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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 

Deals page

    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.

    Groove 3 Titles We Like

    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.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 122

    Mike, Neil, James & Mike Aiton bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
    Talking Points
    • Vincent Burel - Recently tried Pro Tools with Voicemeeter virtual mixing console application for Windows 
    • Wim Müller - Can you make a tutorial covering recording organs
    • Mike Berry - Be Aware on Windows about cloning from a rotational drive to an SSD as the block size may not match.  More here & MiniTool software
    • Andy Hagerman - Comments on of Native and DSP hardware comparisons and also what will happen with an offline bounce when you system is close to capacity.

    • Graham Archer - Why is their still a delay in the side chain with native plug-ins on an HDX system?
    • David Plumb - Advice on how to deliver stems of songs to counteract  the clients comments about changing levels

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    Pro Tools Extra Podcast Interview With Augusta Quiney & Chris Smith from PCAM


    In this extended podcast extra interview, Mike Thornton talks to Augusta Quiney and Chris Smith from PCAM about how to start out as a composer, how to work out what to charge as a composer, protect your work and much more.  If you are thinking about becoming a professional composer or you are already one, then be sure to listen to this interview as Augusta and Chris share their wealth of experience and wisdom with us.

    PCAM was formed in 1982 as an industry forum for practitioners of advertising music in the UK. Twenty-five years on it boasts a membership that comprises the most influential and prolific composers in advertising and media with over a hundred members representing several hundred writers. It has become dedicated group campaigning for composers’ rights, not only in advertising but in all media (or “applied”) music. The organisation provides guidelines and commissioning models and is an influential lobbyist for composers’ rights, maintaining strong ties with other industry bodies including APA (Advertising Producers Association), IPA (Institute of Practitioners of Advertising) and BASCA (British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors). 

    For composers outside the UK Augusta and Chris outline some of the other similar organisations in other territories in our interview.

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 121

    Russ, Mike Neil & James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
    Groove 3 are offering 1 year all access pass for $100  

    Talking Points

    • David Thomas - Big Fish Loops disappearing from Avid accounts
    • Chris Linder - Two categories are being dropped from the Tony Awards. More herePetition 
    • Tony Molica - videos on creating a tempo map for music with extreme variations video & followup

    • Neale Eckstein - Should I hold off upgrading to Superior Drummer from EZ Drummer?
    • Dietrich Bonawitz - Can I get Novation Automap to work with Pro Tools 11? More here
    • Matt Greaves - Should I go for an SSD drive for a new Mac Mini?
    • Jesse Naples - In reinstalling Pro Tools it seems I am lacking a DigiDriver X64, where can I find this? Advice for re-installing Pro Tools on Windows & Free Download Manager 
    • Alkinoos Ioannidis - Why am I having dropouts and high noise when playing Pro Tools 10 and Sibelius 6.2?
    • Dave Wraight - I only own about 20 UAD-2 Plug-ins, can I uninstall the ones I don’t own?
    • Daniel Whillas - I am having trouble updating Pro tools 10 to 11, the disk image is corrupted Free Download Manager 
    • Shayne Hawkinson - Problem with Input only monitoring with Pro Tools 11 and Apogee Quartet 
    • Lara Putter - Problems extracting installers from zip files Free Download Manager 
    • Larry Burger - The Pre send buttons keep get turned off, any ideas?

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 120

    Russ, Mike & James are joined by Mike Aiton to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
    Its Pro Tools week on Groove 3 and there are loads of Pro Tools titles going this week for just $5 

    The winner for May is Matt Blue aka kcatthedog on Disqus. Matt submitted this video on modifying a ribbon mic and loads of comments on Disqus. He wins a plug-in of his choice from the Sonnox Elite Collection.

