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Pro Tools Tips & Tricks

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    Quantizing and Conforming a Loop (12:25)


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    Editing Drums - Beat Detective (12:12)


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    Editing Drums - Elastic Audio (10:47)


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    Kick Drum Replacement (13:09)


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    Snare Drum Replacement (11:21)


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    Parallel Compression (11:41)


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    Cymbal Compression Trick (7:36)


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    Relative Grid Mode (8:23)


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    Clip Groups (9:05)


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    Repeat to Fill Selection (8:16)


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    Favorite Plug-Ins - Default Presets (9:22)


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    Using the Click Plug-In (7:13)


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    Export Tracks as New Session (3:22)


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


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    Zoom Toggle (10:25)


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    Sends and Inserts (15:50)


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    Stuttering Guitars (10:55)


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    Automating Plug-Ins (13:17)


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    Mono and Ping Pong Delay (7:23)


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    De-Essing Vocals (10:35)


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    Comping Vocals (9:57)


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    Freeze Tracks (8:01)


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    Recording Levels (7:37)


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    Track Presets (14:43)


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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Bob E
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome!

Love the tips and tricks! I like the fast pace with tons of techniques. Very cool that each technique is done more than once, quickly, and with variations.

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Nyj
Submitted 1 year ago

Very cool effect

I remember hearing Kenny describe this trick once, and promptly forgot it - often wondered about it and now I know

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools

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the vision field
Submitted 2 years ago

Worth watching to get practical and creative uses from an experienced pro.

Kenny is one of the best teachers! He goes deep and shows the potential of protools as a creative production tool. His examples are real world productions that are current. He also goes in depth explaining how to organically create certain effects that many will just "slap on a plug in". We felt we learned very much from class. Kenny makes learning fun and easy which is how it should be:)

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

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VK
Submitted 2 years ago

Simply Excellent

My work flow is so much faster

I am a: Hobbyist, Pro Tools

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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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    Compressors Explained

    Kenny Gioia is back, this time giving you the history and application of all the famous Compressors ever made, as well as their modern day plug-in equivalents! Now you’ll know exactly what Compressor to pick for your tracks and how to use them. This series is long overdue!

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    Delay Explained

    The Delay effect is one of the oldest effects to be used on recordings, and there are many different types and ways to apply it. Multi-Platinum mixer / producer extraordinaire Kenny Gioia returns with a must have series for anyone recording, mixing, engineering or producing music. See how delay can be used to make tracks bigger, wider and just cooler! Learn the important fundamentals and advanced techniques of delay, and you'll find yourself using delay smarter and more creatively.

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    Eventide UltraChannel Explained

    Multi-Platinum Engineer / Mixer Kenny Gioia brings you the definitive series on Eventide's amazing UltraChannel Strip plug-in. Follow along with Kenny as he breaks down all the Features and Functions while showing you What the Plug-In Can Do on Different Sources. He also reveals all the Effects, so you'll know just what to do with them on Your Songs and Productions.

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    First Song with REAPER

    Platinum producer / engineer Kenny Gioia takes you step by step on how to make your first song in Cockos REAPER. From nothing to something awesome, Kenny gets you going with REAPER easily and quickly. You also get the Reaper session and audio files that Kenny uses, so you can follow along.

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    Mixing 101 - Mix Session from Hell

    Platinum producer / engineer Kenny Gioia now reveals a day in the life of a mix engineer, mixing a song from beginning to end, and how to handle all the common problems you'll encounter on your way to that perfect mix. You even get the session files so you can mix along in your DAW and see and hear the results in real-time!

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Pro Tools Tips & Tricks is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome! Love the tips and tricks! I like the fast pace with tons of techniques. Very cool that each technique is done more than once, quickly, and with variations.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very cool effect I remember hearing Kenny describe this trick once, and promptly forgot it - often wondered about it and now I know
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Worth watching to get practical and creative uses from an experienced pro. Kenny is one of the best teachers! He goes deep and shows the potential of protools as a creative production tool. His examples are real world productions that are current. He also goes in depth explaining how to organically create certain effects that many will just "slap on a plug in". We felt we learned very much from class. Kenny makes learning fun and easy which is how it should be:)
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simply Excellent My work flow is so much faster
Date published: 2017-03-26
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