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Using Memory Locations To Organize Sessions in Pro Tools

Organizing is the key to working faster in Pro Tools and like you would expect from such a powerful software, it provides with numerous and very useful organizational tools. In this article, we will be looking at memory locations in Pro Tools. Creating and managing memory locations

Taking Control of Pro Tools with a DAW Controller

I wonder what producer out there doesn’t imagine himself/ herself in front a large format mixing console when they think about what they do. However, most project studios nowadays do not employ a console in their setup for two obvious reasons: cost and size. However, most of

Beat Detective: Editing Drums

We recently took a look at one of the most powerful tools in Pro Tools, Beat Detective, going through its features and what it can do for you. In order to keep the article decent sized, we decided to create a second article in which we will

5 Best Virtual Drum Plugins for Pro Tools in 2018

What do all successful records have in common? Great production? Not all of them. Good lyrics? Some of them. A great beat? Yes, that’s the one – a  great beat. Before the dawn of electronic instruments if you wanted a great beat on your record you first

Using Hardware Inserts in Pro Tools

The digital age enables anyone to create a professional studio setup with a very limited budget and no real space limitations. Back in the day, you needed the console, which had a large footprint; you also needed tape machines and external gear such as compressors or equalizers.

Top 10 Best Synthesizer Plugins for Pro Tools

Every time someone tells you “these are the best 10 …” and he/ she is talking about music gear, stop listening, or start listening with a very critical ear. We make a lot of top ten articles ourselves but I invite you to read them in with

Dynamic Processing: Using The Dyn3 Expander/ Gate

By now you are probably familiar with the plug-in library that comes with Pro Tools and you have probably noticed that there are several plugins from the Dyn3 series and the Expander/ Gate is one of them. In the same series you can also find a compressor

Using Pro Tools To Sync Music & Sound To Picture

While Pro Tools is best known for its audio creation and editing abilities, it has a feature that most people are unaware of and never use and that is the video engine. While you cannot create or edit video with Pro Tools, you can definitely add it

Making The First Audio Recording With Pro Tools

Before you hit that record button for the first time there are quite a lot of things to take into consideration. Using Pro Tools for recording requires certain hardware setups that are quite different from all other production scenarios. For example, if you are mixing a song, you