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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
Tutorial Created by Althea Steynberg, Edited by Michael J. MacDonald  Step 1 To start, add an instrument track and load an instrument. If not already, connect your MIDI keyboard to your computer.  On your Instrument track that you just added, set the track time base to Linear, indicated by the Clock icon on your track.  Step 2 On…
  • 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
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner.   In the video below, Althea walks us through creating Syncpoint Markers in Cubase. Follow along with this outline: Open markers tab using COMMAND + M Change the marker track to musical timebase (button with a quarter note on the marker track header). Turn off snap to grid Select the pencil…
  • Cubase, Marker, Track, film scoring, Video, Movie, Timebase, Timecode, SMPTE, Syncpoint, Sync, Picture
  • May 19th, 2022
Here’s two of the FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) we get about CUBASE: #1 How do you add new tracks?  Add Track Dialog The Add Track dialog allows you to set up and add tracks. To open the Add Track dialog, click Add Track in the global track controls area of the tracklist. The More Tracks section in the dialogue box shows track types…
  • Cubase
  • April 14th, 2022
Video and Post by Althea Steynberg. Revised and Edited by Maya Wagner. When importing a video into Cubase, there are a few things to beware of Make sure your video is inside your Cubase Project Folder before importing it. This will make sure your files are all in one place and that your video does not get lost.  Cubase will import your video…
  • Cubase, film scoring, Movie, Picture, Sync, Import, Video
  • April 14th, 2022
Video and Post by Althea Steynberg. Revised and Edited by Maya Wagner. When working with video in Cubase, one may need to change the tempo of empty/negative bars without altering the alignment of the video and its audio track.  Of you were to simple adjust the tempo at bar -1 to match the tempo of bar 1, the video would not be aligned at bar 1.…
  • Cubase, Tempo, Editing, Video, Sync, film scoring
  • April 14th, 2022
by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho There are 5 different selections of which you can choose from when you invoke the CREATE NEW TRACK command in Logic and they are screenshotted below. The explanation of the 5 selections are as follows: Software Instrument: MIDI IN, AUDIO OUT. Use this if you would like to use a Virtual Instrument on your computer, such as a…
  • Logic Help Document
  • April 14th, 2022
A really quick introduction about what Limiters are and when to use them: We compress for many reasons! We might want to shape the feel of an instrument, or conversely, to shrink its dynamic range to occupy a more manageable space. We may compress for color as well. A limiter, however, is commonly used for one reason first and foremost: to catch…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, iZotope, Limiter, Compressor, plug-ins
  • April 14th, 2022