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Session at Manifold Studios: Zenph Sound Innovations December 10, 2011

Posted by Damon Sink in : Pro Tools, Studio Profiles, Videos , 1 comment so far

Over the summer, we took a video crew to Manifold Studios outside of Durham, NC to document a unique recording session. Zenph Sound Innovations engineers were there fine-tuning two gorgeous pianos outfitted with state-of-the art playback mechanisms. The project was to record what they call “re-performances” constructed from  “data” taken from (in this case very) old recordings of these pieces played by the composers themselves.

Now, Zenph has already released several re-performed solo piano recordings (Rachmaninoff, Glenn Gould, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, to name a few), but this time the goal was also to recreate collaborative performances with cello and voice. Zuill Bailey (cello) and Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) were engaged in turn to perform (with the “Ghost” of composer Manuel de Falla at the keyboard!) the Siete Canciónes Populares Españolas. The album is called Spanish Masters and is available for purchase directly from Zenph.

Our role (my company, Dal Segno Media) was just to do video documentation for this one. Manifold Studios, as I am sure some of you know, is a brilliant facility. There has been a great thread on gearslutz in which Michael Tiemann, Manifold’s “creator” has documented the process of design and construction. We also had a chance to sit down with Michael while we aere there and I want to post that interview soon. Thanks for tuning in!

Damon
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Dal Segno Media

Video: Zoom Tools and Zooming in Pro Tools LE December 18, 2009

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This is a short introduction to the different ways to zoom in Pro Tools LE

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)

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.

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).

Video: The T-Pain vocal effect with AutoTune January 31, 2009

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One plug-in and the quick turn of a knob, and you have that world-famous T-Pain/Cher/computer voice effect.

Video: Editing out Plosives in Vocals January 31, 2009

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This is a great technique to know when a pop filter fails to do its job.  With a little EQ, a gigantic plosive can be squelched to a fraction of its former self.

Video: Organizing a Session Before Mixing January 31, 2009

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Once you are done tracking a session and are ready to mix, its a good idea to spend a few minutes doing some organization and routing.  This video will show you how to color code tracks (in Pro Tools 8), how to create aux tracks and sum like-instruments together, and how to create a mix bus with an aux track.

GarageBand Video Tutorial: Using the Instrument Tuner October 18, 2008

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PJ here, with a video detailing a handy feature built into GarageBand; the instrument tuner.

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