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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 130

Russ, Mike, Neil and James are back together to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 129

    Russ, Mike, and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

    • Lawra Somby has built a passively cooled PC Here is Lawra’s build list and here are some pictures of what it looks like. 
    • Stefan Schaflitzel offers two reasons as to why Richard Shapiro had to select unused clips several times.
    • Jim Farrell asks if anyone else is having any trouble with the graphics on the Eventide UltraChannel?
    • Adam Fowler wanted to thank us to help him add some sound design to his radio documentaries.

    • Russ visited Alchemea and they take you on a journey.
    • Marten Eriksson - Is there a better way of printing Slate VTM on a drum kit as latency is an issue for me?
    • Eoghan Tyrell - Problems with using Micro SD cards with Pro Tools 9 reporting its not a valid audio drive.
    • Knut Richard Vanderloock - I have a 4-710d, and an Apollo Quad should I use the A to D convertors in the 710 or the Quad?
    • Michael Adler Miltersen - Latency issues with Pro Tools, is there anything I can do about it?
    • Robert Belew - How can I use my 2009 Mac Pro with a new MacBook Pro with an Apollo Thunderbolt interface with my Apollo Quad card in my Mac Pro.
    • Joe Belliston - Can you share your backup systems and Strategies please?

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 128

    Russ, Mike, and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
    Tom Scrivano is the winner for July for services rendered to the community behind scenes
    • John Howell - Follow up from his question last week, the problem has been traced to the combination of the Audient ASP and Avid Omni and have produced a new version of the firmware.
    • Alan Han has shared a user tip with EQ7 to help find specific frequencies
    • Richard Shapiro shares a tip about turning off the annoying Mac OS update reminders and a question about clearing unused clips.
    • Ryan Hansen shared an observation about a character in the Coppola film The Conversation.

    • Martin Oswald - unable to get the Melda pack working with Pro Tools 10
    • David Topple - Issues with offline bounce in Logic 9 and also how do you get sounding tracks.
    • Karl Morand - Do you use iZotope RX3 as plug-ins or as a standalone app
    • Michael Zaremba - Problems with sustain pedal hot working when in record in Pro Tools.
    • Grant Hall - Why do I get 250ms with an aux input but 5ms on an audio track when bussing an external effect via an insert
    • Dale Sigley - How can I stop Pro Tools putting the factory back into the plug-ins as I like to run a very lean system.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 127

    Russ, Mike, Neil and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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      • Bertrand Grichting - Problems with some SATA controllers and SSD drives dropping the SATA buss speed.
      • Tom Scrivano  - Some graphics problems on Windows due to settings on Run As Administrator.
      • Carsten Groa - Following up on Pro Tools reliability can be other software like  the graphics driver.
      • Eric Johnson - Following James’ drive failure Eric uses a RAID array for this backup system so he has redundancy.
      • Matt Greaves - Follow up on fear and creativity and connecting it to the way some institutions teach techniques
      • Brian Williams - Wanted to share a video lecture by Andrew Scheps on various audio codecs, formats and perceived audio quality 
      • Neale Eckstein - Why is the phase invert only available in a plug-in, why isn’t it built into the mixer? You can sign up on the Pro Tools IdeaScale if you would like this feature. 
      • Tom Scrivano - Waves have told him that the Element will be supported with their SoundGrid DSP system as well StudioRack but no ETA yet.
      • Chris Linder - What podcasts are you listening to at the moment? Chris suggests 2 both available on itunes ToneBender and Indie Game Audio  We would add Mix Notes From Hell
      • Tony Molica - Following our comments with problems using Finder he recommends Snapper from Audio Ease. Also there is AudioFinder from Iced Audio too. 

      Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

      • Mark Farrow - Any experience of Thunderbolt hubs?
      • John Howell - problems getting all 8 channels from an Audient ASP880 into an Avid Omni.

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      Tuesday, July 22, 2014

      Podcast Extra Interview On Using iZotope RX3 To Remove The Music From The Film Brief Encounter

      In this very special podcast extra interview Mike Wabro explains to Mike Thornton how he was able to surgically remove the music from the mono film sound track to leave just the dialog and effects.

      Removing polyphonic music from a mixed track has been the holy grail of audio manipulation. There are some solutions for taking a vocal out of a mixed stereo track with a variety of success including the new ADX Trax but this project undertaken by sound editor Mike Wabro was very different. 

      The brief from the client was to produce a music free mix of the David Lean classic Brief Encounter so that the London Philharmonic Orchestra could play live in sync with the film for 3 special performances in August this year.

      The Sound Examples
      Mike Wabro has let us have some before and after examples which are still ‘work in progress’ he still has some work to do as there is still the odd note showing or some words still needing some work on them before the live performance. Thanks Mike for being willing to share your work whilst you are still fine tuning. There aren’t many people who would share their work whilst they are still refining it, so thanks Mike for being so open. 

      The Event
      At the Southbank Centre on August 15th, 22nd & 29th David Lean’s account of a romantic affair will be accompanied by live music from the London Philharmonic Orchestra and is the centrepiece of a three-week series of films screened in the Royal Festival Hall. 
      David Lean’s 1945 film traces the affair of a married doctor and suburban housewife who meet on a train platform and features Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 throughout its soundtrack: in fact, the film was largely responsible for bringing this epic work to fame.
      If you would like to experience the event and all Mike’s hard work on the film soundtrack the you can book tickets on the South Bank Centre’s web site.  It is also hoped to be able to tour the work around the world in due course but as yet we do not have any dates for this.

