Pro Tools 101-AVID Certification
Introduction to Pro Tools with Avid Certification training material. Basic audio editing tools and techniques, plug-ins, and mixing in the Pro Tools environment. Build sessions that include multitrack recordings of live instruments, MIDI sequences, virtual instruments, audio loops, and beats. Practical experience with examples from major label recording artists and feature films.
Understanding menus, windows, preferences, and system configurations for Pro Tools in home studios and professional facilities. Intro to automation, dialog editing, and audio post production for film and video. Required for Avid Pro Tools Certification.
Foothill College GE Area:
- Complete the Pro Tools User Certification Exam
- Operate Pro Tools in a recording environment to Avid standards
- Explain the Pro Tools file system
- Operate Pro Tools with a control surface
Hybrid Online TBA Activities
This course includes three (3) hybrid hours per week conducted via the Internet and not in the face-to-face class session on campus. Listed as TBA in the Foothill College Course Schedule, these hours can be done anywhere with an Internet connection.
In order to fulfill the participation requirements for these hybrid hours, students are expected to complete various online activities each week which may include:
- Instructor-facilitated Discussions
- Private Messages
- Live Chat or Instant Messaging
- Lab Assignments, including student-created content
- Web conferencing of lectures or discussions
- Collaborative group work
- Portfolio submissions with instructor feedback
- Student peer-review postings
- Quizzes with instructor feedback
Textbooks & Online Content
Pro Tools 110, Latest Version
Author: Frank Cook
This book is only available at the Foothill Bookstore. Versions on Amazon.com might NOT be up-to-date. Electronic versions of the first few chapters will be provided to give students adequate time to purchase the textbook.
Required Online Content
Pro Tools 2019 Essential Training: 101 – The Basics
The history of music technology and sound recording from the earliest analog devices to current digital streaming services.
Introduction to creating music with computers, keyboards, audio samples and beats using Pro Tools and other digital audio workstations.
Mixing & mastering multitrack recordings using Pro Tools. EQ, compression, reverb, delays, tempo maps, harmonic distortion…
Foothill College created one of the first music technology programs in the country, launching classes in 1997, and remains one of the nation’s top programs, offering outstanding instruction and professional-quality facilities.
Our program provides a very cost–efficient option for students considering public or private universities.