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Pro Tools is the industry standard in high-end audio production and is used by professionals all throughout the music industry. Join their ranks by taking Educator's Introduction to Pro Tools course taught by Professor Evren Edler. In each lesson, Professor Edler goes over the software and includes numerous hands-on and real-time examples. Sample topics in the introductory course include Menu Structures, the Plugin Window, Recording MIDI, Arranging a Track, and Bouncing. Professor Edler has 10+ years experience as a Los Angeles based television & film composer, producer, and performer. He also studied jazz composition in Europe, film scoring at UCLA, and bass guitar at the LA Music Academy. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Professor Edler has taught Pro Tools courses for 5+ years in group and individual settings. Examples are also available for download so you can follow along with lessons.

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I. Introduction to Pro Tools
  Introduction to Pro Tools 8:51
   Intro 0:00 
   A Sampling of What You Will Learn 0:02 
   Intro to Pro Tools 0:30 
   Explaining the Sample 1:18 
    Transport 2:09 
    Numeric Keypad 2:29 
    Loop 2:39 
    Selector Tool 2:53 
    Channel Strip & Plug-Ins 3:14 
    Virtual Instruments 3:57 
    Automation 4:36 
    Structure Free 5:00 
    Regions / Clips List 5:54 
    Solo / Mute Button 6:13 
   Review of General First Look at Track 6:35 
   Audio Files 6:57 
  Definitions and Basics 25:18
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:22 
    What is Pro Tools? 0:53 
   Pro Tools Software: 5 Major Things You Can Do With Pro Tools 1:23 
   History of Pro Tools 5:26 
   Pro Tools Hardware: What You Need to Run Pro Tools 11:03 
   Basics of Digital Audio 14:55 
   System Configurations 18:46 
   Audio Interfaces Works With Pro Tools, Powering Up & iLok System 20:45 
    iLok System 23:07 
  Session Folders 34:14
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Pro Tools File Structures 0:23 
    File Organization 2:46 
   File Types 4:05 
    Pro Tools Session File 4:11 
    WaveCache File 7:25 
    Audio File 8:32 
    Plug-In Settings 11:00 
    Session File Backups 11:21 
    MIDI Files 14:06 
    Sibelius Files 14:49 
    Clip Groups 17:09 
    Video Files 20:08 
    Fade Files 21:15 
    Rendered Files 22:24 
   Hardware Buffer Size 24:02 
   CPU Usage Limit 26:24 
   Starting Up Pro Tools 30:59 
  Menu Structures 59:28
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Pro Tools Menu Structure 1:34 
    Hiding Options 5:00 
    File Menu 14:09 
    Edit Menu 18:21 
    View Menu 23:13 
    Track Menu 28:53 
    Clip Menu 32:25 
    Event Menu 34:41 
    AudioSuite Menu 36:50 
    Options Menu 38:13 
    Set Up Menu 42:25 
    Windows Menu 45:47 
    Store Menu/ Marketplace 55:27 
    Help Menu 56:12 
  Edit Window 49:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Edit Window 0:29 
   Edit Tools 3:20 
   Edit Modes 22:08 
   Time Scales & Rulers 32:12 
   Ruler Views 33:53 
   Other Controls 45:09 
  Mix Window 36:43
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Features of Mix Window 0:47 
    Definition of Mix Window 1:15 
   Different Types of Tracks/ Channel Strips 3:07 
    Similarities Between Edit & Mix Windows 7:16 
   Coloring the Tracks 7:57 
   Faders, Meters, Panning & Viewing Options 15:08 
   Signal Routing Windows 17:27 
   Use Inserts, Types of Plug-Ins & Operating Them 19:27 
  Pro Tools Plug In Window 24:25
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   Plug-In Windows 0:59 
   Effects Plug-Ins 3:04 
   Certain Settings/ Presets of Most Effects 6:09 
   Bypass / How to Adjust in Effects Plug-Ins 10:31 
    Comparing Sound With Previous Setting 11:25 
   View Virtual Instrument Plug-Ins 18:39 
  Transport Window, MIDI & Score Editor 39:36
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:11 
   Transport Window 0:33 
   Counters 3:33 
   MIDI Controls 4:22 
   Set Up The Tempo or Meter In Our Sessions 4:38 
   Set Up Metronome 5:00 
   Additional Editor Windows Such as MIDI & Score Editor 24:47 
  Creating A New Session 43:42
