Pro Tools LE : Essential Training

Pro Tools LE : Essential Training


Total Run Time: 9.75 hrs

Specifically designed as a professional grade tool for the consumer market, Pro Tools LE incorporates everything you will need to edit music non-linearly and non-destructively for professional caliber results. Pro Tools is the de facto music production, post production and mixing software used extensively in the TV, film and studio recording industries.

Topics include

  1. Navigating the Interface
  2. Making a New Session
  3. Track Insert & Sends
  4. Beat Detective
  5. Audio Suite Menu
  6. Recording a Take
  7. Using Playlists
  8. Troubleshooting ProTools LE

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During the 10-hour instructor led training, Jeff Dykhouse, a veteran audio engineer, guides you through each aspect of Pro Tools LE. The quick start will provide you with the essentials to be up and running almost instantly, while the comprehensive chapter tutorials will give you step-by-step instructions on achieving professional results.

Also included is a recording session where you can watch live video as musicians create tracks with ProTools LE. By watching and emulating you will begin to understand how the professionals utilize and configure ProTools LE.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: QUICK START GUIDE PART 1 (7 min)
Chapter 2: QUICK START GUIDE PART 2 (13 min)
Chapter 3: Reference (16 min)

  1. ProTools History/Hardware Tips
  2. Making a New Session
Chapter 4: Navigating The ProTools Interface (129 min)

  1. The Edit Window
  2. Zoom controls
  3. Edit tool controls
  4. Time counter
  5. Transport controls/Left
  6. Transport controls/Right
  7. Changing views and rulers
  8. Tab to Transient
  9. Keyboard Focus mode
  10. Link controls
  11. Setting Grid and Nudge Resolution
  12. The Show/Hide pane
  13. The Edit Groups Pane
  14. Region Bin
  15. Setting up the View
  16. Track – Inserts and Sends
  17. Track Inputs/Outputs
  18. The automation mode selector
  19. The record, solo, and mute buttons
  20. Additional Track Controls
Chapter 5: Touring the menu bar (322 min)

  1. The File menu – New, Open, Close
  2. The File menu – DigiDelivery, Bounce To
  3. The File menu – Import, Export and Get Info
  4. The Edit menu – Undo/Redo
  5. The Edit Menu – Cut/copy/paste/clear/special/ select
  6. The Edit Menu – Select All/ Play Edit Selection
  7. The Edit Menu – Duplicate, Repeat
  8. The Edit Menu – Shift/Insert Silence
  9. The Edit Menu – Trim Region/Separate Region/Heal Separation/Strip Silence/Consolidate
  10. The Edit Menu – Thin Automation/Fades
  11. The View menu – Narrow Mix/Mix Window/Edit Window/Rulers/Regions/Track Number
  12. The View menu – Transport/Disk Space/Main Counter
  13. The Track menu – New
  14. The Track menu – Group/Duplicate/Split Into Mono/Make Inactive/Delete
  15. Track menu – Write MIDI Real-Time Properties
  16. The Track Menu – Auto Input Monitoring
  17. Track Menu – Scroll to Track/Clear All Clip Indicators
  18. The Region Menu – Mute/Unmute/Lock/Unlock
  19. The Region Menu – Send to Back/Bring to Front
  20. Region Menu – Grouping
  21. The Region Menu – Loop/Unloop
  22. The Region Menu – CaParture
  23. The Region Menu – Identify/Remove
  24. The Region Menu – Quantize to Grid
  25. The Event menu – Time
  26. The Event menu – Tempo
  27. The Event menu – MIDI Quantize
  28. The Event menu – MIDI Velocity/Duration
  29. The Event menu – MIDI Transpose
  30. The Event menu – MIDI Select/Split
  31. The Event menu – MIDI Input Quantize
  32. The Event menu – MIDI Step Input
  33. The Event menu – MIDI Restore Performance/Flatten Performance
  34. The Event menu – MIDI Event List
  35. The Event menu – MIDI Track Offsets/MIDI Real-Time Properties
  36. The Event menu – Remove Duplicate Notes
  37. The Event menu – Beat Detective/Marker Generation
  38. The Event menu – Beat Detective/Groove Template
  39. The Event menu – Beat Detective/Region Conform
  40. The Event menu – Identify Beat/Renumber Bars/All MIDI Notes Off
  41. The AudioSuite menu
  42. The OPartions menu – Destructive Record
  43. The OPartions menu – Loop Record
  44. The OPartions menu – QuickPunch
  45. The OPartions menu – All The Rest
  46. The Setup menu – Hardware
  47. The Setup menu – Playback Engine
  48. The Setup menu – Disk Allocation
  49. The Setup menu – Peripherals
  50. The Setup menu – I/O
  51. The Setup menu – QuickTime Movie Offset
  52. The Setup menu – Session
  53. The Setup menu – MIDI
  54. The Setup menu – Click
  55. The Setup menu – Preferences
  56. The Window menu
  57. The Help menu
Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Preferences (8 min)
Chapter 7: It’s time to record some music (68 min)

  1. Making new tracks
  2. Setting The Tempo & Line Check
  3. Recording a Take and Using Playlists Part 1
  4. Recording a Take and Using Playlists Part 2
  5. Guitar Overdubs
  6. Vocal Overdubs
  7. Recording and Editing MIDI
  8. Automating Our Mix
Chapter 8: Audio for Video (4 min)
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting (6 min)

  1. Keeping ProTools and your computer happy

Presenter Info

Jeff DykhouseJeff Dykhouse has been actively involved in audio engineering for more than 20 years. He has been a user of computer-based recording systems from their inception. Jeff’s diverse career has earned him gold and platinum awards (RIAA). Many of Jeffs endeavors have been within the Praise & Worship genre, where he has worked with top artists such as Paul Baloche, Crystal Lewis, Kevin Prosch and The Violet Burning. Additional clients include corporations such as RCA, Apple Computer, NBC and Charles Schwab. Jeff owns and operates a recording facility and systems design company in Temecula, CA.