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Learning Pro Tools 11

Video Description

In this video based Pro Tools 11 training course, expert trainer Joe Godfrey teaches you the fundamentals of using this digital audio workstation software. Pro Tools 11 brings you the power of 64bit recording and mixing to your computer - with retooled audio and video engines in this latest version from Avid. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, and no prior experience with Pro Tools is required. Joe starts by introducing you to the basic skills you will need, such as working with dialog, music and sound effects. You will learn to edit music tracks, work with elastic audio and how to utilize MIDI in Pro Tools. This tutorial also covers more advanced features such as beat making, composing using virtual instruments, scoring to picture and tracking live instruments. You finish off this video based training course with an in-depth look at Mixing and Automation. Once you have completed this video tutorial for Avid Pro Tools 11, you will have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of recording and mixing using this popular software. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction To Pro Tools 11
    1. Who Uses Pro Tools? 00:03:01
    2. About Pro Tools 11 00:02:37
    3. New In Pro Tools 11 00:05:05
  2. Basic Editing In The Timeline
    1. Creating A Blank Session 00:04:38
    2. Importing Audio 00:04:01
    3. Tracks And Track Information 00:04:02
    4. Defining And Naming Clips 00:04:25
    5. Non-Destructive Editing 00:05:38
    6. The Smart Tool 00:03:49
    7. Shuffle, Slip And Clip Volume 00:05:59
    8. Bounce, Export And Consolidate 00:07:08
  3. Customizing Pro Tools 11
    1. File Structure 00:04:42
    2. Options For Saving Sessions 00:05:34
    3. Pro Tools Preferences - Plugins As A Flat List 00:10:32
    4. Window Layouts And Scroll Options 00:05:57
    5. Showing And Sorting In The Clip Bin 00:04:00
    6. Clearing Unused Clips 00:03:15
    7. Showing, Hiding And Sorting Tracks 00:02:29
    8. Track Colors And Diamond Lanes 00:02:43
    9. Session Parameters 00:02:12
    10. The New Workspace Browser 00:04:42
  4. Recording And Editing A Voice Track
    1. Input Options 00:09:10
    2. Setting Up A Cue 00:06:25
    3. A-B-C System 00:03:24
    4. Choosing Takes With The Separation Grabber 00:07:41
    5. Music In The Cue 00:03:32
    6. Effects In The Cue - Track, Bus System And Expanded Sends View 00:02:17
    7. Breathless 00:04:07
    8. The TCE Trimmer 00:04:19
    9. Using Pitch Shift On Announcers 00:04:00
  5. Editing Music Tracks
    1. Editing Library Music Using Tempo Map And Matching 00:07:50
    2. Slicing And Dicing On The Grid 00:06:48
    3. Editing Two Music Tracks 00:07:37
    4. Fades And Crossfades 00:05:38
    5. Re-Timing Library Music Tracks 00:03:44
  6. Elastic Audio
    1. Elastic Audio On A Voice Track 00:05:11
    2. Elastic Audio On A Drum Track 00:02:32
    3. Pitch Changes Using Elastic Audio 00:02:19
  7. MIDI In Pro Tools
    1. Connecting A MIDI Keyboard 00:04:54
    2. Adding A Shaker Loop Using Xpand!2 00:10:00
    3. Adding A Drum Loop Using Boom 00:06:28
    4. Exploring The Xpand!2 Library 00:03:42
    5. Adding, Looping And Editing A MIDI Bass Track 00:09:43
    6. Arranging And Using Virtual Instruments 00:09:52
    7. Play It Slow - Hear It Fast 00:03:56
    8. Adding MIDI Keys 00:04:14
    9. Performance Transpositions In Xpand!2 00:02:52
  8. Tracking Instruments
    1. Adding An Acoustic Guitar 00:05:45
    2. Adding A Cajon 00:02:58
    3. Adding Electric Guitar Using Eleven 00:07:18
    4. Loop Recording Using Playlists 00:03:00
    5. Playlist Comping 00:03:04
    6. Half-Speed Recording 00:03:02
  9. Sound Design
    1. The Concept Of Sound Design 00:04:03
    2. Setting Up A Cellphone EQ For Dialog 00:05:01
    3. Creating New SFX With Plug-Ins 00:04:11
    4. Identifying Sync Points In Clips 00:04:26
    5. Timing Music To SFX 00:04:08
    6. Timing SFX To Music 00:04:12
    7. Tuning SFX To Match Music 00:06:59
    8. Combining MIDI With SFX Using Structure Free 00:03:36
    9. A Closer Look At Structure Free 00:05:40
  10. Working With Video
    1. Importing The Movie 00:07:01
    2. Spotting The Movie With Markers 00:07:33
    3. Setting The Tempo Of The Score 00:07:45
    4. Building The Score 00:05:42
    5. Alternate Versions And Spot Mode For Precise Placement 00:03:37
    6. Bouncing The Movie 00:03:23
  11. Mixing And Automation
    1. The Philosophy Of Mixing 00:03:06
    2. EQ And Volume 00:05:17
    3. Busses, Auxes, Sends And Inserts 00:05:42
    4. Panning, Memory Locations And The Universe 00:04:56
    5. Automating Write And Read 00:06:50
    6. Automating Plugin Parameters 00:03:49
    7. Customizing Mixing Templates 00:04:04
    8. Printing Effects And Stems 00:02:40
    9. Archiving Your Session 00:05:52
  12. Conclusion
    1. About Joe Godfrey 00:00:59