Pro Tools HD: Advanced Techniques and Workflows

Pro Tools HD: Advanced Techniques and Workflows
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Table of Contents
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  • Create optimum quality audio using powerful tools of Pro Tools HD
  • Learn how to enhance workflow and creative outputs for recording, editing in music production, film scoring and television post production
  • Step-by-step tutorial packed with illustrations and examples to create professional audio using ProTools HD

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 128 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1849698163
ISBN 13 : 9781849698160
Author(s) : Edouard Camou
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Beginner's Guides

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: System Optimization
Chapter 2: Editing Techniques
Chapter 3: Advanced Mixing
Chapter 4: Importing and Exporting Options
  • Chapter 1: System Optimization
    • The Pro Tools range
      • Hardware solutions
        • Pro Tools HD Accel
        • Pro Tools HDX
        • Pro Tools HD Native
      • Software options
        • Pro Tools HD 10/Pro Tools 10 with Complete Production Toolkit using third-party interfaces
        • Pro Tools HD 10 or Pro Tools 10 with Complete Production Toolkit using Avid interfaces
        • Pro Tools HD 11 update
    • Choosing the most adapted system
      • Recording and mixing considerations
      • DSP or no DSP?
    • Playback engine optimizations
      • Pro Tools HD 10 Playback Engine
        • H/W Buffer Size
        • Host Processors and CPU Usage Limit
        • Delay Compensation engine
        • Disk Playback
        • Voice allocation
      • Pro Tools 11 Playback Engine
      • Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC)
    • A bit more about the Pro Tools mixer
      • Voices and time slots
      • Low latency monitoring (LLM) and cue mixes
      • Pro Tools version summary
    • Customizing MIDI
      • Organizing external MIDI devices
      • Controlling MIDI hardware on instrument tracks
      • Plugin mapping and MIDI learn
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Editing Techniques
      • Vocal editing preparations
        • Zero crossing
        • Relative grid
        • Finding clicks
        • Cuts and fades
          • The Fades window
        • Clip gain
          • Elastic Audio
          • Using AudioSuite
          • Take comping
        • Drum editing
          • Edit and Mix groups
          • A bit of navigation
          • Clip groups
          • Selection techniques
        • Beat Detective
          • Normal mode
          • Collection mode
          • Elastic Audio for drums
        • Elastic Audio as an effect
          • The vinyl stopping effect using Elastic Audio
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Advanced Mixing
        • Getting organized with colors
          • Inserting analog hardware into the mix
            • Measuring hardware insert latency
            • Using hardware sends across different I/O
            • Nudging
          • Routing and grouping techniques
            • Easy audio grouping
            • Multiple track outputs
            • Stemming with multiple outputs
            • Stemming with Pro Tools 11
            • Increasing mixing complexity
            • Default output bus options
            • Greater control over parallel processing
          • Advanced side chain
            • For bass
            • For vocals
            • Using automatic delay compensation creatively
            • The Avid Channel Strip plugin
            • Master faders
            • Pro Tools and analog console integration
          • Starting with Pro Tools automations
            • Automation modes
            • More automation options
          • Use of an MIDI controller with Latch Prime
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Importing and Exporting Options
          • Importing audio
            • Importing session data
              • Creating stems and exporting clips
              • Saving a session copy
              • Exporting over the Internet
              • Missing audio files
              • Disk allocation
              • Pro Tools autobackup
          • Summary

          Edouard Camou

          Edouard Camou is a French sound engineer and the founder of the Sinewavz sound services in London. He has many years' experience in the studio and the live music industry, supported by a Recording Arts degree (with a first class) and an Avid Pro Tools certification. He studied and worked at SAE for a while and then redesigned and upgraded Musicland Studios in London, which now has two live rooms and a bigger control room to focus on band recording, album mixing and mastering. Edouard has been involved on many different projects for artists, labels, post-production companies, video games, acoustics, and live venues. He also mastered a single that became a 2012 favorite on national UK radio.
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          What you will learn from this book

          • Choose and optimize a ProTools HD system
          • Implement and configure MIDI devices to improve your workflow
          • Learn editing techniques for drums and vocals to enhance and be more creative with recorded performances
          • Understand workflow and routing concepts to take full advantage of ProTools mixing capabilities
          • Experience import options as well as other ways to improve workflow across different sessions
          • Map plugins with a midi controller
          • Use external analogue hardware

          In Detail

          Pro Tools HD is a digital audio workstation platform for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It is the leading audio software when it comes to professional audio work. Working effectively with audio and producing professional music with Pro Tools HD is not an easy task.

          Beginning with what the software is about, we will take you all the way through to the steps required to efficiently record your audio. You will discover how to improve the workflow of Pro Tools software and receive innovative tips to enable flawless editing in music production, film scoring, film, and television post-production.

          Packed with concise and clear instructions on using Pro Tools HD: Advanced Techniques and Workflows, this book starts with different possible hardware and software combinations to help you understand the strengths and limitations of each, before taking you through powerful editing and advanced mixing techniques.

          When it comes to choosing a ProTools HD system there are different technologies available and therefore, many ways to use the system optimally so, you will learn about some digital audio concepts for better software optimisation. You will then learn editing using Beat detective, as well as covering excellent workflow and routing concepts to take full advantage of ProTools mixing capabilities, integrating both hardware analogue units with your favorite plugins. Finally, you will see how you can export your project safer, faster and better.

          This guide shows you the framework to enable you to take your usage of ProTools to the next level by explaining and discussing new and advanced features to achieve industry standard techniques.


          An easy-to-follow guide for using Pro Tools HD: Advanced Techniques and Workflows effectively

          Who this book is for

          This book is ideal for anyone who already uses ProTools and wants to learn more, or is new to Pro Tools HD and wants to use it effectively in their own audio workstations.

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