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US$ 119

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US$ 179

for 2 Courses

Pro Tools (level 1) + Pro Tools (Level 2) Courses

ABOUT THIS 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.

WHAT DO I OFFER IN MY COURSES?

  • A Complete system: each one of my courses contains many lessons and hours of material (you can check the Course Syllabus below) so that you can have a full understanding of the concepts that you are learning and to know all this tools in depth. This is not a Course that you will complete in 1 or 2 days, but it is rather designed to sustain your learning process during a period of time, while you put all this tools into practice.

  • Direct contact and the opportunity of learning with an Instructor: once you are enrolled in the Course we will be constantly in touch and you are welcome to ask me questions at any time. You can also send me your exercises if you wish to receive comments and suggestions from me.

  • The possibility of studying from home, at your own pace.

  • Unlimited access to a great amount and varitas of material material: each Course contains Videos, written material, pictures, exercises to practice, audios examples to listen and analyze, and more. One Universities call this “Interactive Learning".

  • My Courses are NOT pre-recorded lessons, neither 2 or 4 Zoom meetings. Each lesson was thought and designed topic by topic, following a program, combining different types of content in order to give you a learning experience that is clear and fun.

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 7 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.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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 lesson including videos, audios, text material, exercises, etc. The access to this website is unlimited and has no restrictions, you can log in 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 8 weeks to complete the entire Course, but you can go faster or slower depending on your own needs, the website will remain open forever and you will have free access in case you need to review any material.

This Course is designed for being practical and interactive and not only just about accumulating new information. Once you are enrolled you will have the possibility of being in touch with me directly, if you have any doubts regarding the Course material or any other questions. You will also be able send me your own mixes / exercises so that I can take a listen and let you know what I think. 

SYLLABUS

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

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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

FACEBOOK REVIEWS

Quiero destacar que los cursos de Gonzalo son altamente recomendables, son muy prácticos con explicaciones claras y fácil de entender, las clases son correlativas y se gana mucho tiempo y conocimiento sólido ( no es como ver tutoriales sueltos) así que gracias Gonza por tu trabajo y compromiso.

Juan Ceballos

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