    Talking Points    
    • Tony Molica, DF Tweedie and Jeff Lorber on latency and delay compensation.
    • Dustin Bosovitch & Brendan Biele on MIDI over Bluetooth in Yosemite
    • Glenn Skinner - Please do a review on Arpology from SampleLogic?
    • Frankie Mariano - Give us your best american accents…
    • Michael Leo - What should be do about naturally occurring hearing loss with age?


    • Martin Ek - Should I use the K-System or EBU R128 when mastering albums?
    • Jon Doig - What MIDI keyboard should I use with Pro Tools 11?
    • Steve Deutsch - Where can I find a copy of Pro Tools 9?
    • Alexander Lott -Advice please about using colour coding? Julian’s Pro Tools Fundementals Article
    • Jessie Lloyd - Unable to install Pro Tools 11 get an Assertion error PT Prefs Helper & Cocktail
    • Siobhan Redmond - Analogue Summing v Mix In The Box

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 119

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

    New titles from our Podcast sponsor Groove 3

    Talking Points    
    • Boris Prell - Enigma software was developed by Evolution, a keyboard brand that was acquired by M-Audio many years ago. 
      • Enigma was designed to configure the following keyboards:
        • Evolution MK-4xx Keyboard Series and UC33e
        • Axiom 25/49/61 - not mkII or Pro or Air
        • Oxygen “Silver” line that’s the 8v2, 49 and 61 - not “Blue” line
        • Keystation Pro 88
        • O2
        • Ozonic
        • Trigger Finger 
        • X-Session
      • You could use these controllers within Pro Tools, but you would have to program the MIDI CC commands manually using the Legacy MIDI Controller file for CS-10, should work up to version 8. 
      • With the Axiom mkII series M-Audio implemented HyperControl which is directly supported in Pro Tools
      • With the Oxygen “Blue” line M-Audio implemented DirectLink a kind of HyperControl ‘Lite’ which is also directly supported in Pro Tools
    • Anthony Dominello - DSP v Native - follow up on Moore’s Law
    • Xavier Dsouza - How do you create the sounds and those effects from “Sentido” by Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike vs Steve Angello
    • Hilary Poole - How do you  create a hip-hop technique for using a “glide” feature to pitch shift kicks.
    • Jeff Lorber -  Track naming tips
    • Rob Macfarlane - Problems with delay compensation during tracking

    • Robert Rosner - How do I get back the Snare sample in an Xpand2?
    • John - Problems using Alesis DM10 with Gen 16 Cymbals YouTube video
    • Igor Sim - What Firewire card do you recommend for a Focusrite Saffire 56?
    • Timur K - How can I do one project in 5.1 surround when I have Pro Tools vanilla?
    • Chris Kennedy - How do I get the EQ I hear in my car?
    • Paul Hoffman - When bringing a 16 bit OMF into Pro Tools should I create 24 bit media or not?

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast Episode 118

    Russ & Mike are joined by Julian Rodgers to bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
    Special Offers from our Podcast sponsor Groove 3
    Talking Points    
    Take a look at RSPE Facebook page and their special Pro Tools prices
    • Michael Hanson - Can make a guide to get existing content into the new AIR Instruments?
    • Kim Owen-Brown - Love the podcasts and thanks to Rob Papen for excellent customer service.
    • Eric Everhart - Could you compare the 1073 hardware to the UAD 1073?
    • Todd McKernan - Whats the next category of clones we might see?
    • Mark Phillips - Can I give you a heads up that Pianoteq 5 is out. Can you check it out please?
    • Chris Carey - Logic used to offer to setup processing nodes on a LAN.

    Take a look at the new 4 month course - Diploma in Audio Post Production & Game Sound
    • Evan Magness - Even if the waveforms have been deleted I still can’t record over it.
    • Cody Glasbergen - Can’t see the waveforms on audio tracks until I zoom in a lot.
    • Chris Brown - Problems with transport functions on an M-Audio Oxygen 61 keyboard.
    • Andy Goldberg - Can you use Revoice Pro to tune vocals instead of Auto Tune? Check out Mike’s video on the Synchro Arts You Tube channel