Pro Tools


DAW100: DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS 100

54 Hours

Digital Audio Workstations 100 provides an overview of Avid’s Pro Tools software, which is used by the vast majority of the recording industry. This class covers everything a student needs to complete a Pro Tools project - from initial set up of the program to final mix-down. Students have plenty of opportunity get creative—class projects includes sound design for video games, recording virtual instruments, and MIDI sequencing. Class time is divided between demonstration and hands-on practice, with ample time for experimentation with provided sample material. 


CSS100: COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE

42 Hours

In CSS100, students go behind the scenes and examine the inter-workings of the modern Apple computer system, with an overview of the operation system, relevant applications, hardware components, and maintenance procedures. In addition, students continue exploring Pro Tools software, learning all the key skills needed to run large sessions. At the end of this class, students should be prepared for Avid’s Pro Tools User Certification exam.


DAW150: DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS 150

48 Hours

Digital Audio Workstations 150 bridges the gap between the popular control surfaces we use in the studio with the next level of Pro Tools curriculum, introducing students to professional, expanded HD based Pro Tools systems and the new software features that are included. 

The class introduces various control surfaces found in a professional studio, an includes hands-on training with an Avid D-Command work surface in the ICON family. Students learn ho to automate volume, pan, effects, sends and VCAs, and how to access Custom Faders.

It also covers the core skills needed to configure and run a Pro Tools HD System in a professional studio environment.


DAW200: DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS 200

72 Hours

In the first half of this course students learn to use Pro Tools skills for recording, editing and mixing music. Emphasis is placed on speed and efficiency within Pro Tools using shortcuts and key commands to complete tasks as efficiently as possible.

Part two of the course covers techniques for working with Pro Tools in a professional post-production environment. Students learn about manipulating sound for film, including techniques for synchronizing Pro Tools systems to video decks, tape machines and other Pro Tools systems.

Content for the Avid Operator level certification exams for both Music and Post are incorporated into the workflow of this class and students will have an opportunity to take these exams within the class.