[VIDEO] Pro Tools vs Ableton Live for mixing

I recently switched back to Pro Tools for mixing.
I used to use it for a while, then go back to Ableton Live due to some changes in Live, but I’m back in the PT land.
This video is about why I’m doing it.
I want to emphasize: this is only for mixing. I’d never suggest PT for making music, as Ableton Live excels at that.
I’m still also doing all my mastering-only projects in Live, for which it works well.

See the video info field for a full list of things where I feel PT takes the cake compared to Ableton Live.

[VIDEO] Compressing samples – compression basics

I was recording some samples off records as always and wanted to compress some louder passages before chopping things.
Wanted to do a video of that. So what I’m doing is I’m giving some (slowish) compression to a loud section in the audio whose level I want to bring down.
I also do a real quick aggressive, quick, peak-based compression at the end to squash a pop at the end.

Compressor plugin used: Tokyo Dawn Kotelnikov.

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Octatrack 2-tracker retouched

I went and gave these two D&B tracks a quick new polish:

https://fanu.bandcamp.com/album/octatrack-2-tracker

Pay what you want, as before.

These two were my “Octatrack exercise” tracks where I learned how to use the amazing Elektron device.
I quickly threw the songs out after finishing; I checked their mix/master later on and thought they could be improved.
So, I spent two coffee breaks giving them a new makeup and fixed the frequency balance.
Enjoy.

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