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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Package Deal

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The plug-ins that come with Pro Tools are more powerful than you might think.

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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.

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    Aux Talk

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Perhaps the most versatile track type in Pro Tools is one that you can't even record to!

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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.

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    Monster Tracks

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    The first step to setting up a Pro Tools session is to understand what its different track types are for.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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