Beat Detective Overview6:11
Get the basics on what Beat Detective is and what it can do.
Defining an Audio Selection5:00
Learn how to properly define an audio selection for Beat Detective.
Generate Audio Beat Triggers4:09
Get the lowdown on generating effective beat triggers. This is a must for properly using Beat Detective.
Editing Audio Beat Triggers5:32
Once you have generated beat triggers you need to ensure that each is placed properly to get the best results. This tutorial guides you through the process.
This tutorial shows you how to use Beat Detective to separate a region into multiple parts. Once you have properly defined beat triggers on an audio selection, you can quickly slice them into new regions and conform, nudge, delete and edit.
Conforming regions allows your to adjust the start or sync point of regions according to the grid or groove template. Once you have used Region Separation, Conform Regions is the next step in tightening your groove.
Learn how to use Edit Smoothing to quickly fill gaps between regions and add crossfades to overlapping regions.
Generate Audio Bar Beat Markers2:55
Learn how to calculate tempo and place bar/beat markers and tempo changes in the timeline from an audio selection.
Extract Groove Template from Audio4:22
Learn how to extract the groove or feel from a selection of audio, then store that so you can apply the same groove to other audio or MIDI data.
Applying a Groove Template to Audio4:57
Learn how to apply Groove Templates to audio data, to give it the same feel as the Groove template.
Creating Rex Type Loops4:38
Learn how to use Beat Detective and the Track Timebase to chop up your regions or loops and make them behave like a Rex file! This keeps your beats in tempo without adjusting pitch!
Learn how to use Beat Detective with multiple tracks to tighten up their feel and make them sound more together.
Calculate Audio Tempo2:55
Learn how to extract the tempo from an audio selection.
Learn how to match loops that were recorded at different tempos.
Define a MIDI Selection3:25
Learn how to properly define a selection for Beat Detective to process MIDI.
Generate MIDI Beat Triggers4:26
This tutorial shows you how to properly add beat triggers to your selection in Beat Detective.
Edit MIDI Beat Triggers3:31
Learn how to edit your beat triggers when using Beat Detective with MIDI data.
Generate MIDI Bar Beat Markers2:41
Learn how to use Beat Detective to create bar beat markers and why you would need them.
Create MIDI Groove Templates3:40
Learn how to create a new groove template with your MIDI selection within Beat Detective.
Applying MIDI Groove Templates3:23
Once you understand what MIDI groove templates are and how to create them, learn to use them to add a different feel to your MIDI tracks.
Calculate MIDI Tempo3:08
Use Beat Detective to find the tempo of a MIDI selection.
The industry standard for learning Pro Tools Beat Detective, "Beat Detective Explained" contains 20 tutorials covering every feature, function and option found in the Beat Detective interface window, as well as cool practical examples on how to use it in your Pro Tools productions.
You'll learn all the features and options as well as creating groove templates from audio, matching loops, tightening up multi-tracks, creating REX files and more.
Submitted 6 months ago
Good - I'll be back when I need more than just setting bar markers
The voice was a little irritating - and the ancient version of Pro Tools made it look a bit dated, but the information was useful. Explanation of hot keys used would have been good
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools
Submitted 9 months ago
Really REALLY Bad
Reminds me of the old Sedric Pieretti course on compression which has mercifully finally been removed. Obviously, the problem Mr. Simcox is hearing is with this author's actual voice and is not due to his browser - that's what the guy sounds like. Please have Michael Costa do the new version. If he's not available, please consider Scottie Dugan or Kenny Gioia. Thank you for realizing this needs to be corrected. It's not an accident that Groove 3 is getting better every year.
I am a: Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools
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Submitted 9 months ago
Never truly understood BD till today
This was a great way to get to know BD. Should be upgraded to more recent versions of PT.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Submitted 9 months ago
In regards to Mariano's review i agree. I avoided this series for years, I don't care if the information is solid or not. It is pure torture listening to this guy. As if his voice wasn't bad enough they had to robotize it. What are you thinking?
I am a: Professional, Musician, Pro Tools
Response from Customer Service:
As you may have noticed, this tutorial was shot when Pro Tools 7.1 was current so it is one of our older lessons. I will put in a customer request for a more updated tutorial using a current version.
Also, I can assure you we did not robotize his voice. If you seem to have chopping or robotic sounding audio, you might try clearing your browsers cache and cookies and even restarting. With a clear browser your audio should play back more smoothly.
Thanks again for your review and continued support!
Submitted 10 months ago
The Beat Detectvie video series really needs an update. I didn't learn much about working with complex drum rhythms, in the end, I chopped the regions with de BD and then y had to move them around manually, and adjust manually all fades as the "smoothing" ate most of the transients. Also the video quality of this series is not good, it seems done like 10 years ago. And the narrator needs to relax too, I felt like I was attending a "Lear to speak english in 10 weeks" course, with every video starting with the "Welcome to the...", really annoying. The voice had a really robotic tone. It looks like a really old and outdated tutorial.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
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Submitted 1 year ago
This has opened new horizons. What an excellent product.
I am a: Producer, Musician
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