Ultimate Guide to Editing And Mixing Drums In Pro Tools
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Ultimate Guide to Editing And Mixing Drums In Pro Tools

Learn to comp, edit, and mix your drums to sound like a hit record!
4.1 (10 ratings)
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1,921 students enrolled
Created by Mark Schroor
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, students will be able to edit and mix drum recordings with ease.
  • At the end of this course, students will be equipped to become Pro Tools experts.
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Requirements
  • Students should have a basic understanding of Pro Tools
Description

As a producer, engineer, and drummer, I've spent over a decade recording drums for artists from all over the world. This course teaches the ins and outs of editing, comping, and mixing drums. It's designed for anyone seeking to capture the drum sounds that they hear on their favourite albums. Once you finish this course, you’ll be able to do exactly that.

It's crucial that every engineer and producer, knows how to edit a drum track together, and is able to get great sounds, through mixing, so in this course, I start from the beginning, and go over tons of Pro Tools basics, quick keys, functionality, etc... and end up finishing the course by sharing 10 of my favourite tricks that I've found to make my drums sound massive.


 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for beginner to intermediate engineers, producers, and drummers.
Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
03:14:46
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Course Outline
1 Lecture 04:05

What are we going to cover in this course?

Why did I create this course?

Who is this course for?

Who isn't this course for?

What will you be able to do once you've taken this course?

Preview 04:05
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Introduction
2 Lectures 10:15

Listed here are tons of important edit functions and quick keys that I use every time I use Pro Tools.

Important Edit Functions
00:24

This lesson gives an overview of Pro Tools edit functions, along with a detailed list of all of the quick keys that I use in edit and mix.

Preview 09:51
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Comping Live Drums
3 Lectures 19:19

This lesson shows how to use Playlists and Groups in Pro Tools

Using Playlists & Groups
04:26

This lessons teaches how to comp drums in Pro Tools. We take different drum parts for multiple takes, and combine them into one keeper track

Comping
06:25

In this lesson, we listen through the transitions where we had cut from different performances, and we smooth out any issues with them. 

Smoothing Transitions
08:28
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Editing Live Drums
9 Lectures 33:00

This is a quick bird's eye view of what Pro Tools' Beat Detective is, and why we are going to use it.

Beat Detective 101
01:33

This is step one, in how to use Beat Detective, in Pro Tools. This is where we analyze the transients and choose which hits we are going to separate.

Clip Separation
10:32

This is step two in how to use Beat Detective, in Pro Tools. This is where we choose how close we want to put the drums on the grid.

Clip Conform
02:59

Edit Smoothing
02:32

What to do when Beat Detective makes a mistake, Pt. 1

Listening For Mistakes Pt. 1
04:51

What to do when Beat Detective makes a mistake, Pt. 2

Listening for Mistakes Pt. 2
00:49

What to do when Beat Detective makes a mistake, Pt. 3

Listening For Mistakes Pt. 3
01:55

This lesson teaches how to consolidate all of our edits into one file

Consolidate
02:18

This is my technique on how to cut on bleed from your tom mics.

Cutting Out Bleed
05:31
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Signal Processing
4 Lectures 15:17

This lesson will teach you an overview of how to EQ, and what to expect from each frequency range.

How to Use EQ
05:07

This less will teach you an overview of how to use compression, and how to use each parameter.

How to Use Compression
05:07

This lesson will teach you an overview of how to use gates, and how to use each parameter.

How to Use Gates
02:26

This less will teach you how reverbs work, and what different types you can use.

How to Use Reverb
02:37
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Mixing Live Drums
12 Lectures 01:01:04

This lesson explains the approach we are going to take to mixing drums.

Preview 04:44

In this lesson, you'll learn exactly how to set up your mix session, so you'll be ready to mix live drums in Pro Tools.

Session Setup
06:33

This lesson prepares you for mixing in a musical way, by paying attention to how the drums work, in the song you are working on.

Getting Perspective
03:44

This lesson will show you how to mix a kick in microphone in Pro Tools.

Mixing Kick In
05:00

This lesson will show you how to mix a kick out microphone in Pro Tools.

Mixing Kick Out
04:19

This lesson will show you how to mix a snare top microphone in Pro Tools.

Mixing Snare Top
06:35

This lesson will show you how to mix a snare bottom microphone in Pro Tools.

Mixing Snare Bottom
03:53

This lesson will show you how to mix tom and floor tom microphones in Pro Tools.

Mixing Toms
10:12

This lesson will show you how to mix a hi hat microphone in Pro Tools.

Mixing Hi Hats
02:01

This lesson will show you how to mix a overhead microphones in Pro Tools.

Mixing Overheads
03:18

This lesson will show you how to mix room mics in Pro Tools.

Mixing Rooms
03:30

This lesson teaches you how to balance the levels between all of the different mics.

Balancing Mix Levels
07:15
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Tips & Tricks
10 Lectures 51:17

This lesson teaches you what parallel compression is, and how to use it.

Preview 05:18

This lesson will show you how to get some serious crack out of your cross stick.

Cross Stick Edits
04:43

This lesson will show you a trick to get tons of low end sub on your kick drum.

MASSIVE Kick
06:30

This lesson will teach you how to create an artificial snare bottom mic that has a lot of impact.

Preview 05:53

This lesson shows you how to use reverb on your snare drum in a way that doesn't muddy up the mix.

Clean Up That Snare Verb
07:19

This lesson will teach you how to create an Aural Exciter on the overheads mics, and how to get them to add presence to your drums.

Sit Those Cymbals Right On Top
03:24

This lesson shows you a mix trick that requires muting and un-muting your room mics to get more impact.

Don't Overuse The Room
04:33

This lesson will show you a crazy trick to get a whole new feel out of your drum tracks.

Guitar Amped Room Mics
04:59

This lesson teaches you how to get away with really long reverbs.

How To Get Away With Loooong Snare Verbs
06:21

Here are some parting thoughts to keep in mind during any mix.

General Mix Tips
02:17
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Summary
2 Lectures 00:35
Farewell
00:35

Practice Pro Tools Session
00:00
About the Instructor
Mark Schroor
4.3 Average rating
87 Reviews
7,048 Students
3 Courses
Professional Drummer & Record Producer

Hi, I'm Mark, and I get to live my dreams out every day. As a drummer for 14 years, and a Record Producer for 9 years, I've had the pleasure of working in the studio, and playing live with some very talented, award winning artists, from Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, etc...

Over the years, I've had to learn the "do's and do nots" of recording, producing, and drumming, the hard way... By first, learning the "do nots." My goal in teaching these courses is to allow you to skip learning the "what not to do" and jump right into doing things the right way, right away.