Mixing sounds to create a cohesive and inspiring piece of music is an art. Join MPV trainer and Pro Tools expert Mike Watkinson, in this PT 110 Certification study guide, as he reveals his favorite mixing techniques and shows you how you can bring your musical canvases to life...
Just like a painter who carefully chooses his colors and brushes to create his art, a mixer listens for the right balance between the many sonic elements that make up a piece of music to create an unforgettable listening experience. In this 40-video tutorial, Pro Tools "artiste" Mike Watkinson shows you how to create an aural masterpiece by using PT's rich tool palette.
When mixing a music project, an engineer has to be able to hear the big picture one moment and then quickly zero in on a specific color or texture the next. Mike begins his 40-video exploration with a deep dive into mixing, tracks and Pro Tools' unique Group features which helps break down and organize the various elements of your musical painting. He shows you how to create, activate and deactivate groups and how to manage the members of each group of tracks during the evolution of a mix. Then Mike shows you how Automation and Effects can make your tracks breathe with musical expression and really shine within the context of the song.
Making sure your sounds travel through Pro Tools' virtual mixer efficiently is crucial, and Mike is right there with you as you learn all about signal path, sub-mixes and how to properly configure your sends and returns so that your musical parts blend perfectly. You'll also see the powerful AudioSuite plugins in action adding color and depth to your mix. Master Watkinson wraps it all up with more automation tips & tricks and shows you how to enhance the mix through the use of automation playlists.
If you're looking to take your mixing chops to the next level and want to add more tools to your musical paintbox, this tutorial, Mixing Techniques, will get you there fast.
This course, originally created in an earlier version of Protools, is forward-compatible with the most recent version.
Section 1: Section 1: Edit and Mix Display Options
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john wrote on May 6, 2015
Another very nice course. Lots of great information, explained clearly and concisely.
Paul wrote on January 18, 2015
A nice little course on mixing techniques brimmed with workflow enhancing tips 'n' tricks!
Henrik Granat wrote on December 9, 2014
A nice course with lots of good tips. I have learned a lot! But I could not help being distracted by the volume changes between many of the lessons. So -1 star for that.
Dont expect anything less than t wrote on October 26, 2014
Wether your studying for certification or just want to be very good at what you do, McProVideo is the route to travel. This tutorial is one of the roads to take. Tech
Dell Little wrote on August 12, 2013
Solid clear explaination of Sends and Returns. A little redundancy but, that's always good. Found a few items I hadn't considered.
Chris wrote on April 18, 2013
Fantastic coarse, very useful info. Big volume jump on lesson 32. macPro could probably get better reviews if the maximum allowable characters was significantly larger. A couple sentences is not enou
tob wrote on March 4, 2013
I thought this review was quick and concise. Thanks for all the quick knowledge MPV!!!
Fritz wrote on February 18, 2013
Fantastic and useful information that will improve your workflow.
Erwin wrote on January 28, 2013
Just Super! Know I can setup my sessions with ease and work more efficient. Thanks Mike!!
Michael MacLeod wrote on January 13, 2013
Excellent conveyance of useful information with clear and concise delivery of information, well displayed and layered. Illustrations a tad bit on the corny side but still well fitting. Some repetitive information from larger picture of the full course ware package provided from the Apple store but understandable considering the context it was in at the time was applicable.
On another note, I was HIGHLY disappointed after contacting support, that I can not transfer my purchases to my MacProVideo account from my Apple Store course ware purchase that worked with the "in app" purchase concept, this is very annoying that I can not consolidate my materials for learning that were purchased from the same company and source ( but in a different way, (unknowingly at the time)) can not be rectified. I find this hard to believe and think it's more of a matter of (don't want to deal with it) on the MacProVideo side of the house.