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Master the Art of Music Creation: Preparation for a Remix (Episode 4)
By Lars Kischkel, March 27, 2015
In Episode 4 of Master the Art of Music Creation we begin our new 7 part Remix series. Here we'll remix the song 'Words to Say' from The Arrows, and show you how to prepare the Pro Tools remix session...Read more

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Mixing with VENUE in the Frozen North
By Hugo Larin, March 27, 2015
I recently filled in for a friend of mine and mixed the 2-day Nunavik Regional Youth Talent Show in Salluit, Quebec. There is no “regular” cargo with the airline when flying into Nunavik. There technically is, but not in any way that you can actually schedule and ensure that your cargo is going to get there by a certain time. Emergency cargo (blood, medicine, food, supplies, etc.) naturally get’s prioritized over everything else. So if you are trying to send stuff as cargo, it’ll get there when it gets there. The only way to ensure something in time is to take it with you as luggage. The VENUE | S3L-X was obviously the perfect system for this kind of gig....Read more

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VENUE Systems Help Present Historic Cavalia Show at Qasr al Hosn Festival
By Hugo Larin, March 23, 2015
Created by Normand Latourelle, one of the co-founders of famed Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company based in Montreal, Canada, that creates lavish equestrian productions. Known for its cutting-edge use of technology, multimedia, and special effects under a circus big top, the Cavalia show features 41 horses and 36 riders, acrobats, aerialists, and musicians—as well as a 60 meter-wide projection screen—to celebrate the equestrian arts. I was responsible for the system commissioning and onsite training of Cavalia’s engineers in Abu Dhabi. We had exactly a month from the time the system was spec’d until the first performance, and it went amazingly well...Read more

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Pro Tools 12 is Here. Subscribe or Buy—The Choice is Yours.
By Adam Kranitz, March 23, 2015
Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio. And now Pro Tools 12, available today, offers more flexibility, so you can access the industry standard in more ways than ever. The flexibility of ownership is a model we established last year with the launch of Media Composer 8, now you can now create with a low-cost Pro Tools subscription OR own the software or a complete system outright. Pretty cool! In case you missed it, here’s a quick look at Pro Tools 12...Read more

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Get Started Fast with Pro Tools: Writing and Riffing (Episode 3)
By Graham Cochrane, March 19, 2015
In episode 1 and 2 of Get Started Fast with Pro Tools we setup the session ready to start the process of writing and building the song. Now in Episode 3, it’s time to record the guitar that forms the foundation for the song’s structure including working out the verse, chorus and other parts and how they all fit together...Read more
For more episodes in this series, see www.avid.com/fastprotools

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‘Sherlock’ Team Unlock the Secrets of Sound Editing at BVE 2015
By Keri Middleton in Topics March 19, 2015
Acclaimed Supervising Sound Editor Doug Sinclair and series Re-Recording Mixer Howard Bargroff took to the stage at this year’s BVE. They presented a comprehensive look at the creation of an intense soundscape for award-winning finale of Sherlock series three, His Last Vow; a reworking of Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton...Read more

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Get Started Fast with Pro Tools: Building a Session from Scratch (Episode 2)
By Graham Cochrane in Get Started Fast with Pro Tools, Music March 12, 2015
In this episode, I’ll show you how to begin from a blank session. Watch the video to learn how to add tracks, use the master fader, use click track, apply reverb, expand your creative options with virtual instruments, and finally how to arrange your mix and edit windows to match they way you like to work...Read more
For more episodes in this series, see www.avid.com/fastprotools

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Mixing the Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour with Robert Nevalainen
By Derk Hagedorn in Music March 12, 2015
Robert Nevalainen has not only been a sought after FOH and monitor engineer in the live sound industry for many years, but he’s also the founder of British Columbia-based Gearforce, one of Canada’s premier rental and audio production companies. I recently spoke with Rob, fresh back from Europe, as he was getting ready to go out to mix monitors for the Canadian leg of Bryan Adam’s Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour. I was keen to catch up and discuss how he and FOH engineer, Jody Perpick, were using dual VENUE | S3L-X systems for the tour...Read more

