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Artist Central Clinic: Pro Tools

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David Franz will discuss Pro Tools concepts, production techniques, and the new features of Pro Tools 10, using a song he co-wrote and produced that is the theme song for USA Network’s “Fairly Legal” TV show. Some specific topics will include recording strategies, Pro Tools system optimization, editing and mixing techniques, and the use of virtual instruments. At the end, he’ll give a quick overview of educational possibilities for learning Pro Tools at a high level.



MODERATOR David Franz Course Instructor Berklee College of Music

David Franz is a Los Angeles-based composer, producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and educator. His music has been heard in prime time TV shows, multi-million dollar movies, and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies. He also writes, produces and engineers music for a wide range of artists in the Pop, Hip-hop, Rock, R&B, and Electronic genres.

David is the founder of Underground Sun, an artist development company and music studio. He also wrote the book on Pro Tools, literally. He is author of Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools (the first book about using Pro Tools, now in its third edition) and has written many other books and magazine articles about Pro Tools and music production. A graduate of Virginia Tech and Berklee College of Music, David also authors music production courses for Berkleemusic, Berklee College of Music's online school, creates Pro Tools training material for, and is the audio content manager for

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