Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding signal paths and gain stages, part of Pro Tools 10 Essential Training.
Understanding the signal flow of audio and MIDI data, and the gain stages along…the signal path, is crucial knowledge for any musician, recording engineer, and…producer using Pro Tools.…That knowledge will help you use your studio gear the way it was intended to…work, enabling you to achieve optimal recording levels and help you avoid…clipping or unwanted distortion.…You'll also be able to troubleshoot just about anything in your Pro Tools…studio signal flow.…Let's follow the signal path from a vocalist to a set of monitors, that is the…entire input to output signal path.…
As the vocalist sings into the mic, the mic picks up that energy and converts…the acoustic energy into an electrical current.…The signal then travels to the microphone preamplifier in your audio interface…where the signal is boosted in level.…Next the signal is converted from analog to digital from electrical current…into 0s and 1s.…It goes into Pro Tools and is routed to your hard drive where it's recorded.…Pro Tools then routes the signal back out to a digital to analog converter in…
- 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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