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Pro Tools 11 Essential Training
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Pro Tools 11 Essential Training

with Skye Lewin

Video: Welcome

Hi, I'm Skye Lewin and welcome to Pro Tools 11 Essential Training. In this course, we'll delve into the industry standard software for music production and audio post production. And we'll cover the basics of how to use Pro Tools for recording, editing, mixing and mastering. I'll show you how to connect your Pro Tools studio, and then we'll explore all the facets of the Pro Tools interface. I'll show you how to record and edit both audio and MIDI in a Pro Tools session. As well as how to work with virtual instruments and plug ins. We'll look at working with video in Pro Tools as well as importing any kind of data into your Pro Tools session.
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  1. 10m 42s
    1. Welcome
      1m 23s
    2. Choosing a Pro Tools version
      2m 36s
    3. Optimizing your computer for Pro Tools
      2m 44s
    4. Troubleshooting Pro Tools
      1m 50s
    5. Using the exercise files
      2m 9s
  2. 35m 45s
    1. Installing and authorizing Pro Tools
      2m 14s
    2. Connecting your audio hardware
      3m 32s
    3. Powering up and powering down
      1m 36s
    4. Setting the playback engine and hardware settings
      3m 3s
    5. Optimizing Pro Tools performance
      5m 1s
    6. Understanding Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC)
      2m 29s
    7. Setting essential preferences
      2m 48s
    8. Creating a new session
      5m 12s
    9. Identifying elements in the session folder
      4m 17s
    10. Creating new tracks
      5m 33s
  3. 52m 18s
    1. Working in the Edit window
      6m 32s
    2. Exploring the Mix window
      4m 8s
    3. Using the Transport and Big Counter windows
      4m 8s
    4. Applying the Color Palette and window arrangements
      2m 40s
    5. Exploring the menus
      3m 41s
    6. Understanding samples and ticks
      3m 38s
    7. Viewing and manipulating tracks
      6m 38s
    8. Selecting inputs, outputs, and busses
      3m 59s
    9. Defining input and output settings
      4m 3s
    10. Understanding signal paths and gain stages
      4m 44s
    11. Using keyboard shortcuts and Keyboard Focus
      8m 7s
  4. 19m 35s
    1. Using the Workspace browser
      4m 54s
    2. Importing audio
      3m 58s
    3. Importing MIDI data into your session
      3m 11s
    4. Importing session data
      4m 58s
    5. Importing tracks from an audio CD
      2m 34s
  5. 1h 6m
    1. Creating a click track
      6m 1s
    2. Recording audio
      5m 46s
    3. Using audio playback controls and scrolling
      5m 33s
    4. Working with playback modes and Dynamic Transport
      6m 23s
    5. Overdubbing and record modes
      5m 56s
    6. Recording with playlists and Loop Record
      4m 47s
    7. Punching and monitoring modes
      4m 17s
    8. Understanding latency
      3m 51s
    9. Creating a group
      6m 40s
    10. Using effects while recording
      6m 40s
    11. Creating a headphone mix
      7m 45s
    12. Assigning disk allocation
      2m 42s
  6. 31m 46s
    1. Understanding nondestructive editing with clips
      5m 7s
    2. Using the Selector and Grabber tools
      5m 5s
    3. Understanding the Trim and Scrubber tools
      8m 23s
    4. Changing the view with the Zoomer tool and zoom presets
      6m 1s
    5. Editing with the Pencil tool
      4m 0s
    6. Using the Smart tool
      3m 10s
  7. 1h 15m
    1. Understanding the edit modes
      6m 29s
    2. Editing and arranging clips
      8m 10s
    3. Using Undo
      3m 20s
    4. Applying fades and crossfades
      9m 24s
    5. Building a comp track using playlists
      6m 34s
    6. Locking and muting clips
      2m 47s
    7. Exploring special Edit window functions
      10m 39s
    8. Creating an audio loop
      4m 47s
    9. Editing a voiceover
      11m 15s
    10. Using Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
      8m 0s
    11. Consolidating and exporting files
      4m 9s
  8. 24m 16s
    1. Working with clip groups
      7m 34s
    2. Applying time, tempo, meter, key, and chord
      4m 26s
    3. Using memory locations
      9m 23s
    4. Saving and recalling window configurations
      2m 53s
  9. 30m 9s
    1. Setting up MIDI on a Mac
      2m 58s
    2. Setting up MIDI on a PC
      1m 31s
    3. Configuring MIDI in Pro Tools
      2m 29s
    4. Recording MIDI data
      4m 49s
    5. Recording multiple MIDI tracks with a shared virtual instrument
      2m 52s
    6. Setting MIDI recording options
      4m 28s
    7. Using Step Input
      4m 4s
    8. Building a drum loop with MIDI Merge
      2m 47s
    9. Composing with virtual instruments
      4m 11s
  10. 45m 29s
    1. Editing MIDI data with the edit tools
      7m 44s
    2. Working in the MIDI Editor window
      6m 21s
    3. Using the MIDI Event List
      2m 28s
    4. Applying event operations
      7m 19s
    5. Quantizing MIDI tracks
      8m 36s
    6. Using groove templates
      5m 7s
    7. Applying real-time properties
      3m 22s
    8. Using MIDI Learn
      4m 32s
  11. 16m 37s
    1. Exploring the Score Editor
      5m 3s
    2. Using the Score Editor in your workflow
      4m 12s
    3. Setting up a score
      4m 14s
    4. Printing and exporting a score
      3m 8s
  12. 29m 44s
    1. Writing and editing automation
      6m 36s
    2. Drawing automation with the Pencil tool
      5m 15s
    3. Editing automation with the Trim and Grabber tools
      3m 14s
    4. Cutting, copying, pasting, and clearing automation
      4m 47s
    5. Enabling and disabling automation
      3m 30s
    6. Automating plugins and virtual instruments
      6m 22s
  13. 1h 38m
    1. Setting up a session for mixing
      9m 26s
    2. Creating an effects loop
      9m 15s
    3. Working with plugins in the mixer
      4m 5s
    4. Utilizing ADC while mixing
      7m 10s
    5. Using equalization
      9m 54s
    6. Applying compression and limiting
      11m 56s
    7. Adding delay
      5m 47s
    8. Using reverb
      7m 0s
    9. Using AudioSuite plugins
      4m 40s
    10. Bouncing to disk
      7m 56s
    11. Making an MP3 for iTunes and SoundCloud
      2m 33s
    12. Setting up a session for mastering
      4m 20s
    13. Exploring a simple mastering chain
      11m 23s
    14. Understanding dither and noise shaping
      2m 41s
  14. 10m 41s
    1. Importing and viewing video files
      5m 22s
    2. Adding sound and music to video
      2m 53s
    3. Bouncing to QuickTime
      2m 26s
  15. 6m 33s
    1. Archiving and sharing a session
      6m 33s
  16. 1m 9s
    1. Next steps
      1m 9s

