Pro Tools Expert Podcast

Pro Tools Expert Podcast
By Pro Tools Expert
About this podcast
The best Pro Tools tips, tricks and news on the web, brought to you by the Pro Tools Expert team.
Latest episodes
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
Feb. 13, 2018
James, Alan and Julian discuss shortcuts (not the keyboard kind), the merits of software subscription, competitions, answering questions from the community and sharing 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.Are Shortcuts The Prevailing Spirit Of The Audio Production Age?Buying Pro Tools? Which Is Better, Perpetual License Or Rental SubscriptionCompetitionsDon’t forget to check out our win page, to discover more opportunities to win pro audio software and gear from our Partners, in the Partner Win section, on our Win page.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.Donal Hodgson wanted to share his experience of getting a two year subscription from Avid when he was only expecting one year.Questions From The CommunityKillian FitzGerald has an issue with his rig which might well be clock-related.Dave Wraight has a question about using a Townsend Sphere with a non-thunderbolt computer.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 WeekJulian - Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster. A lot of guitar for £300.James - The Universal Audio OX - The Amp Top Box. Very cool and sounds great. Review to follow.Alan - 180 degree IP video cameras from Accfly. 
Feb. 6, 2018
Mike, James and Julian discuss our equipment choices, the much anticipated 2018 Mac Pro , competitions and answering questions from the community and sharing our finds of the week. DealsCheck... 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
Feb. 6, 2018
Mike, James and Julian discuss our equipment choices, the much anticipated 2018 Mac Pro, competitions and answering questions from the community and sharing our finds of the week. DealsWe've... 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
Jan. 30, 2018
This is a refeed of Eposode 304 with the correct audio.Russ, Mike and Alan get together to digest the news from NAMM 2018, competitions answering questions from the community and sharing our finds of the week. DealsCheck 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 With Track Presets, Playlist Comping Enhancements And MoreNAMM highlights -  We have had our daily highlights reports from James and Dan, our team at NAMM. But what are our highlights from the news stories that have come from NAMM?Apogee’s secret DSP!Pro Tools 2018 iLok cloudSPL Announce MC16 Monitor Controller With Support For Immersive Audio Up To 16 ChannelsZynaptiq previewing their Orange Vocoder 4 plug-in which James and Dan featured in their day 2 highlightsRME Announces TotalMix FX 1.50 And TotalMix Remote Software At NAMM 2018Icon Pro Audio Announces Platform B+ Button Expander For Platform M+ DAW ControllerCompetitions10 years ago this year Russ Hughes started the AIR Users blog, which morphed into Pro Tools Expert in 2012. To kick off our year of celebrations we are running a competition with a Pro Audio gear and software prize pot worth over $28,000.  We wanted to give you the option to win one of 18 great prizes in this anniversary prize draw competition, so check the list of great prizes on our win page.Don’t forget to check out our win page, to discover more opportunities to win pro audio software and gear from our Partners, in the Partner Win section, on our Win page.Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsIf you are looking to give your studio the power to Create, Edit, Mix, Master and Deliver Dolby Atmos content, then check out our friends at RSPE, as for over 15 years, they have been a proud Dolby Professional dealer and installer, and they are one of a handful of dealers who can supply the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite. Follow the link in the podcast notes.Flavio Buonerba has been in touch as he has been following our articles and listening to all the different opinions with much interest and he wanted to share my own experience. Rather than read this story out here we are going to create a dedicated story as Flavio has shared his experiences, deliberations and choices in detail as well as offering a range of tips to help those in the same position. Watch out for this article in the coming week. Questions From The CommunityLuciana Foti has a question about how to stop Pro Tools from starting automatically in Windows 7. Alan's Link referred to in the podcastAsai Lohmann wants advice about a Pro Tools IO to pair with an SSL consoleHans Dekker is having issues with his PC running Pro Tools 8Trent Williams is seeking advice about relocating from New Zealand to the UK and the potential for work for someone experienced in Post  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 WeekRuss - Manhunter - Unabomber on NetflixMike - Pro Tools 2018 - i feel that Avid has turned a corner with this release. Although most of the features are for music, it