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NUGEN Audio Returns to Avid Connect 2015 with a First Look at Two New Products
By Keli Callaghan in Avid Connect, Music March 11, 2015
NUGEN Audio will be demonstrating its products at NAB Booth #C8947, but you can see them first at the Avid Connect 2015 Solutions Showcase—stop by and say hello to Paul and the team...Read more

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Get Started Fast with Pro Tools: Quickstart with Templates (Episode 1)
By Graham Cochrane in Get Started Fast with Pro Tools, Music March 5, 2015
Welcome to the first episode of Get Started Fast with Pro Tools, a 7 episode series demonstrating how to quickly get started with creating inspiring music and audio tracks in Pro Tools. If you are new to Pro Tools, or even if you’ve been using Pro Tools for some time I’m sure you will find lots of tips and tricks that will help you to craft great sounding songs that really stand out from the crowd...Read more
For more episodes in this series, see www.avid.com/fastprotools

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Set in Motion Professional Relationships to Last a Lifetime at Avid Connect 2015
By Timory Burleson in Avid Connect March 3, 2015
Hundreds of Avid community members, industry leaders, visionaries, and technical professionals will come together for the annual gathering of the Avid Customers Association, April 10 – 12 in Las Vegas. If you join us, you’ll see plenty of the new faces and there will be new people to meet, but they’ll feel like old friends in no time...Read more

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Visualizer 2 Audio Analysis by NUGEN Audio Now Available for Pro Tools | HDX
By Jon Schorah in Music February 27, 2015
Designed for discerning audio producers, Visualizer 2 offers a range of new enhancements. In addition to full Pro Tools | HDX support, Visualizer now features a powerful new user interface with many highly requested features based on the latest techniques for comparative audio analysis and usability...Read more

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Avid Chairman to Give the Opening Keynote at the 57th Conference of the Audio Engineering Society
By Brian McCarty in Newsrooms February 19, 2015
The 57th Conference of the Audio Engineering Society gets underway Friday, March 6, at the renowned TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, California. This year’s theme is the Future of Audio Entertainment Technology. With input from our industry partner, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), we’ve mapped out a program to address the latest issues in cinema, television, and online content that audio professionals are confronted with today...Read more

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Harbor Picture Company Delivers the Soundtrack for the Netflix Original Series ‘Marco Polo’ with Pro Tools | S6
By Tom Graham in Filmmaking, Pro Mixing February 19, 2015
I recently sat down with mixers Roberto Fernandez and David Paterson from Harbor Sound in New York City. They are part of Harbor Picture Company in New York which handles full film and TV post. They currently have two mix stages that are dual operator Avid System 5 consoles with Pro Tools and a new mix stage that is a dual operator Pro Tools | S6, dual 16 Faders 5 knobs, and displays with Pro Tools | HDX. David Paterson is a re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor (SFX, BG’s & foley mix side) and Rob Fernandez is re-recording mixer (dialog, music mixer). In December, they mixed their first epic series on the new S6 console—10 episodes of Marco Polo for Netflix...Read more

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Exploring the Sounds of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ with Re-Recording Mixer Will Files
By Tom Graham in Filmmaking, Pro Mixing February 18, 2015
I recently sat down with Will Files as a follow up to our short interview at NAB last April, where we discussed his use of Pro Tools | HDX, the new Pro Tools | S6 console and his approach on the summer theatrical release of Dawn of the Planet of The Apes (one of the top 10 grossing films of 2014 at $ 708M worldwide). Will is a very talented sound supervisor and re-recording mixer who is working on the biggest Hollywood films (including the new up coming and highly anticipated Star Wars episode) and he leverages modern mixing technologies to the max.

In this interview—we dive a bit deeper into his approach on the movie and dig into some of the technical aspects of pre-dubbing in Pro Tools, his use of plug-ins and how he approached mixing for Dolby Atmos...Read more

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Top 6 Reasons to Attend Avid Connect 2015
By Keli Callaghan in Avid Connect February 17, 2015
We’re at T-minus 60 days before we open the doors and welcome you to Avid Connect 2015, April 10-12 in Las Vegas! Our place is buzzing, and we’re finalizing details for what will be the media industry event of the year. Avid Connect is the one time during the year that Avid Customer Association members meet in person to shape the future of our industry, connect with others, learn from experts, and party with friends...Read more

