Setting Up Busses

Introduction In this tutorial we will be looking at ‘bussing’, for those who are not familiar with the term, it basically refers to a number of signals being routed together so they can be adjusted or have effects applied to them as a group. For this tutorial

Display Preferences

Introduction In this article we are going to be looking into the options available within the Display tab of the Pro Tools preferences. Pro Tools offers a great range of features and tweaks within its preferences, with enough attention, these little changes can become as useful to

Numeric Keypad: In Depth

Introduction The numeric keypad as you may already know is a very handy tool which controls a range of features within Pro Tools, but did you know that the numeric keypad has three available modes which completely change its performance? The three options available are Transport, Classic

Voice Control: A Guide To AIR Talkbox

Introduction When Digidesign released Pro Tools 8 back in 2008, they introduced their new line of plug-ins made by their Advanced Instrument Research (AIR) team. A few years on and I bet some of the more peculiar AIR plug-ins are just gathering digital dust in most people’s

Mix Window Shortcuts

Turning Tricks Some tasks can take a long time if you are clicking here there and everywhere, but there are a few neat tricks you can use to speed up some of the processes in the mix window. Copying Inserts/Sends to another track How: Hold down Option

Fully Automatic: Plug-in Automation

Introduction The vast majority of us use plug-ins instead of hardware when mixing, it would seem that the times they are a-changin’! Likewise, gone are the days when engineers would record the effects in real time – now you can automate the controls of a plug-in just

The Track List

Introduction You will notice to the left hand side of both the Mix and Edit windows within Pro Tools is a list of the tracks within your currently open session, and despite its simplistic appearance, there is much more to this tool than meets the eye. This

Gated Reverb

Introduction Gated reverb was used a lot in the 80’s and is a sort of signature of Phil Collins’ drum production; but that doesn’t mean it is an out of date technique! When used in an extreme manner it produces a distinct Collins-esque sound, however if applied