Pro Tools for Music Teachers Online Course

About this Course

Pro Tools is the industry standard professional digital audio workstation used in audio production today, however it is also very approachable at the education level and can be used to facilitate many outcomes in the music classroom. These sessions will step you through getting started using the software, through to setting up and delivering exciting hands-on projects that inspire and give free reign to students’ creativity.

Covering audio recording, music composition and sound design, these sessions will equip you to use Pro Tools to achieve learning outcomes whilst being at the cutting edge of music technology!



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Course Format

This course is available when you join the Midnight Music Community.  Membership to the Midnight Music Community gives you access to this course, and 11 other online courses, plus lesson plans, help and advice.

Course Outline

All sessions presented by Amy Bennett. You can read more about Amy here.

  • The iLok system
  • File organisation and file types
  • Exploring the interface – Main windows and menu structure
  • Edit tool functions and Edit Mode features
  • Time scales and rulers
  • Creating a session
  • Adding, naming and deleting tracks
  • Adding audio
  • Playback and Edit cursors
  • Scrolling
  • Saving, locating and opening a session
  • Audio recording
  • Participant Q&A
  • Importing audio
  • Working with multi-tracks
  • Selecting and navigating within a session
  • Basic editing techniques – using the edit modes, specific editing commands, moving and trimming clips, fade effects
  • Making a MIDI recording
  • Using Virtual Instruments
  • Participant Q&A
  • Basic Mixing Techniques
  • Mixer terminology
  • The Mix Window
  • Real-Time Plugins
  • Recording automation
  • Backing up your session
  • Sharing a session
  • Creating a mixdown
  • Burning songs to CD from iTunes
  • Participant Q&A
  • Sourcing and editing Multi-tracks
  • Scoring music to a video
  • Adding sound effects to a cartoon
  • Recording and mixing a school band
  • Participant Q&A
  • About the Pro Tools 101 Course Assessment Exam
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Course Wrap-up

*Midnight Music reserves the right to alter course content when necessary.

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What’s Included

  • 5+ hours of video
  • Extensive step-by-step session notes
  • Links to extra resources
  • Professional development certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

Music teachers of secondary school students who want to get started using Pro Tools.

Is this course for beginners?

No prior experience is required.

What do I need?

A PC or Mac computer, internet access and a copy of Pro Tools.

How do I access the course materials?

Once payment has been made, you will receive a login name and password to the online course materials area. All course videos and session notes are accessed online, via your internet connection.

How long do I have access to the course?

Access to this course is ongoing for as long as you have an active membership subscription to the Midnight Music Community.