Avid Pro Tools
Pro Tools Game Audio Certification Program
April 3rd and May 1st 2017!
Three Online Clases, 9-Month Program
For those seeking to transition from an existing career in audio to Games, this bundle is the best jump-start to that career move.
Courses & Schedule:
- Months 1-3:
- Welcome to Pro Tools (Avid's Pro Tools 101)
- Months 4-6:
- Pro Tools InDepth (Avid's Pro Tools 110)
- Months 7-9:
- Pro Tools for Game Audio (Avid's Pro Tools 130)
Other benefits include:
- Special discounts with EDU partners
- Live webinars with instructors
- Personalized video feedback on homework assignments
- Interactive community forums moderated by instructors
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Don't forget the textbooks
Pro Tools 101, 110, & 130 textbooks (includes tax + shipping)
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Avid Pro Tools Online Classes
April 3rd and May 1st 2017!
Welcome to Pro Tools:
(Pro Tools 101)
Pro Tools 101 is the first class in Avid Pro Tools Certification series. This class will provide all the necessary foundational skills to create and manage sessions efficiently, record and edit audio and MIDI, understand the basics of signal flow and effects processing, navigate all of Pro Tools’ windows, record and edit automation, and produced finished works ready for iTunes, SoundCloud, a burned CD, or any other means of sharing your work!
Upon completion of this course students are eligible to take the Pro Tools 101 certification exam at an Avid Learning Partner Test Center – the first step in obtaining Pro Tools Operator Certification and beyond. This class is delivered in 10 video segments over 12 weeks, with an additional 10 video review questions segments, during which Pro Tools Expert instructor Bryan Dale not only provides answers to the review questions in the required Pro Tools 101 Version 12 textbook, but more importantly shows you where to find those answers for yourself. .
Pro Tools Overview
Creating a Session
Navigating Pro Tools
Basic Editing and Mixing Techniques
Finishing and Exporting
Recommended textbook: Pro Tools 101: An Introduction to Pro Tools 12 by Frank D. Cook (Avid Learning Series)
Pro Tools InDepth:
(Pro Tools 110 - User Certification Course)
Pro Tools InDepth is the online equivalent to the AVID Pro Tools 110 curriculum and is the second part of the User Certification Course. This course provides a more detailed look at the Pro Tools system above and beyond the knowledge you gained in the Pro Tools 101 course. It covers all the key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools system at the User level. This course, along with the Pro Tools 101: An Introduction to Pro Tools, provides the foundation to Pro Tools User Certification and for the later 200-series of courses on Pro Tools music and post production.
- Configuring your studio and session
- Controlling Pro Tools using external controllers
- Managing session data and media files
- Record MIDI and audio, using loop recording
- Working with time scales and virtual instruments
- Working with Avid Elastic Audio
- Editing and quantizing MIDI and audio
- Use audio editing and file management techniques
- Apply editing techniques such as the use of Clip Loops
- Enable, play, view, and edit automation data
- Mix using sends, returns, plug-ins, Master Faders, and groups
Recommended textbook: Avid Pro Tools 110 Official Courseware (Only available through Pyramind)
Pro Tools User Certification Program
(Pro Tools 101 & 110)
Purchase both Pro Tools 101 and Pro Tools 110 at a discounted rate to complete the Avid Pro Tools User Certification.
Pro Tools for Game Audio:
(Pro Tools 130)
Anyone looking to find work in today's game audio environment needs to understand that game audio is NOT like film or TV audio. A unique set of skills is required including working with game audio engines, such as Unity.
This course provides students with exposure to the core skills, workflow, and concepts involved in creating and implementing game audio assets using Pro Tools systems and implementing them into a game built with Unity.
The lessons are divided between demonstration and hands-on exercises for creating assets (assessing, acquiring, recording, editing, mastering with ample time for experimentation with sample material) and understanding the game audio Workflow and common techniques for implementing game audio directly into the game using Unity.
- Working with Dialog
- Incorporating Foley
- Adding Sound Effects
- Working with Background (Ambient) Sounds
- Creating an Interactive Music Score
- Incorporating Realistic Vehicle Sounds
- Creating Dynamic Cinematics
Recommended textbook: Avid Pro Tools 130 Official Courseware (Only available through Pyramind)
** Certification Exams are taken at local ALP testing centers ONLY and not delivered online. Pyramind students may test at our SF location for free. Other testing centers may charge for access to the tests. For a list of local ALP testing centers in your area, consult this link: