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Music Production Tutorials

In this video tutorial we take a look adding reverb and delays to our Pro Tools session. Reverbs and delays are classified as time-based effects and are added to a track using auxiliary sends, also known as aux sends.

Reverbs and delays are classified as time-based effects and are added to a track using auxiliary sends, also known as aux sends. Reverbs are used to create a sense of space and to help individual instruments blend together in the mix. Delays are generally used as creative effects in the mix.

In today's session we have a simple drum track. We will be adding some reverb and delay to this drum track.

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Soundtoys has annouced the release of their latest plug-in Little Plate, a plate reverb plug-in. Soundtoys are giving away Little Plate (reg. $99) for free until November 22, 2017. Little Plate is available for Mac (64-bit AAX, VST, AU) and Windows (64-bit AAX, VST). Little Plate will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Pro Tools (10.3.5 or later), Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo.

Little Plate was inspired by the classic EMT 140 plate reverb, a legendary plate reverb in the recording industry. In true Soundtoys fashion, the team added some twists in the plug-in. While the EMT140 has a maximum reverb time of 5 seconds, Little Plate has a maximum decay time of infinity! The mod switch also throws in some modulation for a thicker and smoother sounding reverb tail.

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AIR Music Technology and DontCrack are giving away Xpand!2 for a limited time. Xpand!2 is a multi-timbral virtual instrument that comes for free with Pro Tools. Xpand!2 is available for Mac (64-bit VST, AU) and Windows (64-bit VST). Xpand!2 will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo. Pro Tools users would already have the plugin as part of the AIR Creative Collection.

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Today's featured free plugin is TBProAudio's mvMeter. The mvMeter is a multivariable meter including RMS, EBU R128, VU and PPM measurement. mvMeter is available for Mac (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX) and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX). mvMeter will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Logic Pro 9, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo.

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Today's featured free plugin is Newfangled Audio's Equivocate. Equivocate is a 26 band graphic equalizer plugin that uses linear phase FIR (Finite Impulse Response) filters instead of IIR (Infinite Impulse Response) filters. Equivocate is available for Mac (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX) and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX). Equivocate will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Logic Pro 9, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo.

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Today's featured free plugin is Izotope's Ozone Imager. Ozone Imager is a free stereo imaging plugin. Ozone Imager is available for Mac (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX) and Windows (32-bit and 64-bit VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX). Ozone Imager will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Logic Pro 9, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, Nuendo.

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In this Logic Pro X video tutorial, we take a look at setting up your audio interface in Logic Pro X. Learn what each setting does including how to reduce latency to get the best recording experience.

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We released a video tutorial showing how to use tap tempo in Pro Tools and discussed several other methods of tap tempo. Find out the finer points of tap tempo in Pro Tools and other tempo related tips in our video tutorial

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This quick tutorial will show you how to use the tap tempo function in Pro Tools. Tap tempo is a feature where you tap a key on the computer keyboard at your desired speed and your DAW will detect and calculate the appropriate tempo setting for your session.

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Boz Digital Labs is giving away their Gatey Watey plugin for free for a limited time. Gatey Watey is an interesting gating plugin which is available for Mac (VST, VST3, AU, RTAS, AAX) and Windows (VST, VST3, RTAS, AAX). Gatey Watey will work in all major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). The au...

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