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Pro Tools 8 New Features

with David Franz

Video: Welcome

Teaches the skills needed to master the new Pro Tools 8 interface, and reveals techniques for making the most of Digidesign.
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  1. 16m 15s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. Starting up Pro Tools 8 with the Quick Start dialog
      3m 22s
    3. Creating a custom session template
      2m 31s
    4. Checking out some Pro Tools 8 general enhancements
      5m 55s
    5. Utilizing the Color palette and window arrangements
      1m 55s
    6. Using the exercise files
      1m 17s
  2. 31m 23s
    1. Customizing the Edit toolbar
      2m 1s
    2. Learning the new Edit toolbar functions
      1m 24s
    3. Exploring the Universe view and other navigational enhancements
      2m 22s
    4. Introducing the Chord Rule
      1m 53s
    5. Exploring the Mix window and other window improvements
      2m 32s
    6. Checking out new editing features and key commands
      4m 44s
    7. Investigating the Automation and Controller lanes
      2m 51s
    8. Recording and "comping" using playlists
      6m 42s
    9. Applying Elastic Pitch
      3m 32s
    10. Viewing and using new wave form options
      3m 22s
  3. 10m 28s
    1. Using the MIDI Editor toolbar
      3m 41s
    2. Working with tracks in the MIDI Editor
      3m 33s
    3. Editing with the MIDI Editor
      3m 14s
  4. 18m 20s
    1. Using the Score Editor toolbar, pt. 1
      4m 34s
    2. Using the Score Editor toolbar, pt. 2
      5m 51s
    3. Setting up a score
      5m 3s
    4. Editing, exporting, and printing a score
      2m 52s
  5. 18m 26s
    1. Creating tracks with Boom
      2m 1s
    2. Creating tracks with Structure Free
      2m 52s
    3. Designing sounds with Vacuum
      2m 11s
    4. Designing sounds with Xpand 2
      3m 14s
    5. Making music with Mini Grand
      1m 59s
    6. Making music with DB33
      2m 39s
    7. Listening to "All Together Now"
      3m 30s
  6. 42m 23s
    1. Identifying improvements to the Plug-In window
      3m 23s
    2. Adding EQ effects
      3m 48s
    3. Sculpting harmonic effects
      6m 19s
    4. Creating delay and modulation effects
      8m 23s
    5. Utilizing reverb and sound field effects
      3m 42s
    6. Using TL utilities
      4m 33s
    7. Exploring additional free plug-ins
      8m 16s
    8. Creating a plug-in map for a Pro Tools controller
      3m 59s
  7. 12s
    1. Goodbye

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Pro Tools 8 New Features
Video duration: 0s 2h 17m Intermediate


Pro Tools 8 New Features helps music producers, sound engineers, and hobbyists unleash the creative possibilities at their fingertips. Musician, producer, and educator David Franz teaches the skills needed to master the new Pro Tools 8 interface, and reveals techniques for making the most of Digidesign’s new virtual instruments and effects. That’s just a small taste of the new features covered here—David explores all the latest improvements to the audio industry’s standard software. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the new virtual instruments and effects
  • Learning the new menu and toolbar items
  • Editing MIDI data with the new MIDI Editor window
  • Creating a comp with the new playlist features
  • Using Elastic Pitch for pitch alteration
  • Working with the new automation and controller lanes
  • Customizing the Edit Window toolbar
  • Changing the look of Pro Tools with the Color palette
  • Utilizing the 30+ new session templates
  • Creating a musical score with the new Score Editor window
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Pro Tools is the industry standard for audio production and Pro Tools 8 just raised the bar. (Music playing.) I'm David Franz. I'm a music producer and songwriter, owner of Underground Sun Studio and author of the first Pro Tools book. And this is Pro Tools 8 New Features. With this new incarnation of Pro Tools, Digidesign introduces a new, very functional and more modern looking interface. We will explore the interface along with the new menu items, new preferences and the new MIDI Editor.

We'll look at the new track comping function, independent automation lanes and I'll get in to the new Score Editor. Yes, Pro Tools has notation now. I will show you new plug-ins for EQ, harmonic, delay and modulation effects and the new suite of virtual instruments that will help you start making music with Pro Tools 8 right out of the box. This version of Pro Tools is an amazing upgrade of an already powerful production resource. The new features are so deep, I can only give you a taste here of what we are going to cover in this course. So if you are hungry for more, I am here to feed the audio beast in you. Let's get started with Pro Tools 8 New Features.

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