Course: Tools for Audio Professionals: Advanced Recording and Mixing with Avid Pro Tools.

Course: Tools for Audio Professionals: Advanced Recording and Mixing with Avid Pro Tools. from arthousemedia Studios:  Recording, Mixing, Mastering & Education

By: arthousemedia Studios: Recording, Mixing, Mastering & Education  18-Oct-2010
Keywords: Music, Audio Equipment, Audio

Tools for Audio Professionals:
Advanced Recording and Mixing with Avid Pro Tools.


Begins Wednesday 27th October: 7pm to 10pm
Course run over 4 weeks
Total Cost $240 + GST (payable weekly)

Course Overview

Are you looking to improve the clarity, depth and definition of your Audio Recordings and Mixes?
This Course advances the core concepts and skills required to produce professional sounding results using Avid / digidesign’s Pro Tools software.
Students will be introduced to advanced Pro Tools methodologies, such as Control Surfaces, Recording Setups, Mix and Plugin Automation, Editing, System Optimisation, File and Session Management.
Additionally, the course aims to improve the quality of your Audio Recordings by developing a better practical and theoretical understanding of Equalisation, Dynamics and Time Based Effects, as well as improving Project Workflow and Resource Management.

Who is this Course aimed at?

Our ‘Tools for Audio Professionals’ Advanced Recording and Mixing Course is aimed at Producers, Engineers, Sound Designers, Sound Recordists, Musicians, Home Recording Enthusiasts, Filmmakers, Designers, Educators, Composers and anyone with a general interest in Recording and Mixing Audio for Music, Film, Radio, Television or Online. 

What will I get from this Course?

•    Through this study course you will gain a thorough understanding of the Advanced operation and functionality of Avid Pro Tools HD and LE Systems
•    Practical Pro Tools ‘Tips & Tricks’ with working ‘real world’ examples.
•    Competent Equalisation, Dynamics and Effects techniques.
•    Detailed instruction on Grouping, Sub-mixing, Bussing and Automation.
•    Expert know-how in using TDM, RTAS and Audiosuite Plugins.
•    Professional Audio Recording, Editing and Mix Engineering skills.
•    The opportunity to ask questions.
•    A forum to meet and exchange ideas with other Audio Professionals.

About Our Trainer: Paul M Sammes

Upon graduating from the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand ( with a Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production in 1993, Paul headed to Sydney, Australia where he began work as an Engineer and Producer working with various Studios and Production houses.  Later gaining a degree in Digital Media from Sydney Graphics College where he continued as a Lecturer in Sound Design for Film, Television, Radio and Advertising.

A long time Pro Tools user himself, Paul subsequently joined the Avid / digidesign team, working internationally with high profile Studios and Pro Tools professionals.  This in turn lead to Paul being appointed to the prestigious Australian Institute of Music (, where he continued Lecturing in Recording Technology, Digital Audio and Mastering, prior to his return to New Zealand in February 2010.
A Musician, Engineer and Producer, Paul is passionate about all things audio and has over twenty years experience in the Professional Audio Industry.

Equipment Used
The arthousemedia Studio Control Room is equipped with a range of high end professional audio tools. These include a world class Avid / digidesign Pro Tools HD3 System and Control|24 Automated Console.

Our comfortable Production and Listening Rooms additionally feature Avid / digidesign Audio Interfaces and Control Surfaces including  digidesign 002 and digidesign Mbox2’s. All rooms are equipped with  Apple Powermac G5 workstations running Avid Pro Tools.

Software includes EQ, Dynamics and Waveform processing by Brainworx, Massenburg, Drawmer, Focusrite, EMI, URS, Waves, Massey, Eiosys, Pultec , Flux, TL Audio,  RND and Eventide. FX and Virtual Instruments by Eventide, Antares, Aphex, Princeton Digital, Izotope, Digidesign, Native Instruments, Access, Neyrinck, Dolby Labs.

Monitoring is provided by Genelec, Event, Roland, Monitor Audio and Carillon . Headphone monitoring includes Beyer Dynamic, AKG and Legacy Headsets.

Pre requisites for Course

To get the most from this ‘Advanced Recording and Mixing with Avid Pro Tools’ Course, we require you to have a prior understanding of basic Audio Recording and Mixing techniques using Avid Pro Tools software.
A basic understanding of Audio Technology and Computing skills are also required.
Priority placement will be given to those who have completed our ‘Home Recording 101 – An Introduction to Home Recording’ Course, or those with a demonstrated knowledge of Avid Pro Tools or equivalent Audio production software.

Want to learn more?

The ‘Tools for Audio Professionals - Advanced Recording and Mixing with Avid Pro Tools’ Course is the second and intermediate stage in our series of three arthousemedia Audio Education Courses. Each Course is separate, yet designed to both complement and build on from the previous course, with each focussing on a particular skill level and function of the Audio creation process.

If you feel your Home Recordings could be improved, or you are just starting out, our ‘Home Recording 101 - An Introduction to Home Recording’ Course is for you. Conversely, if you are proficient and confident in your Recording and Mixing abilities, and are now looking to further your professional Audio Production skills then you may wish to consider our Advanced Level ‘The Art of Mastering - Finalising and Mastering Audio for Commercial Release’, Course. A 25% discount is available to those Students wishing to complete two or more Audio Education Courses.

Keywords: Audio, Audio Equipment, Mastering, Mixing, Music, Pro Tools, Sound

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