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Pro Tools Tips & Tricks-Vol 2

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Chapter 1 : Editing and Mixing

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    Dynamic Delay

    Learn how to mimic an expensive hardware delay unit with this great technique. This will bring your delays to life as well as provide you with some great production techniques.

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    Paste to Fill

    Learn about this often overlooked function of Pro Tools. This feature allows you to fill up empty space with existing data from your project.

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    Region Groups

    Learn how you can use Region Loops to enhance your Pro Tools workflow and projects.

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    Region Loops

    Learn how you can use Region Loops to enhance your Pro Tools workflow and projects.

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    Replace Regions

    The Replace Regions command can be useful in a lot of different ways. This video will introduce the concepts and features of this command, and also show you some great ways to start using it.

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    Vocal Exciter

    Learn how to build a Vocal Exciter from scratch. This is used to emulate the effect hardware devices like the Aural Exciter where you add a certain harmonic character to the vocal that helps it stand out in the mix.

Chapter 2 : Keyboard Shortcuts

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    Keyboard Shortcuts - Pt. 1

    Kenny works extremely fast in Pro Tools and these shortcuts are key to that speed and efficiency. This is the first part of a 4 part series that will show you some of the best keyboard shortcuts Pro Tools has to offer.

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    Keyboard Shortcuts - Pt. 2

    In part 2 of the series Kenny shows you a bunch of Editing and selection shortcuts.

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    Keyboard Shortcuts - Pt. 3

    In part 3 of the series you will learn about Automation shortcuts, as well as shortcuts that will help with groups and multiple tracks.

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    Keyboard Shortcuts - Pt. 4

    n the final video of this series you will learn shortcuts that will help you zoom and view your project, as well as manage tracks and FX.

Chapter 3 : Beat Detective

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    Full Song - Pt. 1

    This is the first part of a 4 part series dedicated to using Beat Detective to tighten up the percussion for an entire song.

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    Full Song - Pt. 2

    Part 2 of this series guides you through working on the Tag and Chorus sections of the song.

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    Full Song - Pt. 3

    Part 3 walks you through working on the solo and bridge sections of the song.

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    Full Song - Pt. 4

    The last part of this series demonstrates how to clean up and organize your song after you are done using Beat Detective to tighten up the performance.

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    Swing Mode

    This tutorial walks you through the process of using Beat Detective to tighten up a groove, while still retaining the Swing feel of the original beat.

Chapter 4 : Utility and Workflow

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    Favorite Plug-Ins

    Learn how to speed up the process of selecting plug-ins that you use frequently, and how to further organize your plug-in lists and windows.

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    Reason with Pro Tools

    See how Kenny creates a killer template so he can work with Reason in Pro Tools, super fast. This is a must see for anyone who uses Reason with Pro Tools.

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    Import Session Data

    Learn some great ways to utilize the Import Session Data feature.

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    Prepare Session for Mix Engineer

    This tutorial walks you through the steps of preparing your session to be sent to another engineer for mixing, editing or other production work.

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    Bounce to Session

    Learn how Kenny bounces his mix within a session and why he chooses to use this alternative method.

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    Using a Macro Program

    Kenny using lots of time-saving tools in his Pro Tools workflow. One of his indispensable tools is a Macro Program that allows you to perform actions, that would normally take many keystrokes, in one keystroke.

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    Window Configurations

    Window Configurations allow you to save presets of how you have the various windows in Pro Tools arranged, their visibility, and tons of other great stuff. This is another great way to use the functions in Pro Tools to customize your workflow and workspace.

Product Overview

Kenny Gioia is a Multi-Platinum producer, engineer, and mixer who has worked with Mandy Moore, Lee Ann Womack, LFO, Marcy Playground, Hall & Oates and many other top name acts.

Shown in Pro Tools 7 and compatible with version 8 and 9, Kenny's Pro Tools Tips and Tricks Vol. 2 is sure to please again and further expand your Pro Tools knowledge. You'll see how to "Beat Detective" a whole song, create dynamic delays, custom keyboard shortcuts, slick window configurations and much more... Kenny says, "You're going to dig it!"

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

2. What training have you had?

I was taught trumpet classically from grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

3. When did you get into recording?

I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassette players wired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Marcy Playground
Mandy Moore
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
and many more...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engages people more. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out with unnecessary explanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

Products by Kenny

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    Compressors Explained

    Kenny Gioia is back, this time giving you the history and application of all the famous Compressors ever made, as well as their modern day plug-in equivalents! Now you’ll know exactly what Compressor to pick for your tracks and how to use them. This series is long overdue!

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    Delay Explained

    The Delay effect is one of the oldest effects to be used on recordings, and there are many different types and ways to apply it. Multi-Platinum mixer / producer extraordinaire Kenny Gioia returns with a must have series for anyone recording, mixing, engineering or producing music. See how delay can be used to make tracks bigger, wider and just cooler! Learn the important fundamentals and advanced techniques of delay, and you'll find yourself using delay smarter and more creatively.

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    Eventide UltraChannel Explained

    Multi-Platinum Engineer / Mixer Kenny Gioia brings you the definitive series on Eventide's amazing UltraChannel Strip plug-in. Follow along with Kenny as he breaks down all the Features and Functions while showing you What the Plug-In Can Do on Different Sources. He also reveals all the Effects, so you'll know just what to do with them on Your Songs and Productions.

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    First Song with REAPER

    Platinum producer / engineer Kenny Gioia takes you step by step on how to make your first song in Cockos REAPER. From nothing to something awesome, Kenny gets you going with REAPER easily and quickly. You also get the Reaper session and audio files that Kenny uses, so you can follow along.

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    Free VST Instruments Explained - Vol 1

    Kenny Gioia brings you detailed virtual instrument video tutorials on some of the best FREE VST instrument plug-ins, all for absolutely nothing! See some of Kenny's favorites with an in-depth tutorial for each virtual instrument showing you all of it's features and functions, plus how to use it. These videos are for those looking for high quality, free VST/AU/AAX virtual instruments, with free instruction on using them.

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