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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