Pro Tools 201


16-20 hours


This course covers the core concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools|HD system in a professional studio environment. The course continues to build on the fundamental concepts and topics covered in the Pro Tools 100-series of courses. Access to the 201 exam requires passing all previous exams



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

  • Understand Pro Tools|HD including component parts of an HD system, HD technology, and the 48-bit mixer
  • Optimize your system by customizing I/O setup and preferences
  • Configure and navigate sessions using voice allocation, disk allocation, and auto scrolling to tracks
  • Manage sessions using DigiBase browsers to locate and relink missing files
  • Apply selection techniques such as creating timeline and edit selections, nudging and shifting, and auditioning
  • Edit using alternate tools, auto fades, and advanced nudging techniques
  • Employ HD automation modes, using AutoMatch and automating plug-ins
  • Mix with Pro Tools|HD using solo modes, VCA Master tracks, in-depth plug-ins, and DSP-induced delays
  • Finish the session by creating a final mixdown and using PhaseScope

Software Configuration

  • Pro Tools HD 8
  • EQ III
  • Dynamics III
  • Time Adjuster
  • D-FiTM
  • ReVibeTM
  • Reverb OneTM
  • Smack!TM
  • MaximTM
  • SignalTools PhaseScope
  • Reel Tape Suite
  • MP3 Option

System Configurations

  • Pro Tools|HD 2 Accel
  • 192 I/OTM, 96 I/OTM, 96i I/OTM
  • Digidesign PRE


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