I was going to tell you how to use protools but why should I show you when they are so many videos that give you a tutorial. Instead of the tutorial I might use videos that gives you the tutorial and tell you which one give you the best tutorial. Now we know there are different version of Protools, right? Well this is Protools 10.




In this video, it explains how to import audio tracks and before it gets to that it tells you how to open protools and more

Then you have this other that is showing the same thing

After watching these videos, you can obviously see the difference between these two. The first video give you all the details of how to start it and what you have unlike the second video it already as the tracks on there but it still shows you how it is done.

The first step is to download Protools. Protools use a usb call ilok or a dongle(hope it is spell right) so make sure you have one

The second step is when you click on Protools the first thing that pops up is Quick Start where you have to create a new session. When I am doing a new session: I click on create blank session, go to audio file type and click on AIFF(Audio Interchange File Format), then click on Bit Depth, click on Sample Rate and go straight to 48kHz, then I/O Settings and click on Stereo Mix. Then you create a name for your session.

Now to get started with the import audio: Before you do make sure you have a track you have downloaded in the file.

1)Click on file, scroll down to import, then click on Audio, and this is what pops up on your screen: Audio Files

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2) Click on a track to you want to convert it to the next side. After converting it you click done, then you click open and then you will see this : Audio Import Options. You will click on new track.

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3) Now your Protools should look like this, but you will probably have more like this Screen Shot 2014-04-03 at 1.00.21 PM Pro-Tools-10-104_4


This what I got from the two videos and learning it on my own. Protools is one of the best thing to use and if I must say better than Audacity. Hope this tutorial helps.


1 thought on “TUTORIAL OF PROTOOLS-Importing Audio

  1. The tutorial was short and to the point of how to start it up. I like how you provided pictures for the points you were stating. The only thing I could say is that Protools has a lot more information that you could’ve introduced. It has so many nooks and crannies to be discussed. I think it’s because of this that I fear the program. I know it would’ve been real stressful to mention everything though. Good job with the basics.

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