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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
EQs, or Equalisers, are one of the most often used effects in a processing chain. They are designed to shape the frequency spectrum of an audio stream, by either boosting or attenuating at a frequency (or a range of frequencies). Most EQs are made up of multiple filters you are able to control at varying degrees. Most DAWs come with a stock EQ plugin. We…
  • 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
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
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 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 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
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