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Using Hardware Inserts in Pro Tools

The digital age enables anyone to create a professional studio setup with a very limited budget and no real space limitations. Back in the day, you needed the console, which had a large footprint; you also needed tape machines and external gear such as compressors or equalizers.

Top 10 Best Synthesizer Plugins for Pro Tools

Every time someone tells you “these are the best 10 …” and he/ she is talking about music gear, stop listening, or start listening with a very critical ear. We make a lot of top ten articles ourselves but I invite you to read them in with

Dynamic Processing: Using The Dyn3 Expander/ Gate

By now you are probably familiar with the plug-in library that comes with Pro Tools and you have probably noticed that there are several plugins from the Dyn3 series and the Expander/ Gate is one of them. In the same series you can also find a compressor

Using Pro Tools To Sync Music & Sound To Picture

While Pro Tools is best known for its audio creation and editing abilities, it has a feature that most people are unaware of and never use and that is the video engine. While you cannot create or edit video with Pro Tools, you can definitely add it

Best Christmas Gifts for Pro Tools in 2016

It’s the season to be jolly! – well, not yet, but it’ll soon be so you really have make up your mind and write that letter! Like me, I am sure that each one of our readers has a Pro Tools setup in his/ her head that

Best Budget Microphone Preamp for Pro Tools

If you have ever researched the specifications of one of your microphones you probably came across the sensitivity of your device. It is usually written as  “x” mV @ 94 dB SPL / 1 Pa. ( “x” being an arbitrary value, Pa or Pascal being a unit

PCIe Audio Interfaces for Pro Tools

We recently took a look at some of the best external audio interfaces on the market. Thing is, there is a whole other universe of audio interfaces, internal, which come in the form of PCIe (or PCI, if older) cards that are quite different in i/o options

Best Active Monitors for Your Pro Tools Setup

You might have the ideal setup – great workstation, amazing plug-ins and the coolest instruments around. All these things are basically worthless unless you have a good pair of monitors so you can actually listen to what you’re doing. So what makes a pair of monitors “good”?

Best Audio Interface for Pro Tools in 2017

Most modern day project studio setups are centered around a computer, an audio interface and a plethora of MIDI devices and musical instruments. Contrary to classic studio setups where the centerpiece of the studio was the console, most project studios nowadays use an audio interface for mic