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Pro Tools 10 Explained®

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Chapter 1: Startup

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    Language (7:10)


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    Hardware Setup (7:34)


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    I/O Setup (8:41)


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    Session Startup (4:43)


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    Session Management (7:21)


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    Basic Geography (6:49)


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    Creating Tracks (5:52)


Chapter 2: Importing and Auditioning Audio

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    Importing Audio (7:25)


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    Conforming Imported Files to Session Tempo (4:19)


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    Transport Controls (8:33)


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    Controlling Playback (7:36)


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    The Browsers Pt. 1 (7:41)


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    The Browsers Pt. 2 (6:45)


Chapter 3: Working with Tracks

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    Track Controls (7:11)


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    Trick Track Toe Pt. 1 (6:59)


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    Trick Track Toe Pt. 2 (6:29)


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    The Track List & More (6:46)


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    Assigning Inputs & Outputs (5:15)


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    Working with Colors (6:13)


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    Track Groups (7:14)


Chapter 4: MIDI Recording

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    MIDI Setup (7:42)


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    Click Meter & Tempo Settings (7:36)


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    MIDI Record Prep (4:45)


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    MIDI Recording (7:18)


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    Input Quantize (7:25)


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    Loop Recording & MIDI Merge (7:10)


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    MIDI Punch Recording (6:51)


Chapter 5: Audio Recording

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    Audio Record Prep (7:54)


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    Setting Up a Headphone Mix (8:08)


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    Direct Monitoring & Software Reverb (7:38)


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    Loop Recording Audio (6:50)


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    Audio Punch-In Recording (3:57)


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    Selecting Alternate Takes (7:42)


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    Multi-Track Audio Recording (Drums) (7:11)


Chapter 6: Editing and Navigation

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    Advanced Playback Control (7:36)


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    Editing Basics (9:01)


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    The Edit Modes (6:24)


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    The Edit Tools Pt. 1 (6:37)


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    The Edit Tools Pt. 2 (7:59)


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    Zooming the Display (8:08)


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    Establishing Selections (7:51)


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    Advanced Editing (9:33)


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    Working with Playlists (9:22)


Chapter 7: Processing and Mixing

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    Working with Audiosuite Plug-ins (6:28)


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    Working with Clip Gain (8:28)


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    Mix Window Workflow Tips (8:25)


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    Channel Strip / EQ & Compression (9:26)


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    Using Markers (8:51)


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    Quantize & Automate! (6:47)


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    Bounce to Disc (10:52)


Pro Tools 10 is a major milestone for AVID and it's better than ever! Pro Tools master Eli Krantzberg is back with the definitive Pro Tools 10 guide, "Pro Tools 10 Explained". This is the best way to learn Pro Tools 10 if you're a new or intermediate user, so take the next step today...

Fully compatible with Pro Tools 10 Native and Pro Tools 10 HD, Eli starts from the beginning, covering important basics such as terminology, I/O Setup, session startup and management, window overviews, importing audio, all the way to recording and editing audio and MIDI, record modes, multi-track drum recording and editing, using effects, markers, bouncing your song to disc for CD and so much more.

If you're rocking Pro Tools 10, learn it the right way, the first time. You'll be able to work faster and get better results with the knowledge you've gained in this awesome title. Checkout "Pro Tools 10 Explained" today.


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the vision field
Submitted 10 months ago

Eli is a good teacher and very detail oriented.

This is a great overview. Although it is very thorough, I could have watched for longer and deeper delving into more of Protools. For example, I want to know more info on groups. I am sure there is another video for that somewhere here on the site. This one is jam packed full of info and as noted in title, Eli is excellent communicator making the learning process very clear.

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

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carlevi
Submitted 2 years ago

Really useful

It's a complete journey through all resources Pro Tools have to offer. And explained in plain English. Excellent tutorial.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Pro Tools 10 Explained® is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Eli is a good teacher and very detail oriented. This is a great overview. Although it is very thorough, I could have watched for longer and deeper delving into more of Protools. For example, I want to know more info on groups. I am sure there is another video for that somewhere here on the site. This one is jam packed full of info and as noted in title, Eli is excellent communicator making the learning process very clear.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Really useful It's a complete journey through all resources Pro Tools have to offer. And explained in plain English. Excellent tutorial.
Date published: 2017-04-17
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