New Features in Pro Tools 12: New Subscription Options
Avid has recently announced the availability of Pro Tools 12 which starts the latest chapter of developments with an eye toward the future of the audio industry. Far more than the obvious subscription licensing option, Pro Tools 12 is the first step needed to build upon enhancements such as Cloud Collaboration, Marketplace, and other Music & Post Production enhancements lurking in the background. Pro Tools 12 provides everything to compose, record, edit, and mix music and audio, and now it’s more accessible than ever through a low-cost subscription, ownership, or a free version
Mixing Class With Multi-Time Grammy Winning Engineer John Frye
ProMedia Training is proud to announce a brand new Audio Mixing Class in conjunction with 3-time Grammy winning Mix Engineer John Frye. With over 100+ million records to his credit John is one of the pre-eminent Mix Engineer's in the music industry whose range of credits include Outkast, Ludacris, Usher, T.I., TLC, Toni Braxton, and many more.
Mixing Class With Multi-Time Grammy Winning Engineer John Frye -
ProMedia Training is proud to announce a brand new Mixing Class in conjunction with 3-time Grammy winning Mix Engineer John Frye. With over 100+ million records to his credit John is one of the pre-eminent Mix Engineer's in the music industry whose range of credits include Outkast, Ludacris, Usher, T.I., TLC, Toni Braxton, and many more.
John is now bringing his years of mixing experience to ProMedia Training as we introduce a 2 Day Mixing Workshop in Los Angeles, CA on January 30 - February 1, 2015. This 2 day workshop will be a hands-on experience that allows you the chance to apply the techniques discussed on a provided Pro Tools system. Each student will have his/her own station during the course of the workshop to allow you to follow along with concepts covered in class.
Join us on this 2-day journey as we explore John's creative approach to mixing music which has earned him the recognition as one of the top mixing engineers in the world. Get first hand insight & access into the workflow and approach of dealing with some of the highest profile and demanding artists in the music industry. Now he's sharing that knowledge with a select handful of students in our special Mixing Workshop set to kick-off on Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. Call or email today to reserve your spot or to find out more information. Space is very limited:
The new Ensemble is the first Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface to offer superior sound, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functions all in one box. Features include 8 Advanced Stepped Gain mic pres, monitor controller functions including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphone outputs and digital I/O of 30 x 34.
The new Avid S3 Control Surface is now a stand-alone, DAW controller that can be used with Apple Logic, Steinberg Cubase 7 +, Steinberg Nuendo 6.5 +, Media Composer, as well as Pro Tools. To further make it appealing, it also operates as a stand-alone audio interface that allows 4-inputs and 6-outputs, meaning you can use it and a laptop to record, mix, monitor, all in one.
ProMedia Training Expert Pro Tools Instructor Dan Faber, was recently featured on CNN to highlight a young artist he is currently Producing/Engineering. Dan is the head engineer at ZAC Recording in Atlanta, GA as well as Songwriter & Producer for other artists and commercial projects.
Avid Everywhere: The Future of Production and Media Distribution
At the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas, Avid unveiled their vision for the future with the Avid Media Central Platform and the Avid Everywhere vision. This new platform will be accessible directly within Avid products such as Pro Tools and Media Composer and allow users from all over the world to collaborate on projects. Users will be able to "invite" other people to share their session via the web while also able to message and video conference with those people. Imagine being able to work with musicians, artists, producers, and singers all from the creative comfort of your own private studio space. Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration will allow you to work and communicate with people from around the globe as if everyone were hanging out in the studio together. It will soon be common for people to work via collaborative Pro Tools sessions in real-time.
The most exciting features of the Avid Media Central Platform (for music production & recording) is the ability to work with talent via a remote Pro Tools session. I can "share" my session with a singer in LA, for example, once she downloads my session we can communicate via the built in web-chat feature, she can then record her vocal parts and once we're happy with the result, I can download the new track and changes back to my session.
