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There are a number of new features in Pro Tools 10, but let’s outline a bit of the major ones: Individual clip gain You can now adjust the gain of a clip in real time, and adjust the gain for each clip.  This will avoid having to ride a fader to write automation, or manually

I have a lot of clients who call me and say, “I should have bought a mac, I’d be able to make better music if I did”. I do my best to tell these folks; it’s ok; you don’t have to buy a mac to make great music. Conversely, I have a lot of folks

How to delete Pro Tools preferences on OS X Here is how to delete your Pro tools preferences on Mac OS X if the audio device setup causes an issue with launching Protools, or if you have other issues launching and using Pro Tools, such as when you change audio drivers and there is an

Sometimes it’s useful to remove the Pro Tools preferences to troubleshoot audio card issues, and other launch issues in Pro Tools.  This is how to do this on Windows. In Windows XP: 1. Browse to My computer/c:/program files/Digidesign/Pro Tools/Databases/Unicode/Volumes. 2. Delete all the files in this folder. 3. Browse to C:/documents and settings/ your user

Tips on recording a kick drum

Sunday, 30 September 2012 by

Tips on recording a kick drum By Brian There are a lot of important things to keep in mind when you’re recording a kick drum.  It seems like it’d be as simple as putting a mic in front of the drum, but there is so much more!  Here are some quick tips on recording and mixing a

Setup External MIDI devices – Studio One

Saturday, 29 September 2012 by

  Setting up a new MIDI device in Studio One is pretty easy; let’s get started. Open studio one, click studio one/options/ and go into your external device setup.  Click on “add”, then “new keyboard”.   Give it a name under the device name section, click the “all” button to enable all MIDI channels, then click the

Akai MPC 2500 5000 Pro Tools setup

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 by

Setting up your Akai MPC is pretty easy with Pro Tools, so let’s get started! In protools, click setup/Preferences Click the Operation tab. In the right hand side of this tab, you’ll see two options: “Record online at Time Code”, and “Record online at insertion/selection”. Choose “record online at insertion/selection”, and put Protools online with

OS X Mountain Lion now available

Sunday, 29 July 2012 by

OSX Mountain Lion is now available; while it looks super cool, we’d like to remind you to wait a little bit to upgrade, until your digital audio apps are cleared for compatibility! As of this writing, Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, and many other applications have not been cleared for Mountain Lion compatibility.  If you want

Cubase VSTbridge issue fix

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 by

Are you launching Cubase 6 on Mac OS X 10.7 and getting the message, “You cannot open the application VSTbridgeapp”?  I know how frustrating this can be – a lot of my clients call and have issues with Cubase which are stopping them from making music on their computer. Here is a quick fix to


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