Best Add-On Software For Windows

The Best Add-On’s For Windows Pro Tools Users – Part 2

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As you may now be aware We've decided to run a small series on some applications we feel are useful to maintain and look after our Pro Tools systems keeping them in top shape for daily hardcore session use, If you missed Part 1 where we introduced a software add-on that allows you to use Apple Mac formatted hard drives on your Windows based Pro Tools PC you can check it out here.

Despite how great and feature packed the Windows Operating System is, There are always some really useful specialist add-on's available from 3rd party vendors that can really make a positive difference to your system and work flow.

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Pro Tools 12.7.1

Pro Tools 12.7.1 Now Available

Avid have today released a Pro Tools maintenance update, Pro Tools 12.7.1 covers many bugfixes and enhancements here's the full list from the included release notes below.
Eligible users should be able to update via the Avid App manager or by direct download from their Avid accounts shortly.

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Softube Console 1 UAD

Universal Audio DSP Plug-Ins Now Available In Softube Console 1

Softube, Makers of the Console 1 hardware controller and classic mixing console emulation suites have just released and update that enables select Universal Audio DSP powered plugins to be used within the Console 1 environment.
This now means you can swap out one of the console 1 EQ's or Compressors with one of your favourite UAD alternatives.

Obviously you are rquired to own a Universal Audio DSP hardware device and associated plugins but its a great way to expand your options if you already have or are thinking about owning both.

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Redstone 2

Windows 10 Redstone 2 Update Full Feature List

Redstone 2 huh ! - Well as We mentioned in a previous article here on the Pro Tools PC blog, We are not in the habit of posting news about incremental Windows updates beyond the usual warning of creating safe backups and ensuring you have no mission critical outstanding work to get finished before taking the plunge and performing the updates. However (As the great BBC quiz show Mastermind states ) "I've started so I'll Finish and publish this post detailing the feature list for the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone 2 update due to be released into the wild at the end of March / Early April 2017.

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Mid Side

Fun With The Mid Side Technique In Pro Tools

To break it down to basic terms, Mid Side gives the ability to separate the middle of the signal from the unique stereo, left-right content of the signal. Nowadays we do have a few plugins that can do this for us, but here we are going to look at the manual way to do it and what is arguably still the most flexible. It is also a lesson in routing and patience

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The Windows Key

Pro Tools Shortcuts: The Windows Key

The Windows key (or Start key) is a bit of an odd key. It goes unused in our daily computing life for the most part. A lot of really useful shortcuts are attached to it though. I thought I would take a look at the Windows key and some of the shortcuts used with it. I am not looking to explain EVERY shortcut, just some of the ones that I find to be more unique or extremely helpful.

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TC Electronic VSS3

TC Electronic VSS3 Reverb Native Released

VSS3 is the most professional tool of its kind, the Stereo Source Reverb behind tens of thousands of films, TV shows, albums and unforgettable tracks.

Amazing versatility to make your project a success
From our award-winning System 6000
Works on all major DAWs; Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase and more with special introductory pricing this weekend!

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Pro Tools 12.7

Pro Tools 12.7 Now Available

Avid have released Pro Tools 12.7 which most notably brings the following new features:

Project Revision History for Cloud Collaboration "Projects"
Support for the new Avid MTRX Audio Interface
Workspace improvements including "Soundbase" for organising and auditioning audio clips with tags and including 2GB of sample content.
Changing fade shapes in the edit window
Clip effects presets
Spot to edit insertion.

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