Topic outline

  • General


    Advanced Pro Tools & Productions

    APT - 201

    Advanced Pro Tools course is designed to expose the students to advanced mixing and mastering techniques using Digidesigns Pro Tools DAW system. Current projects will be reviewed and the advanced techniques will be applied to each project as required. Students will be bringing in their projects from the Advanced Projects class for the remainder of the Advanced Pro Tools class for review.


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  • Topic 1

    Intro to APT - Using Reference Mixes / Ear Training / Creating a Vision



    • Topic 2

      Advanced mix routing and session setup / Gain Structure

      • Topic 3

        Importing Session Data / Mix Templates /Project File Management
        • Topic 4

          Advanced EQ techniques and Concepts
          • Topic 5

            Avanced uses of Stereo Imaging and Panning
            • Topic 6

              Advanced Compression Techniques 1 - Single Channel

              • Topic 7

                Advanced Compression Techniques 2 - De-essers, Multi-Band, Parallel
                • Topic 8

                  Advanced Compression Techniques 3 - Side Chain / Key Input
                  • Topic 9

                    APT Test I - Testing over weeks 1-8
                    • Topic 10

                      Reverb Types and Techniques
                      • Topic 11

                        Delay Types and Techniques
                        • Topic 12

                          Using Harmonics and Distortion
                          • Topic 13

                             Advanced Editing/ Drum Replacement Techniques
                            • Topic 14

                              Advanced Automation Technques
                              • Topic 15

                                Mixing live concert Audio for Web or DVD
                                • Topic 16

                                  Post Production Project Lesson 1 - Working with Video Intro
                                  • Topic 17

                                    Post Production Project Lesson 2 - Scoring, Foley, ADR, Sound FX
                                    • Topic 18

                                      APT Test 2 - Over weeks 1-17
                                      • Topic 19

                                        Mastering Concepts 1 - Splitting Frequencies, Limiting, Phase

                                        • Topic 20

                                          Mastering Concepts 2 - Stereo imaging, Mid Side EQ, Multi-band Limiting
                                          • Topic 21

                                            Review for APT Final
                                            • Topic 22

                                              Final APT Test