In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey shows you how he goes about starting a mixing session when all he receives from the client are the audio files.
From checking the media format and importing it into a Pro Tools session using the Import Audio tool to arranging the instruments in the session, colouring each instrument and corresponding buss. James talks through his ideas and workflow before ever pressing play on the session.
Finally, he talks about some of his go-to plug-in for effects and dynamics processing and why he uses them.
Useful For Everyone Preparing A Mix
If you are new to Pro Tools, or even if you are not there is going to be something in this video for you, even if you don't receive audio from clients. The ideas and concepts used and explained here are universal and can be put to work in DAW sessions large and small.
In the second part of this series, James will show you how he takes this basic session and turns into a great sounding mix.