      Thanks and credits
      We would like to thank Mike Wabro’s clients for giving us permission to describe this process in detail and for permission to enable you to listen to two clips before and after Mike has worked his magic. 
      Mike’s work has been completed on behalf of ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Sound Services supplied by Nick Pocock & Mike Anscombe of Deluxe Media at Synxspeed House in Denham, with the sound editorial help of Steve Felton of The Sound Design Company & music removal restoration services of Michael Wabro from Audioinsight.

      Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 126

      Russ, Mike, Neil and James are back to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

      Groove 3 Titles We Like

      Competitions 

      Deals page

        Sonnox Community Award

        • The winner for June is Chris Linder

        Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio

        Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

        • Paul Sinkovich - There is a Pro Tools Shortcuts app from Xerxes Dennis called Pro Tools Hotkeys which is available on the iOS and Android platforms
        • Jean-Michel BocĂ©no - Has a tip on creating auto talkback without an specialised plug-in.
        • Jason Wilson - There is a video showing track freeze in Pro Tools 12 
        • Anthony Dominello - Experience of mastering bots and client’s response.

        Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

        • Bill Metoyer Can I get a Waves Gold bundle for Pro Tools 7 LE?
        • Mark Beling - Unable to preview audio clips in Pro Tools, any ideas?
        • Jeff Denadel - Are there any problems in using Thunderbolt, Firewire 800 and Firewire 400 together? Also what about USB3 for Pro Tools 11?

        Wednesday, July 16, 2014

        Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 125

        Russ, Mike & Neil bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

        Groove 3 Titles We Like

        Competitions 

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          Talking Points 

          Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

          • Joe Teresi - tip on using clip gain before a compressor to get a more even sound.
          • Donald Crees has let up know about a free AAX plug-in and special offer on another AAX plug-in
          • Justin Bryant - Can you do an article on building a studio in the garden?
          • Matt Greaves has found a possible bug with Autotune Evo when importing a track into Pro Tools 11
          • Dualta Barrett - Can you do a video on using ring modulation?
          • Mark Kaim - Suggestions of how to do the mastering bot versus human challenge
          • Matt Cheney - Can you do a video on the best ways and plug-ins to use to handle frame rate changes?

          Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

          • Shiv Dhuna - Why do the tracks that I export from FL Studio don’t sound the same in Pro Tools?
          • Eric Everhart - Why do plug-ins like Slap Delay II or Extra Long Delay II don’t work in Pro Tools 11?  Video on Time Adjuster plug-in

          Tuesday, July 8, 2014

          Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 124


          Russ, James & Mike Aiton bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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          Remixing Explained
          Competitions

          Win Antares Auto-Tune Vocal Studio

          Deals page

          • Matt Chamberlain Drums From Loop Loft With Exclusive Pro Tools Sessions £32 - 33% Discount 
          • LiquidSonics Reverberate Convolution Reverb Plug-in £35 - 30% Discount
          • TAL-U-NO-LX Synth Plug-in £27 - 25% Discount
          • Acon Digital DeReverberate Plug-in £39 - 33% Discount
          • #Hit It - The Ultimate Guide To Programming Drums eBook £11 - 25% Discount

          Talking Points

          • Video playback tests from Mike Aiton
          • Community Standards
          • How scientific are our tests?
          • The Slate Raven
          • Mastering Robots
          • Transporter cloud sync
          Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

          • Nevada Music Pro Tools Evening July 10th
          • Dave Wraight - Take care when using USB3 drives

          Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea


          • Dylan Scott - Using Soundflower on Pro Tools 11
          • Claude Meyer - VIs for use in Jazz music
          • Neil Anderson - Phrase sampling in Pro Tools
          • Peter Kristensen - Locking 2 Pro Tools in sync live http://www.hinton-instruments.co.uk/pmprod/custom.htm

          Wednesday, July 2, 2014

          Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 123

          Neil, James & Mike Aiton bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

          Groove 3 Titles We Like

          • Nectar 2 Explained


          Competitions

          • Win Antares Auto-Tune Vocal Studio


          Deals page


          • Matt Chamberlain Drums From Loop Loft With Exclusive Pro Tools Sessions £32 - 33% Discount 
          • LiquidSonics Reverberate Convolution Reverb Plug-in £35 - 30% Discount
          • TAL-U-NO-LX Synth Plug-in £27 - 25% Discount
          • Acon Digital DeReverberate Plug-in £39 - 33% Discount
          • #Hit It - The Ultimate Guide To Programming Drums eBook £11 - 25% Discount


          Talking Points

          • In Or Out Of The Box - What's Your Recording Workflow? Poll
          • Pro Tools Video Performance Tests
          • Slate Raven 2.0 Software


          Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

          • Upgrading a School with computers for DAWs
          • David Plumb - Stems for specialist client work
          • Nevada Music Pro Tools Evening July 10th
          • Emulating Wavetable Modulation With Xpand
          • Hardware Controller Tips for Neil - SSL Nucleus


          Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

          • Matt North - Structure Free Shortcuts In Pro Tools 11
          • Phil Tuttle - Audio Clicking in Pro Tools
          • Brent Smith - Vocal Plug-in Chain EQ


          Saturday, June 28, 2014

          Podcast Extra - Interview With YK And Will From Focusrite Rednet

          Russ took some time to have an chat with YK and Will from Focusrite to talk about the Rednet systems.
          He asked about why they created it, how it works and what benefits it offers to Pro Tools users.