Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing automation with the Pencil tool, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
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Having worked tediously with other types of automation systems on analog mixing…boards, I think graphical editing of automation data is one of the best…features of Pro Tools.…Here I'll show you how to use the Pencil tool to edit or draw new automation data.…Any of the top five pencil shapes can be used to draw or edit automation.…Let's use the Free Hand tool first.…I am going to go down to this bass track, and just click and draw.…I am going to draw in a fade out.…
Pretty simple. Let's hear what that sounds like.…(Music playing.)…Let's try out the Line Pencil tool to draw in some automation…for a gradual pitch bend on the Drum track.…Go back to the beginning of the track, and now let's hear what this Drum track…sounds like with a pitch bend going on.…(Music playing.)…That sounds kind of cool.…
Now, let's use the Square tool to create some automation on the acoustic guitar tracks.…We'll go to the mute, and I am going to draw in--just by clicking and dragging--…some mute automation.…You'll see a lot of lines in here, and they are actually following this grid…
- 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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