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Producing Voiceovers in Pro Tools

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    Tutorial 1

    Getting Started


    See how to launch Pro Tools and create a new session from scratch. Setting session parameters such as file format & sample rate, basic recording and the importance of track naming are covered.

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    Tutorial 2

    Creating Templates


    Watch how to create a Pro Tools template to use as the basis for a new session, saving time and making it easy for future sessions. Creating a new template, new session from a template, creating groups, Signal Generator Audiosuite plug-in, saving audio files with the template are all covered.

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    Tutorial 3

    Signal Flow & Routing


    Understand how a signal gets into, around and out of Pro Tools. Creating a session to demonstrate signal flow, explanation of I/O Setup, internal buses, using external equipment and routing in a mix template are explained.

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    Tutorial 4

    Record / Playback Modes


    Learn about record and playback modes, timeline options, track grouping and regions list. Playback modes, Insertion Follows Playback, Track List, Regions List, track grouping, select and delete unused audio except whole files are explained.

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    Tutorial 5

    Working with Plug-Ins


    Discover how to use plug-ins to process what you're recording and playing back. Saving plug-in presets, understanding plug-ins, plug-in preferences, Time Compression/Expansion plug-ins, plug-in presets and plug-in automation are all covered.

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    Tutorial 6

    Recording VO


    Explore working with talent and how to be prepared for your recording session. How to make the talent comfortable, setting up your Pro Tools VO session, using plug-ins to process your audio, recording takes are all covered.

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    Tutorial 7

    Importing Audio


    See how you can import audio from a CD, MP3, or any sound file. Learn how to import audio from various sources into your session and how to preview audio before importing. Explore the difference between adding audio and copying audio, Sample rate conversion quality and more.

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    Tutorial 8

    Importing Video & Session Data


    Discover how you can import import video & Pro Tools session data. See how to spot video to a specific location and how to import files with the Workspace Browser Window.

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    Tutorial 9

    ADR / Recording in Sync


    Learn about dialogue looping locked to picture, or ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement). Also see how to import a video clip into your session, import ADR beeps to cue the talent, how to use Loop Record, Pre-Roll and more.

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    Tutorial 10

    VO Editing


    Explore dialogue editing. See how to edit the VO takes from the previous tutorial and how to find the exact time of the read. Nudging and grouping regions are also explained.

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    Tutorial 11

    Sound FX Editing


    Learn how to edit sound effects and prepare them for the mix. Discover how to import tracks from a mix template, how to import and edit sound effects, how to make the commercial exactly 15 seconds long, and how to create fades with the Smart Tool.

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    Tutorial 12

    ADR Editing


    Explore how to display and audition a pop-up list of alternate takes, expand alternate takes to new playlists, and move alternate takes to the main playlist. Also learn how to use the TCE Trim Tool to fit audio to a specific time and how to match the sound of the new audio to the original audio.

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    Tutorial 13

    Basic Mixing


    See how to set up for mixing and learn the basics. Explore how to get your mix started, optimize levels, do basic automation, adjust plug-ins, and how to record your mix on the mix track.

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    Tutorial 14



    Discover how to add, delete and adjust automation data. Then see how to create smooth level transitions, write automation data, how to cut and paste automation data, and much, much more.

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    Tutorial 15

    Advanced Editing


    See how to repair 'P' pops, breaths and mouth noise. Then explore how to use the Scrubber Tool, Pencil Tool and how to record and use room tone to make audio better blend.

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    Tutorial 16

    Advanced Mixing


    Learn side chaining and de-essing, exporting and bouncing to disk, alt mixes, and the ever important signal flow is revisited. How to store Memory Selectors for main and alt mixes is also shown.

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    Tutorial 17

    Backup & Archiving


    See how to properly backup and archive your session data. Auto Backup, Save Copy In and how to save session copies are explained.

Arnie Geher has been using Pro Tools from the very beginning and has worked as a professional audio engineer for over 20 years, providing services to major studios like Dreamworks and Disney. In this in-depth series, Arnie shows you everything you need to know in order to produce a killer, professional sounding voiceover production for radio, TV or any other medium.

See it all unfold from beginning to end as Arnie demonstrates how to create a session and make it into a template for future use, all setup and loaded for VO work. He then covers important topics such as working with VO talent, recording and editing, using plug-ins, adding a music bed to your voiceover, fitting a voiceover to a certain amount of time, automation, bouncing your production to CD and MP3, backing up and archiving your session and much more.

If you're new to Pro Tools and want to get into the lucrative voiceover profession, stop right here. This no frills series has everything you need to learn in order to do it, so get ahead of the competition and check out "Producing Voiceovers in Pro Tools" today.

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I am a: Beginner, Student, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One

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Submitted 2 years ago


Very useful ! great a lot or basics informations .

I am a: Audio Engineer

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing guitar at around 13 and was in a few local bands till the early ‘80s, when I started DJ-ing at some Maryland colleges. Then I started mixing live sound for singer songwriters and bands in the Baltimore area.

2. What training have you had?

I’m mostly self taught, I learned on the job. I took a recording class at a local studio when I was just getting started, but most of what I know was learned from trial and error and from watching/listening to other engineers and producers that I worked with. I learned editing with a razor blade on analog tape and I also had one of the 1st Pro Tools rigs on the east coast, version 1.0.

3. When did you get into recording?

Carrying equipment in and out of nightclubs got old fast, and I wanted to expand my creative horizons. In the mid ‘80s, one of my friends, an exceptional singer/songwriter and student of the production techniques of The Beatles and The Beach Boys, opened the door to a whole new world of creativity for me as we worked together in my studio. In the mid ‘90s, I moved to Los Angeles and began working in the TV/Film industry as an editor/engineer/mixer/sound designer, and eventually worked my way back to producing music as well as doing TV and film work.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I was the dialogue editor for Disney’s “Tarzan” TV series and “The Lion King II”, as well as engineer mixer for Dreamwork’s “Antz” & “Road To Eldorado”, Fox TV’s “24” and “King of the Hill”, Disney’s “Snow Dogs” and various promos, trailers, commercials and indie films. I have also worked with Teddy Pendergrass, Crystal Waters, Bruce Hornsby, Dennis Chambers, Shanice Wilson, Lonnie Liston Smith, WIll Lee, 2 Live Crew, SR71, Bob Berg, Little River Band and many others. My studio in Baltimore is now the home of "Wrightway Studios" and has a huge list of clients.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have a definite passion for this stuff and teaching someone to easily do what they have been trying to learn, is a big kick for me as well as for the student, and that’s a great thing. For some reason, it’s easy for me to convey my experiences and knowledge to others.

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    Producing Voiceovers in Pro Tools

    If you're getting into voiceover work, most likely you'll be using the industry standard DAW Pro Tools. Learn the tricks of the trade from 20 year Pro Tools veteran Arnie Geher who has worked for Disney and Dreamworks. Create your professional voiceovers today.

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Producing Voiceovers in Pro Tools is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful Starts with basics
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Gr Very useful ! great a lot or basics informations .
Date published: 2016-08-06