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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 Connect 2016 Highlights

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Avid NEXIS

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Avid NEXIS | Now Available

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Avid Jump Start Video - Pro Tools | Dock Registration

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Avid Jump Start Video - EUCON Setup in Pro Tools

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Avid Jump Start Video - Pro Tools Control Installation and Setup

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Avid Jump Start Video - EuControl Installation and Setup

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Pro Tools Quick Tips - Stem and Multiple Spot Commit

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Pro Tools Quick Tips - Using Commit to Reverse Reverb or Delay Tails

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Pro Tools Quick Tips - Using Commit with Hardware Inserts

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Pro Tools Quick Tips - Using Commit with Multi-Out Virtual Instruments

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  • Steinberg Announce Their New Scoring Application - Dorico
    It has been a long time coming and it is not over yet but we now know the name of Steinberg's new scoring package. Dorico will be a new take on the 600 year old problem of printed music.   
    - 3 hours ago, 30 May 16, 3:20pm -
  • Mixing With Hardware - The Audio Hunt's Top 5 EQ Units
    In this article our friends at The Audio Hunt are going to share their most popular 5 hardware EQs that work, in their opinion, as a musical EQs.  The EQs listed in this article all have their own vibe and character may they be super clean, warm or gritty... there will be at least one EQ you'll know.
    - 4 hours ago, 30 May 16, 2:18pm -
  • Blue Cat Audio PatchWork - Effect or Virtual Instrument?
    Did you know that there are two versions of Blue Cat’s PatchWork? If like me you hadn't then the excellent Blue Cat Audio PatchWork plug-in actually comes in two flavours: Effect (“PatchWork”) or Virtual Instrument (“PatchWork Synth”). So that is two different plug-ins that you may want to use differently when using VST and AU plug-ins in Pro Tools.
    - 7 hours ago, 30 May 16, 11:13am -
  • Video - How To Use Waves JJP Guitar To Brighten A Guitar In Pro Tools How To Use Waves H-EQ In Pro Tools
    In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use his favourite of all the Artist series guitar plug-ins in Pro Tools to lift up a lacklustre guitar to really shine through the mix. You can get the Waves JJP Guitar plug-in on the Waves Specials page under the end of this month, so you haven't got long left.
    - 12 hours ago, 30 May 16, 6:31am -
  • ADAT - An Often Neglected Way To Expand Your Pro Tools Audio Interface
    ADAT ports!  Nearly all of the new breed of USB3 or Thunderbolt equipped audio interfaces have them, a lot of older interfaces have them too. But how many of us actually use them?  
    - 1 day ago, 29 May 16, 2:21pm -
  • How Foley Enhances The Film Sound Track With Examples
    Last time Marcelo Cyro showed how time based effects in Pro Tools audio post production can help place the viewer inside the scene. In this article Marcelo is going to take a look at how foley can transform the film sound track.
    - 1 day ago, 29 May 16, 11:38am -
  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Undertone & SoundBits
    This week we take a look at a new library of Prairie Wind recordings from Undertone as well as two new libraries from SoundBits - Just Impacts - Extension II and Electro-Mechanics Toolkit.
    - 1 day ago, 29 May 16, 7:21am -
  • The Last Audio Recording You Will Ever Make
    It's the last recording you will ever make... intrigued? Then read on and let us know your thoughts...
    - 2 days ago, 28 May 16, 6:11pm -
  • The Role In DSP Based Plugin Processing - A Community Member's View
    Community member Bertrand Grichting has been in touch with a response to the big UAD Octo-Test James was conducting. This test got him thinking about the role of DSP-based systems in these days.  Over to you Bertrand...
    - 2 days ago, 28 May 16, 3:01pm -
  • A-Z Of UAD - Q Is For EQ
