Learn Pro Tools

So are you ready to learn pro tools? Since you found my site, that may be a silly question. I’ve been building this site for 10 years, adding free tutorials and general help regarding studio setup. One thing I know is that the producers, musicians, singers and recording engineers who visit protoolstutorial.com all have slightly […]

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Pro Tools Free

Avid has released a free version of Pro Tools for the beginner to get started quickly. This new free version is called Pro Tools First. Pro Tools First still requires an iLok and comes with the following plugins: Dynamics III D-Verb Air Expand!2 Pro Tools First is a great solution for remixers and producers who […]

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How To Use Pro Tools

Alright, so you’ve decided to jump into Pro Tools, congrats! It may seem overwhelming at first. Remember, the recording process is more about capturing sounds as naturally as possible – not learning ten thousand features in a software program. The software mastery will come over time, so don’t fret (sorry, yes a little pun intended). […]

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Raven Multi-Touch Pro Tools Console

This piece of gear is so revolutionary, I had to post the full product video. It’s very pricey, but touchscreen consoles are the “wave of the future!” The Raven MTi is smaller and doesn’t have the monitoring features, but a much better choice for the small/project studio.

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What’s Your Studio Setup?

This week we want to hear from you! One conversation that keeps coming up when we talk to recording enthusiasts is gear and setup. There are so many combinations of computers/interfaces/midi, that we find some combos work better then others. My personal setup is this: Macbook Pro (8GB RAM, Quad Processor, 2.66GHZ Intel Core i7) […]

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Checking Phase Visually

Phase is simply one sound hitting two mics at slightly different times.  Phase issues usually are more apparent with drums, since there are several mics in use and lots of transients (loud peaks). Sometimes it’s easy to hear phase issues, but sometimes it’s subtle but can really screw up a mix. Here’s what I’ve been […]

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