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Pro Tools Tips & Tricks

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  • Quantizing and Conforming a Loop 12:25

    Quantizing and Conforming a Loop

    In this video, Kenny shows you how to cut up and quantize a loop in Pro Tools 11. Both Beat Detective and Elastic Audio techniques are shown.

  • Editing Drums - Beat Detective 12:12

    Editing Drums - Beat Detective

    Watch as Kenny runs through the process of editing and quantizing a multi-miked drum performance using Beat Detective in Collection mode in Pro Tools 11.

  • Editing Drums - Elastic Audio 10:47

    Editing Drums - Elastic Audio

    In this video, Kenny goes through the process of editing and quantizing a multi-miked drum performance to the Grid using Elastic Audio in Pro Tools 11.

  • Kick Drum Replacement 13:09

    Kick Drum Replacement

    Sample replacement and enhancement has become a standard in modern records. In this tutorial, Kenny shows you how to add Kick samples to a real live performance to add punch and attack.

  • Snare Drum Replacement 11:21

    Snare Drum Replacement

    See Kenny go through the process of replacing or enhancing a recorded snare drum with samples to really make it stick out in the mix.

  • Parallel Compression 11:41

    Parallel Compression

    Parallel Compression or NY Style Drum Compression has become incredibly popular over the last few decades and in this video Kenny shows you how to get the most out of this popular technique.

  • Cymbal Compression Trick 7:36

    Cymbal Compression Trick

    Adding top end brightness or brilliance can be tricky but with this unique technique, Kenny shows you how to add excitement to your drums while keeping them in control.

  • Relative Grid Mode 8:23

    Relative Grid Mode

    Relative Grid mode is one of those under-used features in Pro Tools and in this tutorial Kenny will go through all of the benefits of utilizing it. As a bonus, Kenny covers Identify Sync Point functions as well.

  • Clip Groups 9:05

    Clip Groups

    Moving many items around in Pro Tools 11 can be tricky so Kenny shows you the benefit of using Clip Groups to keep our Clips together and keeping thing neat.

  • Repeat to Fill Selection 8:16

    Repeat to Fill Selection

    Another one of those under-used functions, Repeat to Fill selection can perform tasks in ways that no other method can achieve. Kenny demonstrates some of the most useful of them.

  • Favorite Plug-Ins - Default Presets 9:22

    Favorite Plug-Ins - Default Presets

    Mixing quickly can be the key to creating a great mix. Using features like Favorite Plug-ins and Default Presets can get as half the way there before you even get started. Many examples are focused on.

  • Using the Click Plug-In 7:13

    Using the Click Plug-In

    Pro Tools 11 introduced a new Click Plug-in and Kenny shows you how to get the most of it. In addition, you will learn how to create your own custom click tracks that are tempo flexible in Pro Tools 11.

  • Export Tracks as New Session 3:22

    Export Tracks as New Session

    One of the newer features added to Pro Tools is the ability to choose specific tracks and create an entire new session from them. In this video, Kenny goes through all the benefits and uses of such a feature.

  • Show and Hide Tracks (based on assignments) 6:48

    Show and Hide Tracks (based on assignments)

    In this tutorial, Kenny shows you the Pro Tools 11 features of hiding and showing tracks temporarily based on their assignments. This feature allows you to really focus in on the tracks we are adjusting at any given moment.

  • Zoom Toggle 10:25

    Zoom Toggle

    Learn about the power of the Zoom Toggle function and it's ability to expand one or many tracks to full screen or any other chosen size. Every parameter and option is explained.

  • Sends and Inserts 15:50

    Sends and Inserts

    Pro Tools 11 introduced some new viewing features for our inserts and sends. In addition, many keystrokes and modifiers were added as well. Join Kenny as he goes through each one and what they do.

  • Stuttering Guitars 10:55

    Stuttering Guitars

    A very popular effect for guitars is the guitar stuttering effect. Kenny shows you how to create and modify this effect in Pro Tools 11.

  • Automating Plug-Ins 13:17

    Automating Plug-Ins

    While most people realize they have the power to automate every parameter of every plug-in in Pro Tools, few people realize how easy it is to do. Watch Kenny as he shows you all of the uses of automating our effects.

  • Mono and Ping Pong Delay 7:23

    Mono and Ping Pong Delay

    Digital Delay is not really usually a complicated effect but watch Kenny's twist on Delays regenerating repeats and you'll find new and interesting creative ways of using this staple of modern production.

  • De-Essing Vocals 10:35

    De-Essing Vocals

    De-Essing vocals has become as standard as using EQ or compression and Kenny shows you how easy this can be customized using the new features of Clip Gain in Pro Tools.

  • Comping Vocals 9:57

    Comping Vocals

    Now that we've recorded many vocal performances, it's time to Comp or Compile them into one great finished take. Watch Kenny as he shows you his technique using voice stealing, a compressor and comping in context.

  • Freeze Tracks 8:01

    Freeze Tracks

    While freeze tracks was unfortunately not added to Pro Tools 11, they did add many export and off line rendering functions that makes Track Freeze very simple to accomplish. Watch Kenny as he shows you his technique for freeing up our CPUs to run more and more virtual instrument plug-ins.

  • Recording Levels 7:37

    Recording Levels

    With the introduction of Pro Tools 11, you finally have the ability to calibrate your meters to record exactly the way we prefer. Watch as Kenny shows you the benefit of recording much lower to Pro Tools by changing our meters.

  • Track Presets 14:43

    Track Presets

    In this video, Kenny shows you this undocumented feature that will improve efficiency and make adding custom tracks to your arsenal easier and more powerful.

Product Overview

Multiplatinum Producer / Engineer Kenny Gioia is perhaps best known for his original Pro Tools Tips & Tricks videos, as they were hailed as, well, the best thing since Pro Tools! Kenny has now returned to his original video craft, bringing you a new set of tips and tricks, as well as revisiting his original series, hand picking them and updating them for Pro Tools 11 & 12!

Kenny's years of using Pro Tools is easily recognized as he reveals his most often used techniques during recording, editing and mixing. Now you can get a new angle on using Pro Tools 11 & 12, increasing your creativity and speed, while making using Pro Tools easy and exciting!

Kenny starts off his show with how to quantize and conform loops, edit multi-tracked drums with both Beat Detective and Elastic Audio, drum replacement, compression tricks, Relative Grid Mode tips and Clip Group tricks. He then shows you useful ways to use the "Repeat to Fill Selection" command, create favorite and default plug-ins that load your custom preset automatically, the new Click plug-in and more.

Next, Kenny shows you how to export tracks as a new session, show and hide tracks based on assignments so you can get laser focused on the important tracks at hand, zooming techniques, his famous "Stuttering Guitar" trick, automating plug-ins, creating custom mono & stereo ping pong delays, de-essing vocals, comping vocals and much, much more!

If you were a fan of Kenny's original tips and tricks videos, or are new to Pro Tools 11 or 12, and like to learn some really cool tips and tricks, this series is definitely for you. Let Kenny show you his way of working in Pro Tools and bump up your creativity and workflow... Watch "Pro Tools Tips & Tricks" today.

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