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Avid at Sundance Institute | Not All Heroes Are Made in Hollywood

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VENUE | S6L — Programming The User Defined Channel

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VENUE | S6L — VCA Assignment

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VENUE | S6L — Audio Sub Group Assignment

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VENUE | S6L — Spill Functionality

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VENUE | S6L — Monitor Bus A-B Assignment

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VENUE | S6L — LRC/M Assignment

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VENUE | S6L — Input Processing Channels

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VENUE | S6L — Mute Group Assignment

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VENUE | S6L — Banking

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VENUE | S6L – Channel Menus

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VENUE | S6L — Tour The Universe View

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  • Pro Tools 12.6 - Testing Automatic Playlists & Real-Time Fades
    In this video Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper tests two of the new features in Pro Tools 12.6 - Real-Time Fades & Playlist Improvements
    - 2 hours ago, 27 Sep 16, 6:42am -
  • Waves Announce SoundGrid Connect
    With this new SoundGrid Connect software, from Waves, you can now connect any ASIO/Core Audio-compatible I/O to the Waves SoundGrid network and offload plugin processing to a SoundGrid DSP server without replacing the interface you are already working with or the playback engine you're already have.
    - 12 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 8:55pm -
  • Audio Ease Release 360pan Suite For Creating Immersive YouTube Content
    Just over a week after Mike Thornton's preview article, Audio Ease have released the first versions of their 360pan Suite, including 360pan and 360monitor. These are essential tools if you wish to create 360 degree immersive VR content for YouTube.
    - 13 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 7:50pm -
  • A-Z Of Waves - M Is For Manny Marroquin
    As we arrive at the letter M in the A to Z of Waves, M is for Manny Marroquin. Manny says that a lot of mix engineers work at developing their own unique sound but he chooses to act as a chameleon of sorts by bringing the collective ideas of the producer, label, and artist to life for each individual project.
    - 16 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 4:49pm -
  • NIMBUS From Exponential Audio Is Released - Find Out What We Think
    NIMBUS, Exponential Audio’s new reverb plugin is now in the Exponential Audio Store. Until October 5 th, you can purchase NIMBUS for just $139. And if you already have any other Exponential Audio plugin—any plugin—you can upgrade for only $99!  After October 5, NIMBUS will be priced at $199 with the upgrade from any Exponential Audio plugin priced at $139.
    - 17 hours ago, 26 Sep 16, 3:32pm -
  • 3 Free Ways To Vastly Improve Your Mix Before You Even Press Record
    There's a lot of talk about what gear choices to make for better sounding recordings and a lot of tutorials that hope to assist people improving the final mix. What if I told you there were 3 ways to improve your mix before you even press record, even better all of them cost zero.The reality is that some of the greatest drum sounds, guitar sounds and vocal sounds were achieved using these 3 techniques. Sadly many people have become so obsessed with gear that they've missed some of the basics.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Sep 16, 10:23am -
  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Sonniss, SoundBits, A Sound Effect, Digital Rain Lab, The Sound Keeper
    In this week's Sunday Sound Effects Round Up we have a get competition from Sonniss, a new library and special offer from SoundBits, a taste of another great article from the A Sound Effect blog on the Audio Ease Indoor plugin and a new library from The Sound Keeper.
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  • Are Avid Leaving The Interface Market?
    Nearly 2 years ago we posed this question: "Will Avid Continue To Make Audio Interfaces Or Just Concentrate On Software?". Some thought the idea unlikely. But as we look at the recent announcements around Pro Tools 12.6, particularly the ability to buy Pro Tools HD software without hardware and the new Digilink licence, one can't help wonder if this is even more likely than ever?
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  • Tip - More About Spectral Shaping Used In Neutrino Free From iZotope
    iZotope have recently released Neutrino a free plugin that uses spectral shaping technology to process the audio. But what is spectral shaping?  In this article with the help of the iZotope team we are going to try and lift the lid on their spectral shaping technology.
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  • Pro Tools Expert Partner Brands Do Well In 32nd TEC Awards Nominations
    A number of our Pro Tools Expert partner brands, who support us so we can help you, have done well in the nominations for the 32nd TEC Awards announced recently.
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  • Video - Using The Unfiltered Audio Indent Plug-in On A Hammond Organ Track
    In this free video team member Paul Drew demonstrates the amazing Indent Plug-in from Unfiltered Audio and Plugin Alliance on a Hammond Organ. Paul starts off by adding a hard clip element to the inputs and outputs, so that the Hammond drives nicely. 
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  • Sounds In Sync Release EdiLoad v3.3.2 Conforming And Re-conforming Software
    Sounds In Sync, the makers of Ediload have released an update to their conforming and re-conforming software EdiLoad. New features include a new Process menu and new options for the column transfer window.
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  • Pro Tools - How To Organise Your Session
    In this free tutorial video from pureMix, Ben Lindell talks about renaming your tracks and busses, as well as color coding your entire Pro Tools session. 
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  • Tutorial - How To Recreate Tony Visconti's Famous Three Microphone Production Technique Used In Heroes By David Bowie
    In this video tutorial Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper shows you how to recreate Tony Visconti's famous three microphone production technique used in the recording of David Bowie's Heroes.
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  • Audinate Update Dante Via With Significant New Features
    Audinate, the makers of Dante have updated their Dante Via Product to version 1.1 introducing significant new features including increased channel count, a mixer and ASIO support.
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  • Accusonus Release Regroover With Artificial Intelligence Engine
    Accusonus claim that their new plugin release Regroover is the world's first Artificial-Intelligence Beat Machine. Apparently it is based their patent-pending “advanced audio analysis” (a3) technology.
