Working with video is one of Pro Tools’ most popular uses, with much of the film/broadcast industry working on the audio for video inside the platform. However there are some quirks to get used to, and some good tips for first time users. Which is this months subject!
So you’ve just finished recording a song in Pro Tools and want to send the project to your collaborator over the web for them to add their 2 cents. But somehow the project is 1.3 Giga-Bytes large and too big to upload to your favourite file sharing service! Luckily Pro Tools has functions built in to help reduce the project size and share just what audio is needed …
Making the shift to Pro Tools can be a confusing one, especially when it comes to organising large projects. Unlike many other DAW’s there are no ‘folder’ tracks, and features like grouping & hiding tracks are uncommon elsewhere. Nick Lucas gives an introduction to organising your Pro Tools projects.
The Mixer comes pretty naturally to most of us, but for the beginner Pro Tools user, it can be tricky to get their head around due to its many quirks. Nick Lucas covers the types of tracks available in the Pro Tools mixer, and an example of how to use the most common of them
Beat Detective is a very powerful tool for pulling lots of types of audio into time, however I’m going to focus today on how to quantise drums with it; which is what it’s most well known for.
Let’s say you’re recording an artist for a record label, and you have one instrument which is out of time with the rest of the song. The band has gone home and you don’t have the instruments available to re-do anything yourself. So you need to reach for your DAW’s tools to tighten up that performance… This is where Pro Tools’ timing correction tools come into their own. Nick Lucas shows how it’s done.