Introduction to Pro Tools

Course Details

Date Saturday 24 June 2017
Time 10:00 AM
Venue Leeds College of Music
Duration 24 – 25 June 2017 (Saturday & Sunday); 10am - 5pm
Tutor Alex Halliday
Fee £150.00
Age 16+

The Course

We’re delighted to introduce a new Pro Tools short course to our programme. This weekend course will take you through the Pro Tools interface, as well as how to record, edit and mix audio and MIDI.

You will discover virtual instruments, processing plugins, EQ, dynamic compression, gating, modulation FX, insert and send FX, as well as track and MIDI CC automation.

The weekend will involve hands-on experience supported by technical demonstrations from your tutor. Sessions will be supported by electronic worksheets, hand-outs and video content. Audio and MIDI material will be provided for some tasks, and in others you will create your own music using the software.

Previous Experience

Participants should have a fundamental understanding of Mac OSX

Group Size

The course is taught in a small group with a maximum of 10 people


Alex Halliday (BA, PGCert PA) is a Senior Lecturer in Music Production who teaches on the Foundation Degree and BA Music Degree (Production) at Leeds College of Music. His specialist areas are Computer Music Technology and Studio Recording.  He is an Apple certified trainer who delivers the Apple Logic Pro X course both as part of the conservatoire’s curriculum and as a short course. Alex continues to write and produce his own music, as well as to compose, record and produce for performing arts organisations and the public services such as Opera North, Yorkshire Dance and West Yorkshire Police.

Alex will guide participants through the basics at an appropriate pace using lesson hand-outs and the expert knowledge that comes from 15 years’ of experience as an educator and producer.

Accommodation options

If you need to stay in Leeds overnight, we can recommend Jurys Inn, which is a 10 minute walk from Leeds College of Music. Other accommodation options can be found at

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Current full-time LCoM students and staff receive 50% discount on all short courses. Please note that in all instances we will ask for proof of eligibility. To claim your discount, please contact the Short Courses team by telephone, stating the name of your chosen course.





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