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Now offering virtual Pro Tools classes!

Become a certified Pro Tools User (Levels 101 & 110) through the Seattle Recording Arts, the Northwest’s premiere AVID Learning Partner. Whether you want to learn how to track, edit and mix professionally or just for fun, Pro Tools is the gold standard in studio software for audio engineers worldwide.

Pro Tools virtual classes can be booked for individuals or small groups with flexible scheduling options. Learn from the comfort and safety of your own home or workspace with one of our AVID-Certified Pro Tools Instructors. Each virtual session is held live with time for Q&A, interaction and mentorship throughout. As working audio professionals themselves, our instructors will guide you thoughtfully from beginner basics to advanced techniques while personalizing your classes to your individual goals and needs. See the Pro Tools 101 and 110 tabs and pop-down menus below for all the fine details.

Additionally we will soon be offering a secondary, more condensed version of Pro Tools 101 & 110 combined that students can take independently online, stay tuned!

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Overview:
The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course is the first of two in the Avid Pro Tools User certification program series. You’ll learn how to record, edit, and mix on a basic level. Whether your project involves live or virtual instruments, MIDI sequencing or looping, you’ll gain the foundational skills for completing a Pro Tools session from start to finish using the latest version of the software (includes versions 10, 11 and 12). Together with the second course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110), this course provides the first stage of training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User exam.
 
This course covers building sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences and using virtual instruments. Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording and importing audio and MIDI, editing session media, navigating sessions and arranging media on tracks, and using basic processing and mixing techniques to finalize a production. Included with the course material is a download of media files and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the exercises and projects in the text.
 
You’ll Learn:
-How to configure your studio and session
-Control Pro Tools using external controllers
-Advanced MIDI and audio recording techniques
-Loop recording, selections-based punch-ins and auditioning samples
-Enable, play, view, and edit MIDI and audio automation
-Editing and quantizing MIDI and audio using AVID Elastic Audio
-Virtual instruments and advanced automation techniques
-AudioSuite plug-in processing
-Advanced editing techniques using clip loops and cross fades
-Advanced mixing techniques using sends, returns, plug-ins, submixes, track grouping and master faders
-Managing session data, file management and media files

Prerequisites
:
There are no prerequisites to take this course, however it’s beneficial for students to have a an understanding of / familiarity with:
-Basic audio and MIDI recording techniques
-Basic multi-track mixing concepts (such as setting levels and panning)
-Basic definition of effects such as EQ, Dynamic FX, Delays, Reverbs etc.
-Digital audio equipment such as MIDI controllers and audio interfaces
-A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh or operating systems
 
Equipment:
Students will need to have:
-Pro Tools software (10 or higher)
-Pro Tools 101 Book (11 or higher)
-Their own laptop (Mac or PC)
-MIDI keyboard or other small keyboard (up to 2 octaves)
-Headphones
 
Award:
SRA Pro Tools 101 Certificate of Completion*
*Note: Students must pass the standardized AVID Pro Tools 101 exam proctored by AVID Learning Partner, Seattle Recording Arts. To earn the AVID Pro Tools User Certification, students must complete the training for levels 101 and 110 and pass both exams.
 
Download a Pro Tools 101 Registration Kit

Overview:
The Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PT110) course expands upon the basic principles taught in the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course and introduces the core concepts and skills students need to competently operate a Pro Tools system running mid-sized sessions. This course is designed for Musicians, Audio Engineers and Sound Editors. Together with the first course in the series (PT101), this course provides the training required to prepare for the AVID-Certified User exam.
 
This course covers Pro Tools concepts and techniques that range from beginner to intermediate-level. Students learn to build sessions designed for commercial purposes and improve the results of their recording, editing, and mixing efforts. The hands-on exercises provide experience setting up sessions, using loop recording and MIDI Merge techniques, working with virtual instruments, warping with Elastic Audio, applying Real-Time Properties, creating clip loops, applying signal processing, using automation, and using submixes and groups to simplify a final mix.
 
You’ll learn:
-Managing large track counts and multiple channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs
-How to create appropriate Pro Tools software and hardware settings
-Selecting the appropriate settings in the Playback Engine dialog
-Setting up and modifying input/output (I/O) settings
-Assessing and integrating virtual instruments and specialized plug-ins for specific music
-How to utilize advanced recording techniques to capture multiple record takes in succession
-How to analyze Elastic Audio processors and methods to select appropriate options
-Utilizing Elastic Audio techniques MIDI Real-Time Properties to achieve desired tempo and/or rhythmic effects and outcomes
-Clip-based editing techniques to audio and MIDI tracks
-How to incorporate automated mixing techniques into a Pro Tools workflow for selective during a session post-production tasks automation
-Be ready to sit the associated certification exam

Prerequisites
:
Successful completion of the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course through SRA or another certified AVID Learning Partner (ALP) -or- an equivalent level of previous training and working understanding of how to:
-Create sessions
-Select session parameters
-Edit modes and tools effectively
-Set Grid and Nudge values
-Create and recall memory locations
-Navigate tracks and media
-Create Edit selections using a variety of common techniques
-Use plug-ins for signal processing and virtual instruments
-Create a basic mix
-Use basic automation techniques
 
Equipment:
Students will need to have:
-Pro Tools software (10 or higher)
-Pro Tools 101 Book (11 or higher)
-Their own laptop (Mac or PC)
-MIDI keyboard or other small keyboard (up to 2 octaves)
-Headphones
 
Award:
AVID Pro Tools User Certification*
*Note: Students must pass the standardized AVID Pro Tools 110 exam proctored by AVID Learning Partner, Seattle Recording Arts. To earn the AVID Pro Tools User Certification, students must complete the training for levels 101 and 110 and pass both exams.

Download a Pro Tools 110 Registration Kit

Private Classes (101 or 110 Course)

We offer Pro Tools training as private virtual courses for interested individuals and small groups, which can be scheduled to fit your availability and needs. Each level (101 and 110) is approximately 21-24 hours to complete, and we typically break lessons into seven to eight, three-hour sessions.
 
To enroll, first please email us to inquire about scheduling and dates, letting us know how soon you’d like to begin and any information about your general availability. Students will need to complete a registration form as well.

-Download a Pro Tools 101 Registration Kit
-Download a Pro Tools 110 Registration Kit
 
Tuition for individuals is $1575 per level. Books and software are not included. Payment in full is required at the time of booking. For two or more students, please inquire about our group rates.