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Introduction! The Inspector is one of the most important sections of Logic Pro's user interface. From helping out with quick tasks like transposing an audio region to helping avoid the scatteredness of the mixer, the inspector packs loads of utility into one small strip of screen space.  The Inspector can definitely be quite counterintuitive for new…
  • Logic Pro X, Mixing, Audio, Workflow, Tips, Ideas
  • September 8th, 2022
Distinctively, audio is defaulted to an elastic state in Ableton Live.  Logic calls it Flex Time ProTools calls it Elastic Audio  Ableton calls it Warping In basic terms, all of these functions do the same thing. They allow users to automatically or manually adjust the timing of audio without affecting its pitch. Ableton’s…
  • Ableton, Warping, Tempo, Audio, Editing
  • May 23rd, 2022
by Matt Ho A few ways to organise your sessions to keep your projects neat We’ve all been there. Creating and creating at the spur of the moment, and not naming tracks until somebody asks - what are these tracks? And then you realised - you only know that they sound good together, and not what each one of them are individually? Well, this is where good…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 23rd, 2022
What are all these tools and what are they for? I find that a lot of new (and even experienced) Logic users don’t even realize that there is an array of tools that transform your cursor into something new and useful! The “toolbox” in Logic might seem self-explanatory to some, but there are a lot of tools that not only improve workflow but enhance…
  • Logic, Tools, Editing
  • May 23rd, 2022
Strip Silencing in Pro Tool A guide by Kari Estes Want to get rid of drum bleed in your snare track? Cut out that pesky room noise in your vocal tracks? Strip Silencing will save your life! For this tutorial, I am using a snare track as an example. When I recorded this, the cymbals bled into the mic a fair amount. Removing this bleed will not only make…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 23rd, 2022
  PT Record Modes A guide by Kari Estes This guide will only cover those available in the standard version, so unfortunately info about Trackpunch or DestructivePunch. Remember - the shortcut for record is ⌘spacebar, numpad3, or f12 Normal Normal record mode is the default that ProTools gives you. This mode is the simplest record mode there is…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp   What Groups Do Everyone likes to be a part of a group! And your Pro Tools tracks are no different. Groups are a great way to organize your tracks, and using them can improve your recording and editing efficiency. Groups allow you to control multiple tracks at once. Want to record-enable your entire drum set up at once? Make a…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Pro Tools, Groups
  • May 20th, 2022
by Kari Estes Check out the first article for more plugins! All of these plugins are completely free of charge and are available in both AAX and VST forms, allowing you to use them in both Logic and ProTools (as well as other DAWs) and are all Catalina compatible. PreFET Pre-Amp by accentize This plugin by accentize is a free amp simulation…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
Each DAW has its own lingo. There are so many discrepancies in vocabulary between DAWS, that it can be difficult to know exactly which terms mean what. Converting MIDI tracks to audio is one of the most important functions of any DAW, but each one handles the process differently.  In Ableton Live there are two main ways to convert a MIDI track to…
  • Ableton, Bounce, Freeze, Flatten, Audio, MIDI
  • May 19th, 2022
By Matt Ho 1.Enable looping and disable insertion follows playback If you would like ProTools to loop a certain phrase, enabling loop playback would help your workflow. RIght click on your play button to enable the loop function. Selection follows insertion can also help (so that your loop follows your clip range selection). 2. Understand and pick…
  • Pro Tools, Comp, Comping, Shortcuts
  • May 19th, 2022
by Matt Ho Why you might want to use colours to organise your sessions Ever seen a session with a large number of tracks, but you have no idea what is in it, because somebody else sent it to you to be worked on, or you haven’t opened an idea from 5 years ago? This is where a good colour scheme comes in handy to quickly locate your tracks. Take our…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 18th, 2022
by Kari Estes Having recording software readily available to everyone has changed the game of recording. You can potentially record your new single or album in the comfort of your own home.  Commonly, you’ll send off your sessions to a mix engineer to polish. Also commonly, the mix engineer will complain to their friends about how messy the session…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 18th, 2022