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How to Use Eleven Rack in a Live Setup

- 4 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 7:27pm -
Reamping with Eleven Rack

- 4 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 7:06pm -
Eleven Rack Overview

- 4 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 6:36pm -
Avid VENUE | S6L 10K Tour in Berlin

- 25 days ago, 9 Jul 15, 2:56pm -
Simplicity in Mixing

- 25 days ago, 9 Jul 15, 12:28pm -
Al Carty

- 26 days ago, 8 Jul 15, 4:41pm -
What's New in Media Composer (8.4)

- 33 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:10am -
ENVY

- 35 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 6:29pm -
The New Sibelius is Now Available

- 46 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 7:06pm -
Remix: Mixing and Mastering the Remix Track

- 52 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 2:13pm -
Avid VENUE | S6L 10K Tour through the Baltics

- 53 days ago, 11 Jun 15, 6:44pm -
Remix: Effects and Vocals

- 59 days ago, 5 Jun 15, 8:37pm -

Pro Tools Expert


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  • Waves Offer A Bumper Crop Of Special Offers in August
    This month Waves have a bumper collection of great deals on their Special Offers page.  There are way too many to list them all here, but here are a few highlights....
    - 7 hours ago, 3 Aug 15, 8:20am -
  • Avid Pro Tools First Review - The Free Version Of Pro Tools
    When we learnt of a free version of Pro Tools we were genuinely excited about it. Is this the thing that will help Avid hold on to their industry standard repuatation? Read our Pro Tools First review.
    - 19 hours ago, 2 Aug 15, 8:06pm -
  • Pro Tools First And Studio One Prime - Feature Comparison Table Of Free DAWs
    There's a battle on to grab new users by offering free versions of popular DAWs, Avid have Pro Tools First and PreSonus have Studio One Prime. Pro Tools First is the free version of Pro Tools and Studio One Prime is the free version of Studio One 3.
    - 1 day ago, 2 Aug 15, 1:29pm -
  • Plug-ins I Love For Post - Loudness - So It Has To Be Nugen Audio VisLM 2
    In this first of this series where I am sharing the plug-ins that I love when working in audio post production, I shared my love and experiences of iZotope's RX4 Advanced.  The next plug-in I want to share with you is the Nugen Audio VisLM loudness meter. It is my loudness meter of choice and with the improvement they have brought with the latest v2 it has made a great plug-in even better.
    - 1 day ago, 2 Aug 15, 10:34am -
  • Sunday Sound Effects Round Up - Pro Sound Effects, HISS And A ROAR, Sonniss, SoundBits
    In this week's Sunday Sound Effects Roundup we have news from Pro Sound Effects about new pricing and delivery options as well as an Ambisonics library of New York City sounds. SoundBits have announced Just Chains, and we highlight two new libraries from Sonniss, Symbols and Projector. Finally HISS And A ROAR have released Quadcopter, a collection of sounds of drones.
    - 1 day ago, 2 Aug 15, 7:01am -
  • See The Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Interface Demo Video With Audio Examples
    Our friends at Focusrite along with Eastwood Audio Visual have made a very nice video for their new Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt Interface featuring it in use and also audio examples.
    - 2 days ago, 1 Aug 15, 3:19pm -
  • PureMix Release Spicing Up Your Synth Sounds Tutorial Video With Ben Lindell
    In this video, Ben Lindell shows you how a simple yet effective approach to diversify a standard synths sound into something more personal and unique, by making exclusive use of Plug & Mix plug-ins.
    - 2 days ago, 1 Aug 15, 1:18pm -
  • Pro Tools Expert Podcast Extra Interview With Roy Golden
    Roy from Dallas, Texas and James have been working together for about 9 months on Roy's first solo album project Omniville. In this podcast extra interview, they chat about their approach to working together, to sharing files and their collaborative workflow.They discuss Roy's ethos on song writing and what makes a song tick and talk about Roy's home studios, his set up and the gear he uses. Sit back and enjoy Roy's very animated account of working with James via the Real Drums / Real Rhythm project. 
    - 2 days ago, 1 Aug 15, 9:14am -
  • 5 Pro Tools Free Factory Plug-ins You Should Not Ignore
    All too often people dismiss factory-supplied plug-ins in preference for purchased plug-ins; in some cases the free ones are just as good. Whilst Avid may have a reputation for being misers when it comes to giving stuff away with Pro Tools, there are some gems that ship with Pro Tools that I reach for on a regular basis. Here are 5 factory plug-ins that you should no ignore.
    - 3 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 1:14pm -
  • How Does Windows 10 Perform For Pro Audio Users?
    PCAudioLabs, makers of computers for audio professionals, aim to answer some questions about Windows 10 performance for audio professionals in their recently published tests.
    - 3 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 9:49am -

