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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 146

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

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 145

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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  • For a limited time Alchemea is offering a 25% discount on weekend music production courses 
  • Seb Berrios has changed from Windows to Mac and has found he cannot use shortcuts like R & T whilst dragging a clip on a Mac which he could do on Windows. Is there a setting on the Mac to fix this this?
  • David Fern wants to make tutorials and would like to know how we record the audio out of Pro Tools.
  • Espen Hollund asks for clarification on what would be the best option for upgrading to Pro Tools 11 with the new upgrade and support plans.
  • Stephan Forster back in the day recorded a lot of tracks and now would revisit these tracks and would like to rework the drum tracks and would like our advice on drum replacement software or ways of remixing the stereo drum tracks.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 144

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
 Groove 3 Titles We Like 
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  • Marcel Risberg is having nightmares but also wanted to share some 5k desktop images 
  • Holger Jung wanted to tell us about a great whooshes plug-in for Reaktor from Melted Sounds 
  • Brian Starley wanted tell us about an issue with the new Mac Pro trash cans that you can only use a maximum of three 3rd party screens. Startech Multi Stream Transport Hub
  • Andy Goldberg asks if we can do a tutorial on the Pro Tools Prefs Helper application.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast Extra Dolby Workflows Interview

Recently on Pro-Tools-Expert, Mike Thornton has been to Galaxy Studios in Belgium investigating Auro 3D and their multi channel workflow in film. By way of balance we will be exploring Dolby Atmos and Mike Thornton & Mike Aiton have recently spent the day at Point 1 Post in Elstree to explore the Dolby Atmos cinema workflow, so watch this space….. 
On the way towards this series, Mike Aiton spent some time in conversation with Jordan Glasgow, Dolby’s Senior Product Manager of Software Content Creation and Mike Babbitt, Dolby’s “Broadcast & Loudness Guru” to get knarly with the Dolby jargon and find out what it is, and what it’s all about, and why Dolby do what they do best. 

In the discussion and open for demystification are topics such as: DialNorm; Loudness; dialogue gating; Metadata; LEQm; CinemaTrailers; Divergence in Surround Mixes; Dolby Atmos in Broadcast and in the Home; Loudness In Dolby Atmos and Cinema Mix Levels - phew! Let’s dive in….

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 143

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

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  • November deals at RSPE include promotions from SPL, A Designs, Crane Song and more
  • Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant wanted to ask Pro Tools Windows users shout about issues when changing sample rates between sessions with ASIO implant interfaces. Please contribute to this post on the DUC and also the Ideascale forum.
  • Johnnie Sloan asks if we can review Rob Chiarelli’s Mix Buss Lite plug-in
  • Glenn Skinner wants to give Spitfire Audio a shout out. He says they are well known in the film music world but less well known elsewhere. 
  • Matt Mann wanted to suggest that the only solution to the Avid and Pro Tools debacle is for someone else to buy Pro Tools who could provide the love and support the users deserve. He also created a graphic of how he would like it to look.
  • Lari Paavilainen wanted to tell us that Avid have released v1.3 that hopefully fixed a number of the bugs. However when we checked it out the S6 v1.3 read me states it needs Pro Tools v11.2.2 but the 11.2.2 read me advises S6 users not to upgrade to 11.2.2.
  • Kevin de Wit wants to tell us that he has found a work round when banking faders when using the Presonus Faderport with Pro Tools.
  • Francois Best asked us add the Virtual Mix Rack with the free Revival module in our free AAX & RTAS plug-in list.
  • Guy Dean would like to know what music we have been listening to this year, we have just posted 25 Songs Every Synth Lover Should Hear And Why 
  • Edward Lamb is not very happy with Avid about the new upgrade and support plans. Also he isn’t too pleased with Gobbler as he would like to stay with Gobbler 1.
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  • Brandon Bostic has an interesting issue with UAD plug-in in Pro Tools 11.2.1 where selecting a UAD plug-in he gets a different random UAD plug-in, not the one he had chosen.
  • Marty Dickerson would like our advice on tracking and processing guitars using multiple instances of emulation plug-ins like Amplitube.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 142

