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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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Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
  • 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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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 138

Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.
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Sonnox Community Award
  • September’s winner is Glenn Skinner
Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio 
Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
  • Tony Molica overhauled an old damaged Millennia mic preamp, and he is so glad he did, so check your attic for a gem.
  • Andres Gonzalez has made a multisample instrument Colombina harp instrument and offers a demo and a download link 
  • Glenn Skinner wanted to ask if there was a shortcut to delete deactivated tracks when cleaning a session up for archiving. Also he would like to know what one thing would each person like to be added to the next version of Pro Tools.
  • Todd McKernan perhaps Avid should sell off Pro Tools to another company.  
  • Yahir Vergara asks if we can make some videos on how to use Slate’s Batch Commander.
  • Chris Bach updated us that PatchWork won’t enable Garritan Personal Orchestra to work properly in Pro Tools 11 but a free player Sforzando from Plogue is working well.
  • Lari Paavilainen asked if we tried the Blackmagic UltraStudio SDI?   
Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea
  • Alchemea Weekend Production Courses 
  • Partnership with FX Rentals and Pro Tools Expert 
  • Jason Riddiford - How can I duplicate a MIDI Note next to the source note rather than the next bar?
  • Matt Greaves would like to know if it is possible to disable UAD plug-ins that he hasn’t bought yet and what is the difference between legacy versions and the full versions of UAD plug-ins like the 1176.
  • Andreas Rauscher asks if you can use the Waves Dugan Auto Mixer in Pro Tools?
  • Clay Reid has got plug-in problems after installing a plug-in update on his Windows 7 computer with Pro Tools 9.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 137

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

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Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio 
Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions
  • 3 October Deals from RSPE - 
    • Buy a 4-710D Tone-Blending Mic Preamp and get a FREE UAD-2 Quad DSP Accelerator (supplies limited); 
    • Buy and Apollo and get up to $1295 worth of UAD Plugins; 
    • Special pricing on Metric Halo plugins and Production Bundle 
  • Frank Herrlinger has made his own private mixing tool in the Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3 format. He has called it Sub and you can check it out on his site http://www.audio-wiesel.com/sub/ 
  • Darren Vermaas offers some great tips on working on Audiobooks from the question form last week.
  • Hector M asks what we think that using skeuomorphism in plug-ins is good or bad?
  • Our Rednet event is now sold out but there is a waiting list.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 136

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

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Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio

Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

  • RSPE Audio Solution will be at AES booth 1437 and also check out the latest S6 video from RSPE with Gary Lux 
  • Glenn Skinner wanted to give a shout out for the Komplete Kontrol patch finding plug-in.
  • Mark Dubravec wanted to tell us about a Mac Pro Deck Producer from Hive 73
  • Claus Czadilek has found a great little utility application FNable
  • Tony Molica wanted to thank us and the Waves team for the Waves DigiGrid Webinar.

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

  • Don’t forget the RedNet event is being hosted at Alchemea. Also if you are in the UK then Skillset funding available on training courses run by Alchemea. Check out the Skillset web site
  • Daniel Boist is having problems with a LaCie Big Rack RAID 5 array and Pro Tools Keep Drive Running
  • Paul Drew is having problems with delay compensation with Pro Tools 11, can we help?
  • Simon Dodd asks for help with the zero latency path with an Mbox 2 Pro with Pro Tools 11.
  • Peter King wants to know if the new AIR Instrument Pack will work with Pro Tools 10 and if it doesn’t then what should he do.
  • Jan Zazvurek is experiencing a bug where his system seems to creating locate points by itself, do we have any ideas?
  • Dale Sigley would like us to give him some advise on Audiobook recording and post production.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 135

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

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Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio

Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions 

  • Look for RSPE at AES from 9th to 12 October at booth 1437 and its the last days of the Royer Ribbon Summer Rebate and savings $300 on Adam Subs
  • Sean O’Brien asks if we can make a video on how to get the sounds in the song Flight from MonterCat
  • Jim Burke asks if we could make a video about the harmony section of iZotope’s Nectar 2. We have already done it 
  • Andres Gonzalez wanted to share an explanation of overtones and harmonics on SoundCloud 
  • Chris Bach wanted to let the community know that Garritan are doing a sale on their orchestra products  until Sept 30th and although they aren’t AAX they do work in Pro Tools 11 using PatchWork.
  • Brenton Craig wants to know what the guitar settings on Xpand2 in our video “How To Transform Your Delay Effects In Pro Tools For Free”

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

  • There are going to be a great competition with Alchemea that money can’t buy.
  • Kyle Whittaker is having problems with MIDI notes hanging on but can’t track down what is causing it.
  • James Clark is having problems with hardware compensation in Pro Tools 11 with the audio coming back from the hardware very early.
  • Basil Fearrington is having problems with Pro Tools 8.0.5 with Windows 7. Check out our Support Tools page and the Avid 8.0.5 Installer download link
  • Jason Wilkins asks if anyone has created new keyboard shortcuts for DSP Quattro
  • Navid A is having problems getting Komplet 8 working properly in Pro Tools 11.
  • Andres Gonzalez would like to know the difference between 24 bit and 32 bit floating point in terms of A to D & D to A converters.  Xiph.org videos 
  • Glenn Skinner asks for recommendations to replace a Mackie Big Knob.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 134

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

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Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio

Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 133

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

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    Sonnox Community Award

    Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio

    Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

    • RSPE are continuing to offer a summer rebate on Royer ribbon mics They have another in their virtual hardware series the virtual System 5 channel strip  
    • Andres Gonzalez A tip for using the stock plug-ins to emulate dynamic equalisers like the Sonnox Suppressor using duplicate tracks and stock compressors and eq plug-ins which is similar in concept to parallel compression.
    • Mark P pointed out that there is a way of getting computer audio into your monitoring with an HD Omni interface.
    • Britton Murray after a near miss he forgotten about iLok’s TLC service as part of ZDT.
    • Glenn Skinner with a tip about setting up default output busses to save missing a track when bouncing to tracks.

    Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

    • Already got a music tech qualification and are struggling to break into the competitive audio job market? Why not up skill with Alchemea College’s intensive 4 month diploma in Audio Post Production and Game sound - enrolling now for October 
    • Matt North is having problems with OMFs from one contributor unless you open it directly in Pro Tools.
    • Daniel Lewis - problems with a 3rd party numeric keyboard not working with command based shortcuts 
    • Matt Greaves - Would I be OK to change from a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56  to an Apollo Twin?
    • Timo Saila - needs to process 250 clips with eq, gating and processing and then export them as 250 files in one folder.

    Find Of The Week 

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 132

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

     Groove 3 Titles We Like

    • Addictive Drums 2 Explained

    Competitions

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      Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio

      Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions 

      • RSPE are continuing to offer a summer rebate on Royer ribbon mics also check out the interviews on their media page 
      • Matthew Alexa - Lynx have announced that their Hilo interface can work with Pro Tools HD and HDX with their LT-HD card. 
      • D F Tweedie adds to the discussion for music in surround formats that we listen to music in stereo.
      • D F Tweedie also has an opinion on Mike’s comments on Wilfried Van Baelen’s description of conscious and sub conscious event processing.
      • Paul Maunder asks if there is any progress on us offering seals on new Macs.

      Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

      • Check out the success of an Alchemea student Rob Brinkmann and they are going to be sponsoring the Music Producers Guild next year
      • Howie Beck is having problems re-assigning outputs for core audio through a Pro Tools HD system.
      • Jan Anderson Do you know what might be in future versions of Pro Tools especially regarding MIDI.
      • Thomas O’Connell is having problems with managing his Pro Tools sessions and housekeeping.

      Find Of The Week

      • Mike - A proper dealer with great service like HHB
      • Neil -  Busted Gear site
      • Russ - DDMF - The Strip

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014

      Pro Tools Expert Podcast episode 131

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

       Groove 3 Titles We Like

      Competitions

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        Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio

        Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio Solutions

        • RSPE are offering a summer rebate on Royer ribbon mics
        • Gregory Lawson is looking for videos on using UAD and Sonnox plug-ins
        • David Thomas - In podcast 130 you talked about not stealing content and then later talked about using a proxy server, surely double standards?
        • Jascha Viehl - Following our EDL tip 4 there is a solution for PT10 users on a Mac from Bernhad Maisch called The Guardian Angel for Write Automation to Selection after Previewing in HD Systems. 
        • Ryan Okuly has found out you don’t need to Eleven Rack firmware v2 update which cost $100 He has used an Eleven Rack with firmware v1.0.3 on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems 
        • Glenn Skinner recommends we look at another free tool. The Kosmology FreeFall with 120 instruments 
        • Knut Richard Vanderloock would like to recommend ToonTrack pianos following the feedback about pianos in Podcast 130.
        • David Topple - Consider using the Delete key when working in music to clean up your tracks.

        Questions - Kindly Sponsored by Alchemea

        • There are some very good courses at Alchemea for people already working in the industry, firstly one for post production covering working in surround for film and TV and a second course on audio in games.
        • Brendan Biele liked the sound of the older Dynamics II limiter but can’t get that sound in the current Dynamics plug-in, any suggestions?
        • MÃ¥rten Eriksson Problems with latency using with MOTU hardware with Pro Tools Vanilla and can’t find where to set the recording delay in Pro Tools.

        Find Of The Week

        • Mike - FabFilter Pro-Q 2 plug-in
        • Neil - Zynaptiq Unchirp and Don’t Crack have got the Plug n Mix VIP bundle for just $49
        • James Noctua Quiet fans for my 192, 96 and HD I/O £8 each. and the Fossboard Guitar pedal board. 
        • Russ - Elgato Thunderbolt Dock

        Sunday, August 24, 2014

        A Conversation With Wilfried Van Baelen - No Compromise Studio Owner & Creator Of The Auro 3D Immersive Format

        Mike sat down with the creator of the Auro 3D format Wilfried Van Baelen and over just short of 2 hours we discussed how he came into sound as a performer first, then a producer, how he built his first studio in an unused chicken coup.
        We moved on to discuss the design and building of his no compromise Galaxy Studios with 100dB isolation between adjacent studios. The development of mixing in 5.1 and stereo on the same console, first on a digital console and then on an analog desk. 
        We explored how Wilfried discovered height in sound which led him to develop the Auro 3D format, consider how we perceive the world around us and how that impacts on the design to produce as natural reproduction system as possible and the benefits of recording natively in Auro 3D to improve the immersive experience.
        We chatted about the David Goliath relationship with Dolby and how Auro 3D is being taken up in the film and cinema worlds as well as games.
        We covered a lot of ground in this 112 minute conversation and if you are exploring or working in 3d immersive sound this is an essential listen. Even if you aren’t in the 3D audio world there is loads of interesting stories about no compromise studio design, and how we listen and perceive the world around us.