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Mixing in Pro Tools with Phil Magnotti

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    Introduction

    Phil Magnotti welcomes you and goes over what will be covered in this video tutorial series, including the audio platform used, and introduces the song and artists who contributed to the track being mixed in the video series.

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    Preferences & Settings

    Phil walks you through all the various Pro Tools Preferences and Settings used to speed up the workflow and efficiency of your Pro Tools Session.

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    Track Type & Signal Flow

    Phil covers all the Pro Tools track types and the signal flow for each one.

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    Aux Returns Setup

    Phil reveals how to efficiently set up Aux Returns for effect processing and the trick to make mono input and stereo output Aux's.

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    Master Fader & FX Plug-Ins

    Phil shows his Master Fader approach, how to set up Routing, Level Adjustments and the Plug-Ins he commonly uses.

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    Drum Buss Master

    Phil now demonstrates the set up and application of the Drum Buss Master as well as Parallel Compression.

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    Kick Drum EQ

    See Phil?s technique for EQing the Bass Drum to achieve sonic balance in the mix.

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    Kick Dum Trigger

    Learn a fast and easy way to trigger and sound replace the Kick Drums in your productions.

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    Snare Drum EQ

    Phil reveals his techniques for processing and EQing the Snare Drum.

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    Snare Trigger

    See how Phil triggers a replacement Snare sound to beef up the existing Snare Drum in the song.

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    Drum Overheads & High Hats

    Phil shows how to process and get proper phase alignment from the Drum Overhead mics.

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    Toms & Drum Parallel Compression Bus

    Phil demonstrates his techniques for making a Parallel Compression Buss and EQs the Toms.

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    Bass Guitar

    Discover Phil's techniques for mixing and processing the Electric Bass Guitar and his approach to EQing the Bass so it sits nicely in the mix and doesn't muddy up the bottom end.

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    Acoustic Guitar

    Phil goes though his process of how he treats and EQs Acoustic Guitar.

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    Lead Electric Guitar

    Phil now reveals his way of Compressing and Processing Lead Guitars so they fit into a track and not takeover the entire sound field.

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    Rhythm Guitars

    Phil explores and explains how he treats Rhythm Guitar and shows the very important technique of placing them properly to achieve the most clarity in the mix.

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    Percussion

    Watch Phil dial-in the processing on the percussion and the ever-important panning of them to separate the same tonality of percussion.

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    Acoustic Strings

    Phil goes though the proper layout of an acoustic string recording, from the traditional panning, as it would be for symphony seating, to the overdub stereo layout. He also covers using a stereo Aux track to process the strings.

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    Background Vocals

    Phil now dives into the background vocals and how it's a very integral part of this track. See his technique for mixing and processing the BVs, and how to use Exciters to enhance the sound and widen the stereo spread.

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    Lead Vocals

    Phil demonstrates the techniques he uses for the ever so important lead Vocal, including how to dial-in the De-esser, EQ and Compression, so it suits the lead vocal best. You'll also learn about signal flow for the plug-ins used.

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    Clip Gain Lead Vocal

    Phil shows his way of using "Clip Gain" in Pro Tools 12 to level out the lead vocal, and most important, understanding the signal flow of "Clip Gain" in Pro Tools.

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    Clip Effects

    Phil reveals how to use the Pro Tools 12 "Clip Effects" feature to EQ match Lead Vocal phrases.

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    Bounce Master Fader

    Phil wraps up the series by showing his method for setting up a Master Fader, discusses its Signal Flow, and his approach to achieving good Master Buss Headroom and proper level.

Product Overview


Phil Magnotti is a 3 time Grammy award winning, 20 time nominated Recording Mixing Engineer with over 300 major label credits to his name. Phil now reveals to you, his techniques and methods for mixing a track from scratch in Pro Tools, enabling you to get professional results out of your mixes.

Shot in Pro Tools, Phil’s information can be applied to any DAW, so there’s something for everyone to learn and apply to their mix projects. Phil starts off welcoming you and playing the track you’ll be mixing together, and then jumps right in, showing you how to set up preferences and important settings for a efficient workflow and more.

Phil then methodically goes track by track, technique by technique, showing you how to work with individual instruments, lead and background vocals, effects, editing, drum replacement, Bus creation and usage, and much, much more, all to arrive at a professional, killer mix.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you want to get into the mind of a 3 time Grammy winner mix engineer, here’s your chance. Watch “Mixing in Pro Tools with Phil Magnotti” today!


