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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
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 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
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 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
Automation provides a way to control changes in parameters over time in an arrangement. In Ableton Live, automation can be accessed by pressing the letter "A" on the keyboard when in arrangement view. There are tons of techniques that can be used to write and record automation, so let’s jump in and explore them! Selecting Your Parameter Ableton users…
  • Ableton, Live, Automation, Arrangement, Editing, Sequencing, Mixing
  • May 18th, 2022
One of the most distinctive aspects of Ableton Live is its beautifully crafted “Session View.” Ableton LIVE gets its title from this live-looping-based interface which can be used in a multitude of different ways, all super awesome for workflow, composition, arranging, songwriting, beat making, and performing.  Many people have the false belief that…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 18th, 2022
By Michael MacDonald In this example, I am the vocalist (and no, I am not a Berklee vocalist, just a casual singer who fears recording, haha). I chose a song that I am very familiar with and loaded it into Pro Tools. I made my own soundalike demo of the track and recorded only a Verse and Chorus. The purpose of this is to get an idea of what the vocalist…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 17th, 2022
Ableton Live is known for its powerhouse live performance functionality (hence the name “Live”), and provides an array of options for controlling projects without ever touching the mouse. Nowadays, many MIDI controllers come with preset mapping/control scripts that automatically map parameters in popular DAWs to different MIDI CC controls on a given…
  • MIDI, Map, mapping, control surface, Ableton, Live, Live Looping, Electronic Performance
  • April 14th, 2022
As someone who does an immense amount of live looping performances, loves producing with tactile controllers and has been obsessed with her iPad Pro since the day she bought it, I am shocked by the fact that it took me this long to start using the Logic Remote. Let me tell you, this is LIFE CHANGING. Logic Remote is an iOS app that works as a…
  • Logic, Mixing, App, iPad, Remote
  • April 14th, 2022