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    Cloud Service Backup

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The ‘cloud’ is great for backing up Pro Tools projects — if you know what to upload. We look at a service that can do it automatically.

    Techniques Sep 2011
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    iLok Dongle

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The iLok dongle is more important to Pro Tools users than ever. So should existing users make the move to the new version, and how do new users get started?

    Techniques Aug 2011
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    Convolution Plug-ins

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    For Pro Tools users who are tired of conventional effects, convolution plug‑ins open up a huge range of new possibilities.

    Techniques Jul 2011
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    Synchronised Singing

    Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Backing vocals sound better when they’re perfectly in time — if yours aren’t, Pro Tools can help you fix them.

    Techniques Jun 2011
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    I/O Setup Window In Pro Tools 9

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Behind the scenes in Pro Tools 9 there are some major changes to how the I/O Setup window works.

    Techniques May 2011
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    Structure Instruments

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Once you've created a basic Structure instrument, there are lots of things you can do to improve the way it sounds and plays.

    Techniques Apr 2011
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    Sampling With Structure

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    To get the most from Avid's Structure sampler, you need to work with your own sounds. Here's how.

    Techniques Mar 2011
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    Elastic Audio = Springy Sound

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Elastic Audio in Pro Tools can do more than time-stretching: it can also be your route to some killer pitch-based mixing techniques.

    Techniques Feb 2011
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    Tempo Maps

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We explain how to create a tempo map in Pro Tools that will follow your musicians wherever they decide to go!

    Techniques Jan 2011
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    Super Conductors

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pro Tools' rulers not only show the passage of time, they allow you to control it!

    Techniques Dec 2010
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    Making Monitor Mixes

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Like any hardware mixer, Pro Tools' Mixer can be used to give the musicians on your session exactly what they want...

    Techniques Nov 2010
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    Resolving Hard Drive Problems

    Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Does Pro Tools sometimes take an unwarranted dislike to one of your hard drives? Here's how to deal with it, and how to let non-admin users join the Pro Tools party.

    Techniques Oct 2010
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    Classic Stereo-widening

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    When you need to really open up your mix, it's time to employ some classic stereo widening tricks. We show you how to implement them in Pro Tools.

    Techniques Sep 2010
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    Plug-in Hygiene

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Keeping your Pro Tools plug-ins up to date is vital if you want to maintain a reliable system — and now there's a helpful utility that will do it for you.

    Techniques Aug 2010
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    Xpand!

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    It might be a free plug-in, but the Xpand! sample player bundled with Pro Tools has some serious potential.

    Techniques Jul 2010
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    Headroom & Master Fader

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Know how to use the Pro Tools master fader properly and you need never suffer clipping in your mixes again.

    Techniques Jun 2010
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    Pro-gaming Techniques For Pro Tools

    Starcraft Players of South Korea

    The Starcraft players of South Korea are the ultimate computer power users, and their skills and strategies have the potential to transform your DAW sessions.

    Techniques Jun 2010
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    Unlink Timeline & Edit Selections

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The point of Pro Tools' option to unlink the timeline and edit selections isn't obvious, but there are situations in which it can be a lifesaver.

    Techniques May 2010
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    AIR Plug-ins

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We conclude our tour of the new PT8 AIR plug-ins with neat tricks for filtered rhythmic gating, creating kick and snare tracks from a stereo drum mix, and widening electric guitars.

    Techniques Apr 2010
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    AIR Plug-ins

    Digidesign (Avid) Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Avid-Digidesign's Pro Tools 8 comes bundled with a new suite of AIR plug-ins, some of which are more powerful than they appear. We expose their hidden depths...

    Techniques Mar 2010
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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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