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Behind the Scenes: Jasen Hattams
By Jasen Hattams in Behind the Scenes, Music February 17, 2015
Over the last decade, dance music has dominated the global charts and only continues to break boundaries with new fusions, collaborations and sounds. With a back catalogue of UK Top 40 hits, British born rapper Example has continued his assault on the charts with his own unique sound and style, scoring two number one singles and four Top 20 albums. In this ‘Behind the Scenes’, industry renowned sound engineer Jasen Hattams talks about mixing on the VENUE | S3L-X System on Example’s eight month tour across the UK and Europe...Read more

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Saluting Our Storytellers—Avid Customers Sweep the Oscars
By Timory Burleson in Filmmaking, The OSCARS® 2015 February 15, 2015
With the Eddys, GRAMMYs, BAFTAs behind us, it’s finally time for Oscar to make his appearance. The film industry’s most anticipated night of the year—the 87th Academy Awards—is now less than a week away. We are proud to report that ALL of the nominees for Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing relied on one or more Avid solutions...Read more

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Mixing the Moulin Rouge and More with Andy Bradfield
By Keri Middleton in Music February 12, 2015
In the second of a series of Avid Blogs Music articles celebrating the nominees of this year’s Music Producer Guild Awards, legendary producer and mixer Andy Bradfield gives us an insight into the exciting projects he’s been a part of during his career...Read more

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An Amazing Week of Achievement for the Music Industry
By Louis Hernandez, Jr. in Music February 10, 2015
Now that the 2015 Grammy’s have called it a wrap, I wanted to take a minute to congratulate all of the nominees and winners for their musical accomplishments this year...Read more

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Pro Tools | S6 Software Version 1.4 Update Now Available
By Tom Graham in Pro Mixing February 10, 2015
Pro Tools | S6 version 1.4 is now available and has several key workflow enhancements requested by owners and beta testers. Let's take a look...Read more

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Abbey Road, The Beatles, and Guy Massey
By Keri Middleton in Music February 10, 2015
In this latest Avid Blogs Music article, we celebrate the work of this year’s Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards nominee. Working with artists like Paul McCartney, Bill Fay, Ed Sheeran and Manic Street Preachers, quite rightly places award-winning Guy Massey as one of the best mix engineers in the business. Also famed for his work on the Grammy Award-winning restoration of The Beatles back catalogue, Massey is nominated for the 2015 ‘Mix Engineer of the Year’ award...Read more

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Avid Connect 2015 Featured Speakers and Expanded Agenda Announced
By Chris Bové in Avid Connect February 3, 2015
Avid Connect, the annual conference that unites the community of Avid users, industry leaders, visionaries, and technical professionals, gets underway April 10 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This 36-hour event celebrates the creativity and passion that Avid Customer Association members live and breathe every day in their work in broadcast, film, and audio...Read more

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NAMM 2015: Connecting Music Publishers to Customers with Sibelius | Cloud Publishing
By Sam Butler in Avid at The NAMM Show 2015, Music January 24, 2015
Introducing Sibelius | Cloud Publishing, a groundbreaking new publishing technology based on Avid Everywhere and built upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform. Sibelius | Cloud Publishing makes it easier than ever for music publishers to offer an enhanced online experience for customers, and revolutionizes the way sheet music scores are sold online. With a Sibelius | Cloud Publishing-enabled site, publishers can allow their customers to view, play, transpose, print, and purchase scores using any current web browser or mobile device, including Android, iOS, and Linux...Read more

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NAMM 2015: Pro Tools | First—It’s Pro Tools, It’s Free!
By Andrew Wild in Avid at The NAMM Show 2015, Music January 22, 2015
Pro Tools | First is a free version of Pro Tools available to everyone – coming soon. It includes a subset of Pro Tools features primarily aimed at musicians and audio enthusiasts that are new to Pro Tools, but it’s a lot deeper than that, so let’s take a look at what Pro Tools | First is really all about...Read more

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NAMM 2015: Avid Everywhere for Audio Launch
By Tom Graham in Avid at The NAMM Show 2015, Music January 22, 2015
It’s a new year; NAMM is here and that means it’s time to share some exciting news. “What’s new at Avid? What’s happening with Pro Tools?”—those are the questions ringing through the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center and I’m quite sure on the Internet forums. So let’s try to distill down the key messages and announcements from the show for you…Read more

