Compressors and limiters reduce the dynamic range of signals that exceed a…selected volume level or threshold.…They turn down the loudest parts of a track, which helps to manage instruments…with wide dynamic ranges like vocals and bass and helps the quietest bits of…these tracks become easier to hear.…Let's take a look at the standard Compressor/Limiter Dynamics plug-in here…in Pro Tools.…Within this plug-in, you can see we've got a lot of parameters over here.…And first, what I want to do is put all of these down to their lowest values, so…I'll set the Ratio 1:1 and the Threshold down to 0 dB.…
We'll start with that.…And the Threshold parameter is where I want to start our discussion.…When a signal comes into a compressor beneath the Threshold, nothing is done…to it.…So if I have a Threshold of 0 dB, that's the highest it can possibly be, so no…signal is going to cross that.…However, if I bring this down and I press play on this bass track--I've got it…soloed here--you're going to see the signal coming in, and it'll turn red when…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Mixing and Masteringwith Brian Lee White10h 32m Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Learning the Interface
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
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