PRO TOOLS ONLINE COURSE

LEVEL 1 - BEGINNERS

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ABOUT THE COURSE

Pro Tools has become the standard DAW for most professional Recording Studios and the leader of the Music and Recording Industry for a reason. This course is open for musicians, producers, sound-engineers and everyone who wishes to explore this Software in depth, as well as the world of Music Production, Recording and Mixing.

The program of this Course is divided in 9 lessons. Each one of them includes video-tutorials, texts, audio material and exercises to practice after every class. The detailed program for each lesson can be consulted below in this same website.

Once you are enrolled in the Course we will give you access to an exclusive website that contains all the course material, this means, every video, audio, text information, exercises, etc. The access to this website is unlimited and has no restrictions, you can enter at any time and watch the material at your own time and convenience. The suggested time to do this course is to take one lesson per week, this means that it will take around 9 weeks to complete the whole Course, but you can go faster or slower depending on your own needs, the website will remain open and you will have free access in case you need to review any material.

The proposal of this Course is that it is interactive, dynamic and practical, so that it is not just about accumulating information. You will be able to communicate personally with your Instructor if you have any questions or doubts, or if you wish send your exercises for a correction.
 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
 

Gonzalo Esteybar is a Professional Music Producer, graduated in Berklee College of Music and Pro Tools Certified Operator (Music Production) by Avid Technology. He is the current producer and engineer for River Flow Records where he has worked in dozens of records for local artists producing, recording, mixing and mastering.

As an Instructor he has more than 6 years of experience teaching courses about Music Production, Songwriting, Recording and Microphone Techniques, Mixing and Pro Tools, in the City of Rosario (Argentina) as well as Online / At-A-Distance Courses and Seminars across the country. Nowadays hundreds of students from all around the world have attended to this activities and we have 100% of positive feedback in our social media, always.
 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A computer at home (PC or Mac) for practicing

  • Pro Tools software installed (the Course does NOT include the software). Any Pro Tools from version 9 to later versions will be suitable for this course

  • Good internet connection is recommendable

  • You don't need to have any previous knowledge about Recording or Pro Tools

COURSE FEE

Level 1 Course: USD 159. 
Level 1 + Level 2 Courses: USD 239
​ (50% OFF for level 2)

PROGRAM

Lesson 1:

Why using Pro Tools?
Digital vs Analog Audio
Characteristics of Digital Audio: AD / DA Conversion, Sample Rate, Resolution
Turning on your system
First Tour inside Pro Tools: creating new sessions
The Session Folder
Mix and Edit Windows
Transport, Track List, Toolbar and Pop-up menus
Pro Tools Preferences and other important setups
Exercise 1: Drums Session

Lesson 2:

Tracks vs Clips
Editing Tools: Zoomer, Trim, Selector, Grabber, Smart Tool, Scrubber, Pencil
Editing Modes: Slip, Shuffle, Spot, Grid (Absolute and Relative), Snap to Grid
Edit Window: how to navigate across our session
Zoom functions
Playback techniques
Keyboard shortcuts
Exercise 2: Editing modes

Lesson 3:

Creating new tracks
Track types
Audio, MIDI, Instrument, Aux Input and Master Fader tracks
Tracks displays and visualization functions
Working with Edit and Playback cursors
Working with the Main Counter
Saving projects and back-ups
Exercise 3: Preparing session for recording

Lesson 4:

Setting up Hardware for recording
Setting up your Audio Interface inside Pro Tools
Recording Audio: preparing tracks to record
Good habits before beginning to record
The recording process
Pro Tools recording techniques: Normal Rec, Destructive Rec, Quick Punch, recording selections, recording with a count-off
MIDI Controls functions
Working with click tracks
After recording: how to clean the Clip List
Recoding several tracks simultaneously
Exercise 4: Audio recording

Lesson 5:

Setting up the Monitoring level and other important recording functions
Working with Playlists
Loop recording mode
MIDI Signal
MIDI vs Instrument tracks
Working with a Grid and setting up the session tempo
Samples based vs Tick based tracks
Virtual Instruments in Pro Tools
Setting up Virtual Instruments
MIDI recording techniques
Exercise 5: Loop Recording

Lesson 6:

Audio formats: Native vs External
What things can be imported to a session?
File conversions
Importing techniques: Import Audio, Workspace, Drag and Drop
Using the Workspace
Importing audio to the current session tempo
Importing Video
Tips for working with Video
Importing MIDI
Exercise 6: Import Audio

Lesson 7:

Selection techniques
Visual vs Aural vs Numerical selections
How to work with selections?
Edling tasks: extending and moving selections
Track List: organizing our session. Functions inside the Track List.
More about session organization: Color coding techniques
Zoom tools, part 2
Working with Rulers
Making changes inside the Rulers
Using Markers
Introduction to Memory Locations
Exercise 7: Markers and session Organization

Lesson 8:

Playback functions
Working with clips: techniques for moving things around
Editing techniques: creating, joining and modifying clips
Placing new clips
Editing functions for cleaning tracks: trim, delete, strip silence
Working with Fades
Smart Tool and Fades window
Undo actions
Exercise 8: cleaning tracks

Lesson 9:

Organizing our project: the Mix Window
Setting up inputs and outputs
Working with Inserts
Inserts: additional functions
Plugin lindo
Digital / Plugins vs Analog / External Inserts
Real Time vs Offline processing
Working with Audio Suite
Additional functions: Freeze, Commit, Bounce
How to export our final mix

Exercise 9: Mixing a Song

QUESTIONS / MORE INFO

Mail:gonzaloesteybar@gmail.com

Whatsapp +54 (341) 6140902​

© 2016 by Gonzalo Esteybar. All rights reserved.

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