Pro Tools Expert Podcast

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The best Pro Tools tips, tricks and news on the web, brought to you by the Pro Tools Expert team.
April 17, 2018
James, Julian and Alan discuss studio security, talk about news from Messe and they answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.DealsCheck out the deals from our... With over 1 million visits a year, we’ve grown to be the place to come for Pro Tools training, resources, tips tricks and news
April 10, 2018
Mike, James and Julian discuss the release of Pro Tools 2018.4 with its new , less confusing name for Pro Tools HD, they discuss the role of talent in production and they answer questions from... With over 1 million visits a year, we’ve grown to be the place to come for Pro Tools training, resources, tips tricks and news
April 4, 2018
Russ and James are joined by new team member Kevin Becka for this week's podcast in which they discuss whether it is the gear or the skills and experience which give a  professional value... With over 1 million visits a year, we’ve grown to be the place to come for Pro Tools training, resources, tips tricks and news
March 27, 2018
Dan, Julian and Alan discuss two subjects which some of the community hold strong opinions about: Software subscription and the possibility of a driver to bring unsupported control surfaces back to Pro Tools. They answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.DealsProduction Expert has teamed up with Pro Sound Effects to offer a one-off Exclusive Bundle Deal - The Cinematic Sound Effects Bundle, combining three sound effects libraries by the masters of sound effects - Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet, with an exclusive discount of over 30%. This bundle is totally exclusive to Production Expert, so get it before it’s gone!In modern vocal production … timing is everything. With that in mind, we are featuring this partner deal throughout March on the time alignment software VocALign Project 3. Until the end of March 2018, Synchro Arts are offering a 30% discount on all new licenses and upgrades making their VocALign Project 3 available for the lowest price it’s ever been in its 20-year history!Check out the deals from our Partners in the Partner Deals section of the Deals page.Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal AudioLooking to get that big analog console sound from your in the box mix? Well, if buy and register any new UAD‑2 DSP Accelerator between January 1st and March 31st, 2018  you will get the world’s most authentic Neve, API, SSL and UA console emulation plug-ins for Mac and Windows with a value of  up to $1196, absolutely FREE as part of the UAD Classic Consoles plug-in promotion. Learn more on the Universal Audio website.If You Think Software Subscriptions Are Bad Then Read ThisWould You Like Your Pro Control Or Control 24 To Work With Pro Tools Again? Neyrinck May Have The AnswerCommunity Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsRSPE Audio has the new PMC result6 studio monitors in stock. result6 is PMC’s new entry-level monitor that takes everything PMC monitoring is famous for and makes it affordable! Contact RSPE or visit rspeaudio.com to learn more about result6.Yvo Van Gemert  - Has a questions about why his Mac Pro running HD Native doesn't allocate the processing load evenly across all his cores.Questions From The CommunityDave - Wants advice on how to fix AAE error 7054 in Pro ToolsRichard Gangi - Is experiencing lag and performance issues on PT 12,5,2 on a Mac ProJacob Haine - Asks whether Pro Tools 10 work with Windows 10 Pro?Source Connect NowAs you may know, we are spread out around the UK & Europe when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other.  We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.Find Of The Week - Sponsored By UJAMUJAM Instruments’ innovative Virtual Drummer and Virtual Guitarist music production plug-ins are now available as AAX plug-ins for Pro Tools so Pro Tools users can now enjoy the simplicity and versatility of these excellent instruments. Get what you need from your drummer or guitarist in the minimum of time.  Julian - Ujam Solid. Loved it. See my review.Alan - Find of the week turned into a cautionary tale. Basically, to cut a long story short, make sure if you buy a Windows laptop, that you are the very first person to fire it up...Dan - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Raumzeitmaschine Tube Reverb
March 20, 2018
