In this lesson, our instructor Evren Edler gives an introduction to creating a new session. He explains how to create and configure a ProTool session as well as parameter settings, different types of tracks (creating and naming them) and the edit and playback cursor.
Quick Start: When you first
launch PT, the quick start dialog box is displayed, giving you
options for creating or opening a session.
Creating & Configuring Pro
From the Quick Start dialog
box, you can begin a new recording project either by selecting
Creating Session From Template or Create Blank Session. Session
Templates comes with PT installer disc, which includes
preconfigured with common & mixer setups.
Sample Rate: PT supports sample
rates up to 192 kHz. To optimize the file sizes in your session,
choose the lowest sample rate that meets the needs of the project. A
sample rate of 44.1 kHz the industry standard for audio CD. Higher
sample rates can be chosen for demanding project, to capture a
greater frequency response however, higher sample rates come greater
disk space requirements.
I/O Settings: PT provides
preset input and output configurations for stereo mix or various
surround sound options. You can always choose the Last Used to load
the settings from your last session.
Bit Depth: PT 10 works with
files in 16, 24 or 32 bit floating-point audio resolution. The
16-bit option generates smaller files and it’s typically adequate
for basic recordings for audio CDs. 24 and 32-bit float options
provide greater dynamic range in your recorded audio.
Creating A Session: After
choosing your session parameters and clicking ok in the Quick Start
dialog box, you will be asked to choose a save location and a name
for the new session.
The Playback Cursor & Edit
Playback Cursor: It’s a
solid, non-blinking line that moves across the screen during
playback and indicates where the current playback point is. The
playback cursor’s exact time location is displayed in the Main &
Sub Counters in the Transport Window.
The edit cursor is a flashing line that appears when you click the
Selector tool in a track. The blinking edit cursor indicates the
starting point for any editing tasks that you perform.
Creating A New Session
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.