Create a Classic Gated Synth Using SideChain (video)

Anyone who grew up in the 80’s will recognize a few of the sounds that defined the sound of euro-pop and new wave. One of them is a 16th note Gated Synth sound. Watch this video and find out how to create it in Pro Tools. [Read more…]

Plug-In Automation Basics (video)

Pro Tools Automation enables you to create dynamic and exciting mixes. Watch this tutorial video and learn the basic steps to enabling and using automation to control a single plug-in parameter. [Read more…]

Using VST Plug-Ins in Digidesign Pro Tools

Steinberg’s Virtual Studio Technology has been around since 1996 and VST plug-ins make up a majority of the [Read more…]

Pro Tools Session Management Basics 5

Pro Tools Session Management basics are what you’ve been learning in this series. Now, you’re going to learn what the Regions Groups folder is for, how to save Auto-Backups of your .ptf Session files and why the Video files folder is there one second and gone the next… sometimes. [Read more…]

Pro Tools Session Management Basics 4

The Pro Tools Session document is the heart of your session. It keeps track of everything – which audio files you used, mix settings and automation, plugins, MIDI performance data… everything! Without this document you don’t have a session. [Read more…]

Pro Tools Session Management Basics 3

Fade files are small audio files that Pro Tools creates whenever you use the Fade command. In this video you’ll see how fade files are generated and stored in the Fade Files folder and also what to do if your Fade files are accidentally deleted. [Read more…]

Pro Tools Session Management Basics 2

Training people on Pro Tools I’ve had the unique opportunity to check out the file management habits – good and bad – of hundreds of Pro Tools users. It’s like getting a glimpse of someone’s house. Some are exceptionally clean and tidy. Others are not. [Read more…]

Pro Tools Session Management Basics 1

Pro Tools sessions include audio, fade files, MIDI data, plug-in settings and more. Do you know what files are required in order to backup your sessions and where they are stored? Which session elements are vital and which one’s can be replaced? How does Pro Tools save everything? That’s the subject of this series of videos. [Read more…]

Locking Audio Regions

Locking regions in Pro Tools is an excellent way to protect them from accidentally being moved or edited as you work on your session. Find out more about using both the Edit and Time Lock features in Pro Tools 8. [Read more…]

Nudging Regions

When it comes to fine tuning the placement of audio and MIDI regions in Pro Tools use the Nudge feature. In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to set a specific Nudge value and move regions around using the Plus and Minus keys on the numeric keypad. [Read more…]