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  • Avid Have Rescheduled The Pro Tools Live Q & A Webinar To September 2nd
    Avid have quietly pushed the Pro Tools Live Q & A webinar, originally scheduled for August 5th, back to September 2nd. At the time of writing there has been no announcement about why the webinar has been delayed. 
    - 3 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 8:57am -
  • Your Amazing Plug-ins May Be Reducing Your Ability To Develop Real Recording Skills
    Plug-ins are a wonderful part of modern music making, but rely in them too much and you'll never really develop some of the really important skills of recording and in the long run you'll be poorer for it.
    - 3 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 8:00am -
  • Interview: Donal Hodgson Sting's Recording & Mix Engineer
    In this interview shot at the Jigsaw24 event in July 2015 in London Mike Thornton talks to Donal Hodgson about his live recording work with Sting.
    - 3 days ago, 31 Jul 15, 7:37am -
  • Watch Eddie Kramer Event Live
    Just a reminder that although the Eddie Kramer event is now fully booked, RSPE will be streaming it live via Persicope. Simply use the link below to watch it on the day.
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 4:17pm -
  • Plug-ins I Love For Post - The Lifesaver That Is iZotope RX4 Advanced
    Following on from Russ' series Plug-ins I Love I am going to share with you the plug-ins I love working in audio post production, and top of the list is a no brainer for me, it has to be iZotope's RX4 Advanced.  The number of projects where I have been able to retrieve audio that was otherwise completely unusable is huge.  
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 6:54am -
  • How To Tighten Vocal Stacks In Pro Tools
    Russ shows how to tighten up vocal stacks using some of the standard features in Pro Tools.
    - 4 days ago, 30 Jul 15, 5:46am -
  • Using Waves Butch Vig Vocals Plug-in On Acoustic Guitar
    In this free video tutorial Russ sees what the Waves Butch Vig Vocals plug-in could do with acoustic guitar. Check it out and see how cool this channel strip is for more than vocals.
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jul 15, 2:20pm -
  • Installation & Testing Of Create Pro 12 Core Mac Pro Upgrade
    In this video James is back with Rich from UK Mac upgrade company Create Pro. Just how far can you upgrade a 2009 / 2010 Mac Pro (Cheese Grater)? This time Rich shows the upgrade process from a single core processor to a duel core. In this case 12 cores at 3.46GHz. He and James then push the machine to its limit running the PTE Mac Power Test Session. Just how many tracks of Boom can you run at 64 samples with 12 cores? Watch and find out.
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Windows 10 Support For Pro Tools
    Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have issued advice on Windows 10 compatibility for Pro Tools and other audio software and interfaces
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jul 15, 9:08am -
  • Plug-Ins I Love - The Unbeatable Beat Maker
    It's the first thing I reach for when wanting to creating grooves and backbeats. Yes there are a lot of newer, faster, bigger, more trendy offerings, both in terms of plug-ins and hardware but when it comes to building grooves fast then Stylus RMX takes some beating.
    - 5 days ago, 29 Jul 15, 8:38am -