    Q is a tricky letter, as anyone who has ever played Scrabble will know it doesn't turn up in as many words as other letters so forgive the twisting of the rules when I say Q is for EQ. Actually it's not stretching it that far as the engineering terms for bandwidth is Q so I'm going with it!
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  • Video - How To Use The Plugin Alliance Lindell PEX-500 On A Bass Guitar In Pro Tools
    In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the fantastic Lindell PEX-500 from Plugin Alliance on a bass guitar in Pro Tools.
    - 2 days ago, 28 May 16, 7:04am -
  • My Find Of The Week - Klang 3D In-Ear Monitoring
    My find of the week on Podcast 219 was the 3D in-ear monitoring technologies offered by Klang. The Klang:fabrik is a hardware product which can process up to 8 headphone mixes and uses on board DSP to extend the listening experience beyond stereo using techniques which sound similar to binaural.
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 2:49pm -
  • Pro Tools - What Type Of Storage Should I Use?
    We often get asked to recommend storage solutions for Pro Tools media and sessions. Recently we had a question come in from community member 'Korean Steve' who is expanding and wants to put an appropriate storage solution in place. 
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 11:33am -
  • Jigsaw24 Announce Next 'Mix With The Pros' Event On 15th June 2016
    Following on from Jigsaw24's three very successful Mix With The Pros Events at their Soho base in London, they are putting on their fourth Mix With The Pros Event on June 15th at 3pm and 7pm. This time the guest speakers will be music producer/mixer Tim Bran (London Grammar, La Roux and The Verve, film composer Walter Mair (Blood Orange, Glue and Ronaldo) as well as our own James Ivey, demoing his beloved Focusrite Red 4 Pre.
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 7:09am -
  • Nugen Audio Running A Streaming Service Survey - Can you Help?
    Our friends at Nugen Audio are running a survey on Streaming Services and they would value your help. 
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 7:22pm -
  • Not Completed A Deal On Pro Tools Expert? This Might Help
    We have been noticing that since we had to make some changes to the Pro Tools Expert Deals Store that there has been a very high proportion of deals transactions started but not completed. So we have down some investigations and we believe it maybe because of the windows that come up as part of the process to to buy a deal putting you off so we wanted to take this opportunity to explain what is happening and why.
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 3:04pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Audio Networking Survey
    In my research on networked audio and Audio over IP I have found the annual survey conducted by RH Consulting extremely useful and to that end we have collaborated with RH Consulting in the hope that the Pro Tools Expert community will participate. Everyone is encouraged to take this survey, even if you have never used a networked audio product and have no interest in doing so, your perspective is as valuable as someone who is working in this area daily.
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 10:57am -
  • Video Tutorial - Using An Avid C24 Pro Tools Control Surface
    In this video tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper shows you the features he uses on his C|24 control surface his daily Pro Tools workflow.  Many of the feature that Dan shows you in this video are found on many other third party and Avid control surfaces.
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 6:34am -
  • Interview - Andy Gray About His Work As A Film Composer
    Whilst his long career started with engineering and programming for some of the UK's most successful artists, Andy is perhaps best known for his work as a film and TV composer.  In this video you can find out how using Sonnox plugins has helped in the scoring of an upcoming SyFy Channel series.  
    - 5 days ago, 25 May 16, 3:33pm -
  • Review - Dante Via From Audinate
    Dante Via is a software-only audio networking tool which has uses for consumers and professionals alike, it allows the creation of software-only Dante networks, flexible local application routing and much more.  
    - 5 days ago, 25 May 16, 12:21pm -

