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Music Production Tutorials

Instrument tracks and virtual instruments are used for converting midi notes to sound. Instrument tracks allow you to record midi data from a midi input. A virtual instrument will be placed on the plug-in insert of the instrument track. The output of the track is an audio output. Audio processing plug-in such as dynamics processors or eqs can be placed in the plug-in inserts after the virtual instrument.

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Using the metronome in Pro Tools is essential for getting the right tempo for your track. Here are some fundamental skills you should have for working with tempo and the metronome in Pro Tools.

How to add a click track in Pro Tools

  1. In the menubar, click on Track then click the last item Add c...

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In this video tutorial we take a look adding reverb and delays to our Pro Tools session. Reverbs and delays are classified as time-based effects and are added to a track using auxiliary sends, also known as aux sends.

Reverbs and delays are classified as time-based effects and are added to a track using auxiliary sends, also known as aux sends. Reverbs are used to create a sense of space and to help individual instruments blend together in the mix. Delays are generally used as creative effects in the mix.

In today's session we have a simple drum track. We will be adding some reverb and delay to this drum track.

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We released a video tutorial showing how to use tap tempo in Pro Tools and discussed several other methods of tap tempo. Find out the finer points of tap tempo in Pro Tools and other tempo related tips in our video tutorial

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This quick tutorial will show you how to use the tap tempo function in Pro Tools. Tap tempo is a feature where you tap a key on the computer keyboard at your desired speed and your DAW will detect and calculate the appropriate tempo setting for your session.

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Have you been struggling to understand all the complex options in Pro Tools when creating a new session? Do you want to get started as quickly as possible but you are worried that you might be doing it wrongly? Creating a session with the correct settings can be one of the most important steps that you want to get correct at the beginning. Choosing the wrong settings can result in incorrect audio files when recording or poor audio quality.

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A tape stop effect is an effect which emulates the slowing down and pitching down of the audio when a tape machines playback is stopped. When tape machines stop playback the tape is not sudden frozen in its current position. The motors gradually slow down to a full stop thus the audio on the tape is...

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Whenever you start a new session in Pro Tools, you will be presented with a ‘Create New Session’ dialog. This window allows you to configure your new session with several settings which for the newbie might be a little confusing. We’ll take a look at what these settings are, how they affect you, and what are the most common and recommended settings to use.

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Do you find your guitar tracks thin and sounding small? Do you want richer and wider sounding guitar tracks? If you have having trouble getting wide sounding guitar tracks, I have put together a quick video tutorial on how to get wider and bigger sounding guitar tracks.

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Audio plugins come in various formats to support loading in different digital audio workstations. When you are looking for new plugins to extend your digital audio workstation, you need to ensure that the plugin format is one that your digital audio workstation supports. Below is a table of popular...

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