Groove3 Pro Tools Intro Producing a Song TUTORiALIf you’re just getting started with the free Pro Tools Intro software and are ready to produce your first song, this Pro Tools video course is for you! Pro Tools expert Thomas Cochran takes you through the process of producing a song from start to finish, incorporating drum loops, synth bass, percussion, guitars, vocals, and more, using only Pro Tools Intro. You’ll also learn about other valuable skills along the way, including music theory, arranging, and mixing. These videos are for those with a basic familiarity of Pro Tools and want to produce their first song.
Thomas welcomes you and then begins with a play-through of the song used in the course, so you’ll know right away what we’ll be aiming for. Then it’s down to business, as Thomas begins on the song’s rhythmic foundation with some drum loops, claps, and other percussion parts. This creates a strong rhythmic framework onto which we can add other parts.
Next, check out how a synth bass part is created with Xpand!2, along with some tips on music theory to help create more interesting bass lines. See how variations can be used for different song sections and also watch how Thomas creates a Reese bass part from a simple lead synth patch.
During the rest of the course, you’ll learn about other elements of the production, including keys & pads (with tips on creating chord progressions), guitar (quantizing a guitar loop), vocal samples and chops (also covering vocal processing), arranging (combining the various parts into one cohesive song), and mixing (blending the elements together in a complementary way).
Producing a song with Pro Tools should be a fun experience, and with this Pro Tools video tutorial course, you’re sure to avoid any headaches you may normally encounter when going it alone the first time. After this Pro Tools course, you’ll be familiar with the basic production workflow and will be well on your way to customizing your experience to better suit your production needs for future songs.
See the descriptions for the individual Pro Tools Intro: Producing a Song videos for more information. Get started making music with Pro Tools now… watch “Pro Tools Intro: Producing a Song” today!