Mike, James and Dan question the widely held belief that Pro Tools subscriptions have driven up the cost of staying up to date with Pro Tools and how responsibly audio brands approach packaging their goods. They answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.DealsProduction Expert has teamed up with Pro Sound Effects to offer a one-off Exclusive Bundle Deal - The Cinematic Sound Effects Bundle, combining three sound effects libraries by the masters of sound effects - Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet, with an exclusive discount of over 30%. This bundle is totally exclusive to Production Expert, so get it before it’s gone!In modern vocal production … timing is everything. With that in mind, we are featuring this partner deal throughout March on the time alignment software VocALign Project 3. Until the end of March 2018, Synchro Arts are offering a 30% discount on all new licenses and upgrades making their VocALign Project 3 available for the lowest price it’s ever been in its 20-year history!Check out the deals from our Partners in the Partner Deals section of the Deals page.Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal AudioLooking to get that big analog console sound from your in the box mix? Well, if buy and register any new UAD‑2 DSP Accelerator between January 1st and March 31st, 2018  you will get the world’s most authentic Neve, API, SSL and UA console emulation plug-ins for Mac and Windows with a value of  up to $1196, absolutely FREE as part of the UAD Classic Consoles plug-in promotion. Learn more on the Universal Audio website.How Much Have Pro Tools Upgrades Increased Since Pro Tools 6?Do We Need To Look At The Packaging Our Gear Arrives In?Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsRSPE Audio has the new PMC result6 studio monitors in stock. result6 is PMC’s new entry-level monitor that takes everything PMC monitoring is famous for and makes it affordable! Contact RSPE or visit rspeaudio.com to learn more about result6.Andy Mae  - Shares his positive feedback about his experience of Avid support when commissioning his new HDX system.Questions From The CommunityMatthew Hollis - doesn't know whether or not he needs a Digilink licence, Mike has answers.David Harrison  - Has a multi part question about collaborating with someone with a different system. He asks:Whether he can use an mBox with current versions of Pro Tools?How much Pro Tools and an iLok will cost him?How much as Eleven Rack costs?Wheter such a system would be compatible with his HP PC and his Yamaha electronic drums?Jim Johnston  -  Has a question about measuring hardware latency. Source Connect NowAs you may know, we are spread out around the UK & Europe when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other.  We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.Find Of The Week - Sponsored By UJAMUJAM Instruments’ innovative Virtual Drummer and Virtual Guitarist music production plug-ins are now available as AAX plugins for Pro Tools so Pro Tools users can now enjoy the simplicity and versatility of these excellent instruments. Get what you need from your drummer or guitarist in the minimum of time.  Mike - Soundly  update to v2.1, which has a better and more accurate search using their built-in sound effect thesaurus, a new sample rate converter for improved audio quality for projects that do not match the sample rate of the selected audio. The sample rate converter is also used in the pitch controls in Soundly, leading to less pitching artifacts and smoother sound. Soundly now supports auditioning of the ambisonic file format (.amb) and a number of other fixes as well. C
March 18, 2018
In this Podcast Extra Interview, Technical Editor, James Ivey chats with Matt Boudreau, host of the Working Class Audio podcast.Matt has been involved in music for 33 years. First as a drummer then moving behind the class as a mixing engineer, recording engineer and producer. Matt Boudreau grew up in Southern New Mexico, moving to San Francisco in the late 80’s. As a drummer, he experienced some success with his first two bands, The Sextants, then Seven Day Diary, touring all over Europe and the United States. this exposed him making records on a high level with producer/engineers Larry Hirsch (Los Lobos, John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt), Joe Chicarelli (Frank Zappa, Tori Amos, American Music Club, White Stripes) and Gil Norton (Echo and the Bunnymen, Foo Fighters, Counting Crows). These are the guys who got him excited about the record making process.  In 1994 Matt took to the other side of the glass. That journey has taken him through a series of fantastic recording experiences. Working with a combination of artists, some you will know, as well as many who you may not. Now Matt uses his experience of record making and drumming daily in the creation of content for the Working Class Audio website and the interviews he records with the great and the good who continue to make their living at the coal face of the music and recordings industries. The Interview00:00 Intro01:15 Tell us about your start in the music industry and how you ended up on the technical side of the glass?04:10 How much do you feel that being a musician first and of all helped you as a producer or recording engineer?05:30 What was it that inspired you to start Working Class Audio (WCA)?How much of your working time is spent working on WCA content versus your mixing and mastering work?12:36 Are you good at managing your work/life balance?14:13 Is your studio space in your house?17:35 How do you deal with "Gear Lust"?20:10 What are some of the greatest tips and tricks that you have picked up for those you have interviewed?25:30 You took part in a Mix With The Masters course back in 2017?32:20 What is the piece of gear that you could not work or live without?36:27 Sign off.You can find out more about Matt and Working Class Audio at the WCA website.
