Monday, August 8, 2011

Making Pro Tools Work FOr You

Making Pro Tools work for you and not against you is the focus this article is about. You can have all  the wings and dings and guitars and electronica instruments, yet if you don';t know how to setup the whole thing , it is a total waste of money and time. This is a point where you have to ask your self, do I need all this stuff for my one man band or even several member band. I have noticed that there are certain tools in Pro Tools 8.0 that I just don't use or will ever use at this point in my recording. Let me through into this article which is a great place for people like me who make tunes for fun and not a living. I have made a few dollars off this site and it only runs 10.00 a month. You get ratings and chart locations that tell you how well you are doing. It is a great avenue to see what others thing of your music. It is also a great avenue to see if your worth a darn.

 Back to what I was saying there are some tools in the program in Pro Tools that I will never use, and even though it is grat to have them avaibale to use, don't fret over them if you don;'t use them. To be quite honest I have this program running just good enough that I can mix master and cut a MP3. There is so much I don't know about this program, and that is what makes it so nice to be straight forward with you., mabee buying a book or listening to some of the online guides to Pro Tools will help you out where you are stuck in like editing , is my down fall, and this is so important to get the sound right. So study up on the program on occasion  to see what you can use and not use. Have a Rockin Day..8.8.2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pro Tools Recording in Pro Tools 9.0

Pro Tools Recording in Pro Tools 9.0

Pro Tools has come a long way with Pro Tools 9.0 and some new instruments to go with the package. If your not a Pro Tools user you need to jump on the band wagon and start looking into this product. It takes Recording by the arm and delivers a solid state digital sound of your music you like to record. It is a must have for musicians, and for home musicians there is no other better product. The crisp digital experience Pro Tools 8.0 offers to the home recording outfit, is the same that is used for major recording studios around the world.

Don’t take my word for it , but the little gizmo called the Fastrack and for only 66.00 at amazon you can be up and sounding like your favorite rock band. It is a cheap price to Garage Band and other recording utilities to see if it is for you at first. I recommend this pro tools to everyone I know that wants to get into making mp3’s for a living and you can with the internet as I have. Take a chance on Fast Track for a cheap price and hear the technology and see the software that should sell for thousands of dollars for yourself. Let me know how it goes. Christopher Hyer 6.14.2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Fantasy Dream Of Sarah

The Fantasy Dream Of Sarah
The fantasy dream of Sarah is an article written by Christopher Hyer, which is  myself.  I awoke in on Easter morning, and the story came to my head.  I just started writing and the words started flowing together.  What a wonderful story of heaven and earth.  It’s a short article that I thought it should be shared and enjoyed.  We all have our dreams, and our fantasies.  This dream was in the middle of the night, and when I awoke on Easter morning, I had to write the story.  I hope you enjoy this little story and the meaning of life and death.  It is uplifting and thought provoking so go now and let me know what you think about it.  Christopher Hyer  4.25.2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Ongoing Legend Of Phil Collins

The Ongoing Legend Of Phil Collins The man the mythology and of course his music, Phil Collins has produced some of the most mind wrenching,lucrative studio quality recordings of all time. In this article I chronograph his years and he is still kicking . He is one that lives for his music and is devoted to his family. One heck of a musician and just read the article. Very detailed and possibly the best article ona musician you will get from me. I saw him play in 1980 , I beieve and he was as awestruck thenas he is now. He has seni-retired , but I dont see this man as fully retiring form music. Its in his blood and heart. Christopher Hyer 4.24.2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hot To Promote Music and Your Selves and Pro Tools 9

