What is dithering? When should it be applied to your mix down? These two crucial questions (for Pro Tools and other DAW users) are answered by Mike Watkinson in this insightful article.
In Pro Tools 11 the Workspace Browser has received a major update, not only in its look but also functionality. Finding files has never been easier and Mike Watkinson is here to explain how and why.
Pro Tools 11 has added a bunch of new features and workflow improvements over version 10. Mike Watkinson shows you how to get your mixing chops up to scratch in Pro Tools 11 with this guide.
The idea of using Logic Pro's Apple Loops in Pro Tools might feel counter-intuitive. But, these loops are a great resource which can be accessed and used for creative ideas directly in Pro Tools.
Just because it's free doesn't mean it isn't valuable! And the same goes for plug-ins! Mike Watkinson finds 10 free plug-in gems for use in Avid's Pro Tools 10 DAW.
Continuing our series of sound as a healing tool, Lynda Arnold is back exploring what binaural beats are and how they can be used for enhanced states of relaxation in your productions.
Get ahead when mastering Pro Tools with this quick and super-useful trick by Rishabh Rajan. Learn how to perform a quick A/B bypass at a click of a button. How much more convenient can you get?
Understanding the routing to paths and tracks in Pro Tools' is fundamental for producing a good mix. In this quick tutorial, Mike Watkinson takes us on a tour deep inside the Mixer...
Using VCA masters can help you mix large Pro Tools sessions in the box with ease. Rishabh Rajan examines all the added benefits of VCAs over using groups or Aux channels.
Do away with the 'Disk too slow' message in Pro Tools 10. Rishabh Rajan shows how to optimize your system using the Disk Cache feature to load your entire system into RAM!
Take a look inside Avid's Instrument Expansion pack for Pro Tools 10 and you'll find some succulent software instruments to get your teeth into. Mike Watkinson uncovers the luxurious Velvet.
If you are a Pro Tools user and want to speed up your workflow the Commands Keyboard Focus shortcuts will help you substantially in that department. Rishabh Rajan exercises his digits.
Pro Tools has come excellent arrangement, editing and composition tricks up its sleeve. One of these, Region Grouping, can be a real timesaver. Mike Watkinson explains the what, why and how.
Turning your ideas into a music doesn't stop once you've finished recording. These tips on arranging your session will help you save time when experimenting with your arrangement.
From the pioneering multitrack recordings of Les Paul and Mary Ford to just about every genre in existence today, doubling and layering of vocal performances has long been standard operating procedure