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Pro Tools 11-12 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

  • First Contact 9:43

    First Contact

    Learn about the fundamentals of the Pro Tools file structure, how to create a new session, and how to work with the QuickStart Dialogue Box.

  • Audio & MIDI Hardware Setup 4:33

    Audio & MIDI Hardware Setup

    Eli discusses how the Playback Engine settings effect system performance, and to use the MIDI Studio window to recognize connected MIDI devices.

  • IO Setup 7:22

    IO Setup

    Discover how to label and map your audio interface's physical inputs and outputs within Pro Tools 11, and how manage internal bus pathways.

  • The Main Windows 4:18

    The Main Windows

    See the Main Pro Tools interface, including the Edit Window, Mix Window, Edit Window ToolBar, Transport Window, Plug-In Window, MIDI Editor, Score Editor, Event List, and Workspace Browser.

  • Creating Tracks 7:02

    Creating Tracks

    Learn how to create, name, select, move, and delete tracks.

  • Importing Audio 6:34

    Importing Audio

    Eli shows how import options are set, how files are previewed at either original tempo or session tempo, and how the various drag and drop options work.

  • Playback & Navigation 7:32

    Playback & Navigation

    Learn how to position the playback location in the timeline and control playback using various Transport functions.

  • Additional Playback Functions 5:05

    Additional Playback Functions

    Discover how to loop playback, use the scrolling options, and how to work with the Link Timeline and Edit Selection , and Insertion Follows Playback functions.

Chapter 2 : Recording

  • Click Track Setup 6:22

    Click Track Setup

    See how to create a click track, set the count off options, and work with the new Pro Tools 11 Click ll plug-in.

  • Tempo, Meter & Counters 7:48

    Tempo, Meter & Counters

    Learn how to work with manual tempo mode, tap tempo, the conductor track, meter changes, and how to customize the ruler and counter displays.

  • Track Anatomy 12:11

    Track Anatomy

    Eli explores where the controls are and what all the fields do when viewing channel strips in the Mix Window, and tracks in the Edit Window.

  • Simple MIDI Recording 4:54

    Simple MIDI Recording

    Learn how to work with the MIDI Input Device, MIDI Input Filter, and MIDI Thru settings as we record a basic MIDI track.

  • Quantizing 5:14


    Learn how to correct the timing of MIDI performances and position notes either directly on, or near to, specific grid increments.

  • MIDI Merge & Loop Record 0:00

    MIDI Merge & Loop Record

    Watch as Eli shows how loop recording MIDI with MIDI merge enable work for building up compile parts, and how to use the Wait For Note function as an alternative to the Countoff.

  • Loop Recording Multiple Takes 3:25

    Loop Recording Multiple Takes

    Discover how the Loop Record mode is used with MIDI to record multiple takes over the same range.

  • Punch-In Recording with Pre-Roll 6:54

    Punch-In Recording with Pre-Roll

    Explore how to use MIDI tracks in conjunction with Instrument Tracks, and how to punch in over a specified range using a predetermined amount of pre-roll before recording begins.

  • Audio Recording 10:04

    Audio Recording

    Learn about the different record modes, shortcuts for record enabling tracks, input monitoring, and basic audio recording.

  • Headphone Mix & Punch Prep 6:33

    Headphone Mix & Punch Prep

    Discover how bus routing is used and set up to route a parallel signal to an alternate set of physical outputs, and how to set preferences in advance of multi take audio loop and punch recording.

  • Audio Punch-In Recording 4:16

    Audio Punch-In Recording

    Watch as we record a live guitar player, and then punch on the fly using TrackPunch to correct a couple of problem areas.

  • Audio Loop Recording 2:36

    Audio Loop Recording

    Watch as a guitar solo is loop recorded several times over the same section in order to create alternate takes to choose from later.

Chapter 3 : Editing

  • Edit Modes & Tools 9:49

    Edit Modes & Tools

    Explore the various edit modes and edit tool functions.

  • Basic Clip Editing 0:00

    Basic Clip Editing

    Discover some clip editing selection and editing tips and shortcuts, including nudging, trimming, and clip gain functions.

  • Working with PlayLists 8:47

    Working with PlayLists

    Eli shows how alternate playlists are created and managed, and how to audition and assemble together clips from different playlists to create a composite take.

  • Basic MIDI Editing 9:19

    Basic MIDI Editing

    Fasten your seat belt for a whirlwind tour of basic MIDI note creation and editing functions using the various Pencil (and Smart Tool) modes.

Chapter 4 : Mixing

  • Working with Plug-Ins 4:46

    Working with Plug-Ins

    Discover how the Plug-In window is used to manage insert effects.

  • Using Compression & EQ 7:53

    Using Compression & EQ

    Explore how compressors are used to reduce the dynamic range of a track and then bring up the whole level, and how EQ plug-ins are used to boost or cut selected areas of the frequency spectrum so tracks blend better together.

  • Working with Sends 5:48

    Working with Sends

    Eli explores how to set up an effects/return send routing along with the destination Aux track all in a single step, and learn about some useful send display and workflow functions.

  • Metering 4:16


    Explore some of the new Pro Tools 11 metering options.

  • Working with Automation 9:44

    Working with Automation

    Discover how to animate parameters so they change over time, either by drawing in values with the mouse, or by capturing the values generated by moving controls in real time.

  • Mixdown 8:04


    Learn about preparing and setting up for final mix down, and how the various bounce to disc functions work.

Product Overview

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.

Fully compatible with both Pro Tools Native and HD version 11 or 12, Eli begins with important basics such as creating your first session, setting up your Audio and MIDI hardware, detailed main window overviews and managing tracks.

Next, Eli goes deep into different recording topics such as Click Track Setup, the anatomy of a Track, MIDI and Audio recording, Loop and Punch-In Recording and more. Editing Audio and MIDI are next, and Eli leaves no stone unturned. Edit Modes and Tools are examined, as well as Clip Editing and working with Playlists.

Eli wraps up the series with a thorough chapter on Mixing. Working with Plug-Ins and Sends, using Compression and EQ, Metering and Automation are all revealed, and Eli even shows you how to Mixdown your song so you can burn a disc or make an MP3 for the web.

If you are starting out with Pro Tools, learn from someone who really knows the software, but more importantly, really knows how to teach it to you. Watch "Pro Tools Explained" today!

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