John Frye: Multi-Time Grammy Award Winning Mix Engineer Joins ProMedia Training
3-Time Grammy Award WinningMix Engineer John Fryeis teaming up with ProMedia to bring you an exciting opportunity to have your song mixed like a Hit Record. After many requests from our clients and students to offer our professional production services and music know-how. we are opening our studios to you. With a proven track record for mixing some of the biggest songs on the planet, John Frye and his team of professionals will be personally available for an evaluation to mix your songs. If additional production assistance is needed, advice will be given as such and a referral upon request.
The Avid Customer Association (ACA) is a new organization designed to provide essential strategic leadership to the media industry, facilitate collaboration between Avid and key industry leaders and visionaries, and deepen relationships between the company and our customers. If you are a Pro Tools User, this is a great organization to join when you are looking for help, industry news, networking with the music community, gaining access to webinars, and staying on top of the latest advances and techniques. We encourage students registered in Pro Tools Courses to consider the benefits of joining as a source of continued education.
So what’s new in Avid Pro Tools 11? Will your older equipment be compatible? With the host of new features being introduced, this is a historical change to Pro Tools and not just another upgrade. If you really look at what has transpired over the past 15+ years, we should be calling it Pro Tools, The Next Generation containing the most revolutionary change to Pro Tools, ever
History of Pro Tools with DAE
In order to truly understand where we are going, we first must take a look at our past. While Pro Tools, or it’s earlier cousin Sound Tools have been around since 1989, the true watershed moment came with Pro Tools III systems in 1994. These systems utilized a technology known as TDM, Time Division Multiplexing, essentially a telephone network, to provide dedicated power when working with audio. Every incarnation of Pro Tools after this, whether it was Pro Tools|24, Mix, or HD utilized the same basic TDM technology. Over the years there were revisions to the software and the cards, most notably the introduction of TDM II with the HD systems in 2002. However, the fundamental technology remained unchanged right up to Pro Tools 10. In my studio I am currently running the same HD cards I had 10 years ago running version 5 software. The only thing that changed has been the software.
With every version of Pro Tools released up until now, the only true differences have been feature driven, not in the language and technology of the core engine. Think of it this way, Pro Tools 10 is just a more capable version of Pro Tools 5. Both operate on the same engine and utilize the same TDM language, as well as access and distribute media in identical ways. This engine, known as the DAE (Digidesign Audio Engine) has worked in the background the entire time, keeping your audio dreams afloat. Over the years the software engineers have done a masterful job of refining the architecture and bringing new feature to life. While this tried-and-true technology is very capable of doing a good job, it has many features it can never perform due to its age. After so many years of dedicated service, it was time to retire the DAE and allow it to bow out gracefully. As Sheryl Crow said “A Change Would Do You Good”.
Disc Makers, the nation's leader in high quality CD Duplication, partnered with ProMedia Training this week. Not only will ProMedia Training students get additional discounts on CD duplication, but ProMedia will provide a resource of Pro Tools Training and Audio Education to Disc Maker's client base. We will be hosting and developing webinar training, tutorials, online blogs and an assortment of various tools to allow aspiring artists and engineers to improve the quality of their music, mixes and production. We are excited about our partnership and our mutual commitment to making great music and getting it heard.
Disc Makers is not only committed to flawless duplication and artistic presentation, but also committed to helping it's customer base maximize the tools available to make better music. Disc Makers knows ProMedia Training is the #1 Training Center in the U.S for Authorized Avid and Pro Tools Training and Certification, with 7 Locations Nationwide for hands-on instruction in the areas of Pro Tools, Music Production and Audio Engineering Education.
Whether you are a singer/songwriter, musician, producer or aspiring engineer, ProMedia Training has classes that will take your skills to the next level. ProMedia also offers high-level private and on-site training to Industry Professionals who are looking to increase work-flow productivity and stay on the cutting edge of new technology. References include, "The Voice," "CNN, " "NFL," "Turner" and many more available upon request.