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Avid Pro Tools Certification
  • Pro Tools User Certification

    The Avid Pro Tools Certified User Exam is the first of several certification exams that allow you to become Avid Certified. The combined certifications offer an established and recognized goal for both academic users and industry professionals.

    Benefits

    An Avid Certified User credential allows you to:

    1. Demonstrate your fundamental competency in digital audio editing with the current version of Avid Pro Tools
    2. Differentiate yourself from competitors and make your résumé stand out
    3. Leverage the power of the Avid brand by using your entitlement of Avid Pro Tools Certified User logos on your digital correspondence and business cards
    4. Confirm your credentials on Avid's Find a Certified Professional online listing and with a Certificate of Achievement

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools Operator Certification Music

    Music production is all about efficiency, flexibility and creativity. The Pro Tools Operator (Music) certification courses will guide you through the twists and turns of music production, as well as show you how Pro Tools can bring out the best in your music – from tracking and editing through mixing and mastering. When you're done with your courses, you have the opportunity to join the proud ranks of Pro Tools Certified Operators (Music).

    Benefits

    The major benefits of becoming a Certified Pro Tools Operator revolve around industry recognition and jobs.

    A Certified Pro Tools Operator credential provides:

    1. An extra level of confidence in your skills – for you as a user and for your prospective employers
    2. Immediate industry recognition of proven expertise
    3. A listing in Avid's searchable database (with your approval)

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools Expert Certification Music

    Pro Tools Expert Music Certification represents the pinnacle in Avid's Music credentials. Exhaustively exploring all advanced aspects of music production, the Expert courses will prepare you to work in a wide variety of musical situations and employ techniques that will distinguish you from the competition.

    Benefits

    A Pro Tools Expert Music Certification provides:

    1. Immediate industry recognition of proven expertise as a user who has reached the highest level and can operate a Pro Tools|HD system in a professional, fast-paced environment at an above-average skill level
    2. Differentiation from your competitors when applying for audio engineering work at commercial recording studios
    3. A listing in Avid's searchable database (with your approval)

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools Operator Certification Post

    In the competitive world of audio post production, knowing the tools of the trade (and how to use them efficiently) is a key to success. The pathway to the Pro Tools Operator (Post) certification will empower you with the skills you need to make the most of your Pro Tools system in a Post Production environment. When successfully completed, your Pro Tools Operator (Post) certification will be a valuable, industry-recognized credential.

    Benefits

    The major benefits of becoming a Certified Pro Tools Operator revolve around industry recognition and jobs.

    A Certified Pro Tools Operator credential provides:

    1. An extra level of confidence in your skills – for you as a user and for your prospective employers
    2. Immediate industry recognition of proven expertise
    3. A listing in Avid's searchable online Certification Directory (with your approval)

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools Expert Certification Post

    When it comes to audio post production, a refined workflow and the ability to handle complex technical situations are critical to your success. Prove that you have both through the Pro Tools Expert (Post) course and certification. You’ll cover advanced topics associated with interoperability, workflow and more – giving you an edge in the audio suite.

    Benefits

    A Pro Tools Expert Post Certification provides:

    1. Immediate industry recognition of proven expertise as a user who has reached the highest level and can operate a Pro Tools|HD system in a professional, fast-paced environment at an above-average skill level
    2. Differentiation from your competitors when applying for audio engineering work at commercial post production houses
    3. A listing in Avid's searchable online Certification Directory (with your approval)
    4. *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools VENUE Operator Certification

    The Avid Pro Tools® Certified VENUE Operator Exam is designed for those who want to be involved in live sound productions. You do not need to be Pro Tools Certified to become VENUE Certified, but it can be very beneficial. A VENUE Operator Certification shows you know how to make the most from the widest array of TDM processing in the industry.

    What does the Pro Tools Certified VENUE Operator Exam cover?

    To take the exam you must have completed all 100- and 200-level courses and course projects and exercises at an official Avid Authorized Pro School like IPR. Testing and certification is administered through Avid.

    What are the benefits of becoming a Pro Tools Certified VENUE Operator?

    1. Make your resume stand out from the competition
    2. Proves your expertise and intricate knowledge of advanced live show production
    3. Gain recognition from your employer and peers

    More information

    For more information about Pro Tools certifications, Avid course, or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 or send us a request for more information.

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools

    Overview

    This course covers basic Pro Tools principles. It provides everything you need to complete a Pro Tools project – from initial setup to final mixdown. The course focuses on Pro Tools software and covers a multitude of new functions and feature enhancements. Whether your project involves recording live instruments, MIDI sequencing of software synthesizers, or audio editing or region looping, this course will give you the basic skills to succeed.

    Audience

    This course is designed for the audio enthusiast with little to no Pro Tools experience.

    Prerequisites

    Basic understanding of recording techniques, processes and equipment.

    Objectives

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

    1. Create your first session
    2. Make your first audio recording
    3. Import media into your session
    4. Make your first MIDI recording
    5. Select and navigate
    6. Apply basic and mixed editing techniques
    7. Finish your work
    8. Create music and post hands-on projects

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools 110: Essentials of Pro Tools

    Overview

    This course provides a more detailed look at the Pro Tools system above and beyond the knowledge you gained in the Pro Tools 101 course. It covers all the key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools system at the User level. This course, along with Pro Tools 101: An Introduction to Pro Tools, provides the foundation to Pro Tools User Certification and for the later 200 series of courses on Pro Tools music and post production.

