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Evren Edler

Evren Edler

Definitions and Basics

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Pro Tools
Introduction to Pro Tools

8m 51s

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

25m 18s

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

34m 14s

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

59m 28s

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

49m 31s

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

36m 43s

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

24m 25s

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

39m 36s

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

43m 42s

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

35m 23s

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

40m 4s

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

37m 31s

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

43m 20s

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

37m

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

33m 12s

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

37m 30s

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

42m 4s

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

14m 31s

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

25m 23s

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
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  • What You need to run Pro Tools:
    • Computer (MAC OS X or Windows)
    • Pro Tools Software (9, 10 or LE, M Powered or HD for 8th edition and below)
    • Hardware/Audio Interface
    • Hard Disk (One to Record One to Back Up)
    • Microphones or Electric/Virtual Instruments
    • Pre Amp (Some Interfaces has built in pre amps)
    • Good pair of Headphones
    • Speakers (if not powered, power amp)
    • Midi Keyboard
    • Numeric Keyboard
  • Pro Tools System Configurations:
    • The requirements for your digital audio recording projects will determine the type of Pro Tools system that you will need to use. Pro Tools 10 is supported in three types of systems:
      • Pro Tools
      • Pro Tools Core Audio/ASIO
      • Pro Tools HD
  • Pro Tools systems are host based, meaning they use the processing power of the host computer to carry out real time routing, mixing and processing of audio signals.
  • Pro Tools Core Audio/ASIO systems are also host based and use Pro Tools software with third party audio interfaces with supported Core Audio on MAC or ASIO Windows drivers, including the built in audio available on MAC computers, Core Audio.
  • Pro Tools HD software is supported with Pro Tools HD Native hardware, Pro Tools HD hardware and Pro Tools HDX hardware.
  • All Pro Tools options use the same software installer, which also installs variety of included software plug-ins. All systems share the same file format, with full cross-compatibility between Macs and PC’s, providing seamless interchange between Pro Tools systems.
  • Powering Up (the order of powering up):
    • Powering up an audio rig has a sequential order.
      • Hard Drives > Midi Equipment(especially if you are using 5 pin midi cable > Audio Gear > Computer > Speakers
      • *Powering up the speakers first, may blow your speakers with the repeat of action!
      • *When you turn off your system, you must turn your speakers off first!
  • ILok System:
    • The ILok is a USB smart key that contains licenses for your protected software products. Pro Tools 10 is compatible with the original iLok key as well as the newer, second-generation iLok key.
    • *Because your Pro Tools software requires iLok authorization, you will need to insert your iLok key into an available USB port on your computer before launching Pro Tools.

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:22
    • What is Pro Tools?
  • 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
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