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  • Legendary producer Val Garay is hosting a Master Class
    Val Garay is truly a legend! He has produced and mixed over 100 Gold & Platinum records. He has 9 Grammy Nominations, an Emmy Nomination and 5 Grammy’s! His credits are chock full of iconic artists, as well as albums. Ready for a Road Trip to L.A.? Val  is hosting a  Master Class at his private studio, The Barn Studio. This is […]The post Legendary producer Val Garay is hosting a Master Class appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 19 days ago, 15 Jul 15, 10:36pm -
  • iConnectAudio4+ turns yours iOS device into a serious virtual instrument
    iConnectivity just released iConnectAudio4+ and nothing was the same again. Both the iConnectAudio4+ and the iConnectMIDI4+ are the world’s first Audio and MIDI interface to support multiple iOS/PC/Mac computers at the same time. So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that this and the iConnectMIDI boxes allow you to use iOS virtual instruments inside of Pro Tools or […]The post iConnectAudio4+ turns yours iOS device into a serious virtual instrument appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 74 days ago, 21 May 15, 11:14pm -
  • Focusrite’s New Preamp design is Coming
    Introducing the Clarett 8 Pre and Clarett 8 PreX from Focusrite. Designed for the project studio that needs plenty of I/O, Focusrite’s 18-in, 20-out Clarett 8Pre combines eight newly-designed Clarett mic preamps with class-leading digital conversion, and extraordinarily low round-trip latency – so low that you can use DAW plugins while monitoring a performance in real-time. […]The post Focusrite’s New Preamp design is Coming appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 82 days ago, 14 May 15, 12:35am -
  • James LoMenzo demos The Manley Core – Part 2
    Our sponsor Westlake Pro recently held an event featuring legendary producer Val Garay, Slate Technology’s Steven Slate, and former Megadeath bassist James LoMenzo. This is the final piece to the 2 part demonstration. Being demonstrated is the Manley Core Reference Channel Strip. James Lomenzo is a strong candidate for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, […]The post James LoMenzo demos The Manley Core – Part 2 appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 84 days ago, 11 May 15, 8:03pm -
  • Bassist James Lomenzo demos The Manley Core
    Our sponsor Westlake Pro recently held an event featuring legendary producer Val Garay, Slate Technology’s Steven Slate, and former Megadeath bassist James LoMenzo. This is the first in a series, recorded at the Val Garay event, that Pro Tooler Blog will be hosting. Stay tuned for more.The post Bassist James Lomenzo demos The Manley Core appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 87 days ago, 8 May 15, 11:22pm -
  • Can Avid Fix A Broken Music Industry?
    Forbes.com recently featured an article of the company behind Pro Tools, Avid Technology is making a play for independent content creators by releasing free versions of their flagship products. “This allows for metadata encrypting for all (think of it as audio finger printing) and establishing a digital marketplace for content creators to license their wares directly to […]The post Can Avid Fix A Broken Music Industry? appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 95 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 10:43pm -
  • Slate RAVEN Z3 Custom Production Console
    The Slate Raven Z3 is a high end, customizable control surface featuring a center 46″ multi-touch panel and two 27″ multi-touch panels as well as ample rack and table space for the modern recording studio. The desk system can be configured according to the client’s needs with specific rack spaces and locations, MIDI keyboard trays, […]The post Slate RAVEN Z3 Custom Production Console appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 96 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:27am -
  • Avid Pro Tools iOS Control – Demo Musikmesse 2015
    Check out this video tutorial and demo from Musikmesse 2015. It is of the iOS Pro Tools Controller by Avid coming soon.The post Avid Pro Tools iOS Control – Demo Musikmesse 2015 appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 98 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 11:22pm -
  • AMPLIFi Remote amp controller app is now compatible with Apple Watch
    The new AMPLIFi Remote v2.11 update lets you control and access amp tones via Apple Watch. You can now access tones, control levels, search the Line 6 Tone Cloud, and use the tuner, right from your wrist. AMPLIFi Remote works with the entire AMPLIFi family, and provides you with control over every aspect of tone and effects. AMPLIFi features that […]The post AMPLIFi Remote amp controller app is now compatible with Apple Watch appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 98 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 11:17pm -
  • Apogee Releases MetaRecorder App For Apple Watch and iPhone
    Apogee’s MetaRecorder is the first audio recording app for iPhone to offer intuitive multi-take recording, tagging and file organization for any field recording scenario. Designed as a working companion to Sennheiser’s digital clip-on microphones (powered by Apogee), MetaRecorder features 24 bit/96kHz recording quality, plus software control of input level and recording presets. The MetaRecorder user […]The post Apogee Releases MetaRecorder App For Apple Watch and iPhone appeared first on ProToolerBlog.
    - 16 Apr 15, 5:30pm -
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