ProToolerBlog will be back!

A little over a month after I announced that ProToolerBlog would close down I’m happy to announce that the site will be resurrected. Not by me, but by Peter Malick, a Los Angeles based producer/engineer that has made his living using Pro Tools since 2001 and been a professional musician since 1967.

All the stuff I have posted will stay up so you’ll still be able to read all the reviews, interviews and ramblings but I will no longer be a part of it.

You can find out more about who Peter is at

I would also like to say thank you so much for all the well wishes and your support! All the comments and emails truly overwhelmed me. You rock!

Stay tuned folks!

ProToolerBlog is no more


I thought I would start off this post with something along the lines of ”this is the hardest post I ever had to write” because it’s one of those clichés that you’d expect. The fact of the matter is that it isn’t that hard, it’s just a matter of translating my feelings down to ”paper”. (more…)

Avid to relist on NASDAQ

Avid has announced that it has received approval to list its common stock on The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC effective with the open of trading on Monday, December 8, 2014.

“We are pleased that Avid stock will once again trade on the NASDAQ,” said John Frederick, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Avid. “We believe this milestone offers current and future Avid shareholders an exciting opportunity to share in the success of our business through improved access to our common stock. We look forward to generating sustainable, profitable growth as we continue to execute on our plan to unlock the full potential of Avid.”

50% off individual McDSP plugins

As the title says, through December 5th, McDSP offers 50% off all HD and Native individual plugins.

Annual UAD holiday sale

Universal Audio has announced its storewide annual holiday sale. Plugins are up to 60% off. The UA Holiday Sale ends Dec. 31st, 2014.

Native Instruments announces Seventh Heaven Sales Special

Native Instruments has launched the Seventh Heaven sales special. For a limited time, customers buying Maschine Studio, Maschine or Maschine Mikro will receive a bundle of seven Maschine Expansions for free. The Seventh Heaven sales special runs until December 31 at participating retailers and at the NI Online Shop.

During the special, customers who buy MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO get a special bundle of seven MASCHINE Expansions reflecting a diverse range of production styles. The expansions in the bundle are TRUE SCHOOL, PLATINUM BOUNCE, DROP SQUAD, HELIOS RAY, LAZER DICE, HALCYON SKY, and LUCID MISSION. The expansions cover urban pop, dubstep, broken beat, future bass, and contemporary ambient electronica styles – perfect for producers looking for instant, production-ready sounds without having to spend time on detailed sound design.

More Black Friday sales

Here are some more sales currently going on:

Applied Acoustics Systems is currently discounting everything by 50%.

McDSP is offering 50% off all HD and Native individual plugins.

Slate Digital plugins are up to 70% off.

DUY plugins are 75% off.

ModeAudio discounts everything with 50%.

Prime Loops is also running a 50% off sale.

Black Friday sales

Lots of sales going on right now. Here are some of them:

EastWest celebrates Black Friday and Cyber Monday week by giving customers the opportunity to save an additional $100 on any order over $200 with the following coupon code BLACKFRIDAY at (European customers:

Wave Arts is offering 40% off all products until the end of Sunday (November 30).

Rob Papen offers you a 25% discount on their entire product line (excluding upgrades). Use coupon code: FRI-MON

Universal Audio is also running a sale until November 30th.

112dB gives you 50% off if you use the coupon code: BF2014

Another huge sale going on at Native Instruments, selected Komplete Instruments and Effects, the Maschine 2 software, and Traktor Pro DJ software are on sale for 50% off their original price.

Puremix offers you up to 50% off subscriptions.

112dB updates effect plugins – including AAX support

112dB has updated Redline Reverb, Redline Monitor, Redline Equalizer, Redline Preamp, Big Blue Limiter and Big Blue Compressor. These updates include AAX support and several stability fixes.

As always 112dB, this is a free download for existing owners.

Hal Leonard publishes two new guides on ProTools 11

Hal Leonard Books has published Mixing and Mastering with ProTools 11 and Producing Music with ProTools 11, both by certified Pro Tools trainer Greg Lorbecki and Avid pro audio specialist Greg “Stryke” Chin.

In these focused guide, Lorbecki and Chin unlock the full potential of ProTools 11 as a professional mixing and mastering platform. They put the best of ProTools at the reader’s fingertips, with plenty of online sessions, audio examples, and video tutorials to guide them along the way.

Published as a Quick Pro Guide by Hal Leonard, both books are designed to help the readers quickly implement professional techniques into their music productions. These straightforward, task-driven, and easy-to-understand books cover material in a way that gets to the point and helps maximize creative and technical accomplishments. The books also include online media that provides audio and video demos as well as helpful key command charts and chapter review quizzes to reinforce key concepts.

Hal Leonard

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