MTEC 70F: PRO TOOLS 310M-AVID CERTIFICATION
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||Not open to students with credit in MUS 82G.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
The student will be able to:
A. Configure and troubleshoot Pro Tools.
B. Control Pro Tools with tactile worksurfaces.
C. Apply advanced recording and audio import techniques.
D. Understand audio format file interchange standards.
E. Apply advanced music editing techniques.
F. Understand technology for music synchronization.
G. Apply advanced signal routing and mixing techniques.
H. Understand advanced automation concepts.
A. Study and analysis of Pro Tools music production techniques.
1. Understand advanced music production workflows.
2. Audio acquisition techniques in professional recording studios.
3. Analog and digital signal processing with hardware and software.
4. Mixing techniques addressing music industry standards.
5. Export and manage digital audio file formats maintaining inter-operational cross-platform compatibility.
6. Understand and apply professional recording studio operations and techniques.
7. Digital audio editing techniques as applied to music production.
A. Track count
B. Elastic audio settings and rendering levels
C. Plug-in and bus considerations
D. Insert tracks and routing importing and exporting file types
E. Bit rate encoding
F. Bouncing audio to disk
G. Consolidating audio regions, etc.
H. Other items may include subjects such as number of plug-ins per insert track, bus assignments for efficient recording operation, and mastering compression settings
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
1. Classroom with 31 Avid Pro Tools systems.
2. 31 Apple Macintosh computers running appropriate operating system.
3. Projection system for video and multimedia content.
4. Loudspeaker system to accurately reproduce audio examples.
5. Pro Tools HD systems for advanced exercises.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access:
1. On-going access to computer with email software and capabilities.
2. Email address.
4. Pro Tools software or equivalent Digital Audio Workstation.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Written assignments that analyze, compare and contrast Pro Tools editing techniques
Hands on demonstration of Pro Tools techniques including keyboard commands and hardware configurations
Tests on mixing, mastering, final delivery methods, theory and techniques as presented in the Pro Tools 3010M textbook
Final project delivering completed music production demonstrating understanding of class material and assignments
Method(s) of Instruction
Lecture presentations that demonstrate advanced operations of Pro Tools in professional music production environments
Classroom discussions that address contemporary equipment configurations and workflows for increased efficiency in recording studio facilities
Group presentations followed by in-class discussion and evaluation
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Cook, Andrew. Pro Tools 310M. 2020.
Other written materials provided by the instructor and delivered online.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Written critiques and analyses of audio production projects including albums, soundtracks, television, video games and internet multimedia.
B. Written summaries documenting technical and artistic elements for corresponding submitted assignments and audio projects.
C. Written proposals, session logs, learning outcomes and reflections supporting submitted musical works and final master recordings.