Pro Tools 110 Course

This Pro Tools Fundamentals 2 (PT110) course expands upon the critical principles taught in the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course. This course introduces the core concepts and techniques needed to operate enterprise Pro Tools systems.

You will  learn to build sessions designed for commercial purposes which include skills for  recording, editing, and mixing efforts. The hands-on exercises will provide experience in setting up sessions, importing media, working with  video media, using  sound effects,   loop recording and MIDI Merge techniques, and working with virtual instruments.

You will also learn how to use warping with Elastic Audio, applying Real-Time Properties, creating clip loops, applying signal processing, using automation, and using submixes and track groups to simplify a final mix

.Together with the first course in the series, Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101), this course provides the training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Musicians
  • Audio Engineers
  • Sound Editors for Film or Television

Prerequisites

  • Completion of the Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to create sessions, select appropriate session parameters, record audio and MIDI, use 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, and use basic automation techniques.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Manage large track counts and multiple channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs
  • Create appropriate Pro Tools software and hardware settings
  • Select appropriate settings in the Playback Engine dialog
  • Set up and modify input/output (I/O) settings
  • Assess and integrate virtual instruments and specialized plug-ins for specific music and
  • Utilize advanced recording techniques to capture multiple record takes in succession
  • Analyze Elastic Audio processors and methods to select appropriate options
  • Utilize Elastic Audio techniques MIDI Real-Time Properties to achieve desired tempo and/or rhythmic effects and outcomes
  • Apply clip-based editing techniques to audio and MIDI tracks
  • 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
Software and Hardware Requirements
  • Working with I/O Settings
  • Saving and Reusing I/O Settings
  • Viewing, Modifying, and Restoring I/O Settings
  • Setting the Audition Path
  • Setting the Default Output Bus
Configuring Pro Tools Hardware Settings
  • Setting the Default Sample Rate
  • Changing the Clock Source
  • Configuring the Footswitch Control
  • Using a Dedicated Control Panel
Optimizing Pro Tools Performance
  • Playback Engine
  • Hardware Buffer Size
  • Host Engine Error Suppression
  • Cache Size (Pro Tools HD Only)
Adding Tracks to Your Session
  • Adding a New Track Like the Previous
  • Adding a New Track of a Specific Type
Edit and Mix Window Display Options
  • Changing the Display of the Mix and Edit Wind
  • I/O View
  • Comments View
Track List Display Options
  • Showing and Hiding Tracks
  • Using the Track List Pop Up Menu
  • Sorting Tracks
Managing Session Data and Media Files
  • Pro Tools Software Capabilities
  • Basic Specifications
  • Plug-Ins
  • Pro Tools HD Software
Working with Pro Tools Digital Video Features
  • Setting Up Video Tracks
  • Assembling Video Clips on Video Tracks
  • Video Playback on a Secondary Monitor
  • Pro Tools HD Software
Workspace Browsers
  • Browser Features
  • Workspace Browser Overview
  • Workspace Browser Functionality
  • Waveform Display
Importing Files and Session Data
  • Considerations for Importing Files
  • Importing Files Using a Work Space Browser
  • Importing Files Using the Import Commands
  • Importing Session Data
  • Batch Importing Files
Clip Groups
  • Creating Clip Groups
  • Un-grouping Clips
  • Regrouping Clips
  • Editing Clip Groups
  • Clip Groups and Tick Based Tracks
 Setting Up A  Session
  • Displaying Conductor Rulers
  • Adding Meter and Tempo Events
  • Creating a Linear Tempo Change
  • Recording with a Click
Recording Selections
  • Creating a Selection
  • Using Pre and Post Roll
Loop Recording Audio and MIDI
  • Loop Recording Differences: Audio Versus MIDI
  • Capturing  Loop Record Takes
  • Auditioning Loop Record Takes
  • Setting the Match Criteria
  • Selecting Alternate Takes
  • Recording MIDI Using Loop Playback with MIDI Merge
 Track Timebases
  • Sample-Based Operation Versus Tick -Based Operation
  • Track Timebases
  • Tick -Based Timing and Note Values
Virtual Instruments
  • Using Plug-In Virtual Instruments
  • Using Stand-Alone Virtual Instruments
