Intro to Beat Detective3:51
Morgan gives you a quick tour through the Beat Detective interface and a brief explanation of the various functions it can perform.
To get started fast, Morgan gives you an easy walk through of the Beat Detective time alignment process using a simple drum loop.
Capturing Selection & Analyzing the Audio5:23
See how to prepare a multi-tracked drum performance for Beat Detective, starting with the Capture Selection and Audio Analyze processes.
Beat Markers & Collection Mode11:09
Learn to create, edit, promote and move Beat Markers, as well as using Collection Mode for the most accurate results on our multi-tracked drum performance.
Separating, Conforming & Smoothing3:38
Morgan now shows how to slice and dice the audio according to the Beat Makers, get it sounding tight, then smooth it out with trimming and crossfading. We'll then use a Trigger Pad for clean sounding edits.
Creating a Tight Relaxed Groove4:10
Now explore using Groove Quantization techniques to get a more natural, less
Alternative Methods to Collection Mode7:09
Rather not use Collection Mode? Morgan reveals a few other workarounds you might like better!
Calculating Tempo with Beat Detective4:34
Did another producer give you some drums to work on but didn't tell you you the tempo? No problem! See how to use Beat detective to figure it out.
Don't want to quantize the drums to the grid? This awesome technique shows how to move the grid to the drums instead, allowing you to map the whole Pro Tools session to the drum tracks and any change of tempo they may have, for a much more natural sounding production.
Groove Extraction & Groove Templates3:34
Morgan shows you how to extract groove information from audio loops and apply them to audio or MIDI.
Beat Detective & MIDI2:51
Wrapping up your Beat Detective journey, Morgan now demonstrates how to analyze your MIDI performance and extract the groove and feel, and apply it to another MIDI part, like the drums or any other instrument that is MIDI based!
Pro Tools wiz Morgan Pottruff shows you what you need to know to get started with the Pro Tools Beat Detective editing tool, plus advanced info and how to tighten up a multi-tracked drum kit performance!
Morgan begins by welcoming you and gives a quick tour through the Beat Detective interface and a brief explanation of the various functions it can perform.
Next, Morgan shows you how to quickly fix the timing of a loop, followed by how to capture and analyze the audio of a multi-tracked drum performance.
Beat Markers and Collection Mode are then introduced and you’ll learn how to create, edit, promote and move Beat Markers, as well as use Collection Mode to get the most accurate results when tightening up a multi-tracked drum performance.
Morgan now covers Separating, Conforming and Smoothing your Beat Detective edits to get it sounding tight and smooth, followed by how to create a more natural, less “quantized” result and feel on your performance.
You’ll then get tons of great info on alternatives methods to Collection Mode, calculating tempo with Beat Detective, tempo mapping, groove extraction and groove templates, and lastly, using Beat Detective on your MIDI tracks!
See the individual tutorial descriptions for detailed info. If you’re a Pro Tools user, knowing Beat Detective inside out is a must… Watch “Pro Tools Beat Detective Explained®” now!
Submitted 1 month ago
Really very helpful
I think this tutorial was excellent, very well explained, lots of valuable tips and detailed information on how the various Beat Detective parameters work.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician
Submitted 3 months ago
Very thorough and well explained.
I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools
Submitted 3 months ago
Go Morgan Go!
Always does great job explaining. As a beginner in beat detective, this tutorial makes my practice easier.
Submitted 3 months ago
Super - finally learnt how to use Beat Detective properly.
Explanation and examples were easy to understand and getting to finally learn how to use Collection Mode (and how simple it actually is) was very satisfying indeed. Thanks. But I would have like to know what you did with the snare ghost notes when using said Collection Mode. Did you include them when checking through transient by transient?
I am a: Hobbyist
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Submitted 3 months ago
Really useful tutorials.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, Reaper
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