Jan. 30, 2018
Russ, Mike and Alan get together to digest the news from NAMM 2018, competitions answering questions from the community and sharing our 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
Jan. 23, 2018
Mike, Dan and Julian get together with discussions about the venerable C|24, our case study on building a powerful, inexpensive PC based system, competitions and our finds of the week. DealsCheck 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.Talking PointsThe C|24 Pro Tools Control Surface Is Ten Years Old This Year. Is It Time To Say Farewell To This Legend?Case Study - Building A Low Cost Cross Platform Host Computer For Pro ToolsCompetitions10 years ago this year Russ Hughes started the AIR Users blog, which morphed into Pro Tools Expert in 2012. To kick off our year of celebrations we are running a competition with a Pro Audio gear and software prize pot worth over $28,000.  We wanted to give you the option to win one of 18 great prizes in this anniversary prize draw competition, so check the list of great prizes on our win page.Don’t forget to check out our win page, to discover more opportunities to win pro audio software and gear from our Partners, in the Partner Win section, on our Win page.Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsIf you’re attending the NAMM show, why not visit RSPE Audio at Booth #16117 where you will be able to see some of what the PMC Flagship Boutique has to offer, as well as hear the new result6 monitors in the ASC Attackwall acoustic environment. Check out the link in the podcast notes.Community FeedbackBill Gould - Got in touch about Dan's article about subwoofers asking about the furniture he used in his studio. If you want to see the stands involved follow these links:Studiospares Z frameThomann RacksQuestions From The CommunityRowan Bishop - asks our opinion on the suitability of the Mac Mini as a Pro Tools machineTom Jenkins - wants to know why he doesn't have the Avid Tape Echo plug-in as part of the Complete Plug-in bundle Wayde Young - wants to know more about Dan's use of MelodyneRhys Warden - isn't sure how to upgrade to PT12 from PT10Teodor Amanović Toš - isn't happy with his decision to move from PT HD 8 to PT 10 on his with his ageing Mac.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 WeekJulian - Bassdude from Plugin AllianceDan - NAMMMike - MasterCheck Pro V1.5 supports Apple AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) iTunes Plus native OS X codec and Peak to Short Term Ratio 
Jan. 16, 2018
Mike, Dan and James get together with discussions about our relationship with the gear we own. Avid's engagement with their community, competitions and our finds of the week. DealsCheck out... 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
Jan. 9, 2018
Russ, Dan and Julian get together for the first podcast of the year with discussions about our predictions for 2018, software piracy, competitions and our first finds of the week of the new year. DealsCheck 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. Click the link for more info. Talking Points5 Audio Recording Industry Predictions For 2018The Lies People Tell Themselves To Justify Software TheftCompetitions10 years ago this year Russ Hughes started the AIR Users blog, which morphed into Pro Tools Expert in 2012. To kick off our year of celebrations we are running a competition with a Pro Audio gear and software prize pot worth over $28,000.  We wanted to give you the option to win one of 18 great prizes in this anniversary prize draw competition, so check the list of great prizes on our win page.Don’t forget to check out our win page, to discover more opportunities to win pro audio software and gear from our Partners, in the Partner Win section, on our Win page.Community Feedback Kindly Sponsored by RSPE Audio SolutionsIf you are looking to give your studio the power to Create, Edit, Mix, Master and Deliver Dolby Atmos content, then check out our friends at RSPE, as for over 15 years, they have been a proud Dolby Professional dealer and installer, and they are one of a handful of dealers who can supply the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite. More details available from RSPE Audio Solutions.Community FeedbackHarmen Sipkema has a suggestions about running some standardised performance tests on computers running OSX and WindowsVictor Sanders got in touch with an idea about running a poll about most requested features from the Avid Ideascale.Cody Skully wondered whether anyone has developed an undo history feature for AudioSuite rendersAnel Garcia wanted to offer feedback on the recent content about women in the audio industry.Boris Milan gave us an update on what he finally did after getting in touch some time about upgrading his HD6 Accel system.Questions From The CommunityErich Bergendorff Has a questions about performance issues on his windows system.Martin Welch got in touch wondering about how t apply effects to specific clips or sections of a track.