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Digidesign Pro Tools 8 Tutorial


Pro Tools® 8 is the most advanced audio creation and production software. It features a gorgeous new interface, dozens of new virtual instruments and plug-ins, exciting new scoring and MIDI features, amazing new workflows, deeper controller integration, and much, much more. With it’s rich feature set the end user is able do anything from tracking a band to adding sound effects to motion pictures. In this course you will be guided through setting up your system, tracking, editing, mixing, burning your project to a CD and much, much more. This course covers Pro Tools LE & HD feature sets as well as Pro Tools add-ons. The author takes users through Beat Detective & Elastic Audio and explains common misconceptions and problems found when using this complex yet powerful software. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Welcome

Introduction to Pro Tools 8
Course Outline
New in Pro Tools 8

New Session

Session Templates
Session Options
Session Folder
Save As

Navigating

Navigating
Score & Edit
Transport
Tabbing & Locating
Link Timeline & Edit Selection
Memory Locations pt. 1
Memory Locations pt. 2
Window Configurations
Edit Window Views
Mixer Window Views
View Menu
Zooming & Presets

Track Types

Audio
Auxiliary
Master
VCA (HD Only)
MIDI
Instrument
Video

Setup Menu

Hardware LE
Hardware HD
Playback Engine pt. 1
Playback Engine pt. 2
Disk Allocation
Peripherals pt. 1
Peripherals pt. 2
Video Sync Offset
Session pt. 1
Session pt. 2
MIDI

I/O Setup

I/O Hardware Change
I/O Setup pt. 1
I/O Setup pt. 2
Busses
Inserts

Edit Modes

Shuffle
Slip
Spot
Grid
SSS+G

Tools

Zoomer
Trimmer
Selector
Grabber
Smart
Scrubber
Pencil

Routing

Rewire pt. 1
Rewire pt. 2
Bussing pt. 1
Bussing pt. 2
Sends
Panning
Inserts

Working With Audio

Importing Audio pt. 1
Importing Audio pt. 2
Region List pt. 1
Region List pt. 2
Region List pt. 3
Offline Flies
Task Manager
Remove Unused Media
Workspace Browser
Project Browser
Volume Browser
Catalogs Browser
Rex & Acid Files

Recording Audio (Tracking)

Setting Up Click
Click Routing
Tempo Track
Setting Up Sends
Mix Knob
Low Latency Monitoring
I/O Compensation (HD Only)
Input & Auto-Input
Auto Punch
Pre-Roll & Post-Roll
Playlists

Record Modes

QuickPunch Record
Track Punch (HD Only)
Destructive Record
Destructive Punch (HD Only)

Editing Part I

Selecting Regions
Cutting Regions
Separating
Strip Silence
Undo History
Locking Regions

Loop Recording

Loop Recording
Loop Record Playlist
Rating Regions
Comping a Take pt. 1
Comping a Take pt. 2

Editing Part II

Nudging
Fades
Fade Folder
Region Groups
Separating Region Groups
Exporting Region Groups

Preferences

Preferences pt. 1
Preferences pt. 2
Preferences pt. 3
Preferences pt. 4
Preferences pt. 5
Preferences pt. 6
Preferences pt. 7.1
Preferences pt. 7.2
Preferences pt. 8
Preferences HD vs. LE

Track Time Scale

Ticks vs. Samples pt. 1
Ticks vs. Samples pt. 2
Linear Sample/Tick Display
Automation Drift

Beat Detective

Dynamic Transport
Bar|Beat Marker Generation pt. 1
Bar|Beat Marker Generation pt. 2
Groove Template Extraction
Region Separation
Region Conform
Edit Smoothing

Elastic Audio

Audition Path
Elastic Preference
Polyphonic-Varispeed
X-Form
Comparison
Analysis View
Warp View
Elastic Pitch

Automation

Automation
Off / Read & Write
Touch & Latch
Automation Lanes
Automation Thinning
Suspend Automation
Groups pt. 1
Groups pt. 2
Groups pt. 3
Groups pt. 4

Automation HD

Touch/Latch
Trim
Trim Preferences
Manual Write
Write On Stop
Auto Join
Auto Match
Latch Prime
Preview
Capture
AutoGlide Time
Copy to Send
"Snapshot" Write To
"Snapshot" Trim To
"Snapshot" Glide To
VCAs
Coalesce Trim Automation
Coalesce VCA Groups

Plug-Ins

RTAS
AudioSuite
AudioSuite Only
Gate
Compressor
EQ
Delay
Reverb
Dither
Multi-Mono
Miscellaneous

Mixing

Latency & Nudge
Using External Hardware
H/W Insert Delay (HD Only)
Delay Compensation (HD Only)
System Usage & Disk Space
MIDI Track Offsets
External MIDI Hardware
Side-Chain Input
Side-Chain Gate
Side-Chain Compressor

Working With MIDI

MIDI Basics
Learn CC
Loop Record
Real-Time Properties
Real-Time Properties Floating
Soft Synths vs. Hardware
Step Input

MIDI Editor

Views
Tools
Editing pt. 1
Editing pt. 2

Score

Entering Notes
Score Settings
Tools
Printing

Miscellaneous

Voices
Voice Borrowing
Prime Hard Drive for Playback & Record
Half Speed PB & Record
Aliasing
Color Palette

Troubleshooting

iLok
Offline Media
No MIDI & Audio Mac
No MIDI & Audio Windows
Plug-in Manager
Finding He|p
Transport Wont Play Right Away

Wrap Up

Bounce Settings
Internal Layback
Auxiliary Bouncing
Burning a CD
Transfer to Other DAW's
Save Session In
Consolidate Selection

Conclusion

Final Thoughts
Appreciation
About the Author


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