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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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    Command-8

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Small and affordable it may be, but Digidesign's Command-8 is also a surprisingly versatile and powerful tool for controlling Pro Tools.

    Techniques Mar 2008
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    Free Utilities & Plug-ins

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Improving your Pro Tools system needn't always cost money. We look at some essential add-ons that can be downloaded for nothing.

    Techniques Feb 2008
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    Getting The Most From Your Pro Tools System

    Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We've all been in that situation — desperate to add one more plug-in, but with a computer on the verge of collapse. We explain how to wring that last ounce of power from your Pro Tools rig.

    Techniques Dec 2007
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    Affordable Synchronisation For Multiple DAWs

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    In sound for picture, there's often a need to lock multiple Pro Tools rigs together. We uncover a neat way to obtain professional sync facilities for a fraction of the price of conventional systems.

    Techniques Oct 2007
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    Ignition Pack 2

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    If you've time enough to install it all, the extra software bundled with new Pro Tools systems has a lot to offer — particularly if you have the Pro version of Digidesign's Ignition Pack 2.

    Techniques Sep 2007
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    Managing Inputs & Outputs

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Ever found yourself struggling to remember what you have connected to Input 7, or which effect is on Bus 3-4? Five minutes' work in the I/O Setup window will end your confusion forever...

    Techniques Aug 2007
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    Backing Up & Archiving Pro Tools Sessions

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Backups may be boring, but if you get your backup strategy right now, there will come a time when it saves your life!

    Techniques Jul 2007
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    Multiple Disk Drives

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pro Tools doesn't support RAID arrays, but does have its own disk management features that allow you to 'stripe' audio files across multiple disks, or record additional safety copies of everything.

    Techniques Jun 2007
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    What's New In Pro Tools 7.3 - Part 2

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    In last month's overview of the new features in Pro Tools 7.3, we saw that some of them deserve a more in-depth look. Here's what you can do with Key Signatures, the new Dynamic Transport Mode, and enhanced editing and video functions.

    Techniques May 2007
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    Rewiring Live Into Pro Tools

    Live Tips & Techniques

    Rewiring Live through Pro Tools can open up a world of new possibilities for both applications.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Pro Tools: What's New In 7.3

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    In this month's column, we give you the low-down on the wealth of new features coming your way in the version 7.3 updates to Pro Tools TDM and LE.

    Techniques Apr 2007
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    Setting Up PT Preferences

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    It takes five minutes to set up your Pro Tools Preferences, but getting them right can smooth your workflow and even allow you to run more tracks from your hard drive.

    Techniques Mar 2007
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    Using Fades & Crossfades

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    If you edit audio in Pro Tools, you need to know about fades and crossfades. As well as being vital editing tools, they can also be used in surprisingly creative ways...

    Techniques Feb 2007
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    Choosing Channel Strip Plug-ins

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The trend among plug-in designers is to integrate commonly used processes such as EQ and compression into a single plug-in. It saves on insert slots, but do channel strips offer any other benefits, and which ones stand out from the crowd?

    Techniques Jan 2007
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    Quick Punch & Track Punch

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pro Tools offers punch-in features designed to make it work like a tape machine - except that you can change your mind later about where, when and what to drop in...

    Techniques Dec 2006
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    Choosing & Using Enhancement Plug-ins

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    In this month's Pro Tools workshop, we concentrate on the top and bottom of the frequency spectrum, looking at plug-ins that claim to enhance treble and bass. How do they work, how should you use them, and most importantly, which ones are the best?

    Techniques Nov 2006
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    Using Region Groups In Pro Tools 7

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The new Region groups feature in Pro Tools 7 enables us to work with multiple Regions as though they were a single object. In this month's workshop we also take a look at two new training resources from Digidesign.

    Techniques Oct 2006
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    Working Methods

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We've had a good look at some of the tools available for mastering in Pro Tools. So what are the best ways to use these tools?

    Techniques Sep 2006
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    Region Looping In Pro Tools 7

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    When your project includes repeated MIDI or audio parts, the new Region Looping tools in Pro Tools 7 enable you to work faster and with greater flexibility.

    Techniques Jul 2006
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    Addressing Latency Problems In Pro Tools LE

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    One of the best features of TDM-based Pro Tools systems is the negligible latency, or input-to-output delay, while recording. So what is the best way to deal with this problem if you have only an LE system?

    Techniques Jun 2006

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