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  • Landr and Soundcloud Partner for Free Mastering
    Whether you love it, or hate it, Landr is taking over. Today it was announced that Landr, the popular online mastering service, has partnered with the popular music sharing platform Soundcloud. Landr’s simple drag and drop mastering service uses cutting edge algorithms to analyze your audio file and spits out a wav or MP3 file based […]The post Landr and Soundcloud Partner for Free Mastering appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 3 days ago, 27 May 16, 11:23pm -
  • Dave Pensado’s Into the Lair: iZotope Ozone 7
    Dave Pensado, host of Pensado’s Place, takes us “Into the Lair,” to talk about the uber popular iZotope Ozone 7 Mastering Software. Dave not only discusses the way Ozone 7 does mastering, but he also showcases ways to use the plugin in a non-mastering way. Dave walks us through one of his mixes and showcases […]The post Dave Pensado’s Into the Lair: iZotope Ozone 7 appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 7:14pm -
  • Radial Jensen Twin-Servo 500 Now Shipping
    Late last year saw the announcement of a new 500 series preamp from Radial Engineering based off the famous Jensen 990 op-amp. Radial dubbed the preamp the Jensen Twin-Servo 500 and they are shipping now. Here is Jensen CTO Bill Whitlock describing the inspiration and design for the Jensen Twin-Servo 500: “When Deane Jensen first put […]The post Radial Jensen Twin-Servo 500 Now Shipping appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 4:37pm -
  • Free 2 Years of Pro Tools with Purchase of Apogee Interface
    If you have been looking to upgrade your interface, and your Pro Tools subscription is about to run out, then this is the deal for you. AVID, the makers of Pro Tools, are offering a free two years worth of software updates with the purchase of the Apogee Duet or Apogee Quartet. The Apogee line […]The post Free 2 Years of Pro Tools with Purchase of Apogee Interface appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 4 days ago, 26 May 16, 4:19pm -
  • Antelope Audio and BAE: Partnership for Plugins
    Antelope Audio, makers of the popular Orion Studio, Goliath, and the new Zen Tour interfaces, have partnered with high-end microphone preamp and equalizer manufacturer BAE to create authentic digital emulations of classic vintage recording gear. The emulations will utilize Antelope’s proprietary FPGA engine for digital signal processing (DSP), to be able to process four zero latency […]The post Antelope Audio and BAE: Partnership for Plugins appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 5 days ago, 25 May 16, 7:25pm -
  • iZotope VocalSynth Vocal FX Plugin
    The iZotope VocalSynth is a vocal FX processor plugin that allows you to manipulate your vocal tracks in real time with some classic and modern vocal effects. The real advantage to using VocalSynth over other vocal effects plug-ins is its simple and easy to use design. However you will not find a whole lot in […]The post iZotope VocalSynth Vocal FX Plugin appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 6 days ago, 24 May 16, 10:22pm -
  • New Virtual Mix Rack Plugins from Slate Digital
    The Slate Virtual Mix Rack was launched in late 2014 with a goal of emulating classic 500 series rack components within an in-the-box style mixing approach. The initial release of the Virtual Mix Rack had the FG-N ‘Brit-N’ EQ, The FG-S ‘Brit-4K’ EQ, the FG-116 ‘FET Compressor,’ the FG-401 ‘VCA Compressor,’ and Trimmer. Unlike so many […]The post New Virtual Mix Rack Plugins from Slate Digital appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 7 days ago, 23 May 16, 6:52pm -
  • Reason 9 Announced
    On June 21st 2016 Propellerhead, the makers of Reason, will be releasing the latest version of Reason: Reason 9. Reason is a powerful music composition tool with a whole host of virtual instruments that are fun to tweak and customize. So What’s New? Reason 9 has 3 new Player devices which will transform MIDI inputs […]The post Reason 9 Announced appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 10 days ago, 20 May 16, 10:49pm -
  • Arturia V Collection 5 Out Now
    The Arturia V Collection is one of the most faithful emulations of classic synthesizers and drum machines in a virtual instrument. Everything from classic Prophet sounds to Moogs to Rolands are all featured in the V Collection. Today Arturia has annouced the addition of 5 new virtual instruments and an update to their Analog Lab […]The post Arturia V Collection 5 Out Now appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 10 days ago, 20 May 16, 5:24pm -
  • Moog Remakes the Minimoog
    Reinventing a Classic Moogfest 2016 is happening right now in North Carolina, home to the late Bob Moog and his company Moog Music Inc. Moog have made a huge announcement with their reissue of the classic Minimoog Model D synthesizer. This monophonic powerhouse is arguably one of the most iconic synthesizers of all time. It […]The post Moog Remakes the Minimoog appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 11 days ago, 19 May 16, 8:05pm -
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