Brainwerks: Pro Tools Operator Tutorials Now Available

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Pro Tools super genius Stefan Hedengren presents this collection of video tutorials will show you how to tame the most commonly used functions of the beast that is known as Pro Tools. 

Brainwerks Pro Tools Operator covers basics such as I/O setup and fast track creation, to more advanced topics such as stems, submixes, Elastic Time, daily clean up along with personal tricks to assist in recording.

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Brief History of Auto-Tune And T-Pain’s Technological Predecessors

Seems like everyone is fascinated with Antares Auto-Tune lately, including The New Yorker.  Author Sasha Frere-Jones quickly breaks down the history of Auto-Tune from the inventor Andy Hildebrand’s ventures in the oil indusry, to Cher’s vocal tweaking on "Believe", and finally T-Pain’s complete adoption of the technique.  There’s also a little bit of sound theory … Read more

Compression Explained For The Rest Of Us

For everyone aching to learn more about processors, producer Eric Hawkins serves up a nice lesson in audio compression explaining concepts like threshold, ratio, attack, and release.  Reason users will be especially happy since he provides a downloadable song file demonstrating the different settings and parameters.

Basic Digital Audio Recording Theory And Concepts

I’ve always believed that theoretical topics have very important practical applications, especially when it comes to recording sound.  For many aspiring musicians and producers, having a functional DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is enough to suffice, but for those who really want to take their recording to the next level, it is necessary to have at … Read more

Bob Power Teaching Private Mixing Seminar At Massive Sound, NY

I just found out that throughout the months of October and early November 2007 Bob Power and other studio legends Chris Athens, Chris Muth, and Daniel Wyatt will be conducting intensive 8 hour private seminars limited to only 12 students per day.  The price may seem a little steep at $500 per person or $300 … Read more