How to comp vocals effectively in Pro Tools

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Compiling vocals is unlikely to be anyone’s favourite task during the editing process. There is something uniquely dull about listening to the same line of a song on a loop while you go through each take to pick out the best parts. It’s difficult enough if you’re just the engineer in this process, but harder […]

How to layer kicks in Pro Tools

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There are hundreds of thousands of kick-drum samples to choose from and many, many more instruments capable of generating kicks. but scouring through all of the samples often isn’t enough. You might find one kick sample that has a deep, low-end weight you like, but doesn’t cut through the mix strongly enough, while another kick […]

Mixing with Groups in Pro Tools

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We often discuss working quickly when editing and mixing. This is because keeping a swift workflow enables us to keep our creative ideas fresh in our mind, preventing us from becoming bogged down in the minutiae and not forgetting or losing track of just what you actually want to achieve. Once you reach a professional […]

Automating with Preview in Pro Tools

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It doesn’t seem to matter how long you’ve been using Pro Tools professionally, there are always new ways of doing things waiting to be discovered. It may also be old features that you’ve forgotten about, or sometimes simply a new way of using an old feature that suddenly changes everything for you. That’s why, no […]

How to create your own sample instruments in Pro Tools

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Last time, we looked at Pro Tools 2018’s recently added virtual instrument, the UVI Falcon. We took a basic look through the features of what is a very deep and powerful workstation, capable of complex synthesis and sampling techniques. Here, we’re going to delve a little deeper into the instrument. We’re going to use a […]