Hot Pro Tools How-Tos

How To: Adjust Playback Engine and hardware settings in Pro Tools 9

In need of a quick guide on how to change playback engine and hardware settings within Pro Tools 9? This free video software tutorial from Lynda presents a complete and thorough overview of the process. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just new to Pro Tools 9, Avid's first native, software-only version of their popular Pro Tools DAW, you're sure to find much of value in this brief view.

How To: Conform and quantize audio in Pro Tools 8

Learn how to use Pro Tools 8's time warp features to conform and quantize your audio files. Whether you're new to Digidesign's popular DAW or a seasoned audio pressional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Pro Tools 8 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started conforming and quantizing audio clips in your own Pro Tools projects, watch this free video guide.

How To: Use the Beat Detective tool in Pro Tools 8

Learn how to use the Beat Detective drum replacement tool in Pro Tools 8. Whether you're new to Digidesign's popular DAW or a seasoned audio pressional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Pro Tools 8 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using Beat Detective in your own Pro Tools projects, watch this free video guide.

How To: Make a drum loop with MIDI on Pro Tools

This video shows a quick and easy way to create a drum loop using "MIDI MERGE". A stereo instrument track with expand 2 is used here. First, select a track, expand 2, and select session drums (you can take any other track) for the patch and also create a "click track" which will be available in the track menu. Open the transport window and select "loop playback". In order to create a looped playback, right click on the "play" button and select "loop". This is a loop, so make sure that you do ...

How To: Generate MIDI notes from drum transients in Pro Tools

Learn how to use the Beat Detective tool to convert drum transients into MIDI notes when working in Pro Tools 8. Whether you're new to Digidesign's popular DAW or a seasoned audio pressional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Pro Tools 8 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this useful drum replacement trick yourself, watch this free video guide.

How To: Remove Vocals from a Song in Pro Tools

If you need to remove vocals from a song in Pro Tools first you need to open Pro Tools and load the song. First, you need to split this track so go to Track and click split to mono. Now, mute this first track. Next, you want to remove the stereo by panning each the bottom to 0. Now, flip the phase by going to the bottom clicking EQ plugin. Now the vocal is pretty much gone.

How To: Import an audio track from a CD in Pro Tools 9

Learn how to transfer audio files from a compact disc or DVD into Pro Tools 9 for mixing or mastering. This free video software tutorial from Lynda presents a complete and thorough overview of the process. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just new to Pro Tools 9, Avid's first native, software-only version of their popular Pro Tools DAW (or digital audio workstation), you're sure to find much of value in this brief video.

How To: Use the new features in Avid's Pro Tools 9

Move over Pro Tools LE— Pro Tools 9 is here! One of the most exciting things about Pro Tools 9 is that there's more tracks without having to have a Toolkit. Another great thing is being able to run Pro Tools without having to use Digidesign, M-Audio or any Avid hardware. Also, there's Delay Compensation Engine on a native system that doesn't require HD hardware or HD native. And this is just the beginning. To see more of the features in Pro Tools 9, watch this overview video.

How To: Set up a mastering session in Pro Tools 9

In need of a quick guide on how to master a finished mix within Pro Tools 9? This free video software tutorial from Lynda presents a complete and thorough overview of the process. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just new to Pro Tools 9, Avid's first native, software-only version of their popular Pro Tools DAW, you're sure to find much of value in this brief view.

How To: Burn your mix to CD with Pro Tools® SE

Pro Tools is THE software choice for digital audio recording and editing. You've got some serious power at your disposal and you'll want to know how to handle it all. This video shows how to take your finished Mix from Pro Tools SE, and burn it to a CD that will play in any CD Player.

How To: Manipulate timing with warp markers in Pro Tools 8

Want to selectively adjust the timing of an audio region? Whether you're new to Digidesign's Pro Tools digital audio workstation (or DAW) or just want to learn how to take advantage of Pro Tools 8's new features, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Lynda. Specifically, this software tutorial provides a complete overview of how to use warp markers to manipulate timing in your Pro Tools projects.

How To: Manipulate time with elastic audio in Pro Tools 8

Want to speed up or slow down an audio region while leaving its timbral characteristics alone? Whether you're new to Digidesign's Pro Tools digital audio workstation (or DAW) or just want to learn how to take advantage of Pro Tools 8's new features, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Lynda. Specifically, this software tutorial provides a complete overview of how to use Pro Tools' Elastic Audio feature to time warp audio regions.

How To: Mix and master in Pro Tools 8

Want to learn the basics of mixing and mastering? Whether you're new to Digidesign's Pro Tools digital audio workstation (or DAW) or just want to learn how to take advantage of Pro Tools 8's new features, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from the folks at Lynda. Specifically, this software tutorial provides a complete overview of how to use Pro Tools' assorted plug-ins and tools to mix and master.

How To: Pitch correct with Antares Auto-Tune in Pro Tools 8

Learn how to use the Antares Pitch correction plug-in when working in Pro Tools 8. Whether you're new to Digidesign's popular DAW or a seasoned audio pressional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Pro Tools 8 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started tuning your own vocal tracks in Pro Tools 8, watch this free video guide.

How To: Access and use the MIDI event list in Pro Tools 9

In need of a quick guide on how to use and make edits with the MIDI event list within Pro Tools 9? This free video software tutorial from Lynda presents a complete and thorough overview of the process. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just new to Pro Tools 9, Avid's first native, software-only version of their popular Pro Tools DAW, you're sure to find much of value in this brief view.

How To: Edit pictures within Microsoft Excel 2010

Learn how to work with digital images within MS Excel 2010. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular spreadsheet application or a seasoned business professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the unique features of Excel 2010, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started editing pictures in your own 2010 worksheets, watch this free video guide.

How To: Adding music, foley, ADR, and FX with Pro Tools 8

Learn how to add audio to video using the Pro Tools 8 software. Adding music to a video that does not have any audio creates a more professional effect. The tutorial shows how to add various layers of sounds including bass, drums, horns and more. You can also learn how to alter sound presets and change the tones to your liking. Follow the steps outlined in this video to learn how to create your own unique sound and then add it into a video using Pro Tools.

How To: Group tracks in Pro Tools LE

If you know how to group tracks in Logic Pro, you're going to find it just as easy in Pro Tools. This audio editing software tutorial will show you how to group tracks in Pro Tools. Connor Smith also shows you how to turn them on and off etc. This is a great tutorial for Pro Tools users because grouping is a topic not often covered in books.

How To: Use editing tools in Pro Tools

This audio editing software tutorial will show you how to use all the different editing tools in Pro Tools. This includes the zoom, edge, selector, grabber, scrubber, and pencil tools. (Connor Smith also talks about the multiple types of zoom tools, the time compression/expansion and loop tools, and also the object and separation grabber tools). So if you aren't familiar with the editing tools available in Pro Tools, watch this tutorial and get started editing music!

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