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Pro Tools 2018 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Basic Setup

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    Creating Your First Session

    In this video, Marcus demonstrates how to go about creating your first Pro Tools session, and discusses all the different options available, as well as which ones to use in different cases.

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    Setting Up Your Interface IO

    Learn how to properly setup your I/O setup in order to ensure that your audio interface is functioning properly with Pro Tools.

Chapter 2 : Pro Tools Foundations

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    The Main Windows

    Marcus discusses the main windows of Pro Tools including the Edit/Arrange Window, the Mixer window, the MIDI Editor, and the Pro Tools workspace browser.

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    Overview of Track Types

    Learn all about the various different track types available in Pro Tools, including when to use each of them.

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    Creating Tracks

    See how to create tracks in Pro Tools. In addition, explore some workflow tips on renaming and navigating the New Tracks dialogue window.

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    The Pro Tools Transport

    Marcus goes over the Pro Tools transport and explains the basic functions as well as some of the visual feedback it offers for navigating your session.

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    Using Markers

    Learn how to use and add markers to your Pro Tools session in order to streamline the navigation process, and help organize your sessions when tracking.

Chapter 3 : General Editing Tips in Pro Tools

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    The Grabber Tool

    See how to effectively use the Grabber Tool in Pro Tools.

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    The Selector Tool

    In this video Marcus demonstrates how to utilize the Selector Tool in Pro Tools.

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    The Trimmer Tool

    Discover the Trimmer Tool and its features and how to use it in Pro Tools.

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    The Smart Tool & Command Focus Editing Mode

    Learn how to activate and use the Smart Tool to enhance your editing experience in Pro Tools. In addition, Marcus demonstrates some easy to use single key commands that can be utilized while editing in command focus mode.

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    Edit Groups & Grid Modes

    In this video, Marcus shows you how to create Edit Groups and how they can be used. In addition, he also demonstrates Slip Mode editing vs Grid Mode editing, and how to change the Grid resolution.

Chapter 4 : Recording

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    Optimizing Your Setup For Recording

    Explore how to optimize your computer system for recording in Pro Tools by adjusting specific settings in the Pro Tools Playback Engine.

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    Creating a Click Track & Recording Basics

    In this video Marcus demonstrates how to add a Click Track to your Pro Tools sessions, as well as goes over the basic Track Record Modes.

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    Recording Levels

    Marcus now demonstrates an important foundational topic, how to set optimal recording levels for tracking in Pro Tools. This video was shot with a live session musician actually recording for a real-world example.

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    Pre-Roll & Count Off

    Learn how & when to use the Pre-Roll and Count Off options in Pro Tools with real "in-use" case scenarios.

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    Punch In Recording

    Marcus demonstrates how to use Punch In recording when working in Pro Tools, either as a solo recording artist, or sitting in the Engineers chair.

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    Loop Recording to Playlists

    See how to activate the very useful Loop Recording Mode in Pro Tools which automatically distributes all takes to their own playlist.

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    Creating a Separate Headphone Mix

    In this video, Marcus outlines the importance of creating a separate headphone mix for an artist, and demonstrates some different ways in which this can be achieved in Pro Tools.

Chapter 5 : Recording MIDI

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    Setting Up Your MIDI Keyboard Controller

    Watch how to setup your external MIDI keyboards and Controllers to work with Pro Tools.

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    MIDI Recording Using MIDI Merge Mode

    Learn how to activate the MIDI Merge Mode in Pro Tools to help streamline the process of recording MIDI data for various sources.

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    MIDI Editing Basics

    Marcus explores and demonstrates the basics of editing MIDI in Pro Tools.

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    Comping the Perfect Take

    In this video, Marcus shows you how to go about comping together the perfect take using playlists in Pro Tools, as well as some general tips, and new features added in Pro Tools 2018.

Chapter 6 : Mixing

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    Optimizing Your Setup for Mixing

    Marcus explains how to optimize your recording setup for mixing, along with examples of how specific settings affect system CPU Resources.

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    Using Plug-Ins

    Learn how to add and edit plug-ins when mixing in Pro Tools.

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    The Aux Track

    Marcus explains and explores the many different uses for Aux Input tracks in Pro Tools including FX Returns and Sub Groups.

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    Mixing with Mix Groups

    Watch how to add and use Mix Groups to simplify the mixing process when working in Pro Tools.

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    Working with Automation

    In this video, Marcus reveals how Automation can be added and used in Pro Tools to bring life & excitement to your productions.

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    The Master Fader

    Marcus explains and demonstrates the Master Fader track in Pro Tools. In addition to the obvious, he also goes over some useful workflow tips for using multiple Master Faders in you Pro Tools sessions.

Chapter 7 : Pro Tools Production Tips

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    Session Templates

    See how to create and add Session Templates in order to streamline your workflow productivity in Pro Tools. These allow you to recall commonly used setups, plug-ins, and virtual instruments instantly.

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    Working with Loops

    In this video, Marcus shows you the basics of working with Loops in Pro Tools, and more specifically, how to deal with tempo mismatches for quick and easy importing.

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    Mixing While You Work

    Discover the concept of pre-mixing or "Mixing as you go" when fleshing out your productions in Pro Tools.

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    Working with Pro Tools Audio Suite Plug-Ins

    In this video, Marcus reveals how and why to use Audio Suite plug-ins in Pro Tools, along with some real-wrold examples and cool production tricks.

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    Committing Your Virtual Instruments to Audio

    Learn how to regain precious system resources by Committing / Freezing your virtual instruments to audio. In addition to the obvious benefits listed above, Marcus also discusses the concept of "committing" your sounds as a positive step in the production process that can help keep things moving along.

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    Saving / Recalling Track Presets

    Marcus now demonstrates how to save and recall Track Presets for future use when working in Pro Tools.

Chapter 8 : Pro Tools in Action

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    Session Setup & Preparation

    Marcus demonstrates the process of importing some "scratch" audio provided by a client, and setting up Pro Tools for the tracking session. Topics included are deriving a session tempo, importing loops, setting up a click track, and more.

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    Recording Acoustic Guitar - Pt. 1

    Join Marcus as he works with a session guitarist in this live tracking session.

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    Recording Acoustic Guitar - Pt. 2

    Picking up from where he left off in the last video, Marcus continues to develop the track with the artist - all while recording the process.

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    Mixing

    In this video, Marcus continues, and walks you through a basic mix, using all the skills taught in this course.

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    Bouncing Out Your Song

    Wrapping it all up, learn how to export your final product to share with the world, including bouncing out 2 separate versions (Wav & MP3).

Product Overview


Studio guru Marcus Huyskens presents an in-depth video series designed for the beginner to intermediate Pro Tools 2018 user! Learn Pro Tools Native or HD from the ground up, all the way to exporting your masterpiece, for all the world to hear.

Marcus begins by welcoming you and then gets right to it, starting with how to create your first session and setting up your interface inputs and outputs, so you’re ready to make some music.

Next, learn all about the main Pro Tools windows, track types, creating tracks, using the Transport, Markers, and all the different Edit Tools and Modes found in Pro Tools 2018.

Moving on, Marcus shows you how optimize your system for recording, creating and using Click Tracks, setting your recording levels correctly for optimal sound, Loop Recording, MIDI basics, and working with Playlists.

Mixing is up next and Marcus gives you the topics you need to know, such as optimizing for Mixing, using plug-ins, Aux Tracks, Mix Groups, Automation, Master Faders, and more!

Cool Production tips are then revealed, like creating and using Session Templates, working with Loops, using AudioSuite plug-ins creatively, committing virtual instruments to audio, and how to utilize Track Presets.

Wrapping it all up, Marcus goes above and beyond giving you videos of using what you’ve learnt throughout the series in a real-world situation. You’ll see Session Setup & Preparation steps, how to record an acoustic guitar, basic mixing techniques, and last but not least, Bouncing out your song into different formats so you can post your new masterpiece on the web, or burn to CD.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Pro Tools 2018, or just want to get more info on this industry standard DAW, this series is a no brainer… Watch “Pro Tools 2018 Explained®” today!


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Kennnn2
Submitted 3 weeks ago

I thought Marcus was really helpful

Now anything I'm not to sure of like my memory needs a little jolt then I can go to that specific video and jog that memory, absolutely brilliant and I'm really pleased for the help, well worth the money and even better with the two for one price


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carlislesound
Submitted 7 months ago

Great initial walkthrough

Covers most all basic functions and situations. Instructor is clear and explains everything at a good pace to cover a lot of ground but not blow through all the features too quickly, which made retaining the info easy.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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Chillstien
Submitted 7 months ago

What are you waiting for?

