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Upcoming Pro Tools Training

Live Online Instructor-Led Courses
PT101+110 Weekend: Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
PT101+110 Evening: Sept 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27
PT101+110 Weekday: Sept 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22
MIDI Music Production Weekend: Oct 1, 2, 8, 9
PT201+210M Weekend: Oct 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

** 3-4hrs per day **6-8 Day Course

Register: 888-277-0457

Industry News

What is the Avid Customer Association (ACA)?

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The Avid Customer Association (ACA) is a new organization designed to provide essential strategic leadership to the media industry, facilitate collaboration between Avid and key industry leaders and visionaries, and deepen relationships between the company and our customers. If you are a Pro Tools User, this is a great organization to join when you are looking for help, industry news, networking with the music community, gaining access to webinars, and staying on top of the latest advances and techniques. We encourage students registered in Pro Tools Courses to consider the benefits of joining as a source of continued education.


 

So what’s new in Avid Pro Tools 11? Will your older equipment be compatible? With the host of new features being introduced, this is a historical change to Pro Tools and not just another upgrade. If you really look at what has transpired over the past 15+ years, we should be calling it Pro Tools, The Next Generation containing the most revolutionary change to Pro Tools, ever

History of Pro Tools with DAE

In order to truly understand where we are going, we first must take a look at our past. While Pro Tools, or it’s earlier cousin Sound Tools have been around since 1989, the true watershed moment came with Pro Tools III systems in 1994. These systems utilized a technology known as TDM, Time Division Multiplexing, essentially a telephone network, to provide dedicated power when working with audio. Every incarnation of Pro Tools after this, whether it was Pro Tools|24, Mix, or HD utilized the same basic TDM technology. Over the years there were revisions to the software and the cards, most notably the introduction of TDM II with the HD systems in 2002. However, the fundamental technology remained unchanged right up to Pro Tools 10. In my studio I am currently running the same HD cards I had 10 years ago running version 5 software. The only thing that changed has been the software.

With every version of Pro Tools released up until now, the only true differences have been feature driven, not in the language and technology of the core engine. Think of it this way, Pro Tools 10 is just a more capable version of Pro Tools 5. Both operate on the same engine and utilize the same TDM language, as well as access and distribute media in identical ways. This engine, known as the DAE (Digidesign Audio Engine) has worked in the background the entire time, keeping your audio dreams afloat. Over the years the software engineers have done a masterful job of refining the architecture and bringing new feature to life. While this tried-and-true technology is very capable of doing a good job, it has many features it can never perform due to its age. After so many years of dedicated service, it was time to retire the DAE and allow it to bow out gracefully. As Sheryl Crow said “A Change Would Do You Good”.


 

Disc Makers Disc Makers, the nation's leader in high quality CD Duplication, partnered with ProMedia Training this week. Not only will ProMedia Training students get additional discounts on CD duplication, but ProMedia will provide a resource of Pro Tools Training and Audio Education to Disc Maker's client base. We will be hosting and developing webinar training, tutorials, online blogs and an assortment of various tools to allow aspiring artists and engineers to improve the quality of their music, mixes and production. We are excited about our partnership and our mutual commitment to making great music and getting it heard.

Disc Makers is not only committed to flawless duplication and artistic presentation, but also committed to helping it's customer base maximize the tools available to make better music. Disc Makers knows ProMedia Training is the #1 Training Center in the U.S for Authorized Avid and Pro Tools Training and Certification, with 7 Locations Nationwide for hands-on instruction in the areas of Pro Tools, Music Production and Audio Engineering Education.

Whether you are a singer/songwriter, musician, producer or aspiring engineer, ProMedia Training has classes that will take your skills to the next level. ProMedia also offers high-level private and on-site training to Industry Professionals who are looking to increase work-flow productivity and stay on the cutting edge of new technology. References include, "The Voice," "CNN, " "NFL," "Turner" and many more available upon request.


 

Steven Tyler Steven Tyler to Take Part in Keynote Interview at ASCAP EXPO

WHEN: ASCAP Expo Event Los Angeles April 18th – 20th, 2013
WHERE: Loews Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

ProMedia Training will be attending as a sponsor and exhibitor at the ASCAP 2013 event this year, so we look forward to meeting our potential students and associates there. Co-founder of ProMedia Training, David Frangioni, will plan to attend event and share some of his early stories of breaking into the music industry as a pro tools editor and engineer for Steven Tyler in the 90’s, which led to becoming an established and recognized technology expert for multiple renown recording artists.


 

thunder1 So what’s the scoop on the new Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface and PCIe card? Brace yourselves because the future is coming and it’s coming quick. It has been a long time since we have really seen something new in the computing world that can be considered a “next step”. It’s been many years since USB and FireWire burst on the scene and allowed easier connectivity of various peripheral devices such as printers, hard drive, audio interface, midi controller, etc... We are on the cusp of the next great innovation that is about to be unleashed on our collective computing experience, Thunderbolt.

Developed by Intel, Thunderbolt (also known as Light Peak) is an ultra high speed connection technology that combines PCI bandwidth along with DisplayPort technology. There is no comparison to USB or FireWire, as it is not a continuation of an existing technology. We are looking at the new standard that can replace all of our current connectors.


 

Who We Are

ProMedia Training is the premier authorized Avid Training Center since 2002, having prepared more students in Pro Tools than any other organization. We teach Pro Tools on all levels as well as offer exam preparation for Pro Tools Certification exams for those studying audio engineering, recording, mixing and related multimedia training for musicians, producers, recording engineers, worship facilities and corporations. ProMedia has been leading the way in short term, Pro Tools Immersion courses which focus in all areas from beginner to advanced Pro Tools Applications.  Our beginners learn the software for music production, recording, editing, audio engineering, and mixing. Our advanced users focus on cutting edge highly complex HDX systems, new concepts as well as workflow improvements. We also provide on-site training for corporations, Universities, Schools, and worship facilities where professionals can advance their skills while learning in their own working environment. ProMedia also participates in many of the musical associations and related organizations related to the recording arts including ASCAP, BMI, NAMM, TAXI A&R, Youth Organizations, NAB, Promo Only, and more.

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