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

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  • November deals at RSPE include promotions from SPL, A Designs, Crane Song and more
  • Mulomba Luabeya Luabeya is not very happy with Avid, what about taking legal action. 
  • Chris Schmid discovered a shortcut for changing the grid value to triplets and dotted notes.
  • Colin Mansfield had some advice to help not loose your iLok when out on the road.
  • Cory Rizos gave us an update on his issues with Avid’s inflexibility on the Advanced Support plan and he is not impressed with Avid’s response.
  • Frank Vitale would like us to be nominated in the People’s Choice Award.
  • Joe Belliston wanted to commend Waves for there customer service.
  • Kevin de Wit told us about Gobbler’s transition from Gobbler 1 to Gobbler 2 and his concerns and praise for their change of policy.
  • Marty Dickerson shared his views on the Avid upgrade plans and how we are covering these issues.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast Extra Sound Effects Panel Interview


We interviewed Chuck along with Michael Raphael who runs Rabbit Ears Audio and Frank Bry who runs The Recordist. If you are into sound effects this is well worth a listen as we discover how they each got started and how they choose what libraries to record.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 141

Russ, Mike, and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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Pro Tools Expert Awards 2014
  • We would like you to make nominations for two awards announced today
  • The most innovative brand of 2014
  • The brand with the best customer service in 2014
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Sonnox Community Award for October
The winner is “yluko” on Disqus. If that is you then please get in touch using the Contact Us page on the site. Don’t forget to select your prize - one native plug-in from the Sonnox Elite Collection. 

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  • Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant Avid Artist Series Windows Installer still broken after 14 months. When will Avid fix it? Read our article about it written 14 months ago.
  • Alexander Lott is concerned that the new Mac Minis are not as powerful as the older version.
  • Cory Rizos is very disappointed at Avid’s response when he had missed the Upgrade/Support plan by 5 days.
  • Tom Scrivano wanted to pick Mike on another Yosemite moment in last week’s podcast.  The Structure patch is called Caj√≥n and not Cajun as Mike described it. 
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  • The upcoming ReVoice Pro 3 launch event following on the success of the RedNet event.
  • Hakan Sjoo is having some reliability issues with Structure and Strike, what is the problem?
  • Phil Tuttle would like some recommendations for some lower cost controllers for Pro Tools.
  • Glenn Skinner would like some advice of the best way to make sure that he doesn’t forget or loose his iLok when he is out and about.
  • Allan Cook would like to know how to connect a TC Helicon Finalizer to his Pro Tools rig.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 140

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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  • The amazing contest where someone will win a day of recording at Alchemea
  • The upcoming ReVoice Pro 3 launch event following on the success of the RedNet event.
  • Mark Beling is having trouble with setting up hardware inserts with Thunderbolt Apollo interfaces.
  • Basil Fearrington is upgrading to Pro Tools 11 but has problems because he has 2 iLoks on different accounts and asked what he can do.
  • Augustin Georgescu has an Mbox 2 without PT software and cannot change the sample rate to 48k, what can he do?
  • Carlos Bermon is having problems with Structure 2.0.3 that isn’t in Structure 2.0 when using 2 Cajon patches in Structure.
  • Colin Mansfield occasionally has problems with MIDi notes not playing back. He uses a number of workarounds, do we have any solutions?
  • Chris Bach has had problems with changing the clock on a PT system that is not connected to the internet and then iLok wanting to sync to check the licenses, what can he do to resolve it?

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 139

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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  • RSPE Video on Punchlight Products 
  • Wayne Scott - Looking for help with his dissertation designing a reverse gate for his BA in Music Production.
  • Anthony Dominello wanted to share a tip to get the M-Audio ProFire working with Yosemite with a post on the M-Audio forum
  • Trond Nedberg wanted us to discuss his concerns about the reducing benchmarks with newer Macs and a growing dependence on Thunderbolt.
  • Alexandros Chrysidis has a shelf full of backup drives and wants ways of knowing what is on those drives without having to plug them in. PrintWindow5
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