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03-08-2015, 04:19 AM
So Ive been experimenting with different techniques for volume automation. The technique I used in the past was volume pedal but most times I needed to tweak it anyway with the pencil.
So the question I have is what would be the best way to accomplish this using just write automation? To give you an idea of what I mean....

The problem with writing automation of this kind in protools is it takes forever to get the groove right and that's the issue I have; the groove, and not being able to use a more specific grid to feed off. You can quantize notes to certain grooves but not automation nodes. What would be the best approach to this do you think?

Phil Ogden
03-08-2015, 05:45 AM
Sounds like a compressor 'pumping'. Try a compressor sidechained off the Kick .Adjust the attack, release and threshold until you get the desired effect.

03-12-2015, 10:20 AM
Yeah, I think it sounds like a pumping compressor too using the kick as the sidechain trigger. Of course, if you have the money to spend, the One Knob Pumper (http://www.waves.com/plugins/oneknob-pumper#introducing-oneknob-pumper) from Waves Audio is nifty little plug-in for only $80 bucks. One of the nice features on it is that you can set the timing and phase of the effect. Timing in meter, like 1/4 or 1/8 etc, and phase is 0, 90, 180, -90, -180. You can get some interesting rhythmic effects playing that. And the big knob is the equivalent of dry/wet. Its a great little tool for getting these kinds of effects.