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Pro Tools 11 Essential Training
9h 14m Beginner Sep 27, 2013

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Pro Tools is the industry-standard software for music and post-production. Get started from the ground up in this course with producer Skye Lewin, as he shows you how to record, edit, mix, and master audio and MIDI in Pro Tools. Skye teaches you how to create music with virtual instruments and plugins, work with audio and video files, and make both basic edits and more advanced ones with tools like Elastic Time and Pitch. Plus, learn to create a musical score, write and edit automation, and mix with effects loops and more. Finally, discover how to bounce down a final master and export and archive your session. Whether you're a producer, a sound engineer, or a hobbyist, this course can help you become proficient in Pro Tools 11.

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
  • Adding automated delay
  • 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 Mixing Music Production Audio Engineering Music Editing Post Production
Software:
Pro Tools
Author:
Skye Lewin

Welcome

Hi, I'm Skye Lewin and welcome to Pro Tools 11 Essential Training. In this course, we'll delve into the industry standard software for music production and audio post production. And we'll cover the basics of how to use Pro Tools for recording, editing, mixing and mastering. I'll show you how to connect your Pro Tools studio, and then we'll explore all the facets of the Pro Tools interface. I'll show you how to record and edit both audio and MIDI in a Pro Tools session. As well as how to work with virtual instruments and plug ins. We'll look at working with video in Pro Tools as well as importing any kind of data into your Pro Tools session.

We'll also explore using Pro Tools playlists to comp between different takes. We'll examine automatic delay compensation for keeping tracks time aligned, elastic audio for time and pitch manipulation. And I'll cover how to create a professional musical score with the score editor. Finally, we'll use Pro Tools for mixing and mastering. And, I'll show you how to export your work and how to archive a Pro Tools session for backup and storage. The techniques covered in this course will show you how to use the tools, functions, and features in Pro Tools for any aspect of music and audio post production.

This course is applicable to all versions of Pro Tools. Though, if you're using an earlier version of Pro Tools, you may want to check out the other Pro Tools courses here on lynda.com. Let's get started with Pro-Tools 11 Essential training.

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