Sometimes I don't want to have to put in the work to learn a DAW properly. However, this pro tools tutorial is fantastic. The videos are short and to the point. I have no problem running through chapters in just one sitting. Immediately after each video I want to go and try out what I'm learning. If you are like me and have lazy tendencies, just give it a shot. In the end you'll just be watching videos somewhere else. So, what are you waiting for?


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HealthyBarnR
Submitted 8 months ago

Very Helpful!

Good Stuff Fo Real!!!!

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason


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alexandrehirlinger
Submitted 9 months ago

Good Introduction - Wish there was more DAW Specific Training

This was a great introduction to Pro Tools. I'd recommend to others. My only criticism is that I wish Marcus spent less time on general recording ideas and more time on DAW specific functions. The course is very geared towards beginners. I already came into this course with a heavy background in recording (Logic Pro X) and I was hoping to transfer my knowledge to Pro-Tools; however, a lot of this course was spent going over basic mixing/recording principles. I was familiar with these principles, I just wanted to know how they worked IN Pro Tools. Still a very informative course though. It got me up and running in PT in a reasonable amount of time.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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jpattracks
Submitted 9 months ago

Solid Introduction To Pro Tools Basics

This is a great series for the Pro Tools beginner. It covers everything necessary to get an Avid novice tracking and mixing in a day or two. I came from a background in Logic and got more out of the well-designed individual installments of "Pro Tools 2018 Explained" than hours of other training for which I paid (and subsequently asked for a refund).


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kds8404
Submitted 9 months ago

Straight forward

Organized in a way that explains the program and not too dry.

I am a: Beginner, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools


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gordonH
Submitted 9 months ago

Solution

Very well liad out- basic functions are taught before an attempt to record anything real. So far so good.


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jssteitzer
Submitted 10 months ago

This is just terrific!

I have never had Pro Tools explained so well before. While I am only planning to use it for Narration I suspect I'll check out there Midi section just because the lessons are so interesting.


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Bonesperm
Submitted 10 months ago

Disappointing

ProTools is a very complex and sophisticated software program and the Groove3 instructions have a serious flaw in explaining the fundamentals of the system. For the completely unindoctrinated, having a system tour of descriptions and format identifications, operations and mechanization explained, no matter how slow and deliberate, is impossible to process. This is a program to record and edit audio. Having the instructions begin entirely with the most rudimentary set-up and recording, on a step-by-step basis, would surely allow those freshly exposed to this daunting program the opportunity to acclimatize before even considering the editing component. This instruction training throws everything at you in a non-sequential fashion, with button and menu toggling so fast, keeping track is beyond challenging. Something else that would have helped would have been a pdf-format outline or syllabus to allow offline referencing. I guess these videos were designed for those with photographic memory...

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Pro Tools

Response from Customer Service:

Hello and thank you for your review,
Our tutorials are made into many short videos per tutorial so you can watch the tutorials in order then go back and watch the specific tutorials that you have questions about over and over until the concepts become more familiar to you. The first viewing should be used to get used to the features and functions of the program. Later viewings will help cement the software's details in your mind more and more.
If you are looking for a step by step of the program in use after you are more familiar with the software itself, you should check out our First Song with Pro Tools 2018.
This is just one of many tutorials that will help you become better and better at recording and mixing using Pro Tools.

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Kennnn2
Submitted 3 weeks ago

I thought Marcus was really helpful

Now anything I'm not to sure of like my memory needs a little jolt then I can go to that specific video and jog that memory, absolutely brilliant and I'm really pleased for the help, well worth the money and even better with the two for one price

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carlislesound
Submitted 7 months ago

Great initial walkthrough

Covers most all basic functions and situations. Instructor is clear and explains everything at a good pace to cover a lot of ground but not blow through all the features too quickly, which made retaining the info easy.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Chillstien
Submitted 7 months ago

What are you waiting for?

Sometimes I don't want to have to put in the work to learn a DAW properly. However, this pro tools tutorial is fantastic. The videos are short and to the point. I have no problem running through chapters in just one sitting. Immediately after each video I want to go and try out what I'm learning. If you are like me and have lazy tendencies, just give it a shot. In the end you'll just be watching videos somewhere else. So, what are you waiting for?

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HealthyBarnR
Submitted 8 months ago

Very Helpful!

Good Stuff Fo Real!!!!

