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Pro Tools Beat Detective Explained

Video Introducing this tutorial

Intro to Beat Detective :
Morgan gives you a quick tour through the Beat Detective interface and a brief explanation of the various functions it can perform.

Quick Start :
To get started fast, Morgan gives you an easy walk through of the Beat Detective time alignment process using a simple drum loop.

Capturing Selection & Analyzing the Audio :
See how to prepare a multi-tracked drum performance for Beat Detective, starting with the Capture Selection and Audio Analyze processes.

Beat Markers & Collection Mode :
Learn to create, edit, promote and move Beat Markers, as well as using Collection Mode for the most accurate results on our multi-tracked drum performance.

Separating, Conforming & Smoothing :
Morgan now shows how to slice and dice the audio according to the Beat Makers, get it sounding tight, then smooth it out with trimming and crossfading. We'll then use a Trigger Pad for clean sounding edits.

Creating a Tight Relaxed Groove :
Now explore using Groove Quantization techniques to get a more natural, less

Alternative Methods to Collection Mode :
Rather not use Collection Mode? Morgan reveals a few other workarounds you might like better!

Calculating Tempo with Beat Detective :
Did another producer give you some drums to work on but didn't tell you you the tempo? No problem! See how to use Beat detective to figure it out.

Tempo Mapping :
Don't want to quantize the drums to the grid? This awesome technique shows how to move the grid to the drums instead, allowing you to map the whole Pro Tools session to the drum tracks and any change of tempo they may have, for a much more natural sounding production.

Groove Extraction & Groove Templates :
Morgan shows you how to extract groove information from audio loops and apply them to audio or MIDI.

Beat Detective & MIDI :
Wrapping up your Beat Detective journey, Morgan now demonstrates how to analyze your MIDI performance and extract the groove and feel, and apply it to another MIDI part, like the drums or any other instrument that is MIDI based!

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