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Adding effects while recording


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Pro Tools 10 Essential Training

with David Franz

Video: Adding effects while recording

In this video I'm going to show you how to add effects plug-ins to a track, as well as how to set up an effects loop to use while recording. In previous videos in this chapter, we recorded this lead guitar and had a multi-delay plug-in on there. Now, I want to keep that on there, but I'm actually going to slide it down one insert. So now I'm going to add one more in ahead of it. And we can choose from a whole slew of different ones here, but what I'm going to choose is this AIR Fuzz-Wah.
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  1. 13m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Exploring the different versions of Pro Tools
      3m 22s
    3. Optimizing your computer before installing Pro Tools
      4m 18s
    4. Troubleshooting
      2m 19s
    5. Using the exercise files
      2m 25s
  2. 36m 55s
    1. Installing and authorizing Pro Tools
      1m 49s
    2. Connecting your Pro Tools system
      4m 31s
    3. Powering up and powering down
      58s
    4. Choosing the Playback Engine and Hardware settings
      5m 55s
    5. Optimizing Pro Tools' performance
      6m 26s
    6. Utilizing Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC)
      3m 36s
    7. Setting essential preferences
      2m 35s
    8. Creating a Pro Tools session
      4m 31s
    9. Identifying elements in a session folder
      2m 36s
    10. Creating new tracks
      3m 58s
  3. 42m 5s
    1. Exploring the Edit window
      6m 44s
    2. Exploring the Mix window
      3m 11s
    3. Exploring the Transport and Big Counter windows
      2m 57s
    4. Using the Color palette and window arrangements
      2m 35s
    5. Investigating the menus
      3m 22s
    6. Understanding samples and ticks
      3m 34s
    7. Viewing and manipulating tracks
      4m 31s
    8. Selecting inputs, outputs, and busses
      3m 58s
    9. Selecting an I/O settings file
      4m 12s
    10. Understanding signal paths and gain stages
      3m 46s
    11. Utilizing keyboard shortcuts and Keyboard Focus
      3m 15s
  4. 21m 11s
    1. Using DigiBase and the Workspace browser
      4m 14s
    2. Importing audio
      3m 0s
    3. Importing MIDI
      2m 48s
    4. Importing session data
      5m 34s
    5. Importing tracks from a CD
      2m 51s
    6. Importing video
      2m 44s
  5. 56m 46s
    1. Recording audio
      6m 13s
    2. Playing back audio and Edit window scrolling
      4m 52s
    3. Creating a click track
      5m 24s
    4. Overdubbing and using the record modes
      8m 52s
    5. Recording with playlists and Loop Record
      4m 6s
    6. Punch recording and using the monitoring modes
      4m 14s
    7. Dealing with latency and ADC
      4m 58s
    8. Creating a group
      6m 5s
    9. Adding effects while recording
      5m 16s
    10. Creating a headphone (cue) mix
      4m 29s
    11. Assigning disk allocation
      2m 17s
  6. 1h 28m
    1. Understanding nondestructive editing and region types
      3m 19s
    2. Using the Selector and Grabber tools
      3m 37s
    3. Using the Trim and Scrubber tools
      7m 5s
    4. Using the Zoomer tool and zoom presets
      5m 51s
    5. Using the Pencil tool
      3m 10s
    6. Using the Smart tool
      1m 27s
    7. Understanding the Edit modes
      5m 51s
    8. Arranging clips
      6m 40s
    9. Undoing an edit
      2m 44s
    10. Utilizing fades and crossfades
      9m 41s
    11. Building a comp track using playlists
      5m 17s
    12. Locking and muting clips
      2m 48s
    13. Special Edit window buttons
      7m 15s
    14. Creating an audio loop
      5m 19s
    15. Editing a voiceover
      9m 41s
    16. Using Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
      9m 12s
  7. 17m 21s
    1. Working with clip groups
      4m 33s
    2. Using time, tempo, meter, key, and chord
      5m 37s
    3. Creating memory locations
      7m 11s
  8. 33m 10s
    1. Setting up MIDI on a Mac
      4m 17s
    2. Setting up MIDI on a PC
      2m 14s
    3. Setting up MIDI in Pro Tools
      2m 44s
    4. Recording MIDI data
      3m 14s
    5. Recording multiple MIDI tracks with one virtual instrument
      2m 17s
    6. Recording options for MIDI
      6m 21s
    7. Using Step Input
      4m 35s
    8. Making a drum loop with MIDI Merge
      3m 36s
    9. Composing with virtual instruments
      3m 52s
  9. 57m 1s
    1. Using the edit tools for editing MIDI data
      10m 0s
    2. Editing MIDI data in the MIDI Editor
      7m 31s
    3. Working with the MIDI Event List
      2m 12s
    4. Editing MIDI data with Event Operations
      8m 33s
    5. Quantizing MIDI tracks
      12m 16s
    6. Creating and using Groove Templates
      5m 35s
    7. Utilizing real-time properties
      5m 50s
    8. Using MIDI Learn
      5m 4s
  10. 17m 30s
    1. Exploring the Score Editor
      5m 49s
    2. Using the Score Editor
      5m 5s
    3. Setting up a score
      4m 48s
    4. Printing and exporting a score
      1m 48s
  11. 25m 39s
    1. Writing and editing automation
      6m 40s
    2. Drawing automation with the Pencil tool
      4m 2s
    3. Editing automation with the Trim and Grabber tools
      2m 58s
    4. Cutting, copying, pasting, and clearing automation
      4m 12s
    5. Turning automation on and off
      3m 52s
    6. Automating plug-ins and virtual instruments
      3m 55s
  12. 1h 49m
    1. Setting up a session for mixing
      8m 50s
    2. Setting up an effects loop
      9m 30s
    3. Working with plug-ins
      4m 33s
    4. Utilizing ADC while mixing
      9m 8s
    5. Applying EQ
      12m 43s
    6. Adding compression and limiting
      14m 25s
    7. Using delay effects
      6m 52s
    8. Applying AudioSuite plug-ins
      6m 24s
    9. Adding reverb to your mix
      6m 50s
    10. Bouncing down a mix
      4m 15s
    11. Making an MP3 for iTunes and SoundCloud
      2m 53s
    12. Setting up a session for mastering
      4m 58s
    13. Mastering a session
      10m 37s
    14. Bouncing down master recordings with Dither and Noise Shaping
      7m 24s
  13. 9m 59s
    1. Importing and displaying video files
      2m 38s
    2. Adding music, foley, ADR, and FX
      4m 29s
    3. Bouncing down video and audio together
      2m 52s
  14. 4m 0s
    1. Archiving an entire session
      4m 0s
  15. 58s
    1. Further recommendations
      58s

