Pro Tools


Pro Tools

Pro Tools Course | New York

Our Pro Tools course provides in-depth training for recording and producing music in the engineers choice, and recording & mixing studio standard DAW. It doesn’t matter what genre the music you work with is, if you want to use Pro Tools to create your tracks, this course will cover the music production and engineering skills you need. Even if you are a more experienced Pro Tools user you will benefit from this course, as all of the elements will be covered in detail, peppered with loads of practical real-world tips – giving you the edge over anyone learning any other way, or anywhere else. Total class time is 36 hours where you can ask a question and bounce off of your instructor and fellow learners exactly when you’re feeling inspired, or …confused! This is why some say that there is no substitute for music production courses in person. On successful completion of the course, you will receive an industry-recognized certificate. Check out the bottom of this page to see some comments from previous learners.

Many learners these days prefer to use their own laptops on our courses for things like getting help customizing their set-up, and they have their project exactly as they left it in class to work on at home. So we made the course more affordable, but added a $75 supplement for learners who wish to hire an iMac loaded with software. Please ensure you book an iMac when you book your course if you need one. Controller keyboards, and headphones are provided for everyone.

 

Getting Started

  • Software installation, toolkits, iLoks & licenses
  • Avid hardware and other compatible interfaces
  • Launching Pro Tools & session start up
  • File format, bit depth & sampling rate tips
  • Pro Tools file structure and file management
  • Edit & mix window introductions

 

Workflow

  • Edit window orientation
  • Importing audio, creating and track arranging tips
  • Edit modes – all about Slip, Spot, Shuffle & Grid
  • Multi-tool (Trimmer, Grabber, Selector)
  • Transport window – tempo, pre & post roll count off
  • Grid and nudge values

 

Recording & Production Techniques

  • Pro Tools and interface I/O – microphones and instruments
  • Recording techniques, punching in & out
  • Creating click tracks, playlists and loop recording
  • Auxiliary tracks, effect sends & foldback mixes
  • Memory locations and markers
  • Grouping tracks, solo modes, pre or post fader

 

Advanced Editing Techniques

  • Clip based gain and automation
  • Pencil tool, TCE (Time Compression Expansion Tool)
  • Strip silence and tab to transient and consolidating clips
  • Repeating and duplicating clips
  • MONO, stereo and panning
  • Overview and automation for plugins and effects

 

Samples & Loops

  • Creating drum loops in Pro Tools
  • MIDI controllers and editing MIDI
  • Printing software Instruments
  • Master Fader, VU and peak meters
  • Beat Detective – time correct live drums
  • Exporting audio, bouncing mixes and dithering

 

The Final Product

  • Preparing your session for mix-down
  • Consolidating audio and cleaning up your session
  • Exporting MP3s and Editing METADATA
  • Key command shortcuts’ review
  • 0dbfs and digital clipping

Today’s Pro Tools Course Prices

Schedules in red or black correspond to the info in the key just below. Prices start black, then go to red, then back to black before they are fully booked, so if you see a schedule you like, book it now! Then get 10% off for each course you book after.

Key

101: $799 | 201: $799 | Both: $1199 if booked, paid, and taken together

101: $699 | 201: $699 | Both: $999 if booked, paid, and taken together

Sundays | 11 – 6

101: April 1, 8, 15. 201: April 22, 29, May 6

Summer Sessions | 11 – 2

101: July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, August 1, 201: August 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22

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