The underlying theme of any session is to foster an environment where the talent feels confident in the process allowing them to express themselves and their creativity. It's the engineer's job to make this happen through two simple methods. One, make the technology disappear through knowledge of the process and superior skills, and two, frame the work in a way that makes the users down the line have an easier job. You can acquire these high-end skills over time, but you can speed up the process and reach new plateaus by doing your homework. This list of Top skills and shortcuts are wickedly simple and built to give you a time-tested, solid group of tools to bring your chops to the next level.
Top Skills & Shortcuts
This free video tutorial puts the following list of skills into perspective and will clarify your understanding and knowledge whether you're a beginner or intermediate user. Among the skills demonstrated in the video are the following:
Import valuable resources into overdub sessions that will save setup time.
Make new and duplicate playlists. Which is better and why?
Using the large counter and Memory Locations window to master the transport.
Solo, mute, set to input, and record arm tracks in a single shortcut without using the mouse.
Use zoom toggle to audition quick edits and get back to your previous screen view in a single keystroke
Move the playhead forward or backward one bar at a time with a single key.
Quickly manage track height and width.
Set up your session before you close it so you or the next user will have the best view of the tracks and can hit the space bar and immediately hear the count off or beginning of the song
Watch this free video tutorial to see these skills and more in action.