Need To Know Archive

Strip Silence

Introduction After recording numerous takes all across your session, you will be left with a lot of regions. It is likely that only a small amount of the regions recorded will contain information which you actually require, the rest will be made up of silence and the

Undo History

Introduction Many things offered from the digital realm of sound production are taken for granted, most of all the ability to revert backwards when you have made a mistake. I’m sure even people who still favour towards analogue mixing can appreciate just how useful the undo function

The Smart Tool

Introduction It is likely that the first things you were shown during your introduction to Pro Tools were the tools available at the top of the edit window. You will see the Zoom tool, Trim tool, Selection tool, Grabber tool, Scrub tool and finally, the Pencil tool.

Open Sessions With Inactive Plug-Ins

Introduction This is another brief tutorial which will show you a little trick to open your sessions without any active Plug-ins. When would I need this? I hear you say… Well the occasion may arise where you want to quickly check something within a session or make

Pro Tools | First

Introduction So it’s that time of the year where musicians and engineers eagerly anticipate what Avid are going to launch  to the world, and this year we have seen something very unexpected indeed…..a free version of Pro Tools! First Avid have announced Pro Tools | First while lots

Chord Symbols

Introduction Song writers and composers who use Pro Tools to create their songs will often find themselves collaborating with other musicians, it may be to add another instruments or perhaps even sending their sessions off to get orchestrated and transcribed for performers. The sessions sent will need

Sharing To SoundCloud

Introduction With social media sharing at an all time high, many websites are offering ways for artists to share their work to the world, one website in particular which has taken the foreground in allowing you to share your sounds is ‘SoundCloud’. SoundCloud was founded in 2007

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