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  • Introduction & Mix Window Basics Pt. 1 8:55

    Introduction & Mix Window Basics Pt. 1

    Here we begin by learning how these mixing tips and tricks will help speed up your workflow and help perfect your mix. We also take a look at the general layout of the Mix Window to gain a basic understanding of the functions available that we will be expounding on throughout the series.

  • Mix Window Basics Pt. 2 6:28

    Mix Window Basics Pt. 2

    Next, we continue discussing the basics of the Mix Window and the different sections that make up a Pro Tools Mixer Channel.

  • Speed & Efficiency in the Mix Window 5:34

    Speed & Efficiency in the Mix Window

    This video focuses on navigating the Mix Window quickly and using simple key commands to speed up common processes.

  • Managing CPU to Maximize Processing Power 13:17

    Managing CPU to Maximize Processing Power

    If you have ever tried to mix a session that was flirting with the computer's CPU limits, you know know how frustrating it can be. In this video, we highlight some simple ways to make the most of your computer's processing power and maximize its available resources.

  • Session Organization Tips 8:11

    Session Organization Tips

    In this video, we discuss some different ways to organize the layout of our sessions. Mapping out a consistent session layout will shave time off of nearly every move you make so you never lose your creative mojo searching for something.

  • Plug-In Organization Tips 4:19

    Plug-In Organization Tips

    Making sure your most-used plug-ins are easily located will save you time and help keep you in the creative zone while mixing. Next, we discuss using the Favorite Plug-ins feature and other ways to make sure you can pull up the intended tool as quickly as possible.

  • Quick Tips Pt. 1 8:28

    Quick Tips Pt. 1

    In this video, we go through some of the straightforward, yet often overlooked, techniques that will help you work faster and get better results mixing in Pro Tools. These concepts maybe not be groundbreaking, but implementing them will speed you up, yield more accurate results, and possibly save your eardrums from an early grave.

  • Quick Tips Pt. 2 9:25

    Quick Tips Pt. 2

    Next, we continue with more quick tips. In this video we talk about using plug-in presets, track presets, and utilizing the Import Session Data feature as a workaround for track presets on older versions of Pro Tools. We also discuss the benefits of A/Bing often and deciding if we are making changes that actually help our mix.

  • Basics of Gain-Staging & Headroom 10:45

    Basics of Gain-Staging & Headroom

    Proper gain-staging is a vital concept in the recording and mixing world; however, it's often misunderstood. In this video, we talk about gain-staging and making sure your mix has the headroom it needs at every stage.

  • Creating & Using Mix Groups Effectively 10:45

    Creating & Using Mix Groups Effectively

    In this video, we go over the benefits of using Mix Groups to work on multiple tracks simultaneously. We'll also learn some tips and tricks on hoe to bypass the groups and work on tracks individually when necessary.

  • Writing & Editing Automation 8:38

    Writing & Editing Automation

    A truly dynamic mix usually takes some level of automation to fine-tune individual sections. In this video, we explore the best ways to use automation in your mixing.

  • Automation Pt. 2: Trim Automation 7:16

    Automation Pt. 2: Trim Automation

    Trim automation allows you to make slight adjustments to written automation without going in and editing manually. In addition to the time-saving elements, this gives you a more tactile feel for the process, and also allows a higher level of control. Plus, if that's not enough, there's also a REALLY cool gold fader.

  • Conclusions & Final Thoughts 4:29

    Conclusions & Final Thoughts

    At this point, we've covered lots of ways to be more efficient and effective while mixing in Pro Tools. Now, let's sum things up with a quick recap, and cover a few other topics to send you on your way to perfecting your mixes!

Product Overview


Studio wiz Patrick Coffin delivers in-depth Pro Tools video tutorials! If you mix music in Pro Tools, you definitely need to watch this video collection. Learn important basics, advanced topics and creative tips & tricks that will greatly enhance your mixing experience in Pro Tools, allowing you to mix faster and make better mixes. These videos are for beginner to intermediate level Pro Tools users.

Patrick welcomes you and discusses how these mixing tip & trick tutorials will help speed up your workflow and perfect your mix, and then goes over the general layout of the Mix Window so you have an understanding of the functions available. Next, Patrick shows you ways to navigate the Mix Window quickly by using simple key commands as well as some easy ways to make the most of your computer's processing power and maximize its available resources.

Moving on, you'll see ways to build out a consistent session layout template that will shave time off of nearly every move you make as well as help ensure you never lose your creative mojo searching for something. Plug-in management ideas are next, and you'll discover how to use the Favorite Plug-ins feature and other functions to make sure you can pull up the intended plug-in as quick as possible.

Throughout the rest of the videos Patrick goes over straightforward, yet often overlooked techniques that will help you work faster and get better results mixing in Pro Tools such as using Plug-In Presets, Track Presets, utilizing the Import Session Data feature as a workaround for track presets on older versions of Pro Tools, the benefits of A/Bing often to help decide if you are making changes that actually help your mix, and setting proper gain-staging to make sure your mix has the headroom it needs at every stage. You'll even explore the benefits of using Mix Groups on multiple tracks simultaneously, learn the best ways to use automation in your mixing, and much more.

To see what these comprehensive Pro Tools tutorials show you and how they'll up your skills when mixing in Pro Tools, check out the individual Pro Tools video tutorial descriptions on this page. Mix like a pro in Pro Tools now with these indispensable tips and tricks... Watch “Pro Tools Mixing Tips & Tricks” today.


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