Information on Music Promotion I just made a few comments on music promotion on Hub Pages and I thought I should share it here. Music Promotion is not the topic for Pro Tools , yet for some of us to promote and receive accreditation for our work it's fun to put out music out there to see if someone likes it or not. I really do not car, I enjoy my Pro Tools and the Axiom makes my life easier to work on music projects at night when I'm playing. I am a one man band, and there are some examples   in the link above so you can judge me, let me know what you think about the noise. Pro Tools 9 , I have read about it , I just can't afford it at this point, maybe some of you have already received this, I think they should promote an upgrade for M Powered 8 users as myself, yet no word on that yet. I don't much care for the Avid site , it's so darn hard to find what your looking for, that is my complaint on that web site, yet the products rock, and I highly push these to my friends, that want to do what I do and that is having a whole band over at my room and when it's only me, I get some question mark looks and that feels good. The Pro Tools 9 Version is suppose to have more Virtual Instruments and I bet they are fun to use, I am at a 6 month point with  my Pro Tools and I have not even touched some of the sounds in Pro Tools 8 So I am in no hurry, just a word of caution, sometimes M-Audio pushes products out faster than you can configure them , ,their technical department is excellent and they speak English so this should not be too much of a problem.
Christopher Hyer2.24.2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Building a Home Recording studio Cheap If you click on the link to the left of this you will get some idea as to what type of recording studio equipment I am using . I have to go the cheap route , Yes the less than 2000.00 USD route for my music recording studio and I have not lost any quality at all, I am happy with it for the money, Now would I like a new guitar and some Drums, sound good, of course, as long as their are instruments, Virtual or otherwise I am interested in them, as well as recording gear, yet some of the gear flies way over my head and that is why I chose to stay with M-audio, because of the versatility of the software and the clrity and actully have had no problems with any part of AVID hardware or the M_audio software, just getting it started has been the most difficult part of the setup. If any help is needed please do no hesitate to contact me on this type of set up , because I have screwed it all up and fixed it more than once, and with windows 7 64 bit the control surface or keyboard is the most difficult to setup , Yet once set up what a babe she is to play.Have a great day and I hope this link will open your ears and wpen your minds to the possibility of setting your own stuff up.
Christopher Hyer 2.17.2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

I put some videos down below on pro tools, scroll down my Recording in Pro Tools Updates are soon!
Love Stinks, Oh Hell Yeah, Remeber that song, oh well how is the recording at home industry doing, ?Seduction of Music, This is wild Clik here!
Well I have not reread the new ProTools 9.0 software yet , and I don't expect it for a while, Just Getting use to Recording in Pro Tools 8.0 is a headache sometimes, The Home Recording industry is overwhelming my pocket book, yet I love the program,. To sound like a major label musician , well there is nothing like it, Pro Tools Recording  software does that and more. You can manipulate sounds and voices,and I am always finding new ways to mix-down my tunes. Im on Click and all my songs are on the charts and I suck. really if it was not for Pro Tools Recording Software Id be in a rut. I know there is Garage Band and the Like, yet I can only afford one big time studio production software that I can master,I will let you in on a hint , is on you,. Who is she well she is a learnign type site with videos on Pro tools and how to tweak this and that, take a search for you first then Lynda videos on Pro Tools , a wealth of information that will help you get started and even after you get started running Recordings. Thats it for today, Have a good one. Rock On

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pro Tool 4u and the Axiom Pro 49 Keyboard

Pro Tools 4u , is just a blog to help some of you out if you had the same situation as I did with a PC running a quad tetrabyte Processor and , have a Pro Axiom 49 , I cannot speak for any other product that M-Audio or Avid may have , but I can help with the setup of this Instrument and in the windows 64 bit 7 Home Premium version. I thought I would give back what was given to me.
This Blog just opened and I will tell you this on setting up your Pro Axiom 49 keyboard with windows 7 64 bit and using Pro Tools 8.04c Version, because that is the version I had three weeks of issues with. The Forums are quite confusing, and the information is also, One person 's theories will not work for anothers and the post are old, This Post is written on 1.18.2011, So if any changes have occured then I am sorry for my misleading information. I will explain what I did first and then you can try the same.
#1 When you take the Pro Axiom 49 keyboard out of the box , DO NOT USE THE CD that came with the product, the main files in Pro Tools version 8.o has your personality files in them allready for the the axiom, is what I was told, I am still not sure if that is true, but I will just go ahead and tell you this. If you are not in a hurry and can wait till the next business day. Sign up on the Avid sight and look at your paperwork that came with the Axiom, You Get one free phone call to the Technical team at AVID and hopefully you will get a rep named,"Cameron" ask for him get his extension. Tell the rep that barely speaks your language if your English , that he is the only one that knows your issue, and take it from there on the setup. That is the number one thing to do. Period.
I will esxplain in a bit how not to setup your Windows 7 64 bit PC not Mac Pro Axiom Surface Controller.

