Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding compression and limiting, part of Pro Tools 10 Essential Training.
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: Mixing and Masteringwith Brian Lee White10h 32m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Music Editing for TV and Filmwith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m 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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