Producing with Pro Tools First
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Producing with Pro Tools First

Getting started with Pro Tools for Free
4.1 (13 ratings)
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77 students enrolled
Created by Jason Allen
Last updated 9/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Produce music with Pro Tools First
  • Record music with Pro Tools First
  • Have confidence working in any type of Pro Tools software
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Requirements
  • Students should have access to a computer and internet connection.
Description

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.

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 Pro Tools 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."
Who is the target audience?
  • Students who have a desire to learn Pro Tools
  • Students who are making music with their computer but want to learn a professional audio program
  • Students who are interested in recording music
Compare to Other Pro Tools Courses
Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
02:38:20
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Getting Started
6 Lectures 26:12


Advantages and Limitations to Pro Tools First
06:54

Project Maximums
03:17

Downloading Pro Tools First
03:08

Installing Pro Tools First
04:51
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Starting a Session
5 Lectures 17:31

Creating a New Session
02:46

Organizing Your Session
03:08

Importing Audio Files
02:03

Adding a MIDI Instrument
03:39
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Using the Expand!2
4 Lectures 15:33

Creating a Multi-Timbre Synth
05:35

Panning and Effects
04:04

Saving and Recalling Your Sounds
01:50
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Editing and Producing in Pro Tools First
7 Lectures 27:18

The Pro Tools Editing Tools
05:17

Optimizing Screen Real Estate
02:35

Time Stretching Audio
04:54

Elastic Audio
04:03

Separating and Arranging Audio Files
02:58

Adding Markers
02:33
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Recording Audio and MIDI
6 Lectures 36:46

Recording Audio Into Pro Tools
05:55

Editing Our Recording
06:38

Setting Up to Record MIDI
03:31

Recording MIDI
05:49

Creating Drum Tracks
08:53
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Mixing Techniques
6 Lectures 19:25

Panning Controls
03:36

EQ Controls
03:08

Other Effects
02:51

Automation
04:02

Mixing Your Track
02:01
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Finalizing Your Track
4 Lectures 13:06

Bounce Settings
04:45

Bouncing in Offline Mode
02:12

Mp3 Conversion & SoundCloud
02:52
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Wrap Up
2 Lectures 02:30
Thanks for Watching!
01:59

Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List
00:31
About the Instructor
Jason Allen
4.6 Average rating
6,786 Reviews
39,088 Students
65 Courses
Ph.D / 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 he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.

J. Anthony Allen teaches at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN., and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is a co-founder and owner of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.

J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.

If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)