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Pro Tools Basics Tutorial - Learn how to get comfortable with Pro Tools from creating a session to recording to editing to mixing and mastering in this interactive and free 13 video series.  
 
   
 

MONO

Why are there both kinds of tracks?

 


 

STEREO

...if stereo is
BETTER?

 
   
 

Starting a Studio? –
“If you build it, they will come” or really
"If they come, you can build it!"

 
     
   
     
 
 
     
 
Watch the above and below videos to learn how to simply import and manipulate loops in Pro Tools.
 
     
 
 
     
 

How To Build
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Learn how to build your own acoustic treatment with this simple design that incorporates products that can be found at standard stores. They are called acoustic mailboxes because they look like mailboxes!

   
 
     
 

 

Toms
Are two mics on toms going to give you that great thick tom sound? Check this new article out for tips on how to get a great tom sound on a drum kit. One or two mics? Which mics? What processing?

 
Record Button
The record or Arm button is a function found on recorders and not necessarily mixing consoles. Why do we see it in Digital Audio Workstations? Click on the R on the left to read more.
 
     
 
 
     
 
 

Pro Tools has finally entered the world of non-proprietary audio interfaces. Pro Tools 9 introduces a handful of new features, but the biggest bombshell is that you no longer have to have a Pro Tools (or Digidesign or now Avid) interface. This is great news, but what about all of the baggage that comes with it?

 

 
     
 
 
     
 

Watch this new video to see how to get a quick and great recording of a band with only

2 MICS!

   
 
 
 

Universal Audio LA610 MKII

Hear some examples from this great channel strip here.

 
 
     
 
Check out this great new wireless foot controller that can operate your DAW or live rig. See it at XTempoZone.com    
 
     
 
 
     
 
    Watch this video to see how this studio is put together, how the wiring is done, and what can be accomplished in a studio like this. The background music in the video was completely produced in the studio shown above.
 
     
 
 

Chord Theory - There are many songwriters and musicians who can't read a note of music, yet they can create amazing music. How do they do it? The basics of chord theory can help anyone better understand, write, and perform music. Read more here.

 
 
How-To-Build a Difforber (Diffuser/ Absorber) - This acoustic device serves two purposes, a diffuser and absorber. For more information click here.
 
     
 
 
     
 
  Acoustic Scenario 3

This acoustic scenario was introduced in the book "Home Studio Setup". This design is based on the ideal setup of the author's project studio.

 
 
     
 
    Here we take a look at two of the ways our ears hear that sounds are coming from either left or right; level and time (or phase) difference. From the basics of panning to learning how to hear and use out-of-phase tracks, this video demonstrates some confusing ideas in a simple and straightforward manner.
 
     
 
     
     
  This video shows how to change the feel of a loop to conform to another loop using Pro Tools with Beat Detective and Elastic Audio. This is a great technique to use during Music Production in order to open a much larger world of loops and grooves to your creative palette. If you can’t find a loop that fits, make it fit.  
 
     
 
 
     
 

theDAWstudio.com is dedicated to providing advanced knowledge of recording techniques, on-going issues, and current products to home recording enthusiasts, students of recording arts, and industry professionals. This website is basically for anyone interested in using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to record themselves or others.

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  1. A skilled engineer with high quality equipment can produce extraordinary results.
  2. A skilled engineer with low quality equipment can produce excellent results.
  3. An unskilled engineer with high quality equipment can produce mediocre results.
  4. An unskilled engineer with low quality equipment can produce horrible results.
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  DAW  
 

(pronounced “daugh” with a heavy southern drawl)
(or simply spelled out “D-A-W”)
1. A system designed to record, edit, and mix digital audio.
2. An acronym for Digital Audio Workstation

 
 
 
 
 

ACOUSTIC GUITAR MIC PLACEMENT - Watch this video to learn how the use of different microphones and microphone placement on an acoustic guitar can have a varying effect.

 
ELECTRIC GUITAR MIC PLACEMENT - Watch this video to learn how the use of different microphones and microphone placement on an electric guitar can have a varying effect.
 
     
 

 
There seems to have been a lot of confusion about APOGEE'S SYMPHONY system. It has been marketed as this great competitor to Digidesign Pro Tools HD systems, but it really is not an apples to apples comparison? Read more here.
 
SOUND WAVES are vibrations that travel through the air. While they travel in the electronic and digital worlds they are commonly shown on a two-dimensional graph...read the whole article here.
 
     
 
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