Tracktion Tutorial

Tracktion 5 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

  • Introduction 2:05


    Bill introduces you to what Tracktion 5 and this series are all about.

  • Installing Tracktion 3:27

    Installing Tracktion

    Installing Tracktion is easy. Watch step-by-step and decide which version to use.

  • Installing the Demo Projects 4:50

    Installing the Demo Projects

    It’s great to have some demo projects ready as you explore Tracktion. Learn how to download the songs and how to set up some folders to organize Tracktion files.

  • Configuring the Audio Interface 5:46

    Configuring the Audio Interface

    Learn how to use the General page on the Settings tab to configure your audio interface.

  • Basic Navigation 8:20

    Basic Navigation

    Learn the fundamentals for playback, transport, and zooming.

  • General Settings 6:59

    General Settings

    Bill explores some Tracktion's general settings.

  • Getting Help 2:17

    Getting Help

    Watch as Bill shows how to use pop-up help, tooltips, keyboard shortcuts, knowledgebase, videos, and KVR forum.

Chapter 2 : Fundamentals

  • The Edit Tab 13:19

    The Edit Tab

    Learn about all the panels and sections of the Edit tab – the Browser, Arrangement, and Controls panel.

  • Using Markers 8:41

    Using Markers

    Bill explains looped playback, adding markers, and marker navigation.

  • Selecting & Snapping 8:24

    Selecting & Snapping

    Learn how to select clips and how snapping works. Get familiar with the keyboard shortcuts and menu options that modify snap behavior.

  • Basic Audio Editing 13:10

    Basic Audio Editing

    Learn how to use Clip Tools along with keyboard shortcuts to work with audio clips and loops.

  • Working with Loops 8:21

    Working with Loops

    Bill demonstrates reviewing and dragging loops, how to enable loops, drag to repeat, and set the tempo. Dragging loops to parallel tracks is also covered.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts 4:24

    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Learn how to customize the assignment of keyboard shortcuts.

Chapter 3 : Recording Audio

  • Getting Ready to Record Audio 13:43

    Getting Ready to Record Audio

    See how to setup an audio track, select an input, and record. Bill shows how to set the tempo for your project and listen to a click as you record. Bill also discusses how to hear yourself while recording.

  • Hit Record! 4:15

    Hit Record!

    Bill takes a close look at recording multiple takes with and without a click.

  • Overdubbing 5:32


    Learn how to record while listening to tracks you already recorded.

  • Cleaning up the Takes 14:01

    Cleaning up the Takes

    See how to use basic editing to clean up the takes before moving on.

  • Loop Recording 5:52

    Loop Recording

    Learn how to set up looped recording and record to takes within a single clip. You will also see how to pick from the different takes.

  • Comping 7:52


    Following from loop recording, learn how to keep the best phrases from multiple takes.

  • Using an Amp Simulator 9:10

    Using an Amp Simulator

    See how to monitor through Tracktion while recording guitar parts using an amp simulator.

Chapter 4 : Recording MIDI

  • MIDI Setup 3:23

    MIDI Setup

    Bill shows how to enable your MIDI keyboard, create a track, load a virtual instrument and play it from your controller.

  • Recording MIDI 10:17

    Recording MIDI

    Learn to record what you play on your MIDI keyboard and playback the recording. You will also learn about the various record modes. Also learn some basic editing for MIDI clips.

  • MIDI Loop Recording 4:30

    MIDI Loop Recording

    Bill explores recording to takes and comping with MIDI.

  • MIDI Editing 9:31

    MIDI Editing

    Learn how to work with notes in the MIDI editor. Also learn how to render MIDI to audio clips.

  • Quantizing Notes 6:14

    Quantizing Notes

    Learn how to quantize your MIDI performance in various ways.

  • Sequencer Clips 7:00

    Sequencer Clips

    See how to use step-sequence clips to program drum patterns.

Chapter 5 : Adding Effects

  • Scanning 3rd Party Plug-Ins 6:35

    Scanning 3rd Party Plug-Ins

    Learn how to get Tracktion to recognize your existing library of plug-ins.

  • Adding Plug-Ins 6:06

    Adding Plug-Ins

    Learn more about inserting plugins in the Tracktion mixer section to add effects to tracks.

  • Tracktion FX 15:22

    Tracktion FX

    Bill demonstrates and discusses the built-in FX that are native to Tracktion.

  • Adding Master Effects 5:48

    Adding Master Effects

    Learn how to use Aux Send and Aux Return plugins setup master effects that are shared by more than one track.

  • Clip Effects 3:33

    Clip Effects

    See how easy it is to insert plugins at the clip level in Tracktion.

Chapter 6 : Mixing

  • Folder Tracks 5:43

    Folder Tracks

    As your projects get bigger with more tracks you can use folder tracks to keep things organized.

  • Creating Submixes 3:42

    Creating Submixes

    Learn how to configure submix busses in Tracktion.

  • Automation 6:49


    Explore the basics for automating levels, panning and other parameters.

  • Mixing Down 7:39

    Mixing Down

    Learn how to add FX to the master stereo output to prepare your mix for export. Learn how to export your song to WAV or MP3.

Product Overview

Bill Edstrom returns with a smash hit video series covering the "one screen wonder" DAW Tracktion 5! Learn everything from Installation to Recording, Using Effects, Mixing Down and more. If you're just getting started or want to go deeper into Tracktion 5, this series is for you.

Bill begins by showing you How to Get Started with Tracktion 5 covering the important basics such as Installation, Configuring Your Audio Interface, GUI Navigation, Using the Help Pop-Up Menus and more. Next up, Bill dives in, explaining the Edit Tab, How to Use Markers, Selecting and Snapping Clips, Basic Audio Editing, Working with Loops, Tracks, and Keyboard Shortcuts.

Recording Audio is then revealed, and you'll learn how from the ground up starting with Setting Up to Record, Recording Your First Take, Overdubbing, Basic Editing, Comping, Using Amp Simulations and more. Bill now turns to all things MIDI in Tracktion 5 where you'll see how to Setup MIDI Tracks, the Different Record Modes, MIDI Editing, Quantizing, Sequencer Clips and other topics.

Using Effects is now shown and Bill demonstrates How to Scan and Use 3rd Party Plug-Ins, the Built-In Tracktion Effects, Setting Up Effects in Different Ways for Different Tasks, Master Effects and Clip Effects. Wrapping up your Traction 5 journey, Bill gives you 4 awesome videos on Mixing in Tracktion 5. You'll learn How to Use Folder Tracks, Create Submixes, Use Automation and How to Mixdown to Wav and MP3 formats!

If Tracktion 5 is your game, learn how to play it like a pro... Watch "Tracktion 5 Explained" today and see how to make music faster, easier and more creatively!

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