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  • Review - Dynaudio LYD Active Studio Monitor Speakers
    I can't believe that many of you out there would not have heard of Dynaudio. I would put money on the fact that most of you have mixed or worked on a pair of Dynaudio monitors.  In fact, the first studio I ever worked in had a paid of BM5s on stands behind the console. Now they have a new range of monitors, the LYD range. 
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  • Mac OS 10.12 Sierra - Pro Audio Compatibility Update
    Even though Mac OS 10.12 Sierra has only just been released there are a number of plugin brands making announcements on Mac OS Sierra compatibility. Currently we do not recommend that you install it on a working Pro Tools system. Avid have yet to make a formal announcement but we understand that 12.6 will not be approved for Sierra when it is released later this month.
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  • iZ Technology Radar Expand Into Live Capture And Fixed Installations
    The RADAR recording and playback system is well known as a tool for commercial audio, creative composing and recording, scoring stages, sound editing, post-production, video game sound design, and mix down. Now iZ Technology want to make RADAR the system of choice for live event capture and multi-channel playback as well.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 8:55pm -
  • Video - Using The Waves Abbey Road J37 Tape Emulation To Add Width To a Guitar
    In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew looks at the fantastic J37 plug-in from Waves to add a tape delay and flanger for width in the mix. Paul starts off changing tape type and input levels.
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  • Komplete 11 Available Now!
    Komplete 11 is finally here! Our friends at Westlake Pro have provided convenient breakdowns of each of the three versions – Komplete 11, Komplete 11 Ultimate, and Komplete 11 Select. You can also visit Westlake Pro’s YouTube page for 30 exclusive in-depth video demonstrations of Komplete 11’s new features. One of the exciting new features of Komplete 11 is […]The post Komplete 11 Available Now! appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 25 days ago, 2 Sep 16, 8:28pm -
  • Focusrite Red 4Pre Part 3
    In Part 3 of Westlake Pro’s exploration of the Focusrite Red 4Pre, Jon Lundin of Catacomb Recording Company and Taylor Morken of Westlake Pro go over all of the features and the ins and outs of the Red 4Pre. In addition to the expansive I/O, the Red 4Pre features digital control over all the functions […]The post Focusrite Red 4Pre Part 3 appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
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  • Focusrite Red 4Pre Part 2
    Westlake Pro have added Part 2 to their multi video series on the Focusrite Red 4Pre. In Part 2, Jon Lundin of Catacomb Recording Company and Taylor Morken of Westlake Pro continue their discussion of the Red 4Pre and how it can be integrated into a home studio, or large facility, with the inclusion of […]The post Focusrite Red 4Pre Part 2 appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 41 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 6:19pm -
  • Novation Launchpad iOS Update
    Blocs, the software team at Novation, have updated their Launchpad iOS application with some great new features. One of the best new features is the colored trigger buttons which mirrors whats happening on the Launchpad Pro hardware. Check out the video below to see the new features in action: Highlight Features Multi-colour pad support on […]The post Novation Launchpad iOS Update appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
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  • Atticus Ross: The Sound of Almost Holy
    In a new video from Moog, Academy Award winning composer Atticus Ross (“The Social Network”, “Gone Girl”) gives us a peek into his world of sound design and emotive sonic construction. Atticus scored the documentary Almost Holy which tells the story of a Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a Ukranian pastor who has been working to rehabilitate drug-addicted kids. But he’s also […]The post Atticus Ross: The Sound of Almost Holy appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 42 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 5:27pm -
  • Free Casio CZ Sound Library Inspired by ‘Stranger Things’
    The folks over at CZounds have put together a set of presets inspired by the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. The collection is free and includes 16 patches for you to revel in all the 80s inspired, soundtrack delight. From CZounds: This is a downloadable zip of 16 .SYX format data files. Use a SysEx transfer program […]The post Free Casio CZ Sound Library Inspired by ‘Stranger Things’ appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 42 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 4:47pm -
  • What are Audio Effects? Sound Basics with Stella
    Stella Gotshtein, musician, sound engineer, producer, and member of the Waves QA team, is the host of an ongoing series from Waves Audio covering the basics of sound engineering and production. In this video, Stella explains the history of audio effects and how they have been employed most often. There are sound examples to help […]The post What are Audio Effects? Sound Basics with Stella appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 43 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 4:17pm -
  • Focusrite Red 4Pre Part 1
    Our friends at Westlake Pro have released part 1 of a series of videos exploring the features of the new Focusrite Red 4Pre. This 58 In / 64 Out Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools HD compatible audio interface with Dante network audio connectivity offers more than just an uncanny amount of ins and outs. The Red […]The post Focusrite Red 4Pre Part 1 appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 45 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 11:39pm -
  • Novation Launchpad Pro Scale Mode
    Novation have released a firmware update to their popular Launchpad Pro. The update brings some new features and bug fixes. One of the notable updates is the inclusion of Scale Mode which enables any Ableton Live user – no matter their level of music theory ability – to effortlessly play and record perfectly in-key basslines, melodies, […]The post Novation Launchpad Pro Scale Mode appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 46 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 4:50pm -
  • Apogee MiC 96k For Windows And Mac
    Sean McArthur, Apogee’s Director of Marketing, said, “We are very excited to offer a version of MiC 96k to a whole new audience. Since we launched MiC for iPhone and Mac in 2011, customers from all over the world have been asking for Windows compatibility,” he continued. “We recognize that working across multiple platforms is […]The post Apogee MiC 96k For Windows And Mac appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 47 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 4:12pm -
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