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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
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
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
SCROLL DOWN FOR A VIDEO VERSION OF THIS POST!!!! The concept of sends and busses, in general, is one that beginner DAW users often struggle to understand. It took me quite a while to feel confident enough in my understanding of the concept to adopt it, but after I started, I never looked back! Sends provide a powerful way to manage effects, save CPU, and…
  • Bus, Busses, Sends, Aux Tracks, Routing, Mixing
  • May 20th, 2022
Back in May 2020 when Logic 10.5 was first released, I was absolutely in love. Honestly, I don't think the honeymoon phase is ending anytime soon... Before the release of the all-powerful Logic version 10.5, I always found that drum programming in Logic was super annoying compared to other DAWs. There isn't anything wrong with using the piano roll to…
  • Logic, MIDI, Sequencing, Drums, Programming, Beat
  • May 20th, 2022
by Maya Wagner If you would rather watch a video of the explaination, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Global tracks provide some amazing resources, but many people don't know how to access the tools they provide. In this post, we'll go over some FAQs and life hacks so you can take advantage of Logic's global tracks! Show and hide the global…
  • Logic Pro, Logic, Global Tracks, Tracks, Beat Mapping, Organization, Project, DAW
  • 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 this video, Althea shows us the how-to export video right from Cubase! This feature is available in Cubase version 10.5 and later. Follow along with this outline: First, be sure that under the Transport menu you have “video follows edit more” checked off so that your video will follow its markers.…
  • Cubase, Video, Movie, film scoring, Sync, Picture, Export, Exporting
  • May 19th, 2022
Whether you are sound designing, mixing, or producing, using time-based effects like a delay is a necessity. There are endlessly creative and practical applications of delay effects, and Ableton Live’s developers do an amazing job of including a diverse and functional collection of delay plugins with their software package. This article includes a…
  • Ableton, Delay, Echo, Effects
  • May 19th, 2022
 Written by Matt Ho and Maya Wagner Introduction Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the software. This is where the namesake “ES” or “E-synth” comes from. Since the rebrand, Logic has kept six of the original instruments from Emagic’s version of the Software…
  • Logic, Synthesis, FM, Modulation, Frequency, Synth, Synthesizer, DAW, Putin, Native
  • May 19th, 2022