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Pro Tools Course | New York or Live Online

Our Pro Tools course provides in-depth training for recording and producing music in the engineers choice, and recording & mixing studio standard DAW. It doesn’t matter what genre the music you work with is, if you want to use Pro Tools to create your tracks, this course will cover the music production and engineering skills you need. Even if you are a more experienced Pro Tools user you will benefit from this course, as all of the elements will be covered in detail, peppered with loads of practical real-world tips – giving you the edge over anyone learning any other way. Total class time is 36 hours where you can ask a question and bounce off of your instructor and fellow learners exactly when you’re feeling inspired, or …confused! This is why some say that there is no substitute for music production courses in person. On successful completion of the course, you will receive an industry-recognized certificate.

Many learners these days prefer to use their own laptops on our courses for things like getting help customizing their set-up, and they have their project exactly as they left it in class to work on at home. So we made the course more affordable, but added a $75 supplement for learners who wish to hire an iMac loaded with software. Please ensure you book an iMac when you book your course if you need one. Controller keyboards, and headphones are provided for everyone.

Getting Started

• Software installation, toolkits, iLoks & licenses
• Avid hardware and other compatible interfaces
• Launching Pro Tools & session start up
• File format, bit depth & sampling rate tips
• Pro Tools file structure and file management
• Edit & mix window introductions

Advanced Editing Techniques

• Clip based gain and automation
• Pencil tool, TCE (Time Compression Expansion Tool)
• Strip silence and tab to transient and consolidating clips
• Repeating and duplicating clips
• MONO, stereo and panning
• Overview and automation for plugins and effects


• Edit window orientation
• Importing audio, creating and track arranging tips
• Edit modes - all about Slip, Spot, Shuffle & Grid
• Multi-tool (Trimmer, Grabber, Selector)
• Transport window - tempo, pre & post roll count off
• Grid and nudge values

Recording Techniques and Introduction to Sound Design

• Balancing, introduction to the art of mixing. Group tracks and advanced uses of routing
• Introduction to sound waves, frequency, and amplitude
• The recording patch in detail, introduction to gain structure
• EQ and compression for recording
• Foldback, headphone mixes, and latency
• Digital, analog, sampling rate and bit-rate explained
• Microphones overview and stereo miking techniques
• Recording specific aspects of Ableton
• Compiling audio takes

Samples & Loops

• Creating drum loops in Pro Tools
• MIDI controllers and editing MIDI
• Printing software Instruments
• Master Fader, VU and peak meters
• Beat Detective - time correct live drums
• Exporting audio, bouncing mixes and dithering

The Final Product

• Preparing your session for mix-down
• Consolidating audio and cleaning up your session
• Exporting MP3s and Editing METADATA
• Key command shortcuts’ review
• 0dbfs and digital clipping

For one-to-one lessons, see Pro Tools Private Instruction, connect with a specialist below.

Our Testimonials

Instructor is very knowledgeable of the ins/outs of the DAW. Our class was very small which allowed for individual instruction and guidance as well. Concluding the course, I feel way more comfortable maneuvering through the DAW and applying other concepts using the system.

Jonelle Mazell

It was a pleasure and honor learning from such talented and real people. People that are actually out there themselves practicing what they preach!

Bradley Parsons

As a songwriter/producer I relied heavily on engineers for recording and mixing if I wanted to get my tracks sounding like masters. I always wanted to do more myself but struggled to learn anything watching an engineer zip around at 1000 mph! Then I found Garnish and did their course. It was exactly what I needed, we covered everything I was unsure of in the past from using buses properly, EQ, audio compression and using specialist mastering plugins. Everything was explained and demonstrated in a way I understood. I never thought I'd ever be able get such great sounding tracks doing everything myself.

Ben Cullum

Fantastic facilities and expert tuition from top class engineers/producers! Will defo be back for the Mixing and mastering Course.

Mark Tomlinson

I wasn't sure I would learn much from this course, having spent a lot of time reading about production, mixing and mastering, but the insight of experienced professionals (who are also great instructors) filled in countless gaps for me - making it plain I have to re-visit lots of my work which I thought I'd made the most of, but hadn't.

Rob Mills

Wide spectrum of knowledge and expertise in modern music trick-nology. Industry recognized instructors that talk the talk and can walk the walk. Don't think twice book a course with the GMP!

Nick Burns
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