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Pro Tools Shortcuts Bible Part 2: Editing Like a True Pro Tools Master

Pro Tools Shortcuts Bible Part 2: Editing Like a True Pro Tools Master

We are back with a new collection of Pro Tools shortcuts that will make your clients look at you like a badass Pro Tools sorcerer, flying over the keys and making things happen in no time.

In the previous article, we explored how to quickly create all your tracks and set up alll your routing in a new session using shortcuts, leaving us ready to start recording.

Opulent Sounds from the Lion City: The Recording Studios of Singapore

Opulent Sounds from the Lion City: The Recording Studios of Singapore
I recently moved to Singapore with my wife for a job opportunity, which meant getting to know a whole new recording studio scene in a new and foreign city.

We had heard and read enticing things about this dynamic city-state, and now that we are finally settled in here, we can positively say the “Lion City” has exceeded all our expectations...

Multi-Mic and Stereo Mic Techniques for Recording Acoustic Guitar

Multi-Mic and Stereo Mic Techniques for Recording Acoustic Guitar
Last week, we explored a variety of ways to get an excellent acoustic guitar recording using a single microphone. The next logical step in the quest for different sonic nuances is to combine two or more microphones to obtain different colors.

Single-Mic Techniques for Capturing the Perfect Acoustic Guitar Tone

Single-Mic Techniques for Capturing the Perfect Acoustic Guitar Tone
What’s your preferred mic technique for recording acoustic guitars?

If you’re anything like most engineers, your answer may vary a bit depending on the arrangement, the purpose, the guitar player, the instrument and the song, but there are really just two or three commonly-used approaches that crop up again and again.

The Basics of Beat Detective: Best Practices for Editing Drums

The Basics of Beat Detective: Best Practices for Editing Drums
Pro Tool’s Beat Detective is a powerful tool to have under your belt. From editing audio and MIDI tracks, to generating complete tempo maps and groove templates based on a performance, Beat Detective can be a real life and time saver.

Contrary to popular belief, the results need not be robotic or unnatural. When used properly...

Shortcut Bible: How to Use the 50 Most Essential Pro Tools Key Commands

Shortcut Bible: How to Use the 50 Most Essential Pro Tools Key Commands
Whether you’re an experienced user coming to Pro Tools from another DAW, or a beginner eager to get your first Pro Tools Ninja badge, we have something perfect for you: A collection of the most essential Pro Tools shortcuts to get you up and running, fast.

3:1 Rule (Extended Version)

3:1 Rule (Extended Version)

You’ve probably heard about the 3:1 Rule, a way of minimizing phase issues when using more than one microphone. However, the number three has a lot more to offer within the world of audio and music production: it can be used in arrangement strategies, decision-making processes or even mixing approaches.

One word of warning though: if you keep reading, the number three could become your new favorite number.

Recording Drums at PKO - Part 2

Recording Drums at PKO - Part 2

30 mics were placed around a drum set to show some of the most common microphone techniques used to record acoustic drums.

This second part of the article covers stereo techniques with two and more microphones, and also multi-mic setups and room/ambience mics.

All audio files are available to download.

Reamping boxes: shopping list

Reamping boxes: shopping list

Are you looking for a reamp box? Here is a list with some well-known reamping devices, sorted by price, and with all the relevant details.

Radial X-Amp and JCR, Palmer Daccapo, MW1 Studio Tool... and many more.

Recording Drums at PKO - Part 1

Recording Drums at PKO - Part 1

30 mics were used in a single drum set, to show some of the most common microphone techniques used to record acoustic drums; from one, two, three and four-mic methods, to multi-mic setups and room/ambience mics.

Download the audio files, and listen to the sound of different types of microphones, including coveted models such as AKG C12, Neumann U47 FET or Manley Gold…

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