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Producing in Pro Tools

Learn how to produce music in Pro Tools.

Producing in Pro Tools

Learn how to produce music in Pro Tools.


Shareef demonstrates how to use Pro Tools in a music production context, going over the different tools and workflows that are available.


  • Learn how to produce a beat in Pro Tools from start to finish.
  • Learn how to sequence a drum pattern using Boom and GrooveCell.
  • Learn about sound design using Synth Cell and Xpand!2.
  • Learn how to mix and master your track with Pro Tools stock plugins.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    The Set Up and Overview
    In this step, Shareef gives an overview of the Pro Tools versions, user interface, and installation.
  • 2
    Let the Drummer Get Some
    In this step, Shareef goes over the different ways to program drums in Pro Tools, and shows how to use effects plugins.
  • 3
    Just That Bass
    In this step, Shareef demonstrates how to create a bass sound and record a bassline using Pro Tools' Vacuum monophonic synthesizer.
  • 4
    Check Out My Melody Pad
    In this step, Shareef goes over a few different polyphonic software instruments such as Xpand!2, Synth Cell, Mini Grand, an DB33 Tone Organ, and demonstrates how to add harmony to your track.
  • 5
    Sample It, Then Mix It
    In this step, Shareef covers sampling in Pro Tools, and demonstrates a typical mixing and mastering workflow.