How to use Beat Detective in Pro Tools to quantize Audio

This time-correction utility has been a part of the Pro Tools program for many years and is a crucial aspect for engineers who use Pro Tools to master at some point in their careers. This video is a quick primer on using Beat Detective for timing correction in Pro tools for Audio Clips. Anyone who has used this utility knows how powerful it can be in saving drum tracks that have noticeable timing problems, but otherwise that were recorded properly and have a good tone.

Furthermore, sometimes using Beat Detective is an absolute necessity, as the drummer might have flown home by the time the producer realizes that the tracks will not work without being either being re-recorded, or time-corrected in some manner. I will break down to process to its various stages and provide some tips that should help you to get the best results possible with the audio you are currently working with.

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