In addition to the video, I like to talk about the sample rate of audio being imported into Pro Tools and the sample rate of your Pro Tools session that you set when you created the Pro Tools session.
From the video, You saw how I imported a .wav and a .mp3 file but what would happen if imported a audio file that was a different sample rate than my session. In this situation, you will have to do a Sample Rate Conversion or SRC. For example, I set my Pro Tools session at 48kHz and wanted to import an audio file that was at 44.1kHz. If I imported the 44.1kHz audio file without converting it to 48kHz, than you will probably notice that when played, the file sounds a bit weird. You will also get a pop-up window warning you of the possible conflict if you were to import an audio file of a different sample rate than your session. Without going into too much detail on what is actually going on, just don’t do it. Convert it or create a new session with the same sample rate as the files that you are working with. Just a little side note FYI, 44.1kHz is for CD audio and 48kHz is audio for video.
If you guys have any question, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them. If I get enough of the same questions or similar questions I will make a video to answer them.
Just to add to my video, plug-in automation can allow you be very creative musically and sonically. It also allows you to apply certain effects to a specific part in your music. For example, you want to create a telephone sounding vocal during the chorus and a different sound for the verse—plug-in automation can help you do that. This applies to not just EQ plug-ins, but Compressors and any other plug-in you can think of.
The significance of plug-in automation is that it can only be done in the box. In the outboard gear world, there is no automation. In order to achieve this in outboard gear, you must turn knobs on the fly while you are recording or printing. This can be time consuming and inaccurate.
This is part 2 of my Pro Tools Automation video. I think the video does a good job explaining how automation works in Pro Tools so no need to further elucidate in this post. Enjoy the video and if you have any questions, please do send me a message.
The video above is part 1 to my Automation video. In part 2, I will go over different Automation modes in Pro Tools. Part 2 should be up in about 1-2 weeks if I don’t procrastinate.