Create An Intro In Pro Tools Using Volumes, Fades, And Automation

Now, we’ll learn how to make a song intro using what we already learned, plus volumes, fades, and automation. The session file used in this video is available for free at https://www.MyRecordingInternship.com.

Effective record producers apply their knowledge in creative ways. So, we’re about to get creative with our panning choices and fades.

In this video you’ll learn: Fades, Panning, Automation, balancing pans, when to create tracks specifically for effects.

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Training Information

  • 1:07  Fading into song
  • 2:26  Panning guitar from left to right speaker
  • 4:04  Panning on pick slide from right speaker to left
  • 4:42  Moving pans throughout speakers
  • 6:06  Balancing guitars with panning
  • 6:58  Create new track just for panning
  • 7:39  Copy pasting clip to new track

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Pro Tools Grid Mode Explained Using Important Shortcuts

During this video we’re going to create a drumbeat using guitar tracks. The session file used in this video is available for free at MyRecordingInternship.com.

In order to be an efficient audio engineer, you need to know your shortcuts. Knowing how to use grid mode along with these shortcuts will speed up your workflow.

In this video you’ll learn: how to create new tracks, how to resize your track, how to use and manipulate grid mode, how to name your tracks, how to pan, how to copy and paste, how to duplicate tracks, and we’ll even create a beat using the guitar tracks.

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Training Information:

  • 0:48 Creating new tracks
  • 1:10 Making your tracks bigger
  • 1:22 Grid mode explained
  • 2:13 Naming your tracks
  • 2:40 Panning the guitars
  • 4:36 Copy pasting the guitars
  • 5:51 Creating a beat with the guitars
  • 8:27 Duplicating your clips

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How To Start A Recording Session In Pro Tools

After installing Pro Tools, the next step is to open a session. You’ll see a few options and wonder which settings are right for you. I suggest a sample rate of either 44.1 or 48. I’d also suggest setting the bit depth to 24. Choose a file type of BWF (.WAV) and get started.

In this video you’ll learn how to open a Pro Tools session. You’ll see the most commonly used sample rate and bit-depth. Then you’ll learn some helpful basic commands and shortcuts like: where to save, how to create an audio track, how to rename an audio track, how to record, how to punch in and out, how to use the selector tool, how to return the cursor to the beginning of the song, how to zoom in and out, and how to check your disk allocation (where your recorded files are being held on your computer.)

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Training Information

  • 0:38 Setting up a session
  • 1:11 Where to save to
  • 1:21 Pro Tools window
  • 1:44 How to create a track
  • 2:54 Renaming a track
  • 3:29 How to record
  • 4:59 How to record (punching)
  • 5:47 Selector tool (F7)
  • 6:12 Returning cursor to beginning of song (enter/return)
  • 6:50 Zooming in and out (T & R)
  • 7:35 Disk Allocation

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Working With VCA Faders In Pro Tools – Part 2: Automation and Composite Coalesce (Video)

VCA faders give us the ability to create faders in order to control groups. This, by itself, will speed up your workflow. Now, we’re going to focus on using the automation options available on your VCA fader. VCA faders can be automated in the traditional way. This means that the entire group gets controlled by one automated fader. But, what if we wanted to do several levels of automation?

With traditional automation, we can automate the tracks within the group, and we can automate the VCA fader. With the Coalesce option, we can let Pro Tools find the composite volumes and use the composite volumes on tracks within the group. This frees up your VCA fader for more automation.

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Working With VCA Faders In Pro Tools (Video)

VCA faders are a great way to speed up your workflow. They control entire groups from one fader while still allowing you to control individual tracks in the group by adjusting their respective faders. In this video, I go over how to create and use VCA faders. The second video in this video series will be about automation and the coalesce tool. The final video will be about optimizing your workflow using VCA tracks.

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