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Avid Pro Tools

Since its establishment in 1990 Pulse College has produced some of Ireland’s, and the world’s, most respected Pro Tools technicians.

As Ireland’s only Pro School (and one of only six in Europe), you will acquire official certification in Avid Pro Tools up to expert level (310M or 310P).

We take applications from individuals and organisations, and offer substantial discounts for those working towards Pro Tools Operator and Expert status.

Please us the Request More Information box on the page to get more information about our Pro Tools training courses and dates the different modules will be running.
 
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Course Content

  • The Pro Tools 101 training course covers basic Pro Tools principles. You will record live instruments and work with MIDI sequencing of software synthesizers, audio editing and region looping.

    This course provides everything you need to complete a Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

    Duration: 2 days.

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

    • Create your first session
    • Make your first audio recording
    • Import media into your session
    • Make your first MIDI recording
    • Select and navigate
    • Apply basic and mixed editing techniques
    • Finish your work

    ADMISSIONS

    There are no pre-requisites for the Pro Tools 101 training course, although we recommend you have a basic understanding of recording techniques, processes, and equipment.

    FEES

    Cost: €400 + €50 book/media costs*

    *Full Payment Required to Confirm Place

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  • The Pro Tools 110 training course provides a more detailed look at the Pro Tools system above and beyond that covered in the Pro Tools 101 course. On the 110 course you will learn all of the key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools system at the User level. Following completion of the 110 course and exam, you will be ready to proceed to the 200 series of courses.

    Duration: 3 Days.

    CONTENT

    • Getting started — Configuring your studio and session
    • Controlling Pro Tools — What is an external controller?
    • Managing sessions and tracks
    • Recording MIDI and audio
    • Loop recording and auditioning
    • Understanding timescales
    • Virtual instruments and plug-ins
    • Editing MIDI
    • Editing audio
    • Understanding automation
    • Mixing — Use of sends, returns, and plug-ins

     

    ADMISSIONS

    Pre-requisites: Acceptance is based on completion of the Pro Tools 101 course.

    FEES

    Cost: €500 + €100 book/media costs*

    *Full Payment Required to Confirm Place

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  • This training course continues to build on the wide variety of fundamental concepts and topics covered in both the Pro Tools 101 and 110 courses.

    Duration: 2 Days.

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

    • Understand Pro Tools|HD Family
    • Optimize your system
    • Configure and navigate sessions
    • Manage sessions using DigiBase browsers
    • Apply selection techniques
    • Edit using alternate tools and advanced nudging techniques
    • Employ HD automation modes
    • Mix with Pro Tools|HD
    • Finish a session by creating a final mixdown

     

    ADMISSIONS

    Pre-requisites: Prior to starting this training course, you must have completed the Pro Tools 110 course.

    FEES

    Cost: €600 + €150 book/media costs*

    *Full Payment Required to Confirm Place

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  • The Pro Tools 210M training course covers techniques for working with Pro Tools systems in a professional music production environment. Concepts and skills learned in prior Pro Tools courses (101, 110, and 201) are reinforced with practical music-specific examples.

    Duration: 3 Days.

    CONTENT

    • Preparing a session
    • Tracking and overdubbing – Use of QuickPunch™
    • Virtual instruments
    • MIDI composition
    • Professional editing techniques
    • Sampling in Pro Tools — Using software samplers
    • Arranging and producing
    • Mixing and automation in music production
    • Synchronizing with an external recorder
    • Mixing and DSP usage — Using sends, inserts, mix buses, and groups for music applications
    • Synchronization basics for music applications
    • Using a Digidesign worksurface in music production

     ADMISSIONS

    Pre-requisites: Acceptance is based on completion of the Pro Tools 101, 110 and 201 courses.

    FEES

    Cost: €845 + €150 book/media costs*

    *Full Payment Required to Confirm Place

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  • This course covers techniques for working with Pro Tools in a professional post production environment.

    Duration: 3 Days.

    CONTENT

    • Synchronizing Pro Tools for audio post
    • Linear video in Pro Tools
    • Non-linear video in Pro Tools, including QuickTime video and Avid-compatible media
    • Video interoperability — Using Media Station|PT software
    • Recording and editing ADR in Pro Tools
    • Organizing a post session
    • Editing multi-channel audio in a stereo environment
    • Mixing to picture, including snapshot automation
    • Digital picture integration with an emphasis on working with Avid media
    • Layback and export options
    • Using a Digidesign worksurface in post production

    ADMISSIONS

    Pre-requisites: Acceptance onto the Pro Tools 210P course is based on completion of the Pro Tools 110 and 201 course.

    FEES

    Cost: €1,200 + €150 book/media costs*

    *Full Payment Required to Confirm Place

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  • The Avid Pro Tools 310M course focuses on the advanced operation of Pro Tools in a professional music production environment.

    Duration: 3 Days.

    CONTENT

    • Configuration and troubleshooting
    • Tactile control of Pro Tools — increase efficiency on worksurfaces
    • Advanced recording and importing audio — includes project interchange
    • Advanced editing — expert music editing techniques
    • Synchronization — detailed aspects of synchronization
    • Advanced routing and mixing — expert mixing concepts
    • Advanced automation — Pro Tools expert automation functionality
    • Mixing with plug-ins
    • Music delivery
    • Expert focus on ICON worksurfaces in music production

     ADMISSIONS

    Pre-requisites: Applicants for this course must have completed the Pro Tools 101, 110, 201 and 210M courses.

    FEES

    Cost: €1,100 + €150 book/media costs*

    *Full Payment Required to Confirm Place

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