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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
  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 Kari Estes Let’s say that I’m writing out a lead sheet and I want to include the drum groove for the first 4 measures, to give the rhythm section an idea of the groove. After those first few bars, having the Drum Set staff is unnecessary, so how do we hide this? It’s a process that is more simple than you think - it takes 3 quick steps. 1. Select the…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • 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 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 Kari Estes In addition to one-off plugins, some companies offer entire bundles of plugins for free. This is part 2 in the free plugins installment. Similar to the standalone plugins article, all of  these plugins work in both Logic and ProTools,, and work with all operating systems, including Catalina. MFreeFXBundle Melda Productions…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022
by Kari Estes There are lots of amazing plugins available in the world, but it seems that most of these can cost anywhere from $20 per plugin to $200. If you’re like me (a broke college student) you can’t afford all this fancy software and try looking for things on a budget. After doing some research, I’ve found a collection of plugins available for free…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022