setup Archive

Driven Fast: Choosing The Right Hard Drive

Introduction It is recommended that you have a separate dedicated drive(s) for audio record/playback – it may seem unimportant at first, but believe me it has dramatic effects on the way Pro Tools, or any DAW for that matter performs. Why? Your system drive has to run

Session Templates: The Basics

Introduction Most mixing engineers tend to have a preferred way of approaching a session, whether it be the effects used or the way in which signals are routed, each engineer will have a process in which they feel is most productive. Pro Tools offers a feature known

Filtering

Introduction In this tutorial we will shed some light on the terms and definitions associated with filtering and why filtering is an essential process during your productions. Filtering is a process based around equalisation, while the term filtering could refer to cutting a narrow band of unwanted frequencies,

Missing Files

Introduction If your audio sessions are constantly being moved between studios or to various external drives, the missing files dialog window within Pro Tools is something you may be familiar with. This tutorial will explain how you can find and re-link the missing files in a number

Default MIDI Note Values

Introduction A really short and simple tutorial here, but another bit of fairly unknown information which can help you no end if you are constantly drawing MIDI notes within your Pro Tools sessions. MIDI Notes There are a number of ways in which you can add MIDI

New Track Shortcuts

Introduction In this tutorial I’ll shed light on some nifty shortcuts to speed along the production process and let you show off your keyboard prowess to your jealous peers. They’re pretty straight forward and easy to learn and use, so keep reading to make adding new tracks

Creating a Click Track

Introduction One of the most important timing¬†tools during a studio recording is usually the click track or ‘metronome’ as it should really be called. This helps the performers to stay in time during their takes, but more importantly ensures that all of the instruments come together in

System Usage

Introduction A frequently overlooked element of using Pro Tools, or any other digital audio workstation for that matter, is the processing limit of your system. We hear never ending stories of people asking us why their system is sluggish while recording even within small sessions, when most

Understanding The Session File Structure

Introduction You may have noticed that when you create a new session, a folder is created which contains a number of files and additional folders, most people have no interest in what is going on here but it can never hurt to have an understanding of what