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Pro Tools Express Jump Start

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    Tutorial 1

    Getting Started

    9:28

    In this first tutorial find out how to get everything ready to make your first session. You'll also get a tour of the Pro Tools Express interface.

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    Tutorial 2

    Opening & Saving Sessions

    2:34

    Find out the different options for opening a Pro Tools session, how to save different versions and get a look inside a Pro Tools session folder.

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    Tutorial 3

    Using Loops

    5:38

    Got under the hood of the workspace in this tutorial, and learn how to find, audition and use loops fast.

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    Tutorial 4

    Recording Audio

    6:01

    It's time to get some audio recorded! This tutorial shows you how to set up an audio track, record audio, undo the recording pass as well as overdub.

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    Tutorial 5

    Recording Instruments

    7:22

    Pro Tools instruments give you thousands of sounds to use in your tracks. Find out how to create an instrument track, add an instrument plug-in, record it and do some basic editing.

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    Tutorial 6

    Using The Edit Tools

    10:00

    Get a guided tour of the Edit tools and see just how easy it is to make powerful edits to your audio.

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    Tutorial 7

    Using Effects

    7:18

    Discover how to beef up your tracks with both insert and send effects. Within minutes you'll be sounding like a pro.

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    Tutorial 8

    The Final Mix

    8:29

    It's time to get your song into shape, add some automation and then share it with the world. This session also includes a recap of all the other sessions.

New to Pro Tools Express? Fear not, Pro Tools master Russ Hughes has you covered in this awesome jump start series focused on Pro Tools Express.

Russ starts at the beginning with opening and saving a session, then goes into using loops, recording and editing audio, using virtual instruments, built-in effects and exporting your masterpiece for CD and the internet.

If you want to know the basics of Pro Tools Express and be able to record, edit and share your song with the world, watch "Pro Tools Express Jump Start" today!

onemachine
Submitted 10 months ago

Very good videos.

one of the best video series I've come across. it would be nice if the resolution was a bit better and for the director of the video to slow down on a move or two, but over all, very good, one of the best I've seen.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Pro Tools

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HankCianci
Submitted 1 year ago

Love it !!! This should remove all inhibitions in order to get working as quickly as possible.

Tutorial laid out an delivered as cleanly as possible I will be using this as my personal mentor. Can't wait. I just started Sibelius, so I'm looking for those videos. Thanks for taking the worry out of it for me !!!

I am a: Beginner, Musician

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dysmith
Submitted 2 years ago

Great instruction

very simple and easy to follow the way he has laid it out.

I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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Pro Tools Express Jump Start is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good videos. one of the best video series I've come across. it would be nice if the resolution was a bit better and for the director of the video to slow down on a move or two, but over all, very good, one of the best I've seen.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Love it !!! This should remove all inhibitions in order to get working as quickly as possible. Tutorial laid out an delivered as cleanly as possible I will be using this as my personal mentor. Can't wait. I just started Sibelius, so I'm looking for those videos. Thanks for taking the worry out of it for me !!!
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great instruction very simple and easy to follow the way he has laid it out.
Date published: 2016-08-23