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Pro Tools 10 Essential Training
8h 54m Beginner Jan 20, 2012

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Pro Tools 10 Essential Training with musician and producer David Franz illuminates the process of recording, editing, mixing, and mastering in Avid Pro Tools, the industry-standard software for music and postproduction. The course covers recording live audio and adding effects on the fly, creating music with virtual instruments and plug-ins, editing for time and pitch manipulation, creating a musical score, and mixing and mastering a track.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the Pro Tools interface
  • Selecting inputs, outputs, and busses
  • Understanding signal paths and gain stages
  • Setting up Pro Tools hardware and software properly
  • Importing audio from multiple sources
  • Recording and editing audio and MIDI
  • Adjusting time, tempo, meter, key, and chord in arrangements
  • Mixing and mastering a session
  • Setting up an effects loop
  • Importing and displaying video
  • Adding music, Foley, ADR, and FX
  • Archiving a session
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs
Software:
Pro Tools
Author:
David Franz

Adding effects while recording

In this video I'm going to show you how to add effects plug-ins to a track, as well as how to set up an effects loop to use while recording. In previous videos in this chapter, we recorded this lead guitar and had a multi-delay plug-in on there. Now, I want to keep that on there, but I'm actually going to slide it down one insert. So now I'm going to add one more in ahead of it. And we can choose from a whole slew of different ones here, but what I'm going to choose is this AIR Fuzz-Wah.

And the great thing about adding plug- ins while you're recording is that it can inspire your performances. So creating a cool sound instead of just the dry track can really make you be more creative. So now we've got this fuzz-wah and this multi-delay on this track, and what happens is the signal is processed from top to bottom. So this guitar track here is processed through the fuzz-wah, and then it goes to the multi-delay, and then it's out to the main outputs.

And over here I'm going to choose one of the presets; I happen to like this Sixteenth Pulse, sounds interesting with these tracks. So let's take a quick listen. (Music Playing) These effects are processing the track in real-time.

These are called RTAS plug-ins, Real-Time AudioSuite plug-ins. If we want to bypass them, we can actually hit Command or Ctrl and click on them, or we can bypass them in the actual plug-in window up with this Bypass button. Now, I'm going to talk a lot more about plug-ins and specific controls within the plug-ins in later videos in this course, but I wanted to just show you a few here and help you get creative in the recording process.

Now I want to set up an effects loop and I'm going to switch over to the Mix window to show you how to do this. So first I'm going to create a new track, a stereo auxiliary track. And what I want to do is route both of these acoustic guitar tracks through a reverb plug-in. So I'm going to create an effects loop. How do we do that? Well, first, I want to show the sends, and what I'm going to do is bus these two tracks over to this auxiliary track.

So I need to create a bus, Bus 1-2. I'm going to do the same here, Bus 1-2. And to make things easier I'm going to go up to the View menu and choose Sends A, and now I can see all their controls right here. So I'll boost these levels. And if you want to go straight to 0, you can press Option on the Mac or Alt on a PC and that will take this right to 0.

And now I'm going to pan one left and one right. So now a copy of these acoustic guitar signals are going out of these sends. However, they're not being received anywhere, so we need to set the input of this auxiliary track to the same bus. The final step is that we need to choose a plug-in, and I'll choose the D-Verb plug-in, and I'll just keep it on the hall and the large size. So now, both of these acoustic guitar tracks are routed to this auxiliary track through the Bus 1-2, which will process them with the D-Verb, and all of this will be routed out to the Analog 1-2.

So you hear a mix of the dry tracks from here and the affected tracks here. And let's check out what this sounds like. First, we'll hear the acoustic guitars by themselves soloed. (Music Playing) So you can control the overall reverb level with this fader on the auxiliary track, and you can also adjust the individual send levels right here.

So when you're recording, you can utilize individual effects on certain tracks to inspire, or you can set up effects loops to help create a different vibe while you're recording. You know a lot of vocalists like to hear reverb or delay on their vocals and so you can set up reverb and delay effects loops like this while you're recording them. And I'm going to cover even more about using effects in the videos about mixing in this course.

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