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.
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.
Quick though of the day regarding transients / level of drums in the mix.
These days, it’s easy to overdo transients with any transient designer. But it’s good to understand that when it comes to mastering and limiting, you WILL hit a wall at some point regarding transient level.
What am I getting at? Sometimes it happens that Continue reading About overcooking transients in the mix→
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.