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Producing with Pro Tools First

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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40 Videos (2h 38m)
    • Welcome & Overview

      4:41
    • What is Pro Tools First?

      3:21
    • Advantages of Pro Tools First

      6:54
    • Project Maximums

      3:17
    • Downloading

      3:08
    • Installation

      4:51
    • Session Templates

      5:55
    • Creating A New Session

      2:46
    • Organizing Your Session

      3:08
    • Importing Audio Files

      2:03
    • Adding MIDI Instrument

      3:39
    • Preset Patches

      4:04
    • Creating Multi Synth

      5:35
    • Panning And Effects

      4:04
    • Saving And Recalling

      1:50
    • 16 NavigationinProToolsFirst

      4:58
    • Editing Tools

      5:17
    • Optimizing Screen Real Estate

      2:35
    • Time Stretching Audio

      4:54
    • Elastic Audio

      4:03
    • Arranging Audio Files

      2:58
    • Adding Markers

      2:33
    • Setting Up To Record

      6:00
    • Recording Audio Into Pro Tools

      5:55
    • Editing Our Recording

      6:38
    • Setting Up MIDI To Record

      3:31
    • Recording MIDI

      5:49
    • Creating Drum Tracks

      8:53
    • Volume Controls

      3:47
    • Panning Controls

      3:36
    • EQ Controls

      3:08
    • Other Effects

      2:51
    • Automation

      4:02
    • The Final Mix

      2:01
    • Export Types

      3:17
    • Bounce Settings

      4:45
    • Offline Bouncing

      2:12
    • Mp3 Conversion

      2:52
    • We Interrupt This Class...

      0:24
    • Thanks & Bye

      1:59

About This Class

For years I've been teaching Music Production in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Production - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

Recently I was named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation's Music Educator of the Year award because of my in-person university classes. Now I'm taking those classes to Udemy in an online format in order to reach more students, and give them the joy of Music Theory.

In this class we will focus on the new Pro Tools First software. This is a new version of Pro Tools that is absolutely free. It mimics traditional versions of Pro Tools, so if you learn Pro Tools First, you will be very comfortable working on Pro Tools or Pro Tools HD in a studio. Pro Tools First is a full-featured program, but it isn't without it's limitations. I'll walk you though what those are, some ways you can deal with them, and how to use the program to produce and/or record your music.

In this class, we will cover:

  • Differences between Pro Tools First, Pro Tools, and Pro Tools HD
  • Advantages of Pro Tools First
  • Limitations of Pro Tools First
  • Downloading and Installing Pro Tools First for FREE
  • Setting up a session from a template
  • Creating a new session from scratch
  • Organizing a session
  • Importing audio tracks
  • Adding MIDI tracks
  • Using the XPand!2
  • Creating a multi-timberal synth
  • Saving and recalling your sound design patches
  • Navigation in Pro Tools First
  • Pro Tools Editing tools
  • Time Stretching audio to fit your tempo
  • Elastic audio
  • Adding markers to your session
  • Recording audio
  • Recording setup
  • Editing recordings
  • Setting up MIDI
  • Recording MIDI
  • Mixing
  • Panning, EQ, and other effects
  • Automation
  • Mixing tips
  • Exporting your track
  • Bounce settings
  • Mp3 Conversion
  • SoundCloud and uploading elsewhere
  • ...and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for Producing with Pro Tools First you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

Dr. Jason Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. His 2015 album, Aniscorcia, reaching the CMJ Top200 Charts and radio broadcasts nationwide. In 2014 he was named a semi-finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.

He currently as an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

Praise for classes by Dr. Jason Allen:

  • "Without a doubt the best explanation and east of use that one can get. It leaves you enough room to go explore. The classes go by quick, so you can be on your way at being proficient. What are you wait for!"
  • "Amazing - Seriously Loved It! I took all his courses and have to say I'm so happy! Learnt loads! Jason is an awesome teacher!"
  • "I have never had any formal training in music at all. Trying to learn all the notes and how everything translated was a serious challenge. After going through this class, Dr. J has totally brought down the barriers. The content was very useful and was easy to grasp for me."
  • "I like these courses because you can get up and running quickly without having to spend hours of time wading through TMI (too much information!). Jason hits the high points but shows you what you need to know. Thanks!"
  • "I've watched many other videos on scales and chords before, however, this one has been the best. I now understand minor scales and chords and even how to analyze songs. It really gave me the confidence to start producing music because I feel like I have some structure and guidelines to follow. AWESOME!"
  • "Clear and Informative - Jason has a clear uncluttered style (with the important dashes of humor) of presentation that is focused on the important key aspects of this course. Recommended for those starting out!"
  • "Dr. Allen does it again with his music theory series. This course really opened up everything I learned from the 1st section, and now I understand more about the composition side of things for music. I highly highly recommend this course to anyone!!! Really opened my eyes to many things I wasn't aware of."
  • "The Best Teacher Ever, who makes you understand the ins & outs of Music Theory by all means without giving what you don't want to know."

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Jason Allen

PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of "glove" controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When ...

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