Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a session for mixing, part of Pro Tools 10 Essential Training.
A mix is the combination of the recorded tracks in a session, reduced to two…tracks for stereo playback or to six to 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 its own place in the final soundscape.…Before starting the mix, I recommend listening to some reference mixes.…
Listen to songs that you know very well. Most professional mixers have a…number of songs 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.…You can use the File > Import > Audio command for this.…Check out the videos in this course about importing audio if you need more details.…Second, I'll recommend choosing some songs that sound similar to your current…
- 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
Pro Tools: Mixing and Masteringwith Brian Lee White10h 32m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Music Editing for TV and Filmwith Skye Lewin3h 30m Intermediate
Pro Tools: Audio for Film and Videowith Scott Hirsch5h 9m Intermediate
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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