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Vari-Fi

Introduction In this tutorial we will be looking at the ‘Vari-Fi’ plug-in which comes as a part of the ‘D-Fi’ plug-in package for Pro Tools. While you may not be familiar with the name of the plug-in, you most likely will be familiar with the sound as

Track Grouping

Introduction As a session begins to build, you need as many ways to control you mix as quickly as possible, track grouping is certainly one such method. Track grouping allows you to adjust a setting or control of a pre-defined set of tracks using just one control,

Build Your Kick Drum With A Signal Generator

Introduction Have you ever finished you tracking session, or even been given a session and found that the kick drum is lacking a solid ‘thump’ tone when it is already too late to record again? Instead of reaching for your sample library, try this technique instead. The

Custom Headphone Mix

Introduction Headphone mixes can have an enormous effect on the quality of a performance. Poor headphone feeds can make it hard for vocalists to establish their pitch, and rhythmic instrumentalists may struggle to feel the groove of a song. Headphone mixes are usually a little more complex than

Introduction To Equalisation

Introduction When it comes to mixing, the aim is to get the best sound from each instrument while making sure they all play nice with each other, ask a number of engineers how they begin working on their sessions and you can be pretty sure they will