Creating a Podcast

Let’s create a 30-second podcast with one spoken voice track and loops with Pro Tools® SE.

Features used:

• Quick Start
• Audio Track Recording and Editing
• Loops

 

Create the session

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From the Quick Start choose “Podcast”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record the spoken voice

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Click the Track Record Enable button on the
“Voice 1” track so it is ready to record.

Now when you speak into the microphone that’s connected you can see the meter flickering on that track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You record by using the Transport controls.

Click the Record Enable circle so that it flashes red, then click the Play triangle.

When you finish speaking click the
Stop square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On the “Voice 1” track, you see a waveform for the sound you just recorded.

Click the Track Record Enable button on the track again to take Pro Tools out of record mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edit the performance

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You can listen back to your performance by
using the Transport controls.

Click Return to Zero and then click the Play triangle.

 

 

 

 

   

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Clean up the voice recording by using the
Standard Trimmer tool to trim the end and beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use the “Selector” tool to select any unwanted sounds, then hit Delete on the keyboard to remove them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a background track using Loops

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Now preview a couple of Loops to find one for a background “Music” track.

Drag it on to the existing Music track and loop it to make it longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click with the “Grabber” tool to move your
voice region until after the music starts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click File > Export > Audio to create the final podcast by exporting it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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