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Kennnn2
Submitted 2 months ago

Great video if your a pro and not just a learner

Great video if your a pro and not just a learner with Protools as it went over my head a bit watching this video...."Mixing with Protools video is more for the less pro and you can follow more easily


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VA
Submitted 4 months ago

Helpful, but.

I haven't finished the series yet, but I'm enjoying the tutorials and learning a lot. I was hoping Phil would use more plugins that are included with Pro Tools (truly in the box). I feel like with every segment, I need to buy another plugin to achieve the result.


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JB
Submitted 1 year ago

Superb Work !

Many qualities in this tutorial. A great personal investment from Phil Magnotti who explains us with great interest, a lot of very relevant informations. We want more! Bravo!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase, Pro Tools


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Rhenium
Submitted 2 years ago

Extremely Helpful!

New insights into mixing with Pro Tools. Great information.


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Eement
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Informative!!

Awesome!! Great information!!


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Drey
Submitted 2 years ago

Awesome!!

Nice concepts and approach , loved it!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer


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TOMMYTOMATOE
Submitted 2 years ago

Yes ,helpful but a lil' complicated for one like me; Plus I use LE for now.

I wish PHIL would read this and do one for us LE people. Can we get this same sound in LE also? I really would like to know either-way. Thanks, TOMMY...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Pro Tools

Response from :

Hi there! We're so glad you enjoyed the series and took time to write your review. Regarding LE vs HD, if you were using the same plugins with all the same tracks etc, there would be no difference in sound. Especially with the current Pro Tools 12 Native version. Hope that helps! P.S. - We'll be releasing new Pro Tools videos soon!

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mebmusc1
Submitted 2 years ago

Helpfull

not as close as experience, but time saving beyond description.


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vx
Submitted 2 years ago

great course

great

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Reason


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Ramonetl
Submitted 2 years ago

It was ok but being 2 pushing 3 generations out of date was pretty lame.

Everything is PT10 HD. Some of the settings no longer exist or apply. Also doesnt really explain on something why he does it, just says I like to set this here. Not bad but im really this should be more geared to a PT12 non HD group at this point. I dont think the HD users are your primary consumers.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Pro Tools

Response from Customer Service:

We’re so sorry you didn’t fully enjoy this video series and we understand your concerns. We always keep up to date on music tech, but sometimes being current isn’t always the best way to go. I’ll explain. Pro Tools as you may or may not know, is an industry standard DAW used by many high-end pro studios, and it has to interface with big dollar equipment ranging from control surfaces to video sync machines, and post software. These studios are usually so busy that they are very hesitant to upgrade, as it may break compatibility and / or add extra costs, so the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” comes into play. Pro Tools 10HD is known to be a very stable version, so many people stay there and enjoy their stable and productive system.

Regarding his explanations, this is really a more “over the shoulder” look at how a seasoned professional goes about a mix, so his expectation was the viewers watching would have basic working knowledge of things.

Lastly, yes, the majority of Pro Tools viewers are probably on Native Pro Tools, but so much of this still applies to any version of Pro Tools, and he does have some PT 12 feature videos at the end that also apply to PT Native.

Thanks again for your review.

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Kennnn2
Submitted 2 months ago

Great video if your a pro and not just a learner

Great video if your a pro and not just a learner with Protools as it went over my head a bit watching this video...."Mixing with Protools video is more for the less pro and you can follow more easily

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VA
Submitted 4 months ago

Helpful, but.

I haven't finished the series yet, but I'm enjoying the tutorials and learning a lot. I was hoping Phil would use more plugins that are included with Pro Tools (truly in the box). I feel like with every segment, I need to buy another plugin to achieve the result.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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JB
Submitted 1 year ago

Superb Work !

Many qualities in this tutorial. A great personal investment from Phil Magnotti who explains us with great interest, a lot of very relevant informations. We want more! Bravo!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase, Pro Tools

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Rhenium
Submitted 2 years ago

Extremely Helpful!

New insights into mixing with Pro Tools. Great information.

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Eement
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Informative!!

Awesome!! Great information!!

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Drey
Submitted 2 years ago

Awesome!!

Nice concepts and approach , loved it!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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TOMMYTOMATOE
Submitted 2 years ago

Yes ,helpful but a lil' complicated for one like me; Plus I use LE for now.

