Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding compression and limiting, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
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Compressors and limiters reduce the dynamic range of signals that exceed a…selected volume level, or threshold.…They turn down the loudest part of a track, which helps to manage instruments…with wide dynamic ranges, like vocals and bass, and helps the quietest bits of a…track to become easier to hear.…Let's take a look at the standard compressor limiter dynamics 3 plug-in in Pro Tools.…I've got one loaded up here on the bass track.…If a signal comes into the compressor beneath the threshold, nothing is done to the signal.…
Lower volume signals are not touched except by the Output Gain Adjuster,…which is right here.…As we decrease the threshold, signals can be touched by the compressor.…Right now, the threshold is set at -30 dB.…So if a signal is above -30 dB, it will be compressed.…Now let's try this with the bass actually playing.…I am going to bring the threshold all the way back to 0 and press Play.…
As I bring the threshold down, watch the levels over here, the input, the output,…and the gain reduction.…
- Exploring the Pro Tools interface
- Choosing a playback engine and other settings
- Setting up Pro Tools hardware and software properly
- Importing audio
- Recording and editing audio and MIDI
- Arranging a session
- Writing and editing automation
- Mixing and mastering a session
- Using automatic delay compensation
- Bouncing down a mix as an MP3
- Importing and displaying video
- Archiving a session
Skill Level Beginner
Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Toolswith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Mixing and Mastering with Pro Toolswith Brian Lee White9h 18m Intermediate
Audio for Film and Video with Pro Toolswith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
1. Getting Set Up in Pro Tools 9
2. Learning the Interface
3. Importing into Pro Tools
4. Recording Audio
5. Editing Audio
6. Arranging a Session
7. Recording MIDI Data
8. Editing MIDI
11. Mixing and Mastering
12. Working with Video
Archiving an entire session4m 22s
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