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Use It Like A Tape Machine

No matter how many new features are introduced into Pro Tools, it's main purpose is to be a Tape Machine. With a few simple clicks you too can know the joy of what it was like to record to tape machines. Let's take a step back in time to look at some of the major differences between Tape based and DAW based workflows.


Chasing The Demo

We sit down with 3-Time Grammy Award winning Mix-Engineer, John Frye, to discuss how the process of mixing a record has changed over the years, as well as tips on how you can manage your sessions. Mixing records often requires more than just technical knowledge. Most times, you will have to make compromises between your technical self and the what the artist/producer desires to happen.


Pro Tools 12.3 Receives Major Upgrade

With the announcement of ProTools123 Avid has opened the gates to a world of new possibilities in Audio Production. Along with the new Commit features, there are also enhancements to Editing, Mixing, and a host of production features. Let's not waste any time and get right to the most requested feature in Pro Tools history, Commit. If you want to learn these tips in person at our training facilities, make sure to sign up for our Avid Certified Pro Tools Training Classes:



Microphone And PreAmp Guide For Singers

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Regardless of musical “genre”, the vocal parts can be one of the most challenging to get to sound right. Since the vocals carry the storyline of the song, there is a lot of emphasis placed on making sure they sound “right” from beginning to end. In this article, 3-Time Grammy Award winning engineer, John Frye, will help us take a look at different things you should be know when recording vocals and discuss tips to help you achieve a better overall vocal sound. We will discuss concepts such as mic selection, eq & compression techniques, and overdubs

Turn on the radio to any station and you will hear people singing. Regardless of the musical genre, I can assure you that at some point a singer sang into a microphone and it was recorded by an engineer. This journey has been taken by countless individuals since the dawn or audio recording. No matter how advanced the recording medium or technology has become, the basic formula remains the same. Singer sings into a microphone, which feeds a pre-amp to amplify the signal, possibly processing such as compression or eq, then the signal is recorded to tape (Pro Tools for us).