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Exploring Pro Tools Distortion Effects
Become a master of distortion, and better still, the distortion effects plug-ins you'll find in the box with Avid's Pro Tools! Joe Albano gives you a tour of these with audio examples to boot.
Jun. 15, 2015
How to Make Your Guitars Sound Better in the Mix By Chopping the Low-End
Wondering how to get your guitars to cut through the mix better... or even fit in better? Rich Tozzoli shares these tips on how to remove the low end to make everything sound better.
Feb. 26, 2015
Pro Tools: Bass Sound Design with Vacuum
If you use Pro Tools and are keen on your monophonic synths, then you'll find Vacuum a rather fun virtual-tube style synth. Joe Albano shows how to make an edgy bass sound.
Feb. 12, 2015
Pro Tools Tips: Shortcuts For Day-to-Day Session Tasks
Being a power Pro Tools user means you have to get your head around the shortcuts. Joe Albano takes us to the next level of Pro Tools greatness showing how the Option and Shift keys can be utilized.
Jan. 9, 2015
Working with Pro Tools’ Xpand!2 Virtual Instrument
There's not many (any?) virtual instruments with an exclamation mark in their name. But that's not the reason Xpand!2 sample playback/synth deserves your attention. Joe Albano takes you deep into it.
Dec. 17, 2014
Conforming Imported Audio To Session Tempo In Pro Tools
It's easy as pie to automatically match audio to the session tempo in Ableton Live, but it's possible to do this manually in Pro Tools as well. Joe Albano shows how to make it automatic!
Nov. 12, 2014
7 Steps to Help Keep Your Music Sessions Better Organized on a Mac
Staying creative in your DAW is arguably easier if your sessions are well-organised and you understand the file structures. Time to tune your tidying up skills thanks to these tips from Rich Tozzoli.
Nov. 7, 2014
5 Quick Workflow Tips for Pro Tools Producers
Speed up and enhance your Pro Tools experience with these quick and easy, but very useful, tips from Lynda Arnold.
Oct. 29, 2014
Pro Tools Tip: Sharing Between Sessions
What can you do when you want, or need, to bring something from one Pro Tools session to another? Joe Albano explores how to share between sessions in this must-know article.
Oct. 13, 2014
4 Essential Tempo Tips for Pro Tools Users
Whether you think about it or not, working with tempo is something you're doing every time you work in Pro Tools. Here are 4 excellent tempo tips to help you stay in time in your sessions.
Sep. 9, 2014
Pro Tools Tip: Understanding The Different Playhead and Selection Behaviors
If you're switching between DAWs frequently, or migrating a project to Pro Tools, you can customise the playhead and selection behaviors, so you'll always feel comfortable when editing.
Jul. 16, 2014
5 Tips for Working with Pro Tools Eleven Guitar Amp Simulator
Grab your guitar, launch Pro Tools and get the Eleven plug-in on screen now! Joe Albano takes us through 5 meaty tips for using this excellent guitar amp simulator from Avid.
Jul. 8, 2014
8 Essential Steps for Mastering in Pro Tools
Once your mix is finished you may decide to practice the dark art of mastering yourself. Interested? Then this tutorial by Matt Vanacoro will guide you safely through the process.
Jun. 11, 2014
Best Ways to Share Audio Files Over the Internet
As the world becomes smaller and more studios and artists collaborate with each other remotely, it's important to grasp how to share audio files and projects over the net. Paul Wickliffe investigates.
May. 3, 2014
How to Build Bed Tracks Using Loops
Despite its name, bed tracks have nothing to do with sleep. They do, however, have everything to do with music production. Sara Simms explains how to start creating your own bed tracks using loops.
Mar. 15, 2014
Exploring the DB-33 in Pro Tools
If you're searching for a Hammond/Leslie organ soft instrument that not only sounds convincing but is fun to play, then the DB-33 in Pro Tools could be for you. Joe Albano gives it an in-depth whirl.
Feb. 18, 2014
Simple Ways to Diversify Your Music Production Style
Simple ideas can be the most powerful. In this article Gary Hiebner suggests some obvious yet effective ways to diversify your compositions & music productions by implementing other genres & styles.
Feb. 8, 2014
Exploring Real-Time MIDI Editing In Pro Tools
Pro Tools users are probably familiar with editing MIDI in the MIDI Editor or Event Operations window. Joe Albano reveals an alternative window which will open up real-time possibilities.
Jan. 24, 2014
Logic Pro to Pro Tools And Back Again: Transferring Sessions Between DAWs
No matter how attached you are to your DAW, one day you'll likely need to transfer your project to another app. Joe Albano shows how to transfer from Logic Pro to Pro Tools and back again!
Jan. 17, 2014
5 Essential Mixing Tips Every Producer Should Know
When it comes to mixing your musical creations, there's tips and then there's tips... In this article Mike Watkinson shares what he feels are five of the most essential tips you need to know.
Dec. 20, 2013
The How and Why of Dithering in Pro Tools
What is dithering? When should it be applied to your mix down? These two crucial questions (for Pro Tools and other DAW users) are answered by Mike Watkinson in this insightful article.
Nov. 25, 2013
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