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De-Verb

Introduction In our opinion, the worst thing you can come across as a post production mixer is a bad quality recording, the classic saying of ‘You can’t polish poop‘. While there are many brilliant plug-ins for removing noise, clicks, and pops, reverb is still a very tricky

Reverb

Introduction In this tutorial we will be looking at reverb and how it can be used within your mixes, in particular we will be referencing Digidesign’s ‘D-Verb’ plug-in although you will notice across different reverb units that the optional variables are roughly the same. What is reverb?

The Telephone Effect

Introduction Funnily enough, the ‘Telephone’ effect makes the affected audio sound like it’s being played through a telephone!┬áThe effect can be created in a number of ways including playing a sound through a small bandwidth speaker and re-recording via a microphone – a technique more commonly known

Riding On Waves

Introduction In this tutorial we will be looking at the ‘Vocal Rider’ plug-in released by the audio plug-in giants Waves. The principle of the plug-in is that it will automatically, after a little tweaking, ride the fader of your vocal tracks to help them sit more comfortably

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

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

Tab To Transient

Introduction While Pro Tools offers a vast range of tools to precisely edit regions within a session, one of the most underrated and unused features seems to be ‘Tab to Transient’ released in Pro Tools v7.4. As you can probably decipher from the title, this feature allows

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