March 13, 2018
Russ, Dan and Julian discuss the release of Pro Tools 2018.3, the danger that gear sometimes obscures the importance of talent and talk about the biggest story of the week on Production Expert - the Brown on Sound parody tutorial! They answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.DealsProduction Expert has teamed up with Pro Sound Effects to offer a one-off Exclusive Bundle Deal - The Cinematic Sound Effects Bundle, combining three sound effects libraries by the masters of sound effects - Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet, with an exclusive discount of over 30%. This bundle is totally exclusive to Production Expert, so get it before it’s gone!In modern vocal production … timing is everything. With that in mind we are featuring this partner deal throughout March on the time alignment software VocALign Project 3. Until the end of March 2018, Synchro Arts are offering a 30% discount on all new licenses and upgrades making their VocALign Project 3 available for the lowest price it’s ever been in its 20-year history!Check out the deals from our Partners in the Partner Deals section of the Deals page.Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal AudioLooking to get that big analog console sound from your in the box mix? Well, if buy and register any new UAD‑2 DSP Accelerator between January 1st and March 31st, 2018  you will get the world’s most authentic Neve, API, SSL and UA console emulation plug-ins for Mac and Windows with a value of  up to $1196, absolutely FREE as part of the UAD Classic Consoles plug-in promotion. Learn more on the Universal Audio website.Avid Announce Pro Tools 2018.3 ReleaseYour Amazing Studio Gear Can't Make Up For A Talent DeficitSomeone Made A Parody Of Music Production Video Tutorials And We Love ItCommunity Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsRSPE Audio has the new PMC result6 studio monitors in stock. result6 is PMC’s new entry-level monitor that takes everything PMC monitoring is famous for and makes it affordable! Contact RSPE or visit rspeaudio.com to learn more about result6.Andrew Styrmo - Asks whether the new NUC 8 VR could be a mac mini killer and whether we have any plans to review one.Questions From The CommunityAyush Ahuja - has a problem with the way plug-ins map on his Artist MixDawson - Wants suggestions about how to combine an Apollo and a Behringer X32 into one Pro Tools System.Izzy - Is looking for a recommendation for a shotgun mic which is cheaper than the Rode NGT2  Source Connect NowAs you may know, we are spread out around the UK & Europe when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other.  We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.Find Of The Week - Sponsored By UJAMUJAM Instruments’ innovative Virtual Drummer and Virtual Guitarist music production plug-ins are now available as AAX plugins for Pro Tools so Pro Tools users can now enjoy the simplicity and versatility of these excellent instruments. Get what you need from your drummer or guitarist in the minimum of time.  Dan - Taylor GS mini Koa GuitarJulian - Planet Waves Pro WinderRuss - Brown On Sound
March 6, 2018
Mike. Dan and Alan discuss greedy plug-ins and hardware speaker correction systems. They answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week.DealsProduction Expert has teamed up with Pro Sound Effects to offer a one-off Exclusive Bundle Deal - The Cinematic Sound Effects Bundle, combining three sound effects libraries by the masters of sound effects - Ann Kroeber and Alan Splet, with an exclusive discount of over 30%. This bundle is totally exclusive to Production Expert, so get it before it’s gone!In modern vocal production … timing is everything. With that in mind we are featuring this partner deal throughout March on the time alignment software VocALign Project 3. Until the end of March 2018, Synchro Arts are offering a 30% discount on all new licenses and upgrades making their VocALign Project 3 available for the lowest price it’s ever been in its 20-year history!Check out the deals from our Partners in the Partner Deals section of the Deals page.Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal AudioLooking to get that big analog console sound from your in the box mix? Well, if buy and register any new UAD‑2 DSP Accelerator between January 1st and March 31st, 2018  you will get the world’s most authentic Neve, API, SSL and UA console emulation plug-ins for Mac and Windows with a value of  up to $1196, absolutely FREE as part of the UAD Classic Consoles plug-in promotion. Learn more on the Universal Audio website.5 Greedy Plug-insHardware Speaker Correction Roundup Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsRSPE Audio has the new PMC result6 studio monitors in stock. result6 is PMC’s new entry-level monitor that takes everything PMC monitoring is famous for and makes it affordable! Contact RSPE or visit rspeaudio.com to learn more about result6.Questions From The CommunityLukas Zimmermann - has a question about the wisdom of upgrading to an iMac Pro.Source Connect NowAs you may know, we are spread out around the UK & Europe when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other.  We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.Find Of The WeekMike - Case Study - Inside the Pinewood Foley StudioDan - IK Multimedia One Mastering ProcessorAlan - BBC4 - “Tones, Drones and Arpeggios: The Magic Of Minimalism”
Feb. 27, 2018
Russ, Julian and Dan discuss the merits of the Avid ACA survey, whether we really can be good at everything and the history of Pro Tools. They answer questions from the community and share their finds of the week. DealsWe've teamed up with e-instruments to offer an exclusive bundle that gives you two amazing Session Keys Grand Pianos at almost two for the price of one! Normally each piano sells for €99/$99 and there is no option to buy both the Session Keys Grand S and Y in a bundle. However, we've got this exclusive bundle of both the Session Keys Grand S and Y for just £99 (£82.50 + VAT @ 20%) Check out the deals from our Partners in the Partner Deals section of the Deals page.Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal AudioLooking to get that big analog console sound from your in the box mix? Well, if buy and register any new UAD‑2 DSP Accelerator between January 1st and March 31st, 2018  you will get the world’s most authentic Neve, API, SSL and UA console emulation plug-ins for Mac and Windows with a value of  up to $1196, absolutely FREE as part of the UAD Classic Consoles plug-in promotion. Learn more on the Universal Audio website.Avid Survey ACA Members With Round 2 To Help With Product Road Maps Including Pro Tools and SibeliusModern Recording Technology Fools Us Into Thinking We Are Good At EverythingThe History of Pro Tools - 1984 to 1993Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsRSPE Audio has the new PMC result6 studio monitors in stock. result6 is PMC’s new entry-level monitor that takes everything PMC monitoring is famous for and makes it affordable! Contact RSPE or visit rspeaudio.com to learn more about result6.Questions From The CommunityPorter McComas - Has a question about his headphones being mirrored to outputs 1&2 on his HD native systemSource Connect NowAs you may know, we are spread out around the UK & Europe when we record the podcast. In the past, we have used a variety of internet-based solutions so we could hear each other.  We have settled on Source Connect Now which gives us ISDN equivalent quality audio using a Chrome browser, no software to install. You can get a free account from Source Elements.Find Of The WeekJulian - Thomas Lund video on Loudness wars and R128  Dan - SE X1R MicrophoneRuss - Julian’s AudioSuite tip
Feb. 20, 2018
Russ, Mike and Dan discuss the effect Facebook has on us, the benefits of a simple setup, answering questions from the community and share their finds of the week. DealsWe've teamed up with... With over 1 million visits a year, we’ve grown to be the place to come for Pro Tools training, resources, tips tricks and news
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