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Logic 9 vs Pro Tools 9
Pro Tools vs. Logic. Which do you use? In this ultimate slugfest-of-a-DAW match, David Earl and Keith Crusher set out to discover which is the ultimate DAW... by comparing their respective features.
Sep. 1, 2011
Using Window Configurations in Pro Tools
Most people believe Pro Tools only has 2 windows! There's actually 14 possibly windows, and with so many to switch between Window Configurations becomes very useful.
Aug. 24, 2011
Fixing Drums with Elastic Audio in Pro Tools
If you thought that Beat Detective was the only effective way to fix drums in Pro Tools think again. Elastic Audio is a useful alternative! Mike Watkinson shows just how flexible it can be!
Aug. 16, 2011
Using Beat Detective for Groove Quantising in Pro Tools
Pro Tool's Beat Detective can do amazing things for the timing of recorded audio in the right hands. In this tutorial, Mike Watkinson demonstrates how to best get groove quantising.
Jul. 26, 2011
How to Create Subliminal Audio Messages
We all dream of being smarter, more charming, more perceptive, etc. It’s in our DNA to want to improve and become better than what we already are. Subliminal audio could help you achieve this!
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 20, 2011
Scaling and Trimming Automation in Logic Pro and Pro Tools
Automation can add life and a dynamic quality to a mix. Knowing how to edit, scale and trim this data after the fact is essential. Mike Watkinson shows you how to do just this in Logic and Pro Tools.
Jul. 14, 2011
Making Whole Session Edits in Pro Tools
Turning your ideas into a music doesn't stop once you've finished recording. These tips on arranging your session will help you save time when experimenting with your arrangement.
Jul. 12, 2011
Mix Tricks: Self-Ducking Reverb in Logic Pro and Pro Tools
A nice long reverb can be very effective on, say, a vocal to create the feeling of space, effective when there is time between phrases for it to be clearly audible.
Jul. 5, 2011
Banish System Draining Plugins and Improve Performance in Pro Tools
Let’s face it, some of the most popular instrument plug-ins out there these days are some of the biggest system hogs you’ll ever encounter. Let me list a few...
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 4, 2011
MIDI in Pro Tools: an Overview
Traditionally if you were into audio you chose Pro Tools. If you used MIDI, you reached for Logic. This DAW polarized view has no relevance with Pro Tools 9, though! Read on...
Jun. 28, 2011
Making Quick and Interesting Trance Hi-Hats
Trance beats are not that difficult to produce, let's face it. Why? Well, they are 4/4, 16-beat, it’s a generic 4 on the floor drum beat with the snare on the 5 and 13, and kick marking every bar.
G.W. Childs IV
Jun. 23, 2011
Fixing Drums with Beat Detective in Pro Tools
The Beat Detective window in Pro Tools is a really useful collection of tools and processes, which comes onto its own when you need to ‘fix’ the timing of recorded audio, especially drums.
Jun. 21, 2011
Tab to Transients in Pro Tools
In a previous Quick Tip we explored transient-based selections in Logic Pro. In Pro Tools, this is handled by a feature called ‘Tab to Transients’. Let’s take a closer look.
Jun. 9, 2011
Creating Dub Delay in Logic or any DAW
Dub Reggae broke some crazy sonic boundaries back in the day, and is heard everywhere in modern music from Rap and Pop to Metal and Electronica. The use of delays and limited analog gear was utilized
Jun. 3, 2011
The Beauty of Nudge in Pro Tools
Nudging regions or selections, that is moving them left or right by a predetermined amount, is a fundamental part of the editing process. In a previous Quick Tip we looked at nudging in Logic Pro...
Jun. 3, 2011
Beat Detection in Pro Tools vs Logic Pro: Part 1 - Creating Tempo Maps
Beat Detective in Pro Tools is a very powerful tool, useful for a whole range of beat-based editing and tempo manipulation activities. This is the first Quick Tutorial in a series that aims to show...
May. 28, 2011
When One Kick Just Isn't Enough - The Science Behind Layering Drums
Layering kicks is a great way to create a unique sound or feeling for your beats and grooves. Taking a thud-like kick and blending in another one with more snap, or adding a grungy techno-oriented...
May. 27, 2011
How to Quickly Adjust Automation for Selections in Logic Pro and Pro Tools
It is typical for vocalists to perform each phrase and the individual words and syllables within them at a wide range of volumes. They move around and they express what they perform – it's only human!
May. 19, 2011
Add Bottom End to your Kick Drum in Logic Pro & Pro Tools
Not enough bottom end in your mix? Kick drum a bit weedy, thin or disappointingly lightweight? Using Logic Pro's SubBass plug-in is a well documented method for synthesising very low frequencies where
Apr. 25, 2011
A Guide to Buss Processing in Any DAW
If you are not familiar with buss processing it is simply a technique that involves processing an entire group (or buss) of instruments at once. This could be two guitars, fifteen drum parts or an ent
Mar. 24, 2011
Writing & Producing the Perfect Love Song
It's almost that most 'loving' time of the year, and as musicians, we are uniquely poised to make the most of Valentine's day! Why? Because nothing woos the heart of a man, woman, or small animal like
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 13, 2011
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