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 YearRuss - Apple Air PodsDan - sE Electronics SEX1 BundleJulian - MD421 clip hack
Dec. 19, 2017
Mike, Dan, James, Julian and Alan (Russ is poorly) get together for the last podcast of the year and podcast number 300 musing on our finds of the year.Podcast Sponsor - E-InstrumentsThis month’s sponsor is e-instruments, who make some of the finest Kontakt instruments around including Session Strings, Session Horns and the Session Keys Series.E-instruments are running a holiday sale until January 8th 2018 offering up to 25% off the Session Keys Electric series. You can buy either the Session Keys Electric S or Electric R for just $59 or buy them together for just $99.DealsSave 40% On Wavesfactory Sharine. Production Expert has teamed up with Wavesfactory to offer their fantastic Sharine percussion instrument with 40% off normal price, that's £31.00 instead of £52.00 plus taxes. Sharine is the first percussion library that fully retains the pre-roll (also called pre-shift) of each sample while keeping the grooves in sync with your DAW.  You get the best of both worlds, ultra-realistic sound with rock-solid timing. With a wide variety of sounds, unique types of shakers and tambourines and innovative features, Sharine is your new go-to library for creating realistic patterns with shakers and tambourines that will give life, energy and groove to your tracks. Check out the review of Sharine from Logic Pro ExpertCheck out the deals from our Partners in the Partner Deals section of the Deals page.Talking Points Kindly Sponsored By Universal Audio‘Tis the season to treat yourself to more UAD-2 plug-ins and save while you’re doing it.  Until the end of December 2017, Universal Audio are offering you the opportunity to pick any 3, 6 or 10 plug-ins and get another absolutely free.  You can get 3 plug-ins for £299 saving 60%. 6 plug-ins for £529 saving 65% or buy 10 plug-ins for £749 saving 70% and get another totally free!To take advantage of this offer simply enter the promo code WISHBOOK at the checkout.  If you are already a UAD user you might also find a £20 UAD Coupon in your account so why wait.  Find out more about this, and all the Universal Audio Holiday discounts.Highlights Of 2017Dan - Studio BuildJames - NAMM 2017. It’s nice to be out there with the industry but also with those who make the industry work. Yes I know NAMM is not a public show but there are so many of our community who have “links” to NAMM members so they can get tickets. It’s great to meet up with our partners and community to talk shop.Julian - Finally being able to come over to the blog full timeAlan - Reviewing a proper alternative for the Mac Pro and being able to demonstrate just how capable the Windows and Pro Tools Native platforms are now.Mike - iZotope RX6 AdvancedDan - Tegeler Audio Schwerkraft Maschine - A device that’s got me working out of the box more than everJames - More technology becoming “virtual”. By that I mean more software and DSP driven solutions making 1 piece of hardware sound like many different ones thus making your investment more worthwhile. Slate VMS, Townsend Labs Sphere and UA OX The Amp Top Box to name but 3. All of these technologies are now starting to develop and grow with more mic models for VSM and Sphere and I’m sure plenty more to come.Julian  - Making some music for the first time in too longAlan - Attending the launch of the new Genelec 8331 and 8341 “The Ones” monitors - utterly stunning sound, in a stunning location - Metropolis studios in London, plus I got to fulfill a lifelong ambition and meet the geniuses behind Genelec in person.Mike - Trip to US and Canada including AES 2017 and visiting iZotopeDan - Getting back into giggingJames -  My visits to high end “big boys” studios like Abbey Road and Real World.  Yes, I do love getting out to see these places and to get behind closed doors but it is also great to be able to show the community these places and get some insight into these patches of