It slices! It dices! And it makes your beats groove, too. It's Beat Detective, the extremely powerful yet underused beat slicing tool that is part of Pro Tools. In this two and a half hour course, Pro Tools master Scott Freiman will teach you everything you need to know to become a Beat Detective expert.
Most people think that Beat Detective is a tool for working with loops, but that doesn't even scratch the surface of what Beat Detective can really do. Beat Detective allows you to extract tempo changes from almost any audio, as well as MIDI tracks, or you can align your tracks to the session tempo. You can quantize your audio using specific grooves and even use Beat Detective to create your own grooves. Beat Detective helps you tighten up performances, match loops to each other, and create remixes. It can even help in smoothing post production edits when working with video.
Scott Freiman walks you through detailed examples of each of these uses for Beat Detective, as well as many other examples. Whether you're a new Pro Tools user or a seasoned veteran, you are bound to pick up some powerful techniques from this course.
This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you don't need to watch the entire show. Use the keyword search function and detailed menus to quickly find items of interest. For a full list of this tutorial's topics, see the Table of Contents.
Section 1: Section 1: Introduction to Beat Detective
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T2C Scott wrote on May 16, 2013
Good Tutorial on "Beat Detective" Scott Freiman is one of my fav's he always does a good job with his tutorials. as he did here.
Per Sandberg wrote on March 28, 2011
I really like the tutorial Beat Detective.
Raz Levi wrote on February 7, 2011
Finally. Beat Detective explained in detail.. I've been waiting for this for years.
Andy Mawson wrote on December 30, 2010
Beat Detective is not just for drum loops, after learning how to use BD through this tutorialm my bass lines rythmn guitar and drum tracks get the BD treatment. A great tool taught very well.
nyctech09 wrote on September 18, 2009
I've always wanted to learn Beat detective. This tutorial got me up and running in no time. Thank you.
Cary Altschuler wrote on June 12, 2009
This course was very useful for me. I never understood Beat Detective and this course explained all the fine details. I would have never thought of some of the techniques presented on my own. It truly showed me how powerful Beat Detective really is.
David Wheeler wrote on May 20, 2009
I teach audio editing at our local college, and always check out Scott's tutorials for all of the little tips and details that I didn't even realize were available, especially with the release of PT8.
Looking forward to your tutorial on Elastic Audio!
Mick wrote on May 12, 2009
Very informative. Covers a great deal of practical workings of Beat Detective.