Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing automation with the Pencil tool, part of Pro Tools 10 Essential Training.
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 will show you how to use the Pencil tool to edit or draw new automation.…Any of the top five pencil shapes can be used to draw automation.…Let's start with the Freehand tool.…I'm going to go down to the bass track here and draw in a fade-out.…So I am just going to click and drag.…And let's hear what that sounds like.…
(Music Playing) …Yep, that's a fade-out.…Now let's try the Line Pencil tool and we will draw in some automation for a…gradual pitch-bend on a drum track.…Pitch-bend on a drum track?…Well, why not?…So I am going to just click here and drag all the way up, and now let's check…out what this sounds like.…So I just hit Return and we will go back to the top and press Play.…(Music Playing)…That sounds kind of cool.…
Now let's use the Square shape and draw some automation on the acoustic guitar…track for muting it.…
- 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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