Avid Pro Tools: Audio Recording For Beginners In ProTools

Learn the basics of Audio Recording & Music Production With Avids Pro Tools 12 Software. Mixing, Mastering, Midi & more
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Welcome to our Pro Tools Audio Recording And Music Production For Beginners Course! You can expect to learn the audio recording software Pro Tools from the very beginning of creating a new project all the way to exporting a finished music track.

This course is structured in a way that you can begin learning audio recording with Pro Tools without prior knowledge of audio production or the software. You will receive to the point lectures without unnecessary introductions.

Once this course has been completed, you'll have the skill set and knowledge to:

  • Create new Pro Tools projects
  • Record audio
  • Work with midi
  • Utilize different virtual instruments within your audio projects
  • Apply insert audio plugins such as reverb, EQ and compression
  • Complete basic mixing and mastering.

There's a ton of other information shared in this course as well such as: creating and working with a click track at different tempos, bussing audio to other tracks, keyboard shortcuts, understanding inputs and outputs and the differences between the various types of recording tracks.

Your instructor is Will Bartlett who is the founder of an established media production company in Toronto. He has been using Pro Tools since 2009 and has been involved in audio production since 2004 recording bands, creating stock music for sale and mixing and mastering the audio of hundreds of video projects.

We hope to see you in there!

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need anything to follow along, although having Pro Tools installed would be beneficial.
  • No prior knowledge of the Pro Tools software is required
  • No prior knowledge of audio recording or audio production is required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create music in Pro Tools
  • Record audio
  • Utilize keyboard shortcuts in Pro Tools
  • Create and work with Midi
  • Utilize virtual instrument audio plugins
  • Work with Compressors, EQs and reverb plugins
  • Understand how to work with tempo and create a click track
  • Understand the basics of Mixing and Mastering
  • Export finished audio projects

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for people who want to learn audio recording or audio production using the Pro Tools software
  • This course is NOT for professional Audio Engineers
  • This course is NOT for people who already know Pro tools

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Pro Tools Audio Recording

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of using good quality headphones or studio monitors.


Once completed, you will learn how to create a new Pro Tools project from scratch.


In this lesson you will learn the various panel windows inside Pro Tools


This lecture will focus on how to create different tracks in Pro Tools


Using the grid is a powerful way to keep things structured in Pro Tools. This lesson will walk you through how use the grid.


In this lesson you will learn how to use tracks that we created in a previous lesson.


This mix window will be fully explained in this lecture, you will learn why it is important to use and what the different features are.

Section 2: Audio Recording and Editing

In this lesson you will learn how to arm a track and record audio.


In this lesson you will learn how to use the multi tool inside Pro Tools as well as how to use fades.


At the end of this lesson you will have learned some useful keyboard shortcuts inside Pro Tools.


Bussing tracks can be very powerful, learn how to bus tracks in this lesson.


In this lesson you will learn what peaking is and how to avoid it.


In this lecture you will learn how to create and use a click track.


Over the next 3 lessons you will learn how to create Midi notes, use virtual instrument plugins and more.


In this part 2 lecture, we will dig deeper into working with Midi.


Midi can sound very robotic; in this lesson you will learn how to make your midi creations sound more realistic or 'human'.

Section 3: Audio Mixing

In this lesson, you will learn what audio mixing is and why it's important.


In this lecture, you will learn how to work with an equalizer.


This lesson will provide you with introductory knowledge of what compression is. Be sure to also download the .pdf attached to receive additional information about the different compressor controls.


In this lecture you will learn how to work with reverb.


This lesson will focus on what a submix is and why it's useful.


Controlling drum tracks with an Aux track makes things much easier, learn how to do just that in this lesson.

Section 4: Audio Mastering

In this lecture, you'll learn what audio mastering is and why it's important.


Audio mastering at a professional level takes many years to learn, however we will cover the basics and provide you with the introductory knowledge required to master your audio project.

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Section 5: Tips and Final Thoughts

In this lecture you will learn some Pro Tools tips and tricks to make recording and producing audio easier.


In this lesson, you will learn how to export audio at different formats to finish your audio project.

Section 6: Final Pro Tools Thoughts

In this lecture, we discuss some final thoughts about audio production.

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OVC Masters is a team of highly skilled experts creating online courses in many different topics and interests. Our goal is to provide value through online video courses that will teach various skills, techniques and practises. Our team consists of experts in marketing, media production, web development, business, branding and more all ready to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be; new career, increase knowledge, or to learn a new hobby.

We don't succeed if our students don't succeed, so please ask us any questions you have and one of our experts will gladly help you with your journey of learning.

Also feel free to reach out on social media and say hello, let us know where you're from, and what you are interested in learning!

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