Beware! Pro Tools is a bit like a shiny Porsche:) It's tempting to hop in, put the pedal to the metal. After all the great features are there to use. However, it can be easy to go down a path where you won't be using the features appropriately and in a way that truly won't help you achieve your goals.
When you take the decision of buying and using Pro Tools, it might be very confusing to know which training to follow or where to start from!
Knowing how to use Pro Tools features and producing great music tracks are two different things.
The Jump Start series aims to provide you with the help you need to understand the fundamentals while also learning how to best apply Pro Tools features in the context of the work you do.
The objective is to get you to be comfortable using Pro Tools and understand the fundamentals so that you are no longer intimidated by the software.
It will build your confidence in bringing to life your audio and music production ideas.
It is this skill of understanding exactly where things are and how to properly use them in context that will set you apart from the crowd.
In this first course, we will work on a simple project in which we will be creating an electronic music track using loops that you can find and download from the “course materials” section of the "Importing Audio Files" lecture.
The idea is to first start with a collection of loops and end up with a full track.
You will need about two hours to complete this first course, other courses will follow in this series, so stay tuned for more!
We will be working on Pro Tools®11 but you can use any other version and you will still be able to complete this course without any problem.
Just so you’re able to see what I’m seeing, it’s safer to work on Pro Tools9 or on any later version.
If you have an earlier version of Pro Tools, it’s fine, things might look different, there will be minor changes that you will experience but besides that there is nothing to worry about.
I will also be using a MAC throughout the course.
If you’re using a PC, everything will be the same except for the shortcuts.
But don’t worry, I will teach you shortcuts on both systems.
I hope you will enjoy this course and am looking forward to helping you master Pro Tools in no time.