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NAMM 2015: Avid Main Stage Demonstrations and Guest Presenter Schedule
By Adam Kranitz in Avid at The NAMM Show 2015 January 22, 2015
See the main stage schedule for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the NAMM show, including demos and Pensado’s Place...See schedule

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NAMM 2015: Where to Follow Today’s News from The NAMM Show 2015
By Adam Kranitz in Avid at The NAMM Show 2015, Music January 22, 2015
We’ll be on-site in Anaheim during NAMM 2015 at Booth 6400 in Hall A. But of course, if you can’t see us in person, we’ve still got you covered. Be among the first to hear what’s new by following us online...Read more

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NAMM 2015: Pensado’s Place is Live at The NAMM Show 2015—Here’s How To Attend
By Adam Kranitz in Avid at The NAMM Show 2015, Music January 21, 2015
What do Ken Andrews, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Dave Mustaine, Butch Vig, and Randy Jackson all have in common? They'll all be guests at Pensado's Place live at The NAMM Show on the Avid main stage!

Top mixing engineer Dave Pensado is returning to the Avid stage at The NAMM Show to talk all things music and audio in three live recordings of his show, Pensado’s Place. Want to be in the audience? Join us at Booth 6400 in Hall A and grab a seat at our main stage—but be early, it fills up quick! Here's how to attend...Read more

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Creation To Final Mix: Meet the Artists Inside Avid
By Aurélien Pichod in Music January 14, 2015
At Avid, two of our talents, Lars Kischkel and Eric Horstmann, EMEA Audio Solutions Specialists, surprised us with their own version of the song “Words to Say” by The Arrows, which they worked on in their spare time...Read & Listen

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Congratulations To This Year’s GRAMMY® Nominated Artists
By Sara Griggs in Music January 12, 2015
Every music professional has dreamed of winning a GRAMMY, but only a select few actually get the opportunity to hold the iconic award in their hands and give their acceptance speech to a room full of music visionaries...Read more

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Experience #MusicMonday with GRAMMY® Nominated Artists on Spotify
By Anthony Gordon in Music January 12, 2015
This year’s GRAMMY® ceremony takes place on February 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and will be broadcast live by CBS. Once again, many of our talented customers have been nominated. You can keep up to date with this year’s GRAMMY-nominated music by listening to Avid’s Spotify playlist. Starting today, we’ll have a weekly Spotify playlist featuring music from all GRAMMY-nominated artists...Read & Listen

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Avid Customer Association: Announcing Our 2015 Program Update Designed to Promote Openness and Collaboration
By Keli Callaghan in Avid Connect, Newsrooms January 9, 2015
To maintain our mission of being an open program run by and for the community—and now with the financial support from sponsors—the ACA has eliminated the annual $100 membership fee...Read more

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NAMM 2015: Music Creation, Collaboration and Avid Everywhere
By Tom Graham in Avid at The NAMM Show 2015, Pro Mixing January 6, 2015
Holy smokes it’s 2015, happy new year to you! If you’re a musician, artist, engineer or producer, there’s a date in January that is likely marked on your calendar that says ‘must go to NAMM.’ Those attending go to see what’s happening in the industry, what ground breaking innovations and new workflows are emerging, and to check out new gear while catching up with old friends. This year’s show is sure to not disappoint!...Read more

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NAMM 2015: See The Future of Music and Audio Production
By Adam Kranitz in Avid at The NAMM Show 2015, Music January 5, 2015
We’re kicking off NAMM 2015 in Anaheim, CA on January 22nd! The team is excited to demonstrate how Avid helps professionals create, manage, and monetize audio in more powerful, efficient, and collaborative ways with unprecedented new workflows to help you succeed in today’s industry. If you’re attending NAMM this month, be sure to visit us at Booth 6400 and see it all in action. While you’re there, pull up a chair at the Avid main stage. We’ll be rocking with special guests including Dave Pensado, Grammy award-winning mixing engineer, who will record episodes of Pensado’s Place right from the booth. Dave will be interviewing some of the top producers and mixers working in music today....Read more


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