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Last Minute Productions

Pro Tools audio editing course for beginners


Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30am to 12:30pm Monday 14 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June

Last Minute Productions offers a 6 week Protools online introductory free course hosted by Tim McArtney.

You will learn:

Week 1

  • Creating a session

  • Naming a session

  • Setting Sample Rate and Bit rate

  • Importing audio, adding Audio tracks, Instrument tracks, Midi and Aux tracks

  • Plugins, Inserts and sends and how to make them work for you.

Week 2

  • Automation and why it’s so cool and dynamic

  • Basic Shortcuts to speed you up

  • Signal flow and gain staging…so you don’t get ‘bad’ distortion

Week 3 – Import samples, make a beat and customise your sessions!

  • Import samples to make a beat from the workspace

  • Dig into the preferences and change things so you make your workflow quicker

  • Find out what busses mean, and what stock plugins are excellent

Week 4

  • Shortcuts, How you can make them work for you

  • Pro Tools tricks like Folders

  • Instantly adding Aux Sends

  • Converting Midi to Audio and Committing computer resources to release stress from the computer

  • Learn how to be creative with Audio suite within Pro Tools

Week 5

  • Learn how to properly gain stage your audio and what that means

  • Learn how to reference against commercial releases

  • Use Pro Tools Stock Plugins to make it sound commercial

Week 6

  • Learn more tricks and expand on your basic knowledge to really use Pro Tools to your advantage

Meet Tim McArtney

Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter, Producer, Recording and Mixing Engineer .

Recording engineer for “The Voice”, Briggs, Lisa Mitchell, Jarryd James, Rose Tattoo, Hoodoo Gurus, Gurrumul.

Assistant Engineer for Gang of Youths, The Vines, Youth Group, Harry Vanda, Jessica Mauboy, Darryl Somers.

Career Highlights

  • Band Leader and Music Consultant for “I Am Woman” Australian Feature Film

  • Band Leader and Casting for 3 seasons of “A Place To Call Home”

  • Musician on “Love Child”

  • Composer and recording engineer for Transport NSW Heritage museum

  • Songwriting co-write featured on American Disney TV Show “Grownish” (Stronger Than - LANKS)

  • Bass Guitar on Alfie Arcuri’s winning album from The Voice 2016.


A. To the extent permitted by law, The City of Sydney, its officers, employees, agents and contractors are not liable for any personal injury, loss or damage to property or financial loss (including payment of medical expenses) any individual may suffer whilst participating in online programs and activities presented by The City of Sydney


B. By participating in City of Sydney online programs, individuals accept that they do so at their own risk and accept that they waive and forego any legal right that they may otherwise have against the City of Sydney and or against its officers, employees, agents and contractors.

StudioRCC programs are for 18years and over, any participants under 18yrs younger must be accompanied by an adult.)

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