About this Course

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What you will learn

  • Identify the various components in the Pro Tools interface and organize session files

  • Discuss difference between a synthesizer and sampler and know how to use each of them

  • Record a live performance into Pro Tools

  • Balance your production mix by adjusting levels, using pan, and applying effects such as EQ, reverb, and compression

Skills you will gain

MusicMusic productionMIDIPro ToolsMusic recording

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Pro Tools Basics!

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 3 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
What You'll Need For This Course1m
6 readings
A Note From Chrissy10m
Meet Your Teaching Assistant!10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
Tell Time10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
3 hours to complete

Diving In

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
9 videos
MIDI and Software Instrument Tracks7m
Audio Tracks5m
Working From Templates7m
Organizing Your Session3m
Bouncing Your Session4m
Saving Your Session2m
Working with The Basics46s
Giving and Receiving Feedback2m
1 reading
Download Pro Tools First or the FREE Demo Version10m
1 practice exercise
The Basics30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Exploring MIDI and Software Instruments

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 34 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Wave Basics2m
Synthesizers11m
Samplers5m
MIDI Manipulation6m
Automation5m
Working with MIDI and Software Instruments38s
4 readings
Wave Basics10m
More About Waves10m
Simple Automation in Pro Tools10m
Beatport10m
1 practice exercise
MIDI and Software Instruments30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Recording and Manipulating Audio

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Audio Suite (Reverse)6m
Tempo Operations5m
Recording In8m
Playlists11m
Working with Audio35s
1 reading
Audio Samples10m
1 practice exercise
Recording and Manipulating Audio30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Mixing and Mastering

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 43 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
EQ10m
Compression6m
Reverb, Buses, and Aux Tracks10m
Limiters6m
Practice Mixing and Mastering47s
Course Wrap-Up23s
4 readings
Frequency Graph10m
Compression Recap10m
More About Reverb10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Mixing and Mastering30m

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