Record A Song In Pro Tools-The Easy Way

A step by step guide to recording a song in Pro Tools with free templates and presets to get you started "The Easy Way"
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

This course is designed to get the inexperienced up and running with Pro Tools by including templates, presets and key commands as well as teach the Intermediate Pro Tools a more efficient quicker way to work. We will negate your fear of thinking that Pro Tools is hard to use and show how truly "Easy" and fun it can be! We will walk you through the Entire Process as we work with a real live Artist "Kid Krush" and show you the "Easy Way" of how to complete a full song in Pro Tools. We will take you through the layout of Pro Tools, How to Record Vocals to how to mix your final song down and prepare it for the world to hear. Thank you for taking your music career to a new height!

What are the requirements?

  • Install Pro Tools and have everything working such as your microphone working and ready. It would also be nice to have a test artist to be able to record..this could be yourself as well.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the working of the Pro Tools Layout and how to maneuver in Pro Tools with ease.
  • "Record a song in Pro Tools", how to get up and running quick and end with a finished mixed song that you will be Proud of!
  • Learn how to convert your song to an .mp3 for easy sharing with the online masses, friends and or family.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for people who have Pro Tools installed and ready but don't know the fist thing about getting a song recorded. Experienced Pro Tools users are welcome as well and will benefit from learning a quicker way to record using key commands and will also benefit from the free templates and presets included in the the course!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Lets Get Started and Learn how Easy Pro Tools can be.

Welcome: Course Goals & Expectations.


Here i show you how to start a New Pro Tools session "The Easy Way" with my templates that are included in the downloadable Exercise Files.


Here I go over the Layout of Pro Tools. Turning what you see from looking foreign to familiar.


Lets teach you how to import a Beat (Instrumental). Its very easy.


Here we show you how to find the tempo of the beat. Miss this step and moving things throughout the song wont be easy.


A lot of artist i meet don't know how to count bars. It's easy once you learn it and you will learn how easy it is to "Count Bars" here.


Quick overview of mic position and sound isolation to get the best vocal recording.

Section 2: Recording (How To)

Learn How To Record "The Easy Way", with key commands that will make your recording experience Fun and Easy. I taught this technique to someone with there Audio Engineering Degree and they didn't even know this. So learn what what i taught them now and be ahead of the pack.


Follow me as I teach you how to Record Chorus Vocals to song titled "All I Want" by watching me record and interact with Recording Artist "Kid Krush" in real time.

Follow me as I teach you how to Record the 2nd half of the Chorus Vocals by watching me record and interact with Recording Artist "Kid Krush" in real time.

Follow me as I teach you how to Record Verse 1 Vocals by watching me record and interact with Recording Artist "Kid Krush" in real time. -Song Titled "All I Want"


In This Lecture I will show you how to place the chorus that we've already recorded in the next spot that it goes in, in the song. No more doing the chours more than once! Do i once and simply place it were it goes.


Follow me as I teach you how to Record Verse 2 Vocals by watching me record and interact with Recording Artist "Kid Krush" in real time.

Section 3: Mixing (How To)

Now lets do some pre Mixing while we record: simple volume adjustmenst that will make the song start sounding more well balanced so that we can build momentum and feel the song while we record.


My presets are included to make your recording process Easier and Quicker! Let me show you how to import those Presets now


Everyone uses "Autotune" now days.Lol! Well, if they dont.. I do. Autotune is a way to guide a singer's vocals to the right note automatically. And if you crank up "Autotune" you get a cool Vocoder/T-Pain sounding effect. Learn how easy it is to achieve this.


Alright, Mixing is one of the most important steps in the song making process. It's were we adjust volumes, pan things from speaker to speaker and add in cool effects. Lets teach you how to do some Mixing to your song.


When i say "Energy" I mean adding beat drops and other things that will take your song from Dope to Doper! Lets do that here.


Adding Volume to your song keeps you from sounding all low and small in comparison to the major artist that people listen to. Simple adding volume helps you to compete more with a commercially released song. I show you how to achieve this here.


Cool!! The song is done and now we have to "Bounce it Down" (play it all the way through) in order to squeeze everything together into one. So that we can share it with the world....or you friends or next door's your choice.

Section 4: Congratulations

Thank you and Congrats!!! If you've made it here then you now know how to record the "Easy Way". Now the sky is the limit and don't let your learning journey stop here. Keep learning and expanding your newly found skills!!! And make your place in Music History!!!


Here's a BONUS. Learn how to convert your song to the popular sharing format .mp3 to make it easier to send to whomever you choose to.

Section 6: Exercise Files
308.4 MB

Please Download these files now. This .zip file includes:

  • Presets
  • The Pro Tools Session to the song that we record in this Video
  • Templates,
  • The session Beat (Instrumental)
  • A Pro Tools Shortcut List
  • Final Version of the song "All I Want".

This is a valuable package!! My 1st time Ever giving my tools away. Enjoy!! MONEY WELL SPENT!!

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Instructor Biography

Kevin Cottrell, Full time Audio Engineer, Music Producer and Studio Owner

Kevin "K.E.V." Cottrell has been working in the Audio Production/Recording field since the late 90's. In January 2004 he literally walked out of 2 jobs to work in the Audio Recording Industry full time. This is when he started his own Audio Recording Studio. Kevin has worked with Major Recording Artist such as: 2 Chainz, Lil Boosie, Yo Gotti, Hurricane Chris, Rocko etc. Also, he has Produced/Mixed songs featuring artist such as Nicki Minaj, Diamond, Bobby Valentino, Young Buck, Bobby Womack and Kevin Gates. Besides working in the field, Kevin also trains and Interns students from numerous Audio Recording Programs and Institutes. Kevin takes pride in learning and teaching the most efficient, quick and "Easy Way" of doing things.

"A teacher is one who makes what appears to be hard, Easy"

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