February 21, 2009

Creative Gating, Part 3

In this last creative gating tutorial a gate is used to make the snare drum pop out in a room mic track, making the room mic cleaner sounding and more usable in the mix. I hope you’ve enjoyed the series. Be sure to add a comment with any questions.

Once again, a special thanks to Max Kunz of Jungle Maps for playing the drums.

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February 16, 2009

Creative Gating, Part 2

In this second creative gating tutorial a high-hat track is used to apply a rhythmic pulsing effect on a synth pad. As in the previous tutorial, the gate’s key input makes it happen.

A special thanks to Max Kunz of Jungle Maps for playing the drums.

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February 15, 2009

20 Intermediate Pro Tools Tips

Jonathan at Moozek.com posted a followup to his 10 Pro Tools Tips. Like his previous list, it’s right on the money. 20 Intermediate Pro Tools Tips.

Stand by for another creative gating tutorial in the next couple days.

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January 19, 2009

Creative Gating, Part 1

This is the first if a three part series on the creative use of gates. All of them involve the use of a key or sidechain input. In this video, a low frequency tone is triggered by a kick drum in order to give the impression that the kick was deeper and/or recorded with more low end. It is a classic and useful effect, when used wisely.

Although I used Pro Tools 8 in this video, everything works the same in previous versions… although it won’t look as cool.

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