Intro & Automation Basics6:42
Get an introduction to and basic description of the automation types and modes.
See the steps required to enable automation for plug-ins.
The Automation Window6:26
A first look at the window which is the centerpiece of the Pro Tools automation world.
Get a detailed look at the five “Write To” commands.
See how to take all or some of a track's parameters out of automation recording, without stopping the transport.
Latch Prime During Stop7:17
Learn the power and control you gain when you’re able to perform a number of automation tasks without even needing to press play.
Explore the coolest and best way to test out automation changes you want to make. When you’re happy, ‘punch’ them into your mix.
Learn how to capture anything from one to thousands of parameter states and then ‘punch’ them back to their tracks at will.
Using some of the techniques learned from the previous movies, see how easily you can make automation smoothly glide from in point to out.
Learn some ways you can use snapshots of multiple parameters. A mastering example is just one of the ways this technique could benefit you.
Learn about the clear mixing benefits of using VCAs in your Pro Tools workflow.
See how to turn existing automation up or down with new automation. Now you can keep complicated micro changes intact and turn the entire value up or down.
Coalescing Trim & VCA Automation8:13
Michael shows how to take all these secondary automation changes we’ve made, and write them back to their dependents.
Read Trim Mode4:14
Learn about this cool mode allowing you to make simple global changes to existing complex automation.
Back / Back & Play6:26
If you’re doing finicky automation passes, these two modes allow you to navigate quickly to correct mistakes as you go.
Join & Auto Join3:10
See the way the big movie mixers do it: When automating many parameters at a time, learn how you can stop and repair just the one error, and keep the others intact.
Revisions in the Real World23:54
Look at real world scenarios and solutions that a producer might come across.
Use Duplicate Tracks3:01
Learn a quick tip to preserve custom grouping when adding new tracks late in your mix.
Grouping Specific Attributes8:02
See a quick tip on a custom grouping situation which gives easy access to your headphone mix for global changes.
Copy & Pasting Plug-in Settings1:55
A look at how a simple feature can be more potent when married to a feature we learned earlier.
Special Paste Tricks2:20
In this final movie, discover how automation from one parameter can be copied and pasted to a different, non-matching parameter.
Presented by Pro Tools master Michael Costa, this comprehensive series goes in-depth into the lesser known but incredibly powerful mixing automation features of Pro Tools. You'll learn about plug-in automation, advanced write and capture modes, time saving automation editing techniques, tips and tricks and so much more.
Users will need Pro Tools 8 HD or Pro Tools with Music Production Toolkit to get all of these features.
Submitted 6 months ago
Very Useful Tips
Easy to understand and incorporate into my working practices.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Submitted 9 months ago
Absolutely AWESOME Course !!
My favorite author on Groove 3 doing an extremely interesting video on a surprisingly obscure and complicated subject. Can't say enough about the author or the video - clear, complete, coherently organized and presented, lots of easy to follow and thorough examples, unexpectedly interesting subject - I don't know how he could have done this any better. Don't miss this one.
I am a: Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools
Submitted 10 months ago
Its nice to see other peoples workflow. Plus I like the fact that if there is multiple ways of doing something all ways are explained. Its up to us to choose what works best for each situation. Never stop learning.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Pro Tools
Submitted 1 year ago
No, sorry ... this isn't 'automatic' in the sense that it does it for you, but it is 'automatic' in the sense of opening your mind to automation in PT. This is a comprehensive but fast paced series telling you everything you'd need to know other than possible esoterica when using a Digidesign/ Avid console. Highly recommended.
I am a: Semi-Pro
Submitted 2 years ago
Good - old but good
Would be nice to get an updated version of this video as I am sure the automation is more powerful now. Still learned what I wanted to so I am happy.
I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV
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