Monthly Archives: October 2015

Volumes Fades and Automation

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

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Shortcuts And Grid Mode

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 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…

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Starting A Session

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…

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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…

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Drum VCA

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…

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