We are running a series of free video tutorials produced by Recording Revolution's Graham Cochrane for Avid. Graham made this series in 2015 using Pro Tools 11 but so much of what Graham covers is still relevant and valid that we have decided to run this series here on Pro Tools Expert.
In episodes 1 and 2 of Get Started Fast with Pro Tools Graham setup a session ready to start the process of writing and building the song. In episode 3 Graham added the guitar parts and created a structure for the song. Watch this free video tutorial to learn how to begin using the MIDI Edit Window with the Xpand!2 virtual instrument (VI). He uses these tools to change the drum pattern and duplicate it, getting ready to add more parts. Next, he records some vocals to fill it out, and adds an organ part, again using Xpand!2.
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Over this 7 part series, Graham will start with practising and working out the song in Pro Tools with the Duet interface using templates, then move through the process of recording guitar, bass and MIDI keyboards with Virtual Instruments. Then he will cover audio and MIDI editing all the way to the final mix and getting your song out the world.