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Chapter 1: Basic Setup

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    Creating Your First Session (4:33)


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    Setting Up Your Interface IO (3:04)


Chapter 2: Pro Tools Foundations

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    The Main Windows (2:16)


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    Overview of Track Types (4:51)


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    Creating Tracks (7:02)


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    The Pro Tools Transport (3:41)


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    Using Markers (6:45)


Chapter 3: General Editing Tips in Pro Tools

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    The Grabber Tool (3:12)


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    The Selector Tool (2:36)


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    The Trimmer Tool (5:29)


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    The Smart Tool & Command Focus Editing Mode (7:03)


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    Edit Groups & Grid Modes (4:13)


Chapter 4: Recording

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    Optimizing Your Setup For Recording (2:32)


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    Creating a Click Track & Recording Basics (3:55)


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    Recording Levels (8:04)


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    Pre-Roll & Count Off (10:01)


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    Punch In Recording (4:46)


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    Loop Recording to Playlists (5:39)


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    Creating a Separate Headphone Mix (5:28)


Chapter 5: Recording MIDI

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    Setting Up Your MIDI Keyboard Controller (1:47)


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    MIDI Recording Using MIDI Merge Mode (3:32)


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    MIDI Editing Basics (3:06)


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    Comping the Perfect Take (11:28)


Chapter 6: Mixing

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    Optimizing Your Setup for Mixing (3:00)


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    Using Plug-Ins (5:08)


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    The Aux Track (7:19)


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    Mixing with Mix Groups (2:47)


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    Working with Automation (5:48)


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    The Master Fader (4:29)


Chapter 7: Pro Tools Production Tips

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    Session Templates (9:16)


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    Working with Loops (5:35)


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    Mixing While You Work (3:50)


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    Working with Pro Tools Audio Suite Plug-Ins (6:58)


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    Committing Your Virtual Instruments to Audio (4:26)


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    Saving / Recalling Track Presets (9:16)


Chapter 8: Pro Tools in Action

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    Session Setup & Preparation (6:43)


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    Recording Acoustic Guitar - Pt. 1 (7:34)


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    Recording Acoustic Guitar - Pt. 2 (5:41)


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    Mixing (13:15)


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    Bouncing Out Your Song (5:40)


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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ScottH
Submitted 2 months ago

Great coverage!

This was my first ProTools course and I learned tons. I feel I could do a recording session right now. Thank you!

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Very Helpful

Really covers what you need to get going and beyond

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Great teaching style !

Extremely useful presentation of essentials to get you up and running using Pro Tools 2018 with its new features.

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

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Gary E
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Great info!

Very helpful training. Concise and to the point!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Pro Tools

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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!

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Basic knowledge

Pretty basic stuff, but well presented for anyone just coming to PT.

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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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Pro Tools 2018 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
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
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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.
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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.
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