Course

Course: Navigating Pro Tools

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Session 1 - Pro Tools Installation and Authorization:

  • Run the installers for pro tools, Plugins, and iLok license manager
  • Pro Tools Setup -Set playback engine. -Explore and make some changes in the start screen. -Create a new session
  • Explore file menu
  • Opening and saving sessions

Session 2 - Mix window overview:

  • Track Strips -Inserts -Sends -Mute, Solo, arm -Meters -Faders -Scribble Strips
  • Track Show hide button
  • Track list table
  • Groups list table
  • Explanation of different track types
  • Audio -Mono/Stereo
  • Aux Track -Mono/Stereo
  • Master Track
  • Midi Track
  • Instrument Track
  • Click Track
  • Explore track menu

Session 3 - Recording basics:

  • Creating an audio track
  • Arming and disarming track
  • Checking levels
  • Recording the audio 2
  • Playing back
  • Adding and selecting a second track Explore options menu Inserting Effects
  • How to Insert Plug-Ins
  • Explain in Detail the UI Layout Track and FX Routing
  • Route tracks to aux bus
  • Insert fxon aux track

Session 4 - Midi and instrument tracks:

  • Midi basics explained
  • Create an instrument track
  • instantiate an instrument plugin.
  • Pick an instrument preset
  • Record midi
  • Explore event menu
  • Change tempo
  • Quantize
  • Transpose
  • Single note Transposition
  • Change velocity
  • Change note lengths

Session 5 - Editing Basics:

  • Explore top portion of edit window -Edit tool cluster -Editing Modes explained -Counter display cluster -Grid nudge cluster -Transport view cluster
  • Timeline Navigation (Bars, Beats)
  • Making Selection -In/Out -Start, End, and Length Fields -Markers
  • Exploring edit menu
  • Cut, Copy, Paste 3
  • Zooming and Nudging
  • Explore remainder of edit window
  • Composite Playlist Takes

Session 6 - Working with imported audio:

  • Importing audio
  • Finding BPM of audio file
  • Using elastic time and pitch
  • Exploring audio suite menu
  • Using audio suite plugins

Session 7 - Basic Automation:

  • Automation modes explained
  • Automate volume/pan, mute/solo
  • Plugin automation
  • Exporting and bouncing -Bounce to disk -Commit -freeze -Export

Session 8 - Flotools:

  • Installing and authorizing Keyboard Maestro
  • Installing flotools
  • Flotools key commands

Session 9 - Workflow:

  • Session organization
  • Grouping tracks
  • Loading and saving track presets
  • Loading and saving session templates
  • Importing session data

Session 10 - Tweeking Pro Tools prefs:

  • Misc Q and A
  • Tie up any loose ends