Pro Tools Essentials
with Zach Varnell
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02 FreePreview: Editing Piano with Elastic Pitch14:08
About The Class
Become a Pro Tools Master.
Learn the ins and outs of Avid's Pro Tools HD, the recording industry’s most comprehensive DAW, with Zach Varnell. Zach is an industry veteran, who has worked in dozens of studios throughout Seattle. In this comprehensive guide to Pro Tools, he’ll share the best practices he's picked up over the years.
In Pro Tools Essentials, Zach will walk you through the entire mixing platform including the intricacies of bussing, VCA groups, key input, HD functionality, and notable plug-ins. He’ll also show you how to create custom impulse responses from time-based outboard gear and rooms.
You will learn about Elastic Audio and Beat Detective along with a comprehensive workflow and track management process and how it can be applied to a studio session with a band or film scoring with triple-digit track counts.
If you are ready to take your Pro Tools game to the next level or just want to brush up on some time-saving techniques, don’t miss Pro Tools Essentials with Zach Varnell.
Creating a Loop with Elastic Audio21:57
FreePreview: Editing Piano with Elastic Pitch
Zach shows you how to align the pitch and tempo from a sample track to a new song.14:08
Editing Acoustic Guitar with Elastic Audio06:55
Editing Drums with Elastic Audio20:14
Edit Window Overview10:47
Recording and Editing MIDI25:45
Composing with Pro Tools08:10
Audio to MIDI Mapping of Drums30:26
Setting Up for Recording19:15
Tracking and Comping Vocals: Part 121:15
Tracking and Comping Vocals: Part 218:00
Editing Background Vocals09:04
Keyboard Command Focus07:10
New Session Setup and Templates15:25
Five Pro Tools Shortcuts13:46
Managing Large Track Counts09:38
Setting Up Tracks for a Mix Session14:47
Aux Masters and Bus Sends21:51
VCA Sends for Multiple Tracks: Part 120:28
VCA Sends for Multiple Tracks: Part 219:18
Master Bus Settings10:12
Compressors and EQs31:27
Digital Reverb and Convolution/Impulse Response18:27
Live Automation Modes15:52
When to Use Clip Gain18:36
Purpose of Automation25:17
Pro Tools Stems24:27
Pro Tools Collaboration29:53
Tech Rundown and Recap16:37
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