Optimize Your Music and Audio Workflow

Whether you’re new to Pro Tools or looking to learn a more advanced audio production workflow, these tutorials, tips, and other resources will help you get up and running quickly and make the most of your experience.

Pro Tools Fast Start

Lay Down a Drum Track

See how to start creating a song—from setting the tempo and adding a track to making a looping beat with MIDI.
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Add Keys and Bass

Build up your song’s foundation by recording MIDI performances to create piano, kalimba, and bass parts.
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Record a Guitar

Get a step-by-step walkthrough on how to record audio, starting first with a guitar using amp simulation.
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Arrange Your Song

Give your song more appeal by moving things around, looping clips, and building up parts to create ebb and flow.
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Track Vocals

Discover how to record vocals through effects in the highest quality, no matter what mic or interface you use.
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Create the Perfect Mix

Learn the building blocks for optimizing sounds—from adjusting levels and pans to using plugins and automation.
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First Steps

Demo Session Tour

Learn the basics with a tour of the demo session included with Pro Tools.
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Installing Pro Tools

See how to install and activate Pro Tools and all the plugins that come with it.
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Troubleshooting

Need help? Find handy solutions for when things aren’t going as planned.
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Quick Tips (also accessible through the Pro Tools Quick Reference Guide)

Pro Tools Basics and Setup

Get a tour of different windows and workspaces and how to set things up.
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Editing and Arranging

See how to use various tools for editing audio and arranging sections.
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MIDI Workflows

Learn about all the MIDI tools and features and get an overview of how to use them.
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Get Familiar with the Audio Workflow

Find out how to use the tools and features you’ll use to record and manipulate audio.
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Intro to the Audio Post Production Workflow

Get an overview of the tools and features designed for audio post production.
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Mixing and Automation

Learn about all the tools and features that will help you create incredible mixes.
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Mixing Dolby Atmos Music

Find out what you need and how to get started mixing in this immersive audio format with tutorials, tips, and more.
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