Where did my F keys go?

Make sure the box is unchecked if you want your pro tools shortcuts back

Are you wondering why your F1, F2, F3 function keys are not working since you upgraded?  I mean F1 used to mean “shuffle mode” in Pro Tools, now it dims my screen.  I used to have a fancy shortcut programed for F8, now it starts iTunes. The cure could be as simple as a system…

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Update on my “Mix Like a Pro” Class

A few weeks ago, I asked the subscribers to my mailing list [you can sign up here] what I could do to really offer something valuable to them.  The overwhelming response was things like: Mix evaluations One on one time Get to ask questions about mixes as I did them So I decided to put…

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The “Release Principle” on a Snare drum

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This is a video to show you how you can correct a snare that has too much attack for a mix.

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Common DAE errors and their causes

I’m encountering an error in Pro Tools this morning.  While looking around for a solution, I came across this list of “common” Pro Tools Errors.  I figured that if it helped me, hopefully it will help you too. Source: Digidesign Users forum K Onyx Error Bad DSP Chip on the core card. Replace core card…

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Vocal Recording Tips and Principles – Part 4

Here is the fourth and last post in the series on Vocal Recording by Jon Wright. They were written while sitting in on a vocal session with Kevin Ward and Wayne Haun. “These last tips are more social and can apply to any recording situation. Studio work and working with musicians is very social. A…

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Vocal Recording Tips and Principles – Part 3

Here is the third post by Jon Wright. Written while sitting in on a vocal session with Kevin Ward and Wayne Haun. “Two more tips for a great vocal session: As an engineer you need to find a workflow that works well for you. For Kevin, it was making 3 passes (minimum) on separate tracks…

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MixCoach- Mastering. Kevin Talks To Ryan Ruff About Mastering.

Have you ever had a bad experience with sending away a mix you’re proud of  to be mastered only for this mix to return nearly RUINED? Ryan Ruff, of Ruff Mix Studios and Kevin talk specifically about this major issue in this weeks video. The video offers insight into Kevin’s approach to mastering. He discusses…

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Vocal Recording Tips and Principles – Part 2

Here is the second post by Jon Wright. Written while sitting in on a vocal session with Kevin Ward and Wayne Haun. “The first and one of the most important tips: Be open with the artist about what you are doing. Let them know when you are editing, changing settings, swapping out gear, and even…

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Vocal Recording Tips and Principles – Jon Wright – Part 1

Hey there MixCoach readers! Here is a series of guest posts by Jon Wright with some insight into a vocal recording session. We’ll post the first tip Tomorrow, and the rest each Wednesday through Dec 1! “Earlier this week I found myself in a lead vocal recording session that Kevin was engineering and Wayne Haun…

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MixCoach – Graham Cochrane From TheRecordingRevolution.com Interviews Kevin Ward From MixCoach

Late last month Graham Cochrane from TheRecordingRevolution.com interviewed Kevin. They discussed everything from Kevin’s personal workflow to the psychology of mixing. Here’s a clip that gives a great overview of their discussion. Check it out!Let us know what you liked about this video. If you want to see Kevin discuss a specific topic more in-depth,…

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