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Introducing Avid Pro Tools 2018
By Jake Altschuler January 25, 2018
With the launch of Pro Tools 2018 comes numerous new MIDI editing enhancements, including with retrospective MIDI recording, the ability to save your favorite effects chains and instruments sounds as track presets, improved mixing UI enhancements...
Track Presets in Pro Tools 2018
By Daniel Lovell January 25, 2018
Pro Tools 2018 introduces deep, multi featured Track Presets, giving you the ability to save everything from your favorite effects chains, sends and output routing, and even embedded MIDI and audio...
MIDI Editing and Performance Features in Avid Pro Tools 2018
By Drew Parsons January 25, 2018
Last year, Avid introduced several MIDI editing improvements in Pro Tools and there are even more in the latest release. Let’s take a look at the new features that will enable you to quickly capture performances and edit MIDI so you can stay in your creative flow and turn ideas into music.
iLok Cloud: Free Yourself from the Dongle
By Jake Altschuler January 25, 2018
Pro Tools and all Avid audio plug-ins now support iLok Cloud. That means you now have the option to work iLok-free, and gives you the freedom to work “on the go,” wherever you have internet and Pro Tools. Or, if you prefer, continue using your iLok as before...
Accelerated Playlist Comping in Pro Tools 2018
By Eduardo Andrade January 25, 2018
In Pro Tools 2018 you can now build a comp by sending clip selections to a Target Playlist that you choose. The Target Playlist can be any playlist on a track, whether it’s the main playlist or the tenth. There are several ways to select Target Playlists...
Get a Better View of Your Mix with Pro Tools 2018
By Simon Sherbourne January 25, 2018
The mixer now sports an EQ Graph panel on each channel strip, which allows you to see your EQ settings and automation across multiple tracks without opening plug-in windows
Start Collaborating More Easily with Pro Tools 2018
By Dave Tyler January 25, 2018
Pro Tools 2018 adds a new feature that makes it easier to take advantage of Pro Tools’ powerful Cloud Collaboration, enjoy revision enabled Project files, and invite others to collaborate in the cloud...
Avid Pro Tools + Apple iMac Pro: Tuned To Perform
By Jake Altschuler December 19, 2017
Avid Pro Tools has long been the industry-standard DAW for audio production, empowering professionals and aspiring pros to create music, as well as sound for picture, with speed and ease. And now, it’s tuned to perform on the new Apple iMac Pro...
Transformizer Pro — Composition and Sound Creation Plug-In
By Lars-Bo Kjar October 17, 2017
The invention team behind Transformizer comes from Denmark and has over 25 years of experience in sound design within the film, TV, advertising and music business. Transformizer utilizes extensive digital signal processing and a UI with clear graphic visualization, together with additional separate outputs. It offers a big advantage in recording, as Transformizer also developed an AAX plug-in for Pro Tools...
Avid at AES New York 2017 — Sound and Story, Amplified
By Jess Bedford October 10, 2017
Ready to join the almost 20,000 attendees and 350+ exhibitors for the 143rd AES Convention? From October 18 – 20, don’t miss Avid’s industry-leading solutions for music and audio post production, mixing, and live sound at the Javitz Center in New York, NY...
zplane élastiqueAAX — Integrated Time Compression / Expansion for Avid Pro Tools
By Ed Gray October 5, 2017
Did you know that you can use the industry-leading pitch and time stretching algorithm from zplane seamlessly within Avid Pro Tools? zplane’s technology is used by musicians and producers on countless hits, often without them even realizing it. Used by brands such as Akai, Ableton, East West, and Native Instruments to power the time and pitch stretching in their hugely popular instruments and applications...
The Benefits (And Disadvantages) of Modern Recording Technology
By Eric Kuehnl September 22, 2017
It’s no secret that modern technology has helped aspiring musicians, producers, recording engineers and others to more readily produce content. When I was coming up as a young musician, it was the tail end of the multimillion dollar studio. You had these large mixing consoles that would cost half a million dollars. Two-inch tape machines were expensive to buy — and, more importantly, the tape was really expensive...
