Production Archive

Working with OMF and AAF files in Pro Tools

Transferring non-linear audio and video when working with sound for picture is accomplished by the use of OMF or AAF files. So what are they, how are they created and how do you work with them in Pro Tools? An OMF (Open Media Framework Interchange), which is

Parallel Processing in Pro Tools

Some effects such as reverb or delay should not be inserted directly onto a track for several reasons. First and most important, if you insert a delay or a reverb unit directly onto a track you will not have any control over the sound of the effect

Top 5 Alternatives to Pro Tools in 2018

It is rare that someone decides to jump ship on a DAW software and then choose a totally different one learning it from the ground up. It is hard as you have to learn a whole new user interface, new shortcuts, new everything. I did this, jumping

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

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.