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It's that dreaded, exciting time - time for you to submit your Pro Tools session to the Screen Scoring Department so that you can conduct your scoring session! It's a daunting endeavor, getting that session ready to submit. There's so much that can go wrong when you have to get all your files from Cubase (or whichever DAW you use) into the Pro Tools session…
  • September 19th, 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 Maya Wagner Getting started with any DAW can be super overwhelming. So, let’s take it one step at a time!! Here are some basic things you should know about recording audio in Pro Tools.  Creating your project Setting up your interface / playback engine To start getting an audio signal into Pro Tools, you need to select the proper playback…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Pro Tools, Recording
  • 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
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 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
By Kari Estes Quantizing audio through the use of elastic audio seems to be the most popular method. While this is a great method of tightening up songs, I have always been left dissatisfied with elastic audio. I find this method to be very touchy, and often leaves behind artifacts or a seemingly half-finished job. Personally, I find quantization using…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Pro Tools, Quantize, Beat Detective
  • May 18th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp When it comes to Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), my colleague in the Creative Technology Center, Matt Ho, likes to say, "You can do anything with any DAW." I agree with him, and you (usually) won't catch me claiming superiority for any single DAW. However, we all have our preferences, and each DAW has its strengths. So, I'm going to…
  • Pro Tools, Logic, DAW, Songwriting
  • May 17th, 2022
The topic of "track types" may come across as one which doesn’t require much explanation. Yet, this seemingly simple topic can actually become quite deep! Today I thought I would provide a little introduction to the types of tracks in Pro Tools and some of their main purposes.  Pro Tools, like many DAWs, is all about routing. It’s about recording,…
  • Tracks, Pro Tools, Mix, Mixing, Bus, Bussing, Aux, Routing, Audio, MIDI, Recording
  • April 14th, 2022
by Javi Lloret   SESSION SETUP - DASHBOARD When you open Pro Tools the Dashboard will show up, and while most people might skip this step, it’s crucial to check the settings you are choosing for the current session, especially when working with video. The first thing we have to watch out for is the Sample Rate. For video scoring, most of the time…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022