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Pro Tools Synth Guru

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  • Setting up Tracks 6:23

    Setting up Tracks

    Making sure you have the right tracks for the right task in Pro Tools will make song creation far easier. Russ gets back to basics with selecting and setting up synth tracks.

  • MIDI Basics 7:12

    MIDI Basics

    Russ covers the important beginning steps on using MIDI in Pro Tools and shows the different ways to get your synth ideas down.

  • Synth Templates 4:19

    Synth Templates

    Stop re-inventing the wheel and see how to get yourself some hot synth templates you can bring into sessions when you need them.

  • Create Big Sounds 8:02

    Create Big Sounds

    Find out how to layer sounds, create splits, add effects and more in Xpand2 to create your own big synth sounds.

  • Custom Arpeggiators 2:31

    Custom Arpeggiators

    You don't have to rely on the factory arpeggiators. Russ shows how easy it is to create your own to use in a song, save and use later.

  • Make a Filthy Bass 4:23

    Make a Filthy Bass

    In this video Russ shows you how to use one MIDI CC controller mapped within Vacuum to make an awesome filthy bass sound.

  • Monster Synth Bass 4:04

    Monster Synth Bass

    Watch Russ unlock the power of Xpand2 to make giant, huge bass sounds, that will shake your room.

  • Noise Sweeps 5:29

    Noise Sweeps

    At the center of all dance tracks are noise sweeps. Russ shows how you need nothing more than two of the FREE plug-ins that come with Pro Tools and his secret trick to make these cool sounds.

  • Power Arpeggiators 5:21

    Power Arpeggiators

    Find out just how powerful the arpeggiators in Xpand2. Russ shows you how to get inspired and create complex and powerful soundscapes.

  • Synth Filter Sweeps 5:16

    Synth Filter Sweeps

    Find out how to get that cool synth filter sweep sound on your synths and drums, that's at the heart of today's top pop and dance hits.

  • Synth Kick Drum 3:54

    Synth Kick Drum

    For some tracks sampled drums are just not enough. Russ reveals how to create your own synth kick drums that will add meat to your tracks.

  • Using the Filter Gate 10:00

    Using the Filter Gate

    Discover how to take lifeless synth sounds and resurrect them with gated filters. You'll never have a flat synth on your tracks again.

Product Overview


Are you new to Pro Tools and all of its awesome virtual synthesizers? Well Pro-Tools-Expert.com founder and synth guru Russ Hughes is going to take you on a spiritual journey of the synth kind. Learn tons of cool tips and tricks as well as production ideas from this outstanding collection of video tutorials.

Russ starts with the important foundations such as setting up synth tracks, using MIDI in Pro Tools and creating synth templates. He then goes into production techniques for creating custom arpeggiators, making filthy bass sounds, huge monster bass sounds, noise and filter sweeps, synth kick drums, filter gates and much more.

If you're new to Pro Tools built-in synths and want to get the most from them, this series is the perfect answer. Watch and become a "Pro Tools Synth Guru" today...


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