In this second part of the 2 part series about syncing Pro Tools systems, we go over syncing the systems over a network connection. This does have the advantage of needing 2 interfaces with Midi I/O, but does require a bit more setup and a single network cable or for longer distances, you can connect the systems into a common hub or switch.
Syncing 2 Pro Tools systems is an easy way to gain processing power. The most common use for this would be to host VI's on a slave system and then stream them into the master system. In this video, I show how to connect the 2 systems with just a midi cable. There are a few other hurdles to overcome in order to get both systems in sync and deal with latency.
Sonnox has been quite busy the last couple years. First they took on the task of updating their existing line of plug-ins. Then last year they released an amazing Dynamic Eq. Now they have released a new pair of plug-ins under the VoxDoubler series named Thicken and Widen.
Importing session data in Pro Tools is quite valuable as a time saver. It also serves as the best way to keep continuity on song to song when working on a project or album. As the name suggests, it allows you to pull in data from one session into another. This can be audio/midi or this can be settings such as plugins, routing, pan, volume, etc. The exact method and process will depend on what you are after for your end results.
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 easiest explanation I can come up with is that it is an eq at heart with individual compression capabilities for each band. It can work just like an eq if you like, though the CPU hit might make it a bit l
Using the Pro Tools Tempo Ruler gives you a lot of creative ways to visually change your session tempo's. It gives you the ability to use multiple different tools and methods to change the tempo. In many ways, using the tempo ruler is similar to writing in track automation.
In this video we tackle a common task you may be asked to perform as an engineer (or for personal needs). We take an audio track and identify the session tempo from it. There are few different reasons of wanting to find the tempo. A grid to edit with, to sync time base effects such as delays, to program VI's to play along with the audio, are a few examples. In this video we go over how to identify a tempo in Pro Tools.
Blackmagic Design has today announced its acquisition of Fairlight, which specialises in professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post-production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing.
The Pro Tools 12.5 Dashboard has changed with the addition of Projects. This is related to the new online collaboration feature. The settings for Projects and Sessions are slightly different and default Pro Tools settings can be a bit problematic if you are not aware.