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Avid Pro Tools 12 Fundamentals

Video Description

In this Avid Pro Tools 12 Fundamentals training course, expert author Joe Godfrey teaches you the tools and techniques needed to work within this digital audio workstation. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with Pro Tools is required.

You will start by learning about basic editing in the timeline, then jump into learning how to customize Pro Tools. From there, Joe will teach you how to record and edit a voice track, edit music tracks, and use elastic audio. This video tutorial also covers MIDI in Pro Tools, tracking instruments, sound design, and working with video. Finally, you will learn about mixing and automation, including automating volume, printing effects and stems, and archiving your sessions.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using Pro Tools 12 to compose, record, edit, and mix music and audio. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction To Pro Tools 12
    1. Who Uses Pro Tools? 00:03:08
    2. About The Author 00:01:16
    3. About The Course 00:02:42
    4. New In Pro Tools 12 00:04:19
    5. Installing And Authorizing Pro Tools 00:03:26
    6. Application Manager And Hardware Options 00:03:01
    7. Playback Engine Options 00:03:49
    8. Signal Flow In Pro Tools 00:04:17
    9. Digital Audio 101 00:04:24
    10. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Basic Editing In The Timeline
    1. Creating A Session 00:04:21
    2. Importing Audio 00:04:12
    3. Tracks And Track Information 00:06:07
    4. Clips And Clip Edits 00:05:09
    5. Smart Tools And Edit Modes 00:06:36
    6. Counters, Grid And Nudge 00:05:44
    7. Trim, Clip Volume And Duplicate 00:05:50
    8. Consolidate And Export 00:04:33
  3. Customizing Pro Tools
    1. Customizing Pro Tools 00:04:09
    2. Options For Saving Sessions 00:05:24
    3. Pro Tools Preferences - Part 1 00:04:53
    4. Pro Tools Preferences - Part 2 00:04:28
    5. Window Layouts And Scroll Options 00:05:27
    6. Sorting In The Clip Bin 00:03:48
    7. Clearing And Deleting Files 00:02:12
    8. Showing And Hiding Tracks 00:03:31
    9. Track And Clip Colors 00:02:11
    10. Session Parameters 00:01:46
    11. New Workspace Browser 00:04:30
  4. Recording And Editing A Voice Track
    1. Setting Mic Input Levels 00:06:18
    2. Setting Up A Cue 00:05:15
    3. The 1-2-3 System 00:04:25
    4. The Separation Grabber 00:04:30
    5. Music In The Cue 00:02:19
    6. FX In The Cue 00:03:41
    7. Breathless 00:06:52
    8. The TCE Trimmer 00:03:53
  5. Editing Music Tracks
    1. Editing Library Music 00:03:27
    2. Using Identify Beat 00:04:14
    3. Slicing Music Using The Grid 00:05:25
    4. Splices And Crossfades 00:09:03
    5. Fade And Crossfade Options 00:05:24
    6. Changing Tempo Of Library Music Tracks 00:03:44
    7. Setting Triggers In Beat Detective 00:05:26
    8. Conforming Triggers In Beat Detective 00:03:49
  6. Elastic Audio
    1. Elastic Audio For A Voice Track 00:06:15
    2. Elastic Audio For Music 00:03:28
    3. Pitch Adjustments Using Elastic Audio 00:01:44
  7. MIDI In Pro Tools
    1. Connecting A MIDI Keyboard 00:05:18
    2. Editing MIDI Notes 00:08:00
    3. XPand!2 - Virtual Instrument Library 00:04:39
    4. Recording And Editing MIDI 00:07:06
    5. MIDI Merge And Wait For Note 00:03:46
    6. Play It Slow, Hear It Fast 00:04:33
    7. MIDI Step Load 00:03:05
    8. Performance Transpositions Using Xpand!2 00:03:38
    9. Virtual Instruments 00:04:38
    10. MIDI Import And Export 00:03:37
  8. Tracking Instruments
    1. Adding Rhythm Guitar 00:05:16
    2. Arranging Using The Timeline 00:05:21
    3. Guitar Amp Simulators 00:03:15
    4. Loop Record And Playlists 00:03:24
    5. Comping A Playlist 00:02:15
    6. Quick Punch 00:03:34
    7. Dynamic Transport 00:02:14
    8. Half Speed Recording 00:03:51
  9. Sound Design
    1. Sound Design 00:03:59
    2. Dialog Phone EFX 00:06:40
    3. Creating New SFX With Plug-Ins 00:03:27
    4. Using Plugins To Process SFX 00:05:22
    5. Timing Music To SFX 00:05:59
    6. Tuning SFX To Music 00:06:14
    7. Exploring The Structure Interface 00:05:38
    8. Putting Structure To Work 00:07:09
  10. Working With Video
    1. Importing The Movie 00:05:58
    2. Spotting The Movie 00:06:29
    3. Setting The Tempo Of The Music 00:05:52
    4. Using Spot Mode For Precise Placement 00:03:56
    5. Building An Alternative Version In The Timeline 00:03:39
    6. Bouncing The Movie 00:02:30
  11. Mixing And Automation
    1. The Philosophy Of Mixing 00:02:43
    2. EQ And Volume 00:03:20
    3. Busses, Sends, Auxes And Inserts 00:05:23
    4. Panning, Marker Locations And The Universe 00:02:46
    5. Automating Volume, Pan And Send Levels 00:05:11
    6. Automating Plugin Parameters 00:03:03
    7. Compression And Customing Templates 00:05:14
    8. Printing Effects And Stems 00:04:05
    9. Archiving Your Session 00:03:19
  12. Conclusion
    1. Wrap Up 00:00:34