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Pro Tools LE Essential

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Pro Tools LE Essential


Pro Tools LE has been specially created as a professional grade tool for the consumer market, and incorporates everything you will need to edit music non-linearly and non-destructively for professional calibre results. Pro Tools has now become the de facto music production, post production and mixing software used extensively in the TV, film and studio recording industries. During this excellent Pro Tools LE: Essential Training course you’ll be taught by Jeff Dykhouse, who is a veteran Audio Engineer, and will guide you through each aspect of Pro Tools LE. The quick start will provide you with the essentials to be up and running almost instantly, while the comprehensive modules will give you step-by-step instructions on achieving professional results.

Our courses couldn’t be more convenient, the course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Also included is a recording session where you can watch live video as musicians create tracks with ProTools LE
  • Understand how the professionals utilise and configure ProTools LE
  • Learn to navigate the Pro Tools interface

Meet the instructor:

Jeff Dykhouse has been actively involved in audio engineering for more than 20 years. He has been a user of computer-based recording systems from their inception. Jeff’s diverse career has earned him gold and platinum awards (RIAA). Many of Jeffs endeavours have been within the Praise & Worship genre, where he has worked with top artists such as Paul Baloche, Crystal Lewis, Kevin Prosch and The Violet Burning. Additional clients include corporations such as RCA, Apple Computer, NBC and Charles Schwab. Jeff owns and operates a recording facility and systems design company in Temecula, CA.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Quick Start Guide Part 1
  • Module 02: Quick Start Guide Part 2
  • Module 03: Reference
  • Module 04: Navigating The ProTools Interface
  • Module 05: Touring the menu bar
  • Module 06: Setting Up Your Preferences
  • Module 07: It’s time to record some music
  • Module 08: Audio for Video
  • Module 09: Troubleshooting

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Pro Tools LE: Essential Training certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Pro Tools LE: Essential Training course will qualify you to be an Audio Engineer. The average salary of an Audio Engineer in the UK is £24,995, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Music producer
  • Music teacher
  • Sound engineer
  • Recording engineer
  • Audi Engineer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 92
1. Quick Start Guide Part 1
1. Quick Start Guide Part 2
3: Reference
1. ProTools History/Hardware Tips
2. Making a New Session
4: Navigating The ProTools Interface
1. The Edit Window
2. Zoom controls
3. Edit tool controls
4. Time counter
5. Transport controls/Left
6. Transport controls/Right
7. Changing views and rulers
8. Tab to Transient
9. Keyboard Focus mode
10. Link controls
11. Setting Grid and Nudge Resolution
12. The Show/Hide pane
13. The Edit Groups Pane
14. Region Bin
15. Setting up the View
16. Track – Inserts and Sends
17. Track Inputs/Outputs
18. The automation mode selector
19. The record, solo, and mute buttons
20. Additional Track Controls
5: Touring the menu bar
1. The File menu – New, Open, Close
2. The File menu – DigiDelivery, Bounce To
3. The File menu – Import, Export and Get Info
4. The Edit menu – Undo/Redo
5. The Edit Menu – Cut/copy/paste/clear/special/ select
6. The Edit Menu – Select All/ Play Edit Selection
7. The Edit Menu – Duplicate, Repeat
8. The Edit Menu – Shift/Insert Silence
9. The Edit Menu – Trim Region/Separate Region/Heal Separation/Strip Silence/Consolidate
10. The Edit Menu – Thin Automation/Fades
11. The View menu – Narrow Mix/Mix Window/Edit Window/Rulers/Regions/Track Number
12. The View menu – Transport/Disk Space/Main Counter
13. The Track menu – New
14. The Track menu – Group/Duplicate/Split Into Mono/Make Inactive/Delete
15. Track menu – Write MIDI Real-Time Properties
16. The Track Menu – Auto Input Monitoring
17. Track Menu – Scroll to Track/Clear All Clip Indicators
18. The Region Menu – Mute/Unmute/Lock/Unlock
19. The Region Menu – Send to Back/Bring to Front
20. Region Menu – Grouping
21. The Region Menu – Loop/Unloop
22. The Region Menu – CaParture
23. The Region Menu – Identify/Remove
24. The Region Menu – Quantize to Grid
25. The Event menu – Time
26. The Event menu – Tempo
27. The Event menu – MIDI Quantize
28. The Event menu – MIDI Velocity/Duration
29. The Event menu – MIDI Transpose
30. The Event menu – MIDI Select/Split
31. The Event menu – MIDI Input Quantize
32. The Event menu – MIDI Step Input
33. The Event menu – MIDI Restore Performance/Flatten Performance
34. The Event menu – MIDI Event List
35. The Event menu – MIDI Track Offsets/MIDI Real-Time Properties
36. The Event menu – Remove Duplicate Notes
37. The Event menu – Beat Detective/Marker Generation
38. The Event menu – Beat Detective/Groove Template
39. The Event menu – Beat Detective/Region Conform
40. The Event menu – Identify Beat/Renumber Bars/All MIDI Notes Off
41. The AudioSuite menu
42. The OPartions menu – Destructive Record
43. The OPartions menu – Loop Record
44. The OPartions menu – QuickPunch
45. The OPartions menu – All The Rest
46. The Setup menu – Hardware
47. The Setup menu – Playback Engine
48. The Setup menu – Disk Allocation
49. The Setup menu – Peripherals
50. The Setup menu – I/O
51. The Setup menu – QuickTime Movie Offset
52. The Setup menu – Session
53. The Setup menu – MIDI
54. The Setup menu – Click
55. The Setup menu – Preferences
56. The Window menu
57. The Help menu
6: Setting Up Your Preferences
1. Setting Up Your Preferences
7: It’s time to record some music
1. Making new tracks
2. Setting The Tempo & Line Check
3. Recording a Take and Using Playlists Part 1
4. Recording a Take and Using Playlists Part 2
5. Guitar Overdubs
6. Vocal Overdubs
7. Recording and Editing MIDI
8. Automating Our Mix
8: Audio for Video
1. Audio for Video
9: Troubleshooting
1. Keeping ProTools and your computer happy
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