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Adding music, foley, ADR, and FX


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Pro Tools 10 Essential Training

with David Franz

Video: Adding music, foley, ADR, and FX

Adding audio to video in Pro Tools can be a lot of fun. Here I'm going to show you a quick project that I created for this course that demonstrates adding audio in various forms to a video file in Pro Tools. This project ties in many of the recording, editing, mixing, and mastering techniques that I've shown you here in this course, so let me show you the video first without any audio. (Video Playing) You can see that it's a bunch of coastline of California shots with some biking as well, and then there's a guy speaking, and I had to overdub my voice in there, because the ocean was too loud and the recording didn't sound that great.
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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 music, foley, ADR, and FX

Adding audio to video in Pro Tools can be a lot of fun. Here I'm going to show you a quick project that I created for this course that demonstrates adding audio in various forms to a video file in Pro Tools. This project ties in many of the recording, editing, mixing, and mastering techniques that I've shown you here in this course, so let me show you the video first without any audio. (Video Playing) You can see that it's a bunch of coastline of California shots with some biking as well, and then there's a guy speaking, and I had to overdub my voice in there, because the ocean was too loud and the recording didn't sound that great.

So let me bring some of the music in, and I'll show you what I started with. So I created a piano track and a beat, and you'll notice that I've routed these through bus 5 and 6, so I've created a little submix down here for the music. I've also created submixes for the effects and Foley--the sound effects, that is-- and the dialog, or the voiceover, so let's hear just the music. (Music Playing) That's a long tail on that piano sound.

I'm using Xpand 2 and this Acoustic Piano with effects. And I'm using Boom, and I've created my own little drum kit, and my own little drum part up here in the matrix. Now let's look at the sound effects that I'm using. I've got an ocean sound that is from Xpand, and I also have this train sound. Let me play you just this train sound and you'll notice that it doesn't really sound like a train at all, just listening to it by itself.

(Audio Playing) However, when you mix it in with the whole thing, it actually does sound like a train. We also have this ocean sound that goes throughout. (Audio Playing) And it seems to work out pretty well with the actual waves in the video.

Finally, I have the voiceover, and I'm going to play everything together now. So let me un-solo everything, un-mute everything, and here's the final product. (Video Playing) (Male speaker: Beautiful scenery.) (Plenty of places to ride. Gorgeous weather. It just doesn't get any better than this.) Let's go over to the mix page and I'll show you some other things that I've done here.

I've got an EQ on the voice with some pretty radical moves here. I'm also compressing it using the Vocal Comp preset, and I've got a little bit of de-essing going on. I'm also sending it to this reverb, where I've set up this basic small reverb sound. The voiceover track is also being sent over to this dialog submix, where I've got more EQ and compression.

Both of the music tracks are being routed to bus 5 and 6, which is picked up over here, and we also have some EQ and compression. And you'll note that I've notched out a little bit of EQ, right around 2.5 kHz, and that's to allow the voice to come through a little bit more. I've also done the same on the Effects track, and this is the submix for the effects. Finally, everything is routed through this master fader where I have this maxim plug-in.

Adding audio to video in these various ways is called post-production. Many of the techniques shown here are used every day in film and TV show production, and now you know how to do all of them in Pro Tools.

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