Avid Sponsors High School Nation to Help Public Schools Build Recording Studios and Musical Skills
By Jess Bedford September 20, 2017
At a time when many U.S. public schools are experiencing funding cuts for art, music and the performing arts, High School Nation (HSN) offers an exciting, innovative solution that infuses schools with the critical funding, equipment, facilities, and instruments they need to spark and develop budding creative and musical talents...
From Full-time to Freelance: How Audio Post Engineer Damian Kearns Made the Jump with Pro Tools
By Damian Kearns September 12, 2017
My mixing career began in the mid 1990s, when the old DAWs shared one important characteristic: they emulated multi-track tape playback in their user interfaces, along with tape-style editing functions. To this day, this longitudinal display holds fast. Sound unfolds through time so we need a start and an end point, as audio engineers. This linear approach is what shaped my present use of digital audio workstations...
How New Technology Can Fuel the Creativity in Songwriting
By Mischke September 8, 2017
It was 1999. As a young kid, I’d been trying to make it in the music business for a couple of years. When I began my journey, it was shortly before a huge innovation curve. Back in those days, it could take me five to ten days to finish a song. It had nothing to do with my skill level or a creativity bottleneck; it was purely based on the technology that was available...
Wayne Trevisani on Tour with Maxwell and S6L
By Derk Hagedorn September 7, 2017
Veteran FOH and studio engineer Wayne Trevisani has a diverse list of touring credits that range from Jay-Z and Kayne to Iggy Pop, Ted Nugent, and John Hiatt. Trevisani was most recently on tour mixing Maxwell, and I spoke with him about the tour and his recent move to using VENUE | S6L...
Florida State University Upgrades Ruby Diamond Concert Hall with S6L
By Derk Hagedorn August 30, 2017
Ruby Diamond Concert Hall is a historic auditorium that was first built in 1911 and serves as the primary performance venue for Florida State University in Tallahassee. With a capacity of about 1,200 seats, the state-of-the-art facility supports a wide variety of university and community performances and events. I recently spoke with F.S.U.’s Specialist in the Arts, Mike Shapiro, about upgrading the historic hall with a new Avid VENUE | S6L...
Avid Complete Plug-In Bundle—Access to the Avid AAX Plug-In Collection for Everyone
By Ed Gray August 24, 2017
AAX plug-ins provide the sonic tapestry of audio effects and instruments that shape the creative work of countless Avid Pro Tools and Avid Media Composer users. Together with our Alliance Partners, we make sure that our users have access to the best-sounding, highest-quality AAX plug-ins available, covering nearly every imaginable audio process...
Audionamix: AAX Audio Source Separation Magic for Pro Tools
By Ed Gray August 1, 2017
Audionamix has collaborated with Avid since 2014 to offer audio separation tools and services to Avid customers that can best be described as magic. They are globally recognized experts in the art of audio source separation – pulling apart vocal or melodic content from a mix so precisely and so free of artifacts that content owners, producers and engineers can deliver new versions of music and soundtracks that sonically part company with the originals...
Avid, Dolby, and Cutting Edge Host an Immersive Audio Event Where Sound is the Star
By Adam Lebowski August 1, 2017
It was a jam-packed ‘who’s who’ of the media and entertainment industry on July 11 at the state-of-the-art Dolby Cinema in San Francisco. Avid teamed with audio pioneer Dolby and media systems integrator Cutting Edge for an exclusive audio event to highlight Avid Pro Tools’ integration with the Dolby Atmos® immersive audio format...
Pro Tools Workspace and Soundbase for Sound Effects Editors
By David Forshee July 13, 2017
As curator of the Pro Sound Effects library of more than a quarter million professional effects and a freelance sound designer, I’d like to show you some of the techniques I use in Pro Tools to manage the tremendous number of files I use across multiple locations to reduce the time and cost it takes to create great productions...
Re-Recording Mixer Tom Marks on the Sound and Music of Sense8 Season Two
By Duane Wise July 7, 2017
Tom Marks has mixed feature films, theatrical trailers, TV programs, games, VR media, webisodes, and film scores. He has worked in many current and emerging audio formats, including 5.1, 7.1, Stereo, Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, IMAX, and IMAX 12. Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2003, Tom worked in television and music while living in Illinois and Florida. I talked to him about his role as the re-recording mixer on season two of the Netflix series Sense8...
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