Pro Tools 8 – Advanced Level goes deep into the digital-audio application, providing insights and techniques for using this powerful and amazing software to help you create spectacular music. This program begins with a tutorial that introduces you to how synthesizers work, preparing you to use the new onboard soft synths in Pro Tools 8. You'll learn how to set up and use Rewire instruments, and you'll get acquainted with each of the new synths in Pro Tools 8, including the Boom drum module, the DB-33 organ, and the Mini Grand piano. You'll explore Structure Free (a sample player), Xpand2 (a multitimbral virtual synth), and Transfuser (a virutal synth-workstation). Using sounds from these modules, host Andrew Eisele will build up an arrangement using a variety of tools, such as combining analog and electronic drum tracks, working with loops and groove clips, and using the many onboard audio and MIDI editing tools in Pro Tools 8. In the mixing segment, you'll learn advanced techniques such as isolating tracks, setting up busses, inserting dynamic and real-time effects, writing automation, and applying effects, both to tracks and to the stereo bus during mastering. Throughout this video, you'll learn tips and tricks you can use right away to make your own productions sound amazing!