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    Automation

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Automation in Pro Tools goes way beyond the usual volume, pan and mute controls. We look at what else you can automate, and what's changed in Pro Tools 8.

    Techniques Feb 2010
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    Elastic Audio — Better Than Beat Detective?

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Many long-term Pro Tools users still rely on Beat Detective, but the newer Elastic Audio often produces better results in half the time.

    Techniques Jan 2010
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    Region Variations

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We delve once more into the power hidden in Pro Tools' unassuming Region List window.

    Techniques Dec 2009
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    Region Control

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The Region List in Pro Tools is easy to overlook, but provides the most powerful way to keep track of what's in your Session.

    Techniques Nov 2009
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    Splitting Sessions

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Working on lots of songs within one project can be annoying. Why not use Pro Tools' advanced features to create a tailor-made Session for each one?

    Techniques Oct 2009
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    Missing Files

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    What to do when Pro Tools reports that files have gone missing? Find out in this month's invaluable assortment of tips and tricks.

    Techniques Sep 2009
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    Troubleshooting Pro Tools

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Newcomers and power users alike need to know how to make things right when their Pro Tools Sessions run into trouble.

    Techniques Aug 2009
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    Tips For Beginners

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We continue our newcomer's guide to Pro Tools with a selection of techniques that every user should know.

    Techniques Jul 2009
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    Getting Into Pro Tools

    Part 2: Installation & Session Basics

    Our short series on getting started with Pro Tools continues with some advice on configuring the software and your first Sessions.

    Techniques Jun 2009
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    Specifying & Buying Your First System

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Tempted to invest in a Pro Tools rig but don't know where to begin? You need our handy guide to choosing a system.

    Techniques May 2009
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    Track Comping

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    One of the major new features in Pro Tools 8 is a system for easily assembling 'comp' tracks from multiple takes. We explain how it all works.

    Techniques Apr 2009
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    MIDI & Score Editors

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    At the heart of Digidesign's drive to turn Pro Tools into a serious tool for music creation are the MIDI and Score editors in Pro Tools 8. We explain how to get the best from these new heavyweights.

    Techniques Mar 2009
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    Using Window Configurations

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    You can save time and cut down on mouse-clicks by using Pro Tools' window management features.

    Techniques Dec 2008
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    Inside Transfuser

    Getting The Best From Digidesign's Groove Instrument

    Digidesign's Transfuser plug-in is a sequencer within a sequencer — not to mention a sampler, loop-slicer, synth, drum machine and effects unit! We offer some expert tips to help you get to grips with it.

    Techniques Nov 2008
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    Contextual Menus

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The addition of comprehensive support for right-clicking in recent versions of Pro Tools has revolutionised the user experience. We explain how to get the best from the new functionality.

    Techniques Oct 2008
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    How To Use VCA Groups

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Used correctly, VCA groups can make a big difference when you're faced with a complex mix and lots of automation.

    Techniques Sep 2008
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    Disaster Management

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Has a broken iLok or a power cut brought your Pro Tools rig to a shuddering halt? All may not be lost...

    Techniques Aug 2008
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    Writing Final Mixes

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    When your Pro Tools mix is finished, you'll need to export it as a stereo file. We explain why the obvious Bounce To Disk option might not be the best choice for you...

    Techniques Jul 2008
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    Plug-in Masterclass: TL Space

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Like many DAW manufacturers, Digidesign offer their own convolution plug-in as an add-on for Pro Tools. We explain how to get the best from TL Space.

    Techniques Jun 2008
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    Creating Your Own Shortcuts & Macros

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pro Tools doesn't officially support macros or assignable keyboard shortcuts, but with a little know-how and a copy of QuicKeys, you can use custom key commands to bring up anything from simple menu items to complex chains of commands.

    Techniques May 2008
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    Templates & Real-time Backups

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The focus is on better project management in this month's Pro Tools workshop, as we explain the advantages of using template Sessions, and look at some tools that can help you avoid data loss.

    Techniques Apr 2008

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