Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding samples and ticks, part of Pro Tools 10 Essential Training.
Every track in Pro Tools has an underlying timebase that defines where audio and…MIDI data are placed within a sessions 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 kHz 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
- 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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