s a common thing to record and produce music with a Project Studio setup, and as we think there should never have to be any compromise to the sound […]The post Flux Studio Session Pack appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 6:01pm -
  • Pro Tools | Dock Tips
    Our partners at Westlake Pro want you to get the most out of your studio equipment, so they are offering workflow tips for the new Avid Pro Tools | Dock for FREE. The Avid Pro Tools | Dock works with your iPad to give you the quick touchscreen access and tactile precision control you need to navigate […]The post Pro Tools | Dock Tips appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 11 days ago, 20 Jul 16, 12:12am -
  • Waves Scheps Parallel Particles Plugin
    Waves are starting the week off right by dropping a new plugin on the world: Scheps Parallel Particles. See below for a description from the manufacturer… Discover new tone shaping possibilities with the signature sound of Grammy®-winning producer/engineer Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Metallica, Jay Z, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey). “This plugin is […]The post Waves Scheps Parallel Particles Plugin appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 4:30pm -
  • API 512v Microphone Preamp
    In response to high market demand for built-in signal attenuation, API announces the new 512v Microphone Preamp. Incorporating every feature of the 512c, including API’s proprietary transformers and 2520 op amp, the new 512v also includes a variable output level control designed to meet the needs of audio professionals using DAW’s or other input level-sensitive […]The post API 512v Microphone Preamp appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jul 16, 6:00pm -
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