Pro Tools 9 Tutorial Focuses on Mac Music and Sound Design Workflows

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[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Software training provider, Infinite Skills Inc. today is pleased to announce a new Avid Pro Tool 9 Training Video Course designed to teach people how to use this popular digital audio solution in a variety of production contexts. Throughout nearly ten hours of tutorial videos, course author Joe Godfrey explores techniques and concepts needed to work with spoken word projects, sound effects, music tracks and recording, sound design, video projects, DSP effects and diverse workflows. All training videos feature real-time demonstrations within the Pro Tools interface on Mac OSX.

"Pro Tools is the ultimate tool for professionals and really anyone wanting to get serious about audio production," said Colin Boyd, sales director for Infinite Skills. "We've created these lessons to help users quickly get hands-on and creative within a wide range of real world use, from music recording to soundtrack composition."

Before exploring specific workflows, the Pro Tool 9 tutorials first focus on core skills that every user should know. The initial lessons guide viewers through software and hardware setup, introductory digital audio concepts and how to perform basic audio editing tasks within the Pro Tools timeline interface. Next, the training focuses on customizing Pro Tools according to individual needs, from window layouts to file and save formats.

Once these applicable fundamentals are covered, the Pro Tools tutorials help viewers with recording and editing voice, with tips for spoken word projects and music vocal tracks. This section is followed by a close look at music recording and editing techniques, with dozens of lessons moving through timing and beats, elastic audio, MIDI keyboard control and tracking guitars, percussion and electric bass.

The course then moves through sound design and working with video, providing tips on creating and positioning sound effects, music and environmental audio that Boyd said many other Pro Tools tutorials neglect. Viewers can watch lessons on identifying sync points, setting the tempo of scores and bouncing completed tracks. Finally, the course closes with a section on automation and mixing, designed to help users perfect their productions and develop efficient audio workflows.

"There is something in this Pro Tools tutorial for everyone," said Chris Johns, content specialist for Infinite Skills. "Whether you're interested in home recording, film and video production or even radio broadcast or podcasting, these tutorials give you access to a comprehensive audio skill set, rather than just a narrow set of tips."

Course author Joe Godfrey has professionally taught broadcast audio production at the university level for more than 16 years, and he has maintained an expert level proficiency in Pro Tools since its earliest versions. He has also produced numerous soundtracks for the film, television and advertising industries.

Pricing and Availability:
The Learning Avid Pro Tools 9 Tutorial Video series can now be ordered from the Infinite Skills website on DVD-ROM or as a direct download for $99.95 (USD). Both versions of the training includes usable working files that correspond with onscreen projects. Further information and free sample lessons may be found on the Pro Tools 9 Tutorial product page.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Infinite Skills is a leading provider of computer based training for individuals, businesses and educational institutions. Combining content delivery innovation with a strong emphasis on customer service, the provides cost effective training solutions for the world's most popular creative and productivity software platforms and programming languages. Infinite Skills continues to release new tutorials and expand the formats in which its training can be accessed, from DVDs to mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2011 Infinite Skills Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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