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason

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alexandrehirlinger
Submitted 9 months ago

Good Introduction - Wish there was more DAW Specific Training

This was a great introduction to Pro Tools. I'd recommend to others. My only criticism is that I wish Marcus spent less time on general recording ideas and more time on DAW specific functions. The course is very geared towards beginners. I already came into this course with a heavy background in recording (Logic Pro X) and I was hoping to transfer my knowledge to Pro-Tools; however, a lot of this course was spent going over basic mixing/recording principles. I was familiar with these principles, I just wanted to know how they worked IN Pro Tools. Still a very informative course though. It got me up and running in PT in a reasonable amount of time.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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jpattracks
Submitted 9 months ago

Solid Introduction To Pro Tools Basics

This is a great series for the Pro Tools beginner. It covers everything necessary to get an Avid novice tracking and mixing in a day or two. I came from a background in Logic and got more out of the well-designed individual installments of "Pro Tools 2018 Explained" than hours of other training for which I paid (and subsequently asked for a refund).

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Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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kds8404
Submitted 9 months ago

Straight forward

Organized in a way that explains the program and not too dry.

I am a: Beginner, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

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gordonH
Submitted 9 months ago

Solution

Very well liad out- basic functions are taught before an attempt to record anything real. So far so good.

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jssteitzer
Submitted 10 months ago

This is just terrific!

I have never had Pro Tools explained so well before. While I am only planning to use it for Narration I suspect I'll check out there Midi section just because the lessons are so interesting.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Bonesperm
Submitted 10 months ago

Disappointing

ProTools is a very complex and sophisticated software program and the Groove3 instructions have a serious flaw in explaining the fundamentals of the system. For the completely unindoctrinated, having a system tour of descriptions and format identifications, operations and mechanization explained, no matter how slow and deliberate, is impossible to process. This is a program to record and edit audio. Having the instructions begin entirely with the most rudimentary set-up and recording, on a step-by-step basis, would surely allow those freshly exposed to this daunting program the opportunity to acclimatize before even considering the editing component. This instruction training throws everything at you in a non-sequential fashion, with button and menu toggling so fast, keeping track is beyond challenging. Something else that would have helped would have been a pdf-format outline or syllabus to allow offline referencing. I guess these videos were designed for those with photographic memory...

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Pro Tools

Response from Customer Service:

Hello and thank you for your review,
Our tutorials are made into many short videos per tutorial so you can watch the tutorials in order then go back and watch the specific tutorials that you have questions about over and over until the concepts become more familiar to you. The first viewing should be used to get used to the features and functions of the program. Later viewings will help cement the software's details in your mind more and more.
If you are looking for a step by step of the program in use after you are more familiar with the software itself, you should check out our First Song with Pro Tools 2018.
This is just one of many tutorials that will help you become better and better at recording and mixing using Pro Tools.
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing piano at around 5 years old, after which point I switched to the Guitar at around age 10. I was pretty lucky, as my parents had quite a nice selection of records, spanning across multiple genres, that I could listen too. I would sit by the record player with headphones on, and close my eyes, and imagine myself playing along with them. I listened to much "older" music than the current music my age group was listening to. I continued to play the guitar and by 16, had developed some pretty decent chops, and was playing lots of local jazz clubs & restaurants with a couple friends. However after the birth of my first son, I took a break from gigging, and made the transition to the other side of the glass. However, I still rely on, and draw upon my abilities as a musician all the time, as I feel that an engineer, producer, or mixer, with a decent understanding of music, tempo, groove, theory, and genres, is a step ahead of the game.

2. What training have you had?

Pretty much 23 years of locking myself in a chair, and working diligently on my craft. Over the years, Ive also had had the great pleasure of working with other fantastic engineers, being able to pick their brains, observe and sponge in all the information that they offered. I still maintain, that you can learn more from a couple weeks, or even a couple days working with a seasoned pro, then you can in a year or 2 of school. Although I was set on going to audio engineering for school, my parents insisted on me going to school for business marketing, which didn't really work out, as I spent most of my time cutting class and going to my older sisters media arts classes, offering up myself as an actor, or voice over actor, (whatever they needed) for all of their student productions, so that I could learn more about audio/video production. It wasn't quite an audio engineering per se, but it was a close second!

Although Ive never had any formal education, I can recall my early "lessons" from my father, of cutting tape, and working with analogue gear. Being given tasks, like recording music from a record to tape, then cutting the tape, to make edits. The process of gain staging, EQ, fader riding, compression, adding reverb, etc etc. Also most importantly, my lessons in understanding the psychology behind getting the best performance from your artist/talent, which I was able to comprehend, and which I still keep with me, and use to this day.

