MixCoach Playbook – Open a saved preset in Pro Tools

I can’t tell you how many cumulative hours I’ve wasted opening up my favorite plugin and then “tweaking” it until it was right… and then doing the same thing on every other channel I worked on! Watch this. This will save you hours. Did you know about this? Why didn’t you tell me? 🙂

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MixCoach Playbook – How to use elastic time to make demo match your tempo in Pro Tools

Yesterday, I showed you how to make your Pro Tools session tempo match that of the song you imported. Today, I want to show you step by step how to match your song to your Pro Tools tempo map. This way, once you beat map your song, you can experiment with changing your tempo on…

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MixCoach Playbook – How to tempo-map or grid Pro Tools to your song’s tempo

In this video I show you step by step how to match the tempo of your Pro Tools session to your demo song. You’d want to do this when the tempo of the demo is critical, but you still would like to easily add other instruments and quantize them to the song.

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MixCoach Playbook – The Rolling guitar iso booth

Ever had a situation where you NEEDED to use an amp, but just didn’t have a place to put it? This should solve your problem. Let me know how you’ve worked around loud amps without “waking the baby”.

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MixCoach Playbook – How to warm up your new tube mic

Have you ever wondered what the big appeal is for having old vintage tube mics? This is my theory. While “Time heals all wounds”… it also warms most mics.

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MixCoach Playbook – Telephone Vocal

Sometimes you want to do something different to just one phrase of a vocal. In this video, I’ll explain how I process a ‘telephone’ vocal into one line of a song… all without automation 🙂 How do YOU do this trick?

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MixCoach Playbook – Use an Exciter on Your Vocals

Have you ever felt like you can’t quite EQ enough air or pizazz into your vocals? This video shows you how to aid more sizzle to your vocals by creating an exciter.

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MixCoach Playbook – Vocal Delay Trick in Pro Tools

If you’ve seen any of my instructional videos, you’ll know that I’m NOT a fan of automating things that don’t absolutely NEED automation. Sometimes though, you want to “go for the Grammy” on a delay on a vocal. Today’s play is going to show you how I do that without automating anything.

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MixCoach Playbook – How to Use Digidesign Plugins to Emulate SSL Channel

Ok… Let’s admit it.. the SSL Channel strip sounds amazing. But what if you don’t have an SSL. Today’s play is just for you. I’m going to show you how to take Digidesign’s stock EQ and Compressor and make it sound “instantly awesome”.

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MixCoach Playbook – Vocal Processing with the SSL Channel Plugin

There’s a step by step process that I use every time I open the SSL plug-in… especially on vocals. I want to show you how I set up my SSL channel strip to make the vocals really stand up in a mix. This also works especially great for acoustic guitars, electric guitars, keys… everything. Check…

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