In the Pocket

By in Get Started Fast with Pro Tools

If you’ve been following along with the previous four episodes of Get Started Fast with Pro Tools, you’ll know the song now includes drums, keyboards, guitar, bass, and vocals. In this 5th episode, I need to tighten up and make adjustments to the tracks before this song comes together. I’ll start by changing the drum sound to better fit the song, then look at quantizing both MIDI and audio tracks as well as using Elastic Time to tighten the performance. Let’s get started.

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