Have you ever had a snare drum where the ghost notes or the high hat was about as loud as the snare itself? Here is one way to fix that problem. Using the “strip silence” function in Pro Tools, I use a combination of extract and strip to get 2 snare tracks so that I… Continue reading How To Repair A Noisy Snare Drum With “Strip Silence” In Pro Tools
In this MixCoach Minute episode, I tell you how I use stereo widening tools in my mixes (spoiler alert: VERY CAUTIOUSLY). [youtube]gv27PC05U2s[/youtube] Raw Transcript: Hey guys, it is Kevin with MixCoach again, here for episode number five of the MixCoach Minute brought to you by MixCoach Member. Come check it out. You get some good… Continue reading 005 MixCoach Minute-How I use stereo widening tools
Pro Tools 11 – MixCoach’s First Look at “The New Standard In Audio Production” On Tuesday here in Nashville, Vintage King and Avid hosted an “up-close” look at Pro Tools 11 and everything it has to offer. So I headed on over to take a look at what is being billed as “the new standard… Continue reading Pro Tools 11 – MixCoach’s First Look at “The New Standard In Audio Production”
Do you love the sound of Mixbus but find Pro Tools essential to your workflow? Well don’t worry. Now you can have the best of both worlds! The guys over at Mixbus have posted a video showing you how to route your Pro Tools session into Mixbus for that extra analog flavor! Check out the… Continue reading Mixbus Meets 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? 🙂 [youtube]CL9zTNFQf_k[/youtube]
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. [youtube]fY6mn1tOsPE[/youtube]
In this episode, drum replacement is discussed in depth. Kevin talks about his experiences with drum replacement and specific tools you may already have at your disposal. When to replace and when to use a different technique. Question: What tools do you use to replace drums?
I want to take a second and tell you about the COOLEST drum replacement plug-in that I have found. … DRT is a Pro Tools AudioSuite* plugin which effortlessly converts drum tracks into MIDI or audio “clicks” with near flawless accuracy.
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… Continue reading Vocal Recording Tips and Principles – Part 4
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… Continue reading Vocal Recording Tips and Principles – Part 2