    Audience

    1. Musicians
    2. Audio Engineers
    3. Sound Editors for Film or Television

    Prerequisites

    1. Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools

    Objectives

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

    1. Configure your studio and session
    2. Control Pro Tools using external controllers
    3. Manage session data and media files
    4. Record MIDI and audio, using loop recording and advanced techniques
    5. Work with time scales and virtual instruments
    6. Work with Avid Elastic Audio
    7. Edit and quantize MIDI and audio
    8. Use audio editing and file management techniques
    9. Apply editing techniques such as the use of Clip Loops
    10. Enable, play, view and edit automation data
    11. Mix using sends, returns, plug-ins, Master Faders and groups

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production

    Overview

    This course covers the core concepts and skills needed to operate Pro Tools 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.

    Audience

    This course is designed for end users with intermediate Pro Tools skills.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of the following courses is required prior to beginning this course:

    1. Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
    2. Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Production I

    Objectives

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

    1. Understand Pro Tools|HD Family
    2. Optimize your system
    3. Configure and navigate sessions
    4. Manage sessions using DigiBase browsers
    5. Apply selection techniques
    6. Edit using alternate tools and advanced nudging techniques
    7. Employ HD automation modes
    8. Mix with Pro Tools|HD Family
    9. Finish the session by creating a final mixdown

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools 210M: Music Production Techniques

    Overview

    This course covers techniques for working with Pro Tools systems in a professional music production environment. Concepts and skills learned in Pro Tools 101, 110 and 201 are reinforced with practical music-specific examples. Access to the certification exam requires that previous exams have been passed.

    Audience

    This course is designed for end users with intermediate Pro Tools skills.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of the following courses is required prior to beginning this course:

    1. Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
    2. Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Production I
    3. Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production II

    Objectives

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

    1. Prepare a session
    2. Track and overdub
    3. Control virtual instruments
    4. Perform advanced MIDI production
    5. Apply professional editing techniques
    6. Sample in Pro Tools using software samplers
    7. Employ professional audio editing techniques
    8. Perform advanced tempo editing
    9. Arrange and produce using advanced techniques
    10. Mix and automate
    11. Print your mix

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools 210P: Post Production Techniques

    Overview

    This course covers techniques for working with Pro Tools in a professional post production environment. Concepts and skills learned in Pro Tools 101, 110 and 201 are reinforced with practical post-specific examples. Access to the Pro Tools Post Operator certification exam requires that the User Certification exam has been passed.

    Audience

    This course is designed for end users with intermediate Pro Tools skills with an interest in learning how to use Pro Tools HD systems in a professional post production environment.

    Prerequisites

    1. Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
    2. Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Production I
    3. Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production II

    Objectives

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

    1. Synchronize Pro Tools|HD systems in a Post environment
    2. Work with non-linear video in Pro Tools
    3. Work with video tracks
    4. Configure Pro Tools Video Satellite
    5. Comprehend AAF Interchange within Pro Tools
    6. Employ Field Recorder workflows
    7. Record and edit dialog in Pro Tools
    8. Manage your audio assets
    9. Design and execute on Sound design
    10. Accurately mix audio to picture
    11. Use multiple delivery methods

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools 310I: Advanced ICON Mixing Techniques

    Students in this course learn advanced ICON mixing techniques in both music and post-production environments. This course provides comprehensive, hands-on D-Control training. To attain ICON Mixer certification, you must complete the three-day ICON training course and pass the optional hands-on certification exam.

    Topics

    1. Worksurface basics
    2. Navigating tracks on the console
    3. Channel strip basics
    4. Assigning and controlling plug-ins, sends and panning
    5. Tracking with D-control
    6. Session navigation, zooming and editing techniques
    7. Custom faders
    8. Mixing and automation basics
    9. Advanced mixing and automation
    10. Surround panning

    Need more information?

    For more information about official Avid® Pro Tools courses or other Programs at IPR, call 1-866-477-4840 today or send us a request for more information.

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools 310M: Advanced Music Production Techniques

    Overview

    This course focuses on the advanced operation of Pro Tools in a professional music production environment. It offers technical insights into both Pro Tools hardware and software.

    Audience

    This course is designed for end users with intermediate Pro Tools music production skills who want to gain the highest level of technical and operational Pro Tools knowledge.

    Prerequisites

    The following courses must be completed prior to beginning this course:

    1. Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
    2. Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Production I
    3. Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production II
    4. Pro Tools 210M: Music Production Techniques

    Objectives

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

    1. Set up and install a Pro Tools system
    2. Use tactile control of Pro Tools
    3. Perform advanced audio importing and recording
    4. Perform advanced editing
    5. Apply synchronization
    6. Apply Pro Tools|HD mixing concepts
    7. Perform advanced mixing
    8. Deliver music

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

  • Pro Tools 310P: Advanced Post Production Techniques

    Overview

    This course focuses on the advanced operation of Pro Tools in a professional post production environment. It includes technical insights into both Pro Tools hardware and software.

    Audience

    This course is designed for end users with intermediate Pro Tools post production skills who want to gain the highest level of technical and operational Pro Tools knowledge.

    Prerequisites

    The following courses must be completed prior to beginning this course:

    1. Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools
    2. Pro Tools 110: Pro Tools Production I
    3. Pro Tools 201: Pro Tools Production II
    4. Pro Tools 210P: Post Production Techniques

    Objectives

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

    1. Configure Pro Tools|HD systems for Post Audio
    2. Troubleshoot Pro Tools|HD systems in the Post environment
    3. Synchronize Pro Tools|HD with Linear Video
    4. Efficiently control Pro Tools via a surface and through key commands
    5. Execute Post production recording techniques
    6. Execute Editing workflows
    7. Design sound effects using plug-ins
    8. Implement advanced routing and mixing techniques
    9. Use fundamental mixing architectures & techniques in post production
    10. Mix with Satellite Link
    11. Use advanced layback techniques

    *Certifications are awarded by the named organizations and are subject to the requirements of those organizations. The Institute of Production and Recording does not grant the certifications.

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