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Friday, July 08, 2011

How To Use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials For Beginners

Learn how to use Pro Tools 9 by watching these free Pro Tools 9 video tutorials. These are from Pro Tools 9 Essential Training by lynda.com - one of the best software training sites out in the web today. In the free videos below, you'll learn how to choose the Playback Engine and Hardware settings, create a Pro Tools session, investigate the menus, import tracks from a CD, undo an edit, compose with virtual instruments, work with the MIDI event list, and set up a session for mastering. These are just a few videos from this excellent training course. If you want to access the entire course, become a lynda.com member today or sign up for a FREE 7-day trial.

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Pro Tools 9 Essential Training - Welcome

Choosing the Playback Engine and Hardware settings - How to use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

Creating a Pro Tools session - How to use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

Investigating the menus - How to use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

Importing tracks from a CD - How to use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

Undoing an edit - How to use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

Composing with virtual instruments - How to use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

Working with the MIDI event list - How to use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

Setting up a session for mastering - How to use Pro Tools 9 | Video Tutorials for Beginners

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Course Information

Training Provider: Lynda.com
Title: Pro Tools 9 Essential Training
Author: David Franz
Duration: 8hrs 23mins
Date of release: 05 November 2010

Chapter 1: Getting Set Up in Pro Tools 9
Installing and authorizing Pro Tools
Connecting your Pro Tools system
Powering up and powering down
Choosing the Playback Engine and Hardware settings
Optimizing Pro Tools performance
Utilizing Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC)
Setting essential preferences
Creating a Pro Tools session
Identifying elements in a session folder
Creating new tracks

Chapter 2: Learning the Interface
Exploring the Edit window
Exploring the Mix window
Exploring the Transport and Big Counter windows
Using the Color palette and window arrangements
Investigating the menus
Understanding samples and ticks
Viewing and manipulating tracks
Selecting inputs, outputs, and buses
Selecting an I/O Settings file
Understanding signal paths and gain stages
Utilizing keyboard shortcuts and keyboard focus

Chapter 3: Importing into Pro Tools
Using DigiBase and the Workspace browser
Importing audio
Importing MIDI
Importing session data
Importing tracks from a CD
Importing video

Chapter 4: Recording Audio
Recording audio
Playing back audio
Creating a click track
Overdubbing and using the record modes
Recording with playlists and Loop Record
Punch recording and using the monitoring modes
Dealing with latency and ADC
Creating a group
Adding effects while recording
Creating a headphone (cue) mix
Assigning disk allocation

Chapter 5: Editing Audio
Understanding nondestructive editing and region types
Using the Selector and Grabber tools
Using the Trimmer and Scrubber tools
Using the Zoomer tool and Zoom presets
Using the Pencil tool
Using the Smart tool
Understanding the Edit modes
Arranging regions
Undoing an edit
Utilizing fades and crossfades
Building a comp track using playlists
Locking and muting regions
Special Edit window buttons
Creating an audio loop
Editing a voiceover
Using Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch

Chapter 6: Arranging a Session
Working with region groups
Using time, tempo, meter, key, and chord
Creating memory locations

Chapter 7: Recording MIDI Data
Setting up MIDI on a Mac
Setting up MIDI on a PC
Setting up MIDI in Pro Tools
Recording MIDI data
Recording multiple MIDI tracks with one virtual instrument
Recording options for MIDI
Using step input
Making a drum loop with MIDI Merge
Composing with virtual instruments

Chapter 8: Editing MIDI
Using the edit tools for editing MIDI data
Editing MIDI data in the MIDI Editor
Working with the MIDI event list
Editing MIDI data with event operations
Quantizing MIDI tracks
Creating and using groove templates
Utilizing real-time properties
Using MIDI Learn

Chapter 9: Scoring
Exploring the Score Editor
Using the Score Editor
Setting up a score
Printing and exporting a score

Chapter 10: Automation
Writing and editing automation
Drawing automation with the Pencil tool
Editing automation with the Trimmer and Grabber tools
Cutting, copying, pasting, and clearing automation
Turning automation on and off
Automating plug-ins and virtual instruments

Chapter 11: Mixing and Mastering
Setting up a session for mixing
Setting up an effects loop
Working with plug-ins
Utilizing ADC while mixing
Applying EQ
Adding compression and limiting
Adding depth effects: Delay and reverb
Applying AudioSuite plug-ins
Bouncing down a mix and making an MP3
Setting up a session for mastering
Mastering a session
Bouncing down master recordings with Dither and Noise Shaping

Chapter 12: Working with Video
Importing and displaying video files
Adding music, foley, ADR, and FX
Bouncing down video and audio together

Chapter 13: Archiving
Archiving an entire session
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