Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing tracks from a CD, part of Pro Tools 10 Essential Training.
At some point while you're using Pro Tools, you'll probably need to import a track…from a music CD, maybe to record a sample or sound effect from it, or to use as a…reference track while mixing or mastering.…The steps to do this are pretty similar to importing any other type of file.…Now CDs are recorded at 16 bit 44.1 kHz sampling rate, because of that I want to…go check something out first before we import the file from the CD.…I'm going to go to Setup > Preferences and click on the Processing tab.…
I am going to go down here to the Sample Rate Conversion Quality and check what…we have as our setting.…Now I'm always a fan of the TweakHead even though it says is the slowest, it…doesn't mean that your computer will make it a slow process;…computers are very fast these days.…So choose the TweakHead as the sample rate conversion quality, it's the…best quality.…Now we can go up to the File menu, choose Import > Audio, and you'll see your CD…come up with all the tracks on it.…I'm going to go click this one and you'll see the information about that track,…
- 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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