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Pro Tools Automation Secrets

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    Intro & Automation Basics (6:42)


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    Plug-In Automation (5:55)


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    The Automation Window (6:26)


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    Write-to Modes (8:23)


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    Automatch (8:26)


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    Latch Prime During Stop (7:17)


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    Preview Mode (15:00)


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    Capture Mode (14:49)


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    Glide Automation (12:31)


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    Snapshot Automation (18:32)


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    VCAs (7:51)


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    Trim Modes (13:15)


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    Coalescing Trim & VCA Automation (8:13)


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    Read Trim Mode (4:14)


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    Back / Back & Play (6:26)


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    Join & Auto Join (3:10)


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    Revisions in the Real World (23:54)


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    Use Duplicate Tracks (3:01)


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    Grouping Specific Attributes (8:02)


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    Copy & Pasting Plug-in Settings (1:55)


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    Special Paste Tricks (2:20)


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.


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Botze
Submitted 3 months ago

Great tutorial!

perfect teacher!

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the shizzell
Submitted 1 year 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

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rus5
Submitted 2 years 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

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JayD
Submitted 2 years ago

Great tips

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

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Prado
Submitted 2 years ago

Automatic Automation

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

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adamonbass
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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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I was classically trained in piano from the age of 7 and had a strong obsession with popular music right throughout my youth. I played keyboards in various rock bands in the mid 80's but found a pronounced leaning towards the technology and computer side of music as samplers and computers became more attainable in the late 80's.

2. What training have you had?

In 1989 I completed my Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Music Technology from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Much of my tech knowledge in those pre-internet days came from devouring issues of Keyboard, Mix and EM - monthly, without fail.

3. When did you get into recording?

I started getting into recording in 1984 with a Tascam 244 4-track cassette system. In 1989 I moved to a Digidesign Sound Tools II system - a true random access 2 track editor - and that was the beginning of a long association with Digidesign products. I married this hardware up to Opcode's Studio Vision for many years as well as getting in at the ground floor with Pro Tools v1 in 1991. I've been a Pro Tools user since then right up to the current day.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've been lucky enough to work with a huge cross section of talent within the Australian music scene. Names like: INXS, Little River Band, John Farnham, Kasey Chambers and Richard Clapton. Plus music editing on breakout movies like Shine and Strictly Ballroom with Oscar nominated composer, David Hirschfelder.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I think I'm good at training because I really love this stuff - I genuinely want to show people how cool these tools are. Even as a fully grown adult, I still find myself getting excited like a little kid about the magic we can do with our systems these days and wondering how far it can go in the years to come. I hope that enthusiasm is contagious!

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Pro Tools Automation Secrets is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial! perfect teacher!
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Useful Tips Easy to understand and incorporate into my working practices.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tips 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.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Automatic Automation 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.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-07-06
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