Host Andrew Eisele begins the program with a tutorial that introduces you to how synthesizers work in preparation for using the onboard soft synths in Pro Tools 10. You'll learn how to set up and use Rewire instruments, and you'll get acquainted with each of the synths in Pro Tools 10, including the Boom drum module, the DB-33 organ, and the Mini Grand piano. You'll also explore Structure Free (an RTAS sample player), and the Xpand2 (a multi-timbral virtual synth).
Using sounds from these modules, Andrew will build up an arrangement using a variety of tools, such as combining analogue and electronic drum tracks, working with loops and groove clips, and using the many onboard audio and MIDI editing tools, sound-processing effects, and utility plug-ins. In the mixing segment, Andrew explains advanced production techniques such as setting up busses, inserting dynamic and real-time effects, writing automation and applying effects, both to tracks and to the stereo bus during mastering that will give your tracks a professional edge. Throughout this video, you'll learn many tips and tricks you can use right away to make your own productions sound amazing!