Pro Tools Basics

Coursera Pro Tools Basics

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Coursera
Provider
Berklee College of Music
Effort
4 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Producing music is an incredibly creative process, and knowing the tools of the trade is essential in order to transmit the musical ideas in your head into the DAW in a creative and uninhibited way. Whether you have used a computer to create music before, or you have been curious about production for years, this 4-week course will give you an introductory look into the world of Avid Pro Tools and Pro Tools First.

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
Syllabus
Welcome to Pro Tools Basics!
Welcome to your Berklee MOOC! Before you begin the course, we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience.

Diving In
In this first lesson, we will roll up our sleeves and dive into the Pro Tools interface. We'll learn how to set up a session and how to add instrument and audio tracks. We'll also learn how to save and bounce our work while keeping everything organized.

Exploring MIDI and Software Instruments
In this lesson, we'll focus on MIDI and software instruments. We'll start by learning about the different kinds of sound waves. Next, we'll learn the difference between samplers and synthesizers and how to use them in music production. We'll also learn how to manipulate and automate MIDI.

Recording and Manipulating Audio
This week we'll dive into the world of audio. We'll learn how to properly import and manage audio in Pro Tools. We'll learn how to record into Pro Tools, and we'll also learn how to use AudioSuite to manipulate audio regions.

Mixing and Mastering
In this final lesson we will be discussing mixing and mastering. You'll learn how to make a radio-quality production by adding reverb, EQ, compression, and limiters.

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Chrissy Tignor-Fisher
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