Avid Pro Tools - 4 Days

Video & Sound Editing
Monday, 11 March 2019 08:00 AM - Thursday, 14 March 2019 04:00 PM

Avid's Pro Tools is the industry standard for music and audio post production software. This course covers everything you need to know to successfully complete a Pro Tools project - from initial setup to final mixdown. You will be introduced to all of Pro Tools' new functions and feature enhancements. Whether your project involves recording live instruments, MIDI sequencing of synthesizers, audio editing, and looping - upon completion of learning this program you will leave with the confidence to handle any creative endeavor.

This course is taught Live On Line, so you can learn from the comfort of your home or office. Cost is $1,895.00 which includes all class materials - Class times: 8:00 am 4:00 pm PST.

If you don't own the software, you can download a free 30-day trial here

Course taught by an expert real-world Adobe Certified Instructor

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Upcoming Class Dates: 

March 11 - 14, 2019

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Basic knowledge of a Mac or PC computer

Sound and editing terminology helpful

Course Outline

Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation

Audio Processing

MIDI Production

Notation and Scores

Mixing and Automation

Audio for Video Post-Production

Pro Tools History and Evolution

Roots in Digidrums

Digidrums becomes Digidesign

Digidesign Merges with Avid Technology

Pro Tools in This Decade

Updates to Pro Tools

Audio Basics: Waveform, Frequency, and Amplitude




Recording and Playing Back Analog Audio

Converting Audio to Digital Format

Importance of Sample Rate

Importance of Bit Depth

Sample Rate, Bit Depth, and File Size

Recording in Digital Format

Pro Tools System Configurations

Software Options

Host-Based Systems Versus DSP-Accelerated Systems

Audio Interface Options

Cross-Platform Issues

Keyboard Commands

File-Naming Conventions

Software Installation and Operation

Included Plug-Ins and Extras

Pro Tools Software Features

Pro Tools File Structure

File Organization

Session Components

Starting Pro Tools

Powering Up Your Hardware

Using the PACE iLok System

Launching Pro Tools

Accessing Connected Audio Devices

Optimizing Host-Based Pro Tools Performance

The Pro Tools Menu Structure

File Menu

Edit Menu

View Menu

Track Menu

Clip Menu

Event Menu

AudioSuite Menu

Options Menu

Setup Menu

Window Menu

Marketplace Menu

Help Menu

Main Pro Tools Windows

Edit Window

Mix Window

Transport Window

Additional Editor Windows

Edit Tool Functions

Zoomer Tool

Trim Tool

Selector Tool

Grabber Tool

Scrubber Tool

Pencil Tool

Smart Tool

Edit Modes

Shuffle Mode

Slip Mode

Spot Mode

Grid Mode

Time Scales and Rulers

Main Time Scale

Sub Time Scale

Ruler Display Options

MIDI Control Features

Wait for Note


Count off Controls

MIDI Merge Mode

Tempo Ruler Enable

Meter Display

Tempo Field

Tool Tips

Creating a New Session


Creating and Using Session Documents

Creating and Using Project Documents

Using Templates

Choosing Parameter Settings

File Size Considerations

Working with Tracks

Adding Tracks

Naming Tracks

Deleting Tracks

Adding Audio to Tracks

Controlling Playback

Timeline Selections

Edit Selections

Working with Linked Timeline and Edit Selections

Starting and Stopping Playback

Locating the Playback Cursor

Selecting the Scrolling Behavior

Saving, Locating and Opening Pro Tools Files

Saving a Session or Project

Locating and Opening a Session File

Options Before Recording

Audio Storage Requirements

Disk Usage Window

Preparing to Record

Creating a Click Track 

Checking Hardware Connections

Record-Enabling Tracks

Setting Input Path, Level, and Pan

Recording and Managing Audio

Organizing after Recording

Return to Playback Mode

Organize Audio Files and Clips

Removing Audio Clips and Deleting Audio Files

Importing and Working with Media

File Characteristics

Split Stereo versus Interleaved Files

Importing Audio

Import Audio Dialog Box

Importing Audio with the Import Command

Importing Audio with Workspace Browsers

Batch Importing Audio

Importing Video

Video Track Display

Working with Video Tracks

MIDI Recording

MIDI Basics

MIDI in Pro Tools

Creating MIDI-Compatible Tracks

Sample-Based Operation versus Tick-Based Operation

Time Scale and Rulers for Working with MIDI

Setting the Base Meter

Setting the Base Tempo

Preparing to Record MIDl

Connecting a MIDI Device

Checking MIDI Inputs/Outputs

Record-Enabling MIDI-Compatible Tracks

Setting Record Options

Using Virtual Instruments

Placing a Virtual Instrument on an Instrument Track

Using Xpand

Using Boom

Using Structure Free

Recording MIDI

Viewing MIDI Data on MIDI-Compatible Tracks

MIDI Clips View

MIDI Notes View

Velocity View

MIDI Editor Window Views

Selecting and Navigating

Using the Universe View

Resizing the Universe

The Current View Indicator

Moving and Scrolling from the Universe View

Types of Selection

Creating Timeline Selections

Creating Edit Selections

Working with Selections

Creating Separate Timeline Selections and Edit Selections

Making Selections on Multiple Tracks

Selecting Material Based on Selected Tracks

Using the Tab Key

Tabbing to Transient Points

Adjusting the Session View

Adjusting Track Height

Changing the Track Order

Using the Tool

Using Zoom Toggle

Changing the Horizontal and Vertical Zoom

Storing and Recalling Zoom Presets

Adding Markers to Your Session

Memory Locations

Creating a Marker

Memory Locations Window

Recalling a Marker Location

Deleting a Marker Location

Creating a Selection Using Markers

Editing Your Media

Selecting Playback Options

Scrolling Modes

Loop Playback

Using the Edit Modes

Editing in Shuffle Mode

Editing in Slip Mode

Editing in Spot Mode

Editing in Grid Mode

Using the Snap To Grid Function

Configuring the Grid

Editing Clips

Basic Editing Commands

Special-Purpose Editing Commands

Moving and Trimming Clips

Using the Grabber Tool

Using the Trim Functions

Using the Nudge Function

Creating Fade Effects

Applying Fade-Ins and Fade-Outs

Applying Crossfades

Fade Settings

Undoing Your Work

Using Multi-Level Undo

Using Restore Last Selection

Using Revert to Saved

Restoring from Session Backups

Mixing and Creating a Bounce

Basic Mixer Terminology




Sends and Returns

Working in the Mix Window

Configuring the Mix Window

Using Basic Automation

Recording Automation (Write Mode)

Playing Back Automation (Read Mode)

Turning Automation Off (Off Mode)

Viewing Automation Playlists

Editing Breakpoint Automation

Using Plug-In Processors

Real-Time Plug-In Formats

Plug-Ins Provided with Pro Tools

Backing Up Your Session

Considerations for Backup and Archive Copies

Saving a Session Copy

Creating a Stereo Mixdown

Mixdown Options

Considerations for Bouncing Audio

Bouncing to Disk

Adding a Bounce File to Your iTunes Library

Automating Shared Effects and Creating a Stereo Bounce

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