3. When did you get into recording?

By about 11 years old, after listening to countless records in awe, I became interested, (or maybe even obsessed) with the whole recording process. When I badgered my father enough, he eventually dusted off his old TEAC 3340 reel to reel, an old mixer, and a spring reverb for me, that had been meticulously stored and well taken care of. Needless to say, It was pretty much game over from that point on. I fell in love with the notion of being able to capture a moment in time, a performance of art, and preserving it. In the very beginning, I spent most of my time re-recording old records, and singing and playing over top while tracking them, playing around with different microphones, then began a crash course in the basics.

In a sense I was very fortunate, as in addition to being a producer/camera man, my father was a pretty savvy audio engineer, who used to record/mix the music for all his documentaries / productions he worked on back in the day. So, at a very young age, & before the times of the “Mbox" and portable interfaces, little did I know, that I was receiving some very thorough training that became the foundation of my craft. As i grew more comfortable with the gear, I started inviting other children over to my "studio" (parents living room-LoL) who were in bands, so that I could record them. My parents were pretty supportive, often allowing me to use this area, and make noise to do something I enjoyed.

Fast forward a couple years to high school, As my band was looking to get some gigs, I was able to record our own demo's to hand out to clients, and continued to work on my craft, eventually opening up my first studio in 2002. From there, everything else is pretty much history.

4. People you have worked with/for?

The majority of my work has been on the Indi scene music wise, working with local talent, and also internationally as a mixer for various clients in different genres. In 2010/2011 I shifted my efforts, and began working on ad spots, both writing, and recording/mixing with different composers, which eventually brought me down the path of actually developing my own set of sample libraries for composers to use in music production, and television/film/games. This has really opened up some doors for me and expanded my cliental into areas I would have never imagined. I continue to work with talented artists, and composers on various projects, in addition, I also do some voice over work for different audio brands.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Tough one to answer, but, i'd like to think that I teach people the way that I prefer to be taught. Which is building a foundation of knowledge, then adding to it in stages, with clear steps. I try to stay on point, and simplify a process down to its core level. I find that in general, there are a lot of tutorials that leave you scratching your head sometimes. I try to avoid that. Ive often had friends say to me, that I simplify things, so if thats the case, then I hope I can continue to do so.

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    Exponential Audio, makers of the highly acclaimed PhoenixVerb, have done it again, with NIMBUS, their next generation world-class DAW Reverb plug-in. Follow along with studio guru Marcus Huyskens and learn all of its features as well as how to use it on your tracks!

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    First Song with Pro Tools 2018

    DAW guru Marcus Huyskens brings you the beginner's guide to using Pro Tools 2018 to make your first song! Marcus starts with a blank Pro Tools session and walks you through the entire process of creating and arranging your first song using only PT 2018 and its included plug-ins and instruments, along with basic mixing and exporting practices.

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    iZotope Neutron 2 in Action

    Studio guru Marcus Huyskens pulls back the curtain and shows you what using iZotope’s Neutron 2 mixing tool is all about. See this amazing mixing assistant in action, in a real-world mix session. You’ll then be able to tackle your own mix sessions with success!

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Multiplatinum Producer / Engineer Kenny Gioia is perhaps best known for his original Pro Tools Tips & Tricks videos, as they were hailed as, well, the best thing since Pro Tools! Kenny has now returned to his original video craft, bringing you a new set of tips and tricks, as well as revisiting his original series, hand picking them and updating them for Pro Tools 11 & 12!

DAW guru Eli Krantzberg takes you on a Pro Tools journey, showing you the basics, as well as more advanced Pro Tools features and functions, and makes getting on board with Pro Tools, fast and easy. If you're new to Pro Tools or want to learn more, this is the series for you.

Do you want Pro Tools to run as smoothly as possible on your Mac? Well, Pro Tools master Mike Thornton has produced another amazing set of tutorials, this time explaining how to properly troubleshoot and optimize your Mac based Pro Tools system. With over 10 years of experience providing support within the industry, Mike has most likely covered it, so if you're having a problem with Pro Tools on your Mac, there's probably a video here to help you fix it.

