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Video: Introduction to DB33 Organ in Pro Tools LE February 20, 2009

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This is a short introduction to DB33, Digidesign’s new B3 organ instrument in Pro Tools LE. I go through the basic functions of each section and show you how each alters the organ’s sound.

Video: Saving Different Sample Rates and Formats in Pro Tools LE February 20, 2009

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If you need to change the sample rate of your Pro Tools session or need to save a session in an earlier version of Pro Tools, this video will show you how. Both actions are done from the same file menu option.

Video: Choosing Default Plug-Ins in Pro Tools LE February 20, 2009

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This video will show you how to quickly access your favorite plug-ins in Pro Tools. By selecting default dynamics and EQ, these plug-ins will show up in the first drop down insert menu (saving you lots of time searching through menus)

Pro Tools Tips: Using Your Mixer Notes Wisely February 18, 2009

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The “notes” section in the Pro Tools mixer window is a resource often overlooked.  Jotting down notes here can keep a session organized and flowing.  Here are some suggestions: (more…)

Fast Plug-ins in Pro Tools February 17, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, plugins (plug-ins), Pro Tools , 10comments

This is just a little trick in Pro Tools that will make your mixing faster and easier.

We all have our favorite plug-ins (the ones that inevitably end up on a LOT of tracks in most mixes).  Even if you are just using the stock Pro Tools plug-ins, changing this preference will make inserting these plug-ins a little faster.

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Important message for 002, 003, and MBox Factory Owners February 13, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, plugins (plug-ins), Pro Tools , 7comments

Today, Digidesign announced that it is offering a very inexpensive upgrade path for owners of 002, 003(R), and MBox Factory bundle owners.

For a small $30 upgrade fee, you get the following plug-ins for your MBox or MBox 2 (pro) Factory: (more…)

Video: Importing Audio in Pro Tools LE February 12, 2009

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This quick video will show you how to import audio using Pro Tools LE (version 8).  I show how to import audio into your session timeline (edit window) as well as add imported audio to the region list.

Video: Elastic Audio Drum Editing in Pro Tools LE February 11, 2009

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Elastic audio is a very powerful tool to use while editing drums. I show you how to manually create warp markers and move drums into sync.

Video: Using SansAmp in Pro Tools LE February 11, 2009

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SansAmp is an extremely powerful distortion plug-in.  In this video,I will show you the basic functions of each knob while affecting a vocal track.

Video: Creating a Lo-Fi (telephone) Vocal Effect February 11, 2009

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Adding a Lo Fi (aka the “telephone” effect) to a track is easy, all it takes is the Digirack EQ. I show you how to add high and low pass filters as well as a mid band boost to achieve the telephone sound on a vocal.

A quick note on processor cores in Pro Tools 8 (and 7.4, among others) February 3, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, Pro Tools, Troubleshooting , 3comments

Just a quick note – in Pro Tools 8 (and Pro Tools 7 for that matter), if you are running into a lot of errors, this might help, depending on your system.

If you have a multi-core machine, especially if you have a quad-core or dual quad-core, Digidesign recommends that you: (more…)

Digidesign Pro Tools 8 Compatibility Information February 1, 2009

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For anyone searching for it, here is the official (from Digidesign) compatibility information regarding Pro Tools LE 8: (more…)

Video: Using BOOM in Pro Tools 8 January 31, 2009

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This video is a quick introduction to using Boom (Digidesign’s new drum machine in Pro Tools 8).  I show how to select different kits (as well as individual drums), program hits, and change the speed.

Video: Using Mini Grand in Pro Tools 8 January 31, 2009

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This is a quick introduction to Mini Grand (Digidesign’s new grand piano virtual instrument in Pro Tools 8).

Pro Tools 8: Your Keyboard=Friend, Part 1 January 29, 2009

Posted by ConnorSmith in : Digidesign, Editing, Pro Tools , 4comments

Part of the reason Pro Tools is well loved in the industry is because of its excellent implementation of keyboard-based functions.  Keyboard Focus mode is an obvious example of this (where each key on the keyboard is a hotkey for a task, eliminating the need for modifier keys).  In a sort of slightly random method, I am going to run through some of my most-used commands and give some suggestions on when to use them.  Also – if you have a function you’d like to know more about, post in the comments, and I can help. (more…)

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