Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying EQ, part of Pro Tools 10 Essential Training.
Equalizers, or EQs, are used to boost or cut selected frequencies within a signal.…In this video, I am going to show you how to apply an EQ to an audio track, as…well as demonstrate some of the more radical EQ plug-ins in Pro Tools.…But first I want to talk about the reasons for applying EQ.…The first reason is to improve the tonal quality or the timbre of an instrument.…You can also use EQ to create special effects, like a telephone vocal sound.…You can use EQ to help a track stand out in a mix. You can use it to fix mic…choice and placement problems like frequency or leakage or noise issues.…
You can use EQ to make up for inadequacies in the recording equipment.…You can use EQ to create a better blend of instruments, and you can use it to…improve the overall sound of your mix.…Most home and car stereos have some form of equalizers.…Even the simplest bass and treble controls are equalizers.…Their purpose is the same as the EQ plug-ins you use to mix in Pro Tools.…However, our Pro Tools mixing EQs are more advanced and give us more control…
- 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
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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