Avid Pro Tools 310M: Advanced Music Production Techniques

3 days
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Course Description

This course focuses on the advanced operation of Pro Tools in a professional music production environment. It offers technical insights into both Pro Tools hardware and software.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for end-users with intermediate Pro Tools music engineering skills.

Course Objectives

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

  • Set up and install a Pro Tools system
  • Use tactile control of Pro Tools
  • Perform advanced audio importing and recording
  • Perform advanced editing
  • Apply synchronization
  • Apply Pro Tools|HD mixing concepts
  • Perform advanced mixing
  • Deliver music


Course Outline:

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Pro Tools HD Hardware Configuration

  • Setting Up a Pro Tools HD System
  • Configuring Avid Peripherals
  • Audio Interface Calibration
  • Verifying Installation of Additional Pro Tools Software Options
  • Operating System Optimization
  • Non-Administrator (Standard) Accounts
  • Pro Tools Session File Interchange

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting a Pro Tools System

  • Troubleshooting Operational Issues
  • Understanding Voice Allocations
  • Playback Engine Advanced Options
  • Monitoring Native Resources
  • Advanced Pro Tools I/O Setup

Lesson 3: Tactile Control of Pro Tools

  • Parts of the Keyboard
  • Modifier Keys
  • Function Keys
  • Numeric Keys

Lesson 4: Importing and Recording Audio

  • Importing AAF or OMF Sequences
  • Importing MXF Audio
  • Updating the Pro Tools I/O Setup
  • Using Session Templates
  • Using PRE in Standalone Mode
  • Grouped Playlist Synchronization
  • Connecting Pro Tools to VENUE

Lesson 5: Advanced Editing

  • Advanced MIDI
  • SysEx Events
  • Advanced Multitrack Drum Editing
  • Elastic Audio Versus Beat Detective for Multi Mic'ed Drums
  • Advanced Elastic Audio
  • Elastic Audio Plug-Ins and Parameters

Lesson 6: Synchronization

  • Avid SYNC Peripheral
  • Selecting Clock Sources
  • Timecode Formats in Music Production
  • Using Longitudinal Time Code(LTC)
  • Using MTC(MIDI Timecode)
  • Fixed Point Versus Floating-Point Processing Overview
  • Comparing Pro Tools|HD Versus HDX Versus Native Mixers
  • Common Mixing Errors When Moving from Pro Tools Host-Based to Pro Tools|HD
  • DSP-Based Mixers and DSP Usage
  • Dither
  • The Pro Tools HD Mixer
  • Looking in More Detail: An Audio Signal's Tale
  • Appropriate Use of Native Plug-Ins

Lesson 7: Advanced Mixing Techniques

  • Common Mixing Preferences
  • Understanding Advanced Delay Compensation
  • Using the Plug-In Preferences
  • Mixing Techniques
  • Using Bus Master Faders
  • Using Latch Prime
  • Writing Static Automation Mixer Settings
  • Using Preview Mode
  • Using Capture and Punch Capture Mode
  • Using Join and AutoJoin
  • Understanding the AutoMatch Functions

Lesson 8: Music Delivery

  • Exporting MIDI
  • Reviewing AAF and OMF Export
  • Understanding the AAF/OMF Export Options
  • Understanding MXF Audio Export
  • Archiving and Transferring Sessions