Pro Tools: Plug-in Menu Favorites

I believe this is NOT new but I didn’t know about it and other producers who know MUCH more than me didn’t know about it either. So, You own 397 plug-ins. Scrolling through your category list is SO easy right? Nope. Now you can pick out 3 or 4 or 6 and put them at…

AI FX2: Dynamics and How Jeff THINKS

My upcoming guest, Jeff Schmidt of Alien-Imaging, released a solid video about Dynamics in sound design elements.  One of the main reasons AI-FX are my goto libraries is the Dynamic range of the sounds.  Other libraries are good at this too…but  JEFF made a video explaining it AND he is coming up on the show!  So…

PRO TOOLS 11: Mac Custom Keyboard Shortcuts FIX

Hey! So wouldn’t you know when I FINALLY got rolling and everything updated in Pro Tools 11, the first thing I noticed is all my keyboard shortcuts were gone!  Awesome right?? NO.  After some research I found the fix and if you like to SEE these kinds of things, I made a video… ..If you like…

The Wonderful World of Compressors

Rene Coronado from Dallas Audio Post and echocollectivefx.com,  has been a huge resource for me in the past and shared this one.  I LOVE when audio is made visual. For me it’s one of the most helpful ways to understand what is happening with audio properties. Also just plain easier to see, when you do something,…

PRO TOOLS QUICK TIP: Insertion Follows Playback

You want to hit Play and have the Playhead (cursor) stop where you hit stop. You do NOT want it to jump back to the spot at which you hit play. Turn on the little Arrow/Play Button looking thing on the right, next to the Main Counter- excuse the technical jargon.

TIP: Add/Change Keyboard Shortcuts

If you are like me you  like to F%$K with stuff.  Actually, you like to make things more efficient for your workflow.  You may be aware of the Keyboard Shortcut editor in the Mac settings.  This quick video shows you how to use this feature to make Pro Tools better.  I saw this tip a…

Test Drive: Blue Cat FREE Plug-ins

Free plug-ins are usually of a lesser quality and only made to get you to eventually buy the paid versions or other flavors the same company may sell.  Put asses in the seats and then grab the cash later.  Blue Cat has been around, a while, but I never really dove into these.  Here I…

Tip and/or Trick: Fade a Bunch of Tracks

I REALLY want to keep up the super-simple-beginner tutorials but have been terrible at doing it.  I meant to post this last week or so but here is a quickie for Pro Tools users.  If I dont talk they seem to go a LOT faster.  So that will be one of my goals.  Yes, to…

Pro Tools 10: Clip Gain

I have been meaning to make it “official” for a while so now is as good a time as any: I love Clip Gain.  If you are running Pro Tools 10, Congratulations.  If not this may be transferable to other DAW’s but I doubt it.  Actually what clip gain does is not brand new.  It allows you…

Tutorial: Sweeping EQ

The video tutorial was conducted by Lou Medina at TM Studios for 360 Country. I commandeered it. I saw him doing this with some muddy VO and asked him to put the trick to video.

Tutorial: Add Some Tempo Effects!

Here is one way to incorporate TEMPO EFFECTS, and maybe the easiest, to get an OBVIOUS and QUICK result. You always want to make the Vocal track sound “interesting.”

Tutorial: Vocal Spread/Stereo FX

The idea is to create a few extra tracks, do some settings tweaks and add some plug-ins so that in the future you will have a slew of commonly used vocal tricks, instantly. I wouldn’t say this is the most basic of tricks but is pretty easy. Production 102 (if not 101).

EQ and Compressor: Which comes first?

I would love to say I know the right answer when it comes to applying any types of audio processing plug-ins. BUT sadly the more I work with audio, and different types of audio like voice or guitar or basses or beats, I feel like I know less.

Tutorial: Multiple Tracks, Different FX,Same Voice Over

From time to time I try to create some good (or perhaps just slightly useful) tutorial videos.  I have been amping up my imaging voice over business lately.  I have multiple clients that like me to send the read in multiple filters each time.  In fact, I know Jeff Berlin mentioned this type of thing…

VPN Production Tip: Chris Fonte

I was thinking of starting a new section called “Just the Tip” but that would be a bit juvenile and pedantic even for me.  I still might but for now here is a submitted “tip” which I also use so I can attest it works very well! Just heard you saying something about sending you…

Stutter Edit – Quick First Look

Hey Prod nerds (like me), I grabbed Stutter Edit from Izotope the instant it was released.  I had been waiting on this for over a year and can say I love it immediately.  I can’t do a full review yet as I just used it on a basic drum loop for now, which you can…