I wish PHIL would read this and do one for us LE people. Can we get this same sound in LE also? I really would like to know either-way. Thanks, TOMMY...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Pro Tools

Response from :

Hi there! We're so glad you enjoyed the series and took time to write your review. Regarding LE vs HD, if you were using the same plugins with all the same tracks etc, there would be no difference in sound. Especially with the current Pro Tools 12 Native version. Hope that helps! P.S. - We'll be releasing new Pro Tools videos soon!
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mebmusc1
Submitted 2 years ago

Helpfull

not as close as experience, but time saving beyond description.

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vx
Submitted 2 years ago

great course

great

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Reason

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Ramonetl
Submitted 2 years ago

It was ok but being 2 pushing 3 generations out of date was pretty lame.

Everything is PT10 HD. Some of the settings no longer exist or apply. Also doesnt really explain on something why he does it, just says I like to set this here. Not bad but im really this should be more geared to a PT12 non HD group at this point. I dont think the HD users are your primary consumers.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Pro Tools

Response from Customer Service:

We’re so sorry you didn’t fully enjoy this video series and we understand your concerns. We always keep up to date on music tech, but sometimes being current isn’t always the best way to go. I’ll explain. Pro Tools as you may or may not know, is an industry standard DAW used by many high-end pro studios, and it has to interface with big dollar equipment ranging from control surfaces to video sync machines, and post software. These studios are usually so busy that they are very hesitant to upgrade, as it may break compatibility and / or add extra costs, so the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” comes into play. Pro Tools 10HD is known to be a very stable version, so many people stay there and enjoy their stable and productive system.

Regarding his explanations, this is really a more “over the shoulder” look at how a seasoned professional goes about a mix, so his expectation was the viewers watching would have basic working knowledge of things.

Lastly, yes, the majority of Pro Tools viewers are probably on Native Pro Tools, but so much of this still applies to any version of Pro Tools, and he does have some PT 12 feature videos at the end that also apply to PT Native.

Thanks again for your review.
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Phil Magnotti is a 3 time Grammy award winning / 20 time Grammy Nominee Recording Mixing Engineer with over 300 major label credits. He is also a Audio Post Mix Sound Design Engineer for NBC Sports Group and has worked for one of the largest digital/audio media companies in the world, “Digidesign / Avid Technologies” as a Product Sales Specialist. he currently is the owner of Silvermine Studios, a Mixing Mastering Recording Facility that Produces projects for world-renowned artists.

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    Mixing in Pro Tools with Phil Magnotti

    Phil Magnotti is a 3 time Grammy award winning, 20 time nominated Recording Mixing Engineer with over 300 major label credits to his name. Phil now reveals to you, his techniques and methods for mixing a track from scratch in Pro Tools, enabling you to get professional results out of your mixes.

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Mixing in Pro Tools with Phil Magnotti is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12 .
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Great video if your a pro and not just a learner Great video if your a pro and not just a learner with Protools as it went over my head a bit watching this video...."Mixing with Protools video is more for the less pro and you can follow more easily
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Helpful, but. I haven't finished the series yet, but I'm enjoying the tutorials and learning a lot. I was hoping Phil would use more plugins that are included with Pro Tools (truly in the box). I feel like with every segment, I need to buy another plugin to achieve the result.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Superb Work ! Many qualities in this tutorial. A great personal investment from Phil Magnotti who explains us with great interest, a lot of very relevant informations. We want more! Bravo!
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely Helpful! New insights into mixing with Pro Tools. Great information.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Informative!! Awesome!! Great information!!
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome!! Nice concepts and approach , loved it!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Helpfull not as close as experience, but time saving beyond description.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Yes ,helpful but a lil' complicated for one like me; Plus I use LE for now. I wish PHIL would read this and do one for us LE people. Can we get this same sound in LE also? I really would like to know either-way. Thanks, TOMMY...
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great course great
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good overview It's always nice to see how others set up their mixes. Always something to learn.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good mixing techniques Learned some new things, and liked his way of showing what he was doing and why he was doing it.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from It was ok but being 2 pushing 3 generations out of date was pretty lame. Everything is PT10 HD. Some of the settings no longer exist or apply. Also doesnt really explain on something why he does it, just says I like to set this here. Not bad but im really this should be more geared to a PT12 non HD group at this point. I dont think the HD users are your primary consumers.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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