PRO TOOLS ONLINE COURSE

LEVEL 2 - INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

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ABOUT THE COURSE

This Course is open and recommended for everyone who already took the Pro Tools Level 1 Course, or for those who have a basic knowledge about the main Pro Tools functions and some degree of experience using this DAW. During this course we will explore more intermediate and advanced functions of Pro Tools, that are mainly referred to the Mixing stage and Advanced Editing techniques.

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 pace 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 perfect for taking this course

  • Good internet connection is recommendable

PROGRAM

Lesson 1:

 

  • Review of the main functions of Pro Tools: Mix and Edit Windows, Transport, Main Counter, Track List, Group List, Rulers, Pop-up menus, MIDI Controls, Expanded Transport

  • Editing Modes

  • Editing Tools

  • Working with Templates

  • Importing Data and files from other sessions

  • Plugins categories and Mixing processors

  • Exercise 1: Importing Audio and DATA

 

Lesson 2:

 

  • Inserts vs Sends

  • Working with internal buses

  • Sends, Returns and Buses

  • Techniques for working with Sends

  • Send Window and additional functions

  • Hardware / External vs Software / Plugins Sends

  • Creating Headphone mixes

  • Working with Sub-mixes

  • Exercise 2: Sends

 

Lesson 3:

 

  • Setting up your MIDI System

  • Instrument vs MIDI tracks

  • MIDI recording techniques

  • Step Input

  • MIDI editing techniques

  • Working with the MIDI Editor

  • Working with MIDI tracks in the Edit Window

  • Changing key, transposing notes and additional MIDI functions

  • Exercise 3: MIDI recording and editing

 

Lesson 4:

 

  • Ticks vs Samples

  • MIDI Quantizing techniques: Input Quantize, Quantize menu, Real Time Properties

  • How to work with Real Time Properties

  • Quantization adjustments and additional functions

  • Elastic Audio: applying time compression and expansion

  • Elastic Audio plugins

  • Working with Analysis and Warp views

  • Clip sensitivity and Elastic Properties

  • Warping techniques: telescopic, accordion, range warp

  • What to do after Warp?

  • Exercise 4: Elastic Audio

 

Lesson 5:

 

  • Changing tempo of audio tracks

  • Import Audio to current session tempo

  • Audio quantization techniques

  • Creating a Tempo Map

  • Identify Beat function

  • Tempo changes and Tempo Operations

  • Memory Locations: Markers, Selections and others

  • Introduction to Beat Detective

  • Exercise 5: Markers and Tempo Map

Lesson 6:

 

  • What are automations?

  • Real Time vs Graphic Automations

  • Automation techniques

  • Editing tools for automations

  • Common problems for Real Time and Graphic automations

  • Automating plugin parameters

  • Real Time automation modes: when and how to use them?

  • Working with the Automation Window

  • Additional editing of automations

  • Updating volume automations

  • Exercise 6: Automations

 

Lesson 7:

 

  • Working with Groups: create, delete and modify Groups

  • Group types and main characteristics of each one

  • Groups, Elastic Audio and Automations

  • VCA Master tracks

  • Groups vs VCA vs Sub-Mixes

  • I/O settings: adding, modifying and deleting internal inputs, outputs and buses

  • Creating our own I/O Setup

  • Saving, exporting, importing and reseting I/O setups

  • Setting up Audition paths and Output Buses

  • Exercise 7: Mixing a Song

 

Lesson 8:

 

  • Techniques for working with the Clip List

  • Finding, selecting, deleting and exporting clips

  • Working with Clip Groups

  • Working with Fades

  • Editing Fades and additional options of the Fades window

  • Keyboard focus: using our keyboard for advanced editing tasks

  • Beat Detective: clips quantizing, groove extraction and tempo analysis for different tracks simultaneously

  • Exercise 8: Beat Detective

 

Lesson 9:

 

  • Session organization: saving window configurations

  • Working with Window Configurations and Memory Locations

  • Back-up techniques

  • Using the Save Copy In function

  • Bouncing techniques: Bounce to Disk vs Bounce to Track

  • Bouncing MIDI / Instrument tracks inside your session

  • Additional functions for Bouncing: Freeze, Commit, Bounce

  • Getting Help in Pro Tools

  • Exercise 9: Multiple Choice

ENROLL NOW

Pro Tools - Level 2 Course:  

US$ 119 (dollars)

 

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Pro Tools - Level 1 + Level 2 Courses:  

US$ 179 (dollars)

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Accepted Methods:

  • Credit Card / Paypal

CONTACT ME

Whatsapp: +54 9 341 6140902

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