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Create & Configure a Protool Session 2:11 
   Parameter Settings 6:11 
    Sample Rates 6:34 
    I/O Settings 7:50 
    Bit Depths 8:00 
   Different Types of Tracks: Creating & Naming Tracks 9:40 
   Edit & Playback Cursor 30:49 
    Playback Cursor 30:57 
    Edit Cursor 31:54 
  Recording Audio 35:23
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Audio Storage Requirements 0:47 
    Disk Space Window 1:45 
   Create a Click Track, Prepare & Record Audio 3:10 
    Preparing to Record 8:01 
    Record-Enabling Tracks 12:40 
    Record Tracks: Insertion Follows Playback 18:50 
   Learn About Clips: How to View, Rename & Delete Them 20:24 
   Talk About Destructive/ Non-Destructive Recording 24:19 
    Looping & Punching Options 28:02 
    Disk Space 29:12 
  Recording MIDI 40:04
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   What's MIDI & How It Works 0:39 
    MIDI in Pro Tools 1:14 
    2 Types of Tracks You Could Work With MIDI Data in Pro Tools 1:30 
   Creating MIDI Compatible Tracks & Instrument Tracks 2:30 
    Sample Based vs. Tick Based Operation 4:50 
    Connecting a MIDI Device 7:37 
    MIDI Track-Record Enable 10:18 
    MIDI Controls 10:34 
    Input Quantize 12:37 
   Setting the Tempo & Meter for Our Session 21:04 
    Setting the Key Signature 22:23 
   Record MIDI Using PT Virtual Instruments 25:30 
  Selecting & Navigating 37:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   Universe Window 3:36 
   Timeline Edit Selections 7:40 
    Timeline Selection Fields 9:54 
    Make A Selection 11:40 
    Selecting with Timeline Selection In/Out Points 13:20 
    Edit Selections 14:19 
    Selecting with Edit Selection Fields 16:05 
    Creating Separate Timeline Selections & Edit Selections 17:43 
    Enabling Link Track & Edit Selection 20:43 
   Using the Tab Key 22:47 
    Tab to Transients 24:12 
    Adjusting the Session View 26:44 
   Zoom Controls 28:53 
    Storing & Recalling Zoom Presets 30:26 
   Working With Markers in Our Sessions 32:25 
  Basic Editing Techniques 43:20
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:11 
   Setting Playback Options & Loop Playback 1:50 
    Loop Playback 7:10 
   Edit Modes & How to Combine Them 9:32 
   Configuring the Grid 13:25 
   Learn Standard & Specific Editing Commands 16:31 
    Trim & Loop Trim Function 29:35 
    Nudge Function 30:38 
   Create Fades & Crossfades 33:14 
  Editing Audio & MIDI 37:00
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:12 
   Basic Editing Techniques From the Last Lesson 1:00 
   Editing Tools & Edit Modes to Edit A Track 6:08 
    MIDI & Score Editor 30:26 
  Importing & Exporting Audio, MIDI & Video Files 33:12
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:12 
   Import Audio, MIDI & Video Files 0:33 
   Import Audio Dialog Box 2:43 
    Import MIDI File 10:20 
    Export MIDI 16:49 
    Importing Video 21:38 
    Shortcut Keys 23:10 
    Session Set Up 28:08 
    Syncing Video 29:04 
    SMPTE 29:21 
    Example Music for Movie 30:37 
  Arranging A Track 37:30
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Preview Track to Work With 1:00 
   Arrangement of Recorded Tracks 4:29 
    Grouping 4:36 
    Input & Output 11:34 
    Cool Tip to Record Audio 15:32 
   Vacuum 30:13 
    Importance of Saving & Viewing Track 33:05 
  Basic Mixing Techniques 42:04
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:10 
   Basic Mixing Techniques 1:43 
    Mixing Definition 2:12 
   Inputs/ Outputs, Sends & Returns, Using Effects Plug-Ins 2:26 
    Outputs 2:39 
    Sends & Returns 7:17 
   Tricks to Mixing 28:43 
   Avid Channel Strip 37:19 
  Finishing Your Work 14:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:09 
   Continue Editing Previous Track 0:51 
   Save As 5:37 
   Back Up Session 4:10 
   Saving Session Copy in 7:53 
   Sharing A Session Between Systems 8:30 
  Bouncing 25:23
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:12 
   Intro Continued 1:14 
   Common Mistakes 2:24 
   Bouncing to Disk 4:13 
   File Types 8:44 
   Adding a Bounce File to iTunes Library 15:24 
   Sharing a Bounce File on SoundCloud 21:27 
   Review 24:44