Pro Tools 2018 Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I thought Marcus was really helpful Now anything I'm not to sure of like my memory needs a little jolt then I can go to that specific video and jog that memory, absolutely brilliant and I'm really pleased for the help, well worth the money and even better with the two for one price
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great initial walkthrough Covers most all basic functions and situations. Instructor is clear and explains everything at a good pace to cover a lot of ground but not blow through all the features too quickly, which made retaining the info easy.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from What are you waiting for? Sometimes I don't want to have to put in the work to learn a DAW properly. However, this pro tools tutorial is fantastic. The videos are short and to the point. I have no problem running through chapters in just one sitting. Immediately after each video I want to go and try out what I'm learning. If you are like me and have lazy tendencies, just give it a shot. In the end you'll just be watching videos somewhere else. So, what are you waiting for?
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Good Stuff Fo Real!!!!
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good Introduction - Wish there was more DAW Specific Training This was a great introduction to Pro Tools. I'd recommend to others. My only criticism is that I wish Marcus spent less time on general recording ideas and more time on DAW specific functions. The course is very geared towards beginners. I already came into this course with a heavy background in recording (Logic Pro X) and I was hoping to transfer my knowledge to Pro-Tools; however, a lot of this course was spent going over basic mixing/recording principles. I was familiar with these principles, I just wanted to know how they worked IN Pro Tools. Still a very informative course though. It got me up and running in PT in a reasonable amount of time.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Solid Introduction To Pro Tools Basics This is a great series for the Pro Tools beginner. It covers everything necessary to get an Avid novice tracking and mixing in a day or two. I came from a background in Logic and got more out of the well-designed individual installments of "Pro Tools 2018 Explained" than hours of other training for which I paid (and subsequently asked for a refund).
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Straight forward Organized in a way that explains the program and not too dry.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Solution Very well liad out- basic functions are taught before an attempt to record anything real. So far so good.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is just terrific! I have never had Pro Tools explained so well before. While I am only planning to use it for Narration I suspect I'll check out there Midi section just because the lessons are so interesting.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Disappointing ProTools is a very complex and sophisticated software program and the Groove3 instructions have a serious flaw in explaining the fundamentals of the system. For the completely unindoctrinated, having a system tour of descriptions and format identifications, operations and mechanization explained, no matter how slow and deliberate, is impossible to process. This is a program to record and edit audio. Having the instructions begin entirely with the most rudimentary set-up and recording, on a step-by-step basis, would surely allow those freshly exposed to this daunting program the opportunity to acclimatize before even considering the editing component. This instruction training throws everything at you in a non-sequential fashion, with button and menu toggling so fast, keeping track is beyond challenging. Something else that would have helped would have been a pdf-format outline or syllabus to allow offline referencing. I guess these videos were designed for those with photographic memory...
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Vitally Essential Information I came across this series after being exposed and using Pro Tools for about a year now. I know my way around the program and actually run professional sessions now, but was still able to find diamond gems of information from this series that will drastically improve my overall workflow. Also kudos to the instructor from presenting this information plainly with clarity and conciseness.
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from helpful for beginners As a Pro Tools user since Pro Tools 8, I didn't learn anything new except for a couple of features new to Pro Tools 2018. This is not a bad tutorial by any means. It's just very basic. Pro Tools is such a complex software. Pro Tools 2018 Explained will get you started. But I think if you already know your way around pretty well, this tutorial series isn't for you. I am currently checking out Kenny Gioia's Pro Tools Advanced, volume 1. He touches on fewer topics, but goes into depth on each topic.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great coverage! This was my first ProTools course and I learned tons. I feel I could do a recording session right now. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from MR VERY GOOD THIS LESSONS
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Really covers what you need to get going and beyond
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great teaching style ! Extremely useful presentation of essentials to get you up and running using Pro Tools 2018 with its new features.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good Info Nice practical overview
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great info! Very helpful training. Concise and to the point!
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear explanation -very helpful Markus does a great job covering the basics , Im a new user to PT and it helped me jump start my learning curve!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great tutorial video Helped me a lot
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Basic knowledge Pretty basic stuff, but well presented for anyone just coming to PT.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good to the point !!! This review is very good. The Trainer get's right to the point of every topic.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great review! I picked up a few tips on things that I was not aware that Pro Tools would do. Very helpful.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful and informative as usual. I have again been amazed at how professional Groove 3 has been over time. I have so far purchased 66 videos from Groove 3, and have always been amazed at how professional they have been. Groove 3 are top pros doing a top job. Les.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful I like this very much
Date published: 2018-02-23
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