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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Introduction (2:03)


Chapter 2: The I/O Set Up Window

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    Inputs (5:57)


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    Outputs (1:37)


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    Bus (3:28)


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    Inserts (1:22)


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    Misc (4:48)


Chapter 3: Track Types

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    Mono Audio (4:35)


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    Stereo Audio (1:34)


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    Mono Aux Input (1:44)


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    Stereo Aux Input (0:57)


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    Master Faders (2:37)


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    VCA Tracks (1:39)


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    MIDI Tracks (3:00)


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    Instrument Tracks (2:30)


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    Video Tracks (1:02)


Chapter 4: Record Setup

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    Name Tracks (3:18)


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    Inputs (1:55)


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    Record Enabled (1:37)


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    Recording Levels (5:38)


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    Recording Modes (5:51)


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    Monitoring Modes (2:19)


Chapter 5: MIDI Recording

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    MIDI Setup (7:19)


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    Input Devices and MIDI Thru (3:18)


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    Default MIDI Thru (1:14)


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    MIDI Input Filter (1:11)


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    Wait for Note (1:10)


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    Click (1:43)


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    MIDI Merge (1:53)


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    Real Time Properties (3:27)


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    Input Quantize (1:36)


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    Multiple Tracks (2:20)


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    Punching (1:55)


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    Loop Recording (3:53)


Chapter 6: Basic Mixing

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    Uses for Audio Tracks (3:32)


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    Hardware Inputs (1:29)


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    FX Returns - Software (5:17)


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    FX Returns - Hardware (1:36)


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    Sub-mixing - FX Sharing (7:16)


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    Parallel Compression (4:05)


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    Uses for Master track - Master Fader (7:22)


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    Uses for Master Track - Submixing (2:29)


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    Uses for Master Track - FX Sends (3:05)


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    Uses for Master Track - Headphone Mixes (3:06)


Chapter 7: Inserts and Sends

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    Inserts Expanded (12:37)


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    Sends Expanded (13:13)


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    Setting Up Headphone Mixes (Pre & Post) FMP (13:39)


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    Printing Stems (11:04)


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    Sidechaining Compression (7:52)


If you're new to Pro Tools, or want to further your knowledge on the art of routing and signal flow, this title is a must see. Kenny Gioia breaks down everything you need to know about both basic and advanced signal flow and routing in Pro Tools, making your workflow faster and more creative.

Kenny starts with the basics of signal flow using diagrams and pictures so you can easily understand the concepts. Next, Kenny reveals the sometimes puzzling I/O Set Up Window and explains each section in detail as well as how to route, name and organize your inputs, outputs, busses, inserts and more.

Track Types is next on the menu and Kenny serves up complete understanding of all the different track types and their uses. Setting up to record is then looked at so you'll know exactly how to name tracks, prepare inputs, enable tracks to record, setting the right level to avoid clipping and overloads, all the different record modes and how / when to use them, as well as the different monitoring modes.

Kenny now goes deeper showing you all things MIDI, such as MIDI Setup, Input Devices and MIDI Thru, MIDI input Filters, Wait For Note Recording, Click Tracks, MIDI Merge, Real-Time Properties for non-destructive editing, Input Quantize, using Multiple MIDI Tracks, Punching MIDI, and Loop Recording MIDI.

If that wasn't enough, Kenny goes even further with awesome videos on Mixing techniques utilizing Hardware Inputs, FX Sends & Returns (both Hardware & Software), FX Sharing, Parallel Compression, Master Faders, Submixing, Headphone Mixes and much, much more. Kenny wraps up this detailed series with advanced Insert & Sends videos, Pre and Post Headphone Mixes, Printing Stems and Sidechain Compression techniques.

If you really want to master the ins and outs of Pro Tools, there is no better way than to watch this series... Get "Pro Tools Signal Flow Explained" today.


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Steveg
Submitted 1 year ago

EXCELLENT!!

I learned a lot from this tutorial. Easy to understand.

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Pery
Submitted 1 year ago

Great !!

Amazing it helped me a lot. The sound is so much better now that i understand how it works... i would love to see more routing details, like after you got your mix almost done where to route it or how many aux do i need to make the sound more pro. Or how to put together your intrument with vocals and fx properly. But overall its super dope.

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soundlover
Submitted 2 years ago

Very Solid Protools Info

Kenny's Pro tools tutorials simply rock, even though I do not produce his typical genres, the information is really solid and taught well.

I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer

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Spock999
Submitted 2 years ago

YES everything I was looking for

If like me you just intalled PT for the first time , watch that video you will save a lot of time. I'm a big Cubase user and I Was trying to rap my head around PT signal flow and there it was Big Thanks Groove3

I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

2. What training have you had?

I was taught trumpet classically from grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

3. When did you get into recording?

I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassette players wired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Marcy Playground
Mandy Moore
LFO
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Bayside
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
FTSK
and many more...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engages people more. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out with unnecessary explanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

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Pro Tools Signal Flow Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT!! I learned a lot from this tutorial. Easy to understand.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great !! Amazing it helped me a lot. The sound is so much better now that i understand how it works... i would love to see more routing details, like after you got your mix almost done where to route it or how many aux do i need to make the sound more pro. Or how to put together your intrument with vocals and fx properly. But overall its super dope.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Solid Protools Info Kenny's Pro tools tutorials simply rock, even though I do not produce his typical genres, the information is really solid and taught well.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from YES everything I was looking for If like me you just intalled PT for the first time , watch that video you will save a lot of time. I'm a big Cubase user and I Was trying to rap my head around PT signal flow and there it was Big Thanks Groove3
Date published: 2016-08-21
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