Chapter 1: Basic Setup
Chapter 2: Pro Tools Foundations
The Main Windows (2:16)
Overview of Track Types (4:51)
Creating Tracks (7:02)
The Pro Tools Transport (3:41)
Using Markers (6:45)
Chapter 3: General Editing Tips in Pro Tools
The Grabber Tool (3:12)
The Selector Tool (2:36)
The Trimmer Tool (5:29)
The Smart Tool & Command Focus Editing Mode (7:03)
Edit Groups & Grid Modes (4:13)
Chapter 4: Recording
Optimizing Your Setup For Recording (2:32)
Creating a Click Track & Recording Basics (3:55)
Recording Levels (8:04)
Pre-Roll & Count Off (10:01)
Punch In Recording (4:46)
Loop Recording to Playlists (5:39)
Creating a Separate Headphone Mix (5:28)
Chapter 5: Recording MIDI
Setting Up Your MIDI Keyboard Controller (1:47)
MIDI Recording Using MIDI Merge Mode (3:32)
MIDI Editing Basics (3:06)
Comping the Perfect Take (11:28)
Chapter 6: Mixing
Optimizing Your Setup for Mixing (3:00)
Using Plug-Ins (5:08)
The Aux Track (7:19)
Mixing with Mix Groups (2:47)
Working with Automation (5:48)
The Master Fader (4:29)
Chapter 7: Pro Tools Production Tips
Session Templates (9:16)
Working with Loops (5:35)
Mixing While You Work (3:50)
Working with Pro Tools Audio Suite Plug-Ins (6:58)
Committing Your Virtual Instruments to Audio (4:26)
Saving / Recalling Track Presets (9:16)
Chapter 8: Pro Tools in Action
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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Submitted 5 days ago
Very well liad out- basic functions are taught before an attempt to record anything real. So far so good.
Submitted 2 weeks 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.
Submitted 1 month ago
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:
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.
Submitted 3 months ago
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.
Submitted 6 months ago
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.
I am a: Hobbyist
Response from Customer Service:
You are correct...this is a basic/entry level tutorial for new users to Pro Tools. All of our Explained titles (including this one) are to get users familiar with a new program. If you ever want to learn a new software that we have training for, always start with the Explained title as that will go through the basics and get a new user up and running. Then you can move on to Advanced, Know-How and First Song tutorials.
Submitted 7 months ago
This was my first ProTools course and I learned tons. I feel I could do a recording session right now. Thank you!
Submitted 8 months ago
VERY GOOD THIS LESSONS
I am a: Beginner, Student, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Submitted 8 months ago
Really covers what you need to get going and beyond
I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Pro Tools, Reason
Submitted 8 months ago
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
Submitted 9 months ago
Nice practical overview
I am a: Semi-Pro
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