Once hailed as game changing and certainly one of Pro Tools’ most buzz worthy features, has beat detective officially reached legacy status? 

Yes and no. While elastic audio and tick based time references for audio tracks have made life easier for many editors, in some instances literally cutting the time it takes to complete a task by ten fold or more, I firmly believe beat detective still has a place and time (no pun intended) in a Pro Tools, at least for now.…

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Oct 2009

Article Update

I am slowly but surely trying to add content to the article section, for now mostly archived content from articles I have written over the years. Converting word docs with images into WordPress posts is a bit time consuming and I have yet to find a fully automatic way of accomplishing this (I recently developed a hack way of converting things through google docs that seems to be working, but still a bit slow).…

MixTips is a little column I worked up for my blog. The content represents tips, tricks and insights that have worked well for me over the years. I believe mixing is an art form, not a hard science. There are a million and one ways to achieve a specific result, so feel completely free to disagree with me at any time 🙂

MixTips – Equalization

EQ is an extremely powerful tool for shaping the frequency balance of elements in a mix, it can bring things forward or push them back, allowing you to create or take away focus, and hi-light important elements while keeping others from being distracting.…

This is an excerpt from my column, “The Pro Tools Corner” at audioMIDI.com, it is pretty old (2008) so I have since updated it to reflect newer version of Pro Tools hardware and software.

Updated 2012: Pro Tools 10 introduced HDX which uses a 64bit floating point mix bus and 32bit insert chains on it’s DSP based AAX plug-ins, effectively making it sonically identical to the Pro Tools Native system mixbus, RTAS and AAX native plug-ins.

This is an excerpt from my column, “The Pro Tools Corner” at audioMIDI.com. Read part 1 here

Update: Pro Tools 10 introduced HDX which uses a 64bit floating point mix bus and 32bit insert chains, effectively making it sonically identical to a native system.

This article is an excerpt from my column, “The Pro Tools Corner” at audioMIDI.com

NOTE: This was published before automatic delay compensation was standard in every Pro Tools system. Although the concepts and techniques in this article still work, you’ll want to read the section below regarding using automatic delay compensation in Pro Tools HD, it now works the same in all PT systems now.

This article is an excerpt from my e-news column: “The Pro Tools Corner” at audioMIDI.com

NOTE: This was published before automatic delay compensation was standard in every Pro Tools system. Although the concepts and techniques in this article still work, you’ll want to read part two, specifically with regards to using automatic delay compensation in Pro Tools HD, it now works the same in all PT systems now.

So I recently replaced one of my HD Accell cards with a new UAD2 Quad from Universal Audio and I’m absolutely loving it. Read about my experience here at audioMIDI.com 

RxBx (my production company) has licensed music to MTV networks for several of their fall season shows including:

“The Stylist” – MTV Network
“Bad Girls Club” OXYGEN Network
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” – E!TV Network/Comcast
“Road Rules – The Real World” MTV Network
“Cribs” – MTV Network
“MY SUPER SWEET 16” – MTV Network
“True Life – My life as Liz” – MTV Network
“Khole and Court Go To Miami” – E!TV Network

I will try to post more details if and when I know any specific air date/episode number, but once it’s licensed, usually the editors use the cue as needed and you don’t know the where/when until you get your PRO (royalty) statement the next quarter.…

My new online training course and DVD, “Pro Tools 8: Mixing and Mastering,” is now available at Lynda.com This course puts a fresh spin on learning how to mix, going beyond the tired tips and tricks everyone has already heard a thousand times, by walking you through both the technical and creative aspects of crafting a mix, step by step from start to finish.…