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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.
In this video I'm going to show you how to bounce down an MP3 file and then how to automatically add it to your iTunes Library and also share it with your SoundCloud account. First, let's create the MP3. So I'm going to click and drag, just to highlight a small portion of this track, and then choose File > Bounce to > Disk. In this window I want to make sure that we choose the File Type as MP3, and everything else looks good here. We want an interleaved file, and we want it to go out of our main outputs.
You notice that the Bit Depth is grayed, out and that's because the MP3 encoder automatically sets this resolution. Also, the Sample Rate that you choose will be the base sample rate for the encoder, and I usually choose 44.1 kHz, just so the file will be compatible with a CD if I want to burn them later. Now let's go down here and check off Add To iTunes Library, and Share with SoundCloud. I'm going to click Bounce, and here in the MP3 settings dialog we can set the title of the track.
We can choose what the artist name is. We can set other metadata in here. We can also choose the bitrate, and 128 is the default, and that's a pretty good compromise between quality and size, where each minute of a song roughly equates to about 1 MB in file size. This is good for streaming on the Internet; however, MP3s with higher bit rates will sound better. So now I'm going to go down here and click OK, and let's bounce the track. But first we have to name it. I'll call it bounce_MP3, and we'll save it to this folder here, Chapter 11, save, and now we see this window, Share with SoundCloud.
We've got our title here, we can give it a description, we can choose what kind of license we want, we can choose the type of track it is, and give it some tags. We can even send it privately to certain people through their email. So now I'm going to click share and we'll start to bounce. (Music Playing) So once the bounce is completed, the track is automatically imported into your iTunes, so the next time that you launch iTunes, it will be right there. Or if iTunes is already opened, then it will appear immediately.
If I go over to iTunes, you'll see it right here. And if you're sharing it to SoundCloud, you'll be asked to log in to your SoundCloud account if you're not already logged in, and your file will be automatically posted to your account. So now you know how to bounce down your MP3 and share it with the world through iTunes and SoundCloud.
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