Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a session for mixing, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
A mix is the combination of the recorded tracks in a session, reduced to two…tracks for stereo playback, or to six or eight tracks for surround playback.…The goal of any mix is to create a total sound that helps support the purpose…of the song, putting the listener into an appealing acoustical space by…adjusting the volume levels, panning, EQ, and effects of individual sounds in a…creative and appealing way, while giving each element it's own place in the final soundscape.…Before starting a mix of your own song in Pro Tools, I recommend listening to…some reference mixes; listen to songs that you know very well.…
Most professional mixers have several CDs of music that they know intimately,…and they reference these from time to time when mixing.…In fact, you may even want to import the reference tracks into your mix session…for a direct comparison using the File > Import > Audio command.…Check out the videos about importing audio if you need more details.…Second, I recommend choosing some songs that sounds similar to your current…
- 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
Pro Tools: Music Editing for TV and Filmwith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Mixing and Mastering with Pro Toolswith Brian Lee White9h 18m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith 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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