Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding samples and ticks, part of Pro Tools 9 Essential Training.
Every track in Pro Tools has an underlying timebase that defines where audio and…MIDI data are placed within a session's timeline.…There are two different timebases: sample and tick.…In this session, I have got an instrument track that by default is tick-based…and an audio track that's sample-based.…Let's talk about what these terms mean.…On this instrument track, if we go over to the Timebase selector, you can see…that it's Ticks and on this audio track, it's Samples.…A sample is a slice of audio that has an absolute timebase built on the sample…rate--for example, 44.1 kilohertz as the sampling rate--where each sample is…placed at an exact and absolute location in the session, and only moves if you…move the region itself.…
You can see that where this cursor is placed is exactly this many samples away…from the very beginning of the session.…In contrast to samples, a tick is a slice of time.…Its length is relative based on the tempo.…When using ticks as a timebase, each quarter note in the Pro Tools tempo grid is…
- 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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