July 16, 2008

Re-amping 101

Re-amping is a very effective way of adding character into your mix using relatively inexpensive gear you or a band-mate probably has lying around. Technically put, re-amping is the process of converting a balanced line-level signal into an unbalanced instrument level signal for use with devices that are designed to deal directly with guitars and [...]

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Posted in: Engineering Technique
July 8, 2008

Pro Tools I/O Settings

In this video tutorial I revisit busses and sends, a topic from the Pro Tools Basics series, and make things a whole bunch easier with custom I/O settings.

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Posted in: Digidesign Pro Tools, Engineering Technique, Tutorials
July 7, 2008

Recording hands-free with “Wait for Note”

Here is a handy trick for starting record operation in Pro Tools while playing a two-handed instrument. The technique involves the use of a MIDI function called “Wait for Note”. When you hit record while the “Wait for note” button is engaged, Pro Tools will wait to start recording until it receives incoming MIDI data [...]

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July 7, 2008

Daniel Lanois Q & A

Back in March Gearslutz.com hosted an expert Q & A with one of my production heroes, Daniel Lanois. In addition to producing his own incredible records, Lanois has been behind the wheel on records for U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, and Emmylou Harris. It is hard to put into words what makes his work special, [...]

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Posted in: General, Production Technique