Pro Tools comes with a very handy function that allows you to clean your tracks in no time.
All you have to do is set a threshold that tells Pro Tools that you would like to get rid of any signal under it. You can of course set time handles before and after each detected chunks for more refinement. This is a very powerful function that will speed your workflow if you know how to use it well.
In this tutorial, Ben Lindell shows you how to get rid of undesired noise in percussion track.
JG-ThePresent •Monday, May 11, 2020
Never knew about this tool. Very helpful.
jhonhiguera •Saturday, August 6, 2016
really fabulous! Thank you very much Ben. We can learn a lot from you!!!
beatweezl •Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Still seems like a lot of work. Is this a better, more powerful or more versatile option than a noise gate?
composermikeglaser •Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Awesome, I'm working with a very "breathy" singer right now. This is going to save me a ton of time.
JLHolmes •Tuesday, December 29, 2015
I fairly comfortable with Protools functions but never found out just what Strip Silence was, and since there are 45 way to do every thing in Protools, I accomplished this in another way. But after seeing this video I will always go about it this way for time constraints. While recognizing that this has to be used with care when using this technique this is an absolute killer. Will change my approach forever. So Kool!
not the mama •Thursday, August 14, 2014
This was an amazing tutorial. However, the point you made at the very end is probably the most important takeaway. I tried this method on some tom tracks trying to clear all of the other bleed. However taking out the bleed of the other drums actually killed a bit of the energy in the kit for that particular song. The tom mics picked up some nice air that give the whole kit mix a better live/room vibe. Trimming out that noise made the kit feel too dry. So after all that cutting, I decided to leave the toms as they were originally.
Teri Michelle •Monday, July 7, 2014
That was an awesome 5 minutes or so spent on a subject that help me everyday in the studio. Thanks Ben!
juancopro-flow •Monday, October 28, 2013
GREAT VID, STRAIGHT TO THE POINT...SHORT N SWEET...
Baffman •Sunday, October 27, 2013
Ben, You have a great clear and consice way of communicating. Thanks, Jojo