MIDI Compatible Tracks and Track Views
  • Viewing MIDI Data in the Edit Window
  • MIDI – Compatible Tracks in the Pro
  • Tools Mix Window
Auditioning and Playing Back MIDI
  • MIDI Thru Versus the Default Thru Instrument
  • Auditioning MIDI Clips
  • Editing MIDI Notes with the Pencil Tool
  • Deleting MIDI Notes
Working with Elastic Audio
  • Elastic Audio Basics
  • Enabling Elastic Audio on a Track
  • Enabling Elastic Audio for New Tracks
  • Understanding Elastic Audio Analysis
  • Conforming Clips to the Session Tempo Map
  • Warp Indicators
  • Removing Clip Warping
  • Elastic Audio Track Views
  • Elastic Audio Markers
  • Warping Sound with Elastic Audio
  • Using Warp View
  • Types of Manual Warping
  • Using Elastic Audio to Tighten a Rhythmic Performance
  • How Quantizing Affects Elastic Audio Events
  • Improving the Quantization Results
Using Elastic Audio to Experiment with Tempo
  • Applying Tick- Based Timing to Elastic Audio -Enabled Tracks
  • Applying Tempo Changes
  • Improving the Quality of Warped Audio
  • Editing Event Markers in Analysis View
  • Adjusting Event Sensitivity
  • Using X -Form
  • Using Elastic Audio for Pitch Changes
  • Pitch Shifting with the Elastic Properties Window
  • Pitch Shifting with the Transpose Window
  • Changing and Undoing Pitch Transposition
Editing and Fine-Tuning a Performance
  • Activating the Primary Smart Tool Functions
  • Creating Fades Using the Smart Tool
  • Smart Tool Fade Rules
 Creating Rhythmic Changes for Audio and MIDI Data
  •  Using Grid Quantize Versus Groove Quantize
  • Using Input Quantize
  • Quantizing After Recording
  • Setting the Options for Groove and Feel
  • Using the Real-Time Properties Floating Window
  • Quantizing with Real Time Properties
 Working with Fades
  •  Using the Fades Dialog Box
  • Applying Fades
  • Editing Fades
  • Fades and Elastic Audio Processing
 Additional Editing and Media Management
  •  Track Color -Coding
  • Clip Looping
  • Working with Clip Loops
  • Creating Looped Clips
  • Modifying Clip Loop Settings
  • Editing Looped Clips
  •  Considerations for Working with Clip Loops
  • Un-looping Clips
  • Editing on the Grid
  • Using Grid Mode
  • Separating Clips on the Grid
AudioSuite Overview
  • AudioSuite versus Insert Processing
  • AudioSuite Features
  • Using AudioSuite Plug -Ins
Working with Clip Loops and Editing on the Grid
  •  Finding a Clip in the Clip List
  • Cleaning Up the Clip List
  • Exporting Clips and Clip Definitions
Audio Mixing and Signal Flow
  • Track Type Icons
  • Solo and Mute Status Indicators
  • Using Inserts for Effects Processing
  • Inserts on Audio Tracks and Aux Inputs
  • Inserts on Master Faders
  • Plug -In Inserts
  • Hardware Inserts
 Adding Music and Effects Processing
  •  Creating a Send
  •  Setting the Send Level
  • Changing the Default Send Level Preference
  • Send Display Options
  • Creating a Return
  • Working with Sends
  • Using the Send Window
  • Moving and Copying Sends
  • Changing and Removing Sends
Using Native Plug -Ins
  •  Using Gain -Based Processors
  • Time Based Processors
  • Using the Plug -In Window
 Master Fader Tracks
  •  Uses of Master Faders
  • Creating Master Faders
 Writing and Editing Automation
  •  Groups and Automation
  • Automation Playlists
  • Working with Automation
  • Enabling and Suspending Automation
  • Writing Automation Selectively
  • Playing Automation
  • Viewing Automation
  • Graphical Editing of Automation Data
  • Automation Displays
  • Creating and Adjusting Breakpoint Automation Data
  • Drawing Automation
  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Automation Data
  • Cutting Automation Versus Deleting Automation
Using Cut, Copy, and Paste and Remove Automation Commands
  • Using Paste Special Mode
  • Removing Automation from a Track
  • Deleting Breakpoints on the Displayed Automation Graph (Recap)
  • Clearing Automation for the Displayed Automation Graph
  • Clearing Automation for All Automation Graphs
Advanced Mixing Techniques and Creating Final Media
  •  Working with Track Subsets
  • Using the Do-To-Selected Function
  • Using Submaster Tracks
  • Routing Signals Using Paths and Selectors
Working with Groups Tracks
  • Understanding Mix and Edit Groups
  •  Activating and Deactivating Groups
  • Working with Groups
  • Identifying Group Membership
  • Selecting Members of a GroupModifying a Group
  • Deleting a Group
  • Using the All Group
  • Groups and Automation
  • Groups and Elastic Audio
Creating Final Media
  •  Creating a CD
  • Compatible BounceCreating an Archive