The technique of the “reverse swell” has been around and used for quite a long time. It’s a wonderful way to build intensity and anticipation. It has been done using lots of different sounds; cymbal, vocals, keyboard, samples, etc.
The release of Pro Tools 12 ushered in a host of new features and a range of pricing options. It also promised revolutionary new way to work together with other artists, producers and mixers through Avid Cloud Collaboration. But what does it really mean for Pro Tools users today, and in the near future? And how can you apply the technology to expand your own creative opportunities?
Hello my friends, and welcome back to part two of the How to Land a Band series! If you haven’t checked out Part 1, I suggest you check it out now. So far we’ve learned that our most advantageous technique for scouting bands is our good old friend the internet. I’m going to give you a few of my own personal methods for finding leads, so please feel free to incorporate them with your approach and mix/match where you see fit.
Can’t decide which version of a track or mix sounds better? Or need to re-create sound from reference material? Make more confident choices using A|B Assist. This powerful AAX plug-in performs essential A/B and X/Y testing, providing a solid backup to your own listening instincts.
And now NUGEN Audio is giving A|B Assist to all Pro Tools 11 and 12 users exclusively for free!
Having a mix bus lets you apply plugins to your entire mix without applying it to any sample mixes. This allows you to use the A B technique.
A sample mix can be placed inside of your DAW that skips the mix bus and goes directly to your speakers. This keeps the sample mix true.
If you apply the plugins to your master track, the plugins will also affect the sample track. Take a look at this video to see how mixing with a mix bus can help you improve your workflow and ultimately, lead to better mixes.
FG-Bomber is an Analog Modeled Dynamic Impact Enhancer. It can make your tracks and mixes more dimensional, impactful, exciting, and more alive sounding. It can make the elements of your mix extrude from the speakers, adding a front to back depth that can even translate to small speaker systems. It accomplishes this by using one of our most complex and unique fully analog modeled digital circuit paths consisting of special harmonic generators, compressors, saturators, filters and more. And it is for that reason that many people will find that the Bomber by itself can literally replace entire series of processing chains.
EuControl/Workstation 3.3.2 is now available and is a compatibility release which adds support for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and Windows 10, plus various bug fixes.