The Pro Axiom is a surface controller, there are no sounds in which come out of this keyboard, the sounds are built into the software, for those who do not know this. There is a socket in the back of the keyboard that is an AC/DC plug , you do not need this if you are hooking up to a usb PC,(Now I am Talking about my setup), My Setup once again, Windows 7 64 bit running only Pro Tools 8.04c ( Update is version c) this is for the m-Powered ProTools, I know nothing about HD or LE. I have Fastrack as an Interface for my Mic and Guitar, Period. No elaborate stuff, but this is what makes Pro Tools so Kick ass. You Sound like your in a Recording Studio and it cost less than 1000.ooUSD at this writing. In fact my cheap electric guitars and Mic are less than Pro Tools, and Im on the charts on (Great site to see if people like your stuff). Ok Back to my confiquration , nothing elaborate except for the 64 bit windows 7. Ihighly Stress my system WINDOWS 7 64 BIT Running PRO TOOLS 8.04c , Thats it, no garage band or anything else.
This is what you do or the Instructions for setting your pro axiom 49 keyboard to a windows 7 64 bit running pro tools 8.04c. First off make sure you boot your pc off, then hook the USB cable to your keyboard, GO ahead and turn on the keyboard while you boot up your PC, its kinda picky if you try to turn your keyboard on while windows is on, it won't work,You have to re-boot, the instructions I was told was this, go to support/downloads at M-Audio and get the driver for your pro axiom , not from the disk, Do this first before you boot your pc up actually, then install the axiom driver and it should be in your programs directory. Make sure you pick windows 7 64 bit also in the download, do not change the file . Next step start up pro tools like you usually do, and when you get to the main screen chose options ( I Believe) where your Midi controller lies. and then there is a spot for Peripherals , this is all you should have to change, in pro tools, you go to peripherals and click in : Pro tools axiom 49 hyper control, then out the same file. Now do not flip out if you do not see the files, because thats wher I was at. There is a personality file that should also be loaded into your programs, where you can undelete as with your axiom file. If you find that you have no personaility file this is the start of your issue. Even though Pro Tools comes with a personality file, sometimes its not there? I know sounds wierd, I had to get mine from the tech that actually set up a stem as mine and he sent me a personality file to put in my common folders under DAE controllers. There are however three personality files on Avid's site, I cannot tell you which one works if any of them. I tried them all. The Kicker here is you need the personality file so your keyboard can go into hypermode, Which is sweet and you will know this when it works. So thats really it. You have to have the proper personality file in your DAE common files located under Programsx in windows. I hope that makes sence.
Another thing to re-clear your keyboard from all your mistakes , simple just turn the switch off(power) of the keyboard and put one finger on the plus sign and one on the minus sign of the calculator looking part of the keyboard, turn on the keyboard and depress these two at the same time and it resets itself to the default, very simple.
They Key things to remeber , Check for your personality file in programs, if you do not have it get it from technical service , or the Avid site, make sure you have the right one. Second thing is chage your settings in the pro tools peripherals tab to change controllers. Then re-boot, and hopefully you will be jamming. Email me if I can help further, the information was hard to find. If you need the name of the personality file I have let me know and I will try to pass it on.
This is it for now, stay tuned for more post. Hope Your Up and running.