Today I learned about the joys of “Undo Data.nosync” folders and “lost” WAV files hiding on my system.
I was investigating a problem someone brought up over on GearSlutz, offered a way to find the culprit. Got a response. Culprit was as expected.
I was doing some “Normalize” testing on newly acquired tracks and saw the very WAV files that can get lost show up in my project. I didn’t expect it, but hey, why not.
The key is that “Undo” settings are different for the “Audio File Editor” as opposed to the regular “Undo”. it is probably prudent to “Clear Undo History” in most cases.
Production Expert | Tutorial – Understanding The Advanced Metering In Pro Tools
But before we dig into the 17 different metering options available in Pro Tools, we need to take a brief look at the history of audio metering so help understand how we have got to this point, and a glossary to help understand the different terms used in audio metering. Then we can better understand the 17 options and how to customise them to suit our workflows.
This is a nice and concise set of definitions surrounding metering. Understanding the terminology really helps.
The Complete Guide to Recording Electric Guitar — Pro Audio Files
One of the biggest fundamentals of getting great guitar tone is having a taste for great guitar tone. It would be hard to cook something in the French culinary style if you’ve never had French food. Yet, I see a lot of guitarists and engineers approach recording guitar this way.
At the heart of any great tone is great ears. Tools like microphones and amps can help sculpt your tone, but if you haven’t acquired a taste for fine tone, how will you know when you’ve arrived?
It’s not simply a matter of placing a mic in position and pressing record. Great guitar tone is often the culmination of many elements.
This sums up lots of thoughts about electric guitar (and other things run through the amps and pedals).
My struggle is with DI signal that’s way too distorted when distorted, and way too loud when the volume pedal got pressed (I think it was a wah-wah). Finally figured out something that started to work, but still have a very hard time.
Why restaurants became so loud — and how to fight back – Vox:
This experience is by no means unique; it’s become a fixture of dining out in America. ‘What did you say?’ ‘Can you repeat that?’ and ‘It’s so loud in here’ are now phrases as common as ‘Can I take your order?’”
I carry a sound meter. I check. I have earplugs in my pocket (-12 dB flat)
I read a lot of blogs and news sites.
I find lots of interesting articles, things to learn from.
I am dutifully keeping the important text saved in my working journal.
I need to share my plan of study and work to keep me on my toes.
Stay tuned for a discourse on how to abuse Scrivener as a live notebook.
Is Innovation Dying In DAW Development?
Over the years there have been a growing number of Pro Tools users who have felt at some point that Pro Tools has been playing a long game of catch up when it comes to introducing “new” features. When I refer to “new” I mean features that are new to Pro Tools, not innovative new features that haven’t been seen before in other DAWs.
I read a number of blogs as a daily exercise. ProTools Expert is one of them, even though I abandoned ProTools at version 8 (Got Logic Pro X) and never looked back.
I use Studio One (now version 4), Harrison MixBus, and Logic Pro X (with the occasional GarageBand for good measure). I find that I learn *A LOT* about DAWs and recording and mixing when I try to find the similarity between them along with how to do “the same thing”.
I think there’s plenty of innovation left – Cubase, FL Studio, Sonar, LIVE!
It’s all good.