Avid’s Pro Tools is the industry standard in the United States for music production. Pretty much every major recording studio utilizes it to record and mix music. As such, if you are wanting to break into the recording industry as a producer, engineer, mixer, or even as a musician, it is a good move to learn Pro Tools. Of course tons of people have used Pro Tools and may have some experience with it, but in today’s competitive marketplace, you need to be able to prove that you know what you’re doing.
Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, have created a certification program for their software. Upon completing their courses, you will be able to tell people that you’re an “Avid Certified Professional”, which basically means that you know the ins and outs of Pro Tools. With the emergence of affordable digital recording equipment, many people have begun to setup their own home recording studios. As such, there are more and more armchair audio engineers flooding the market. Pro Tools certifications will let any serious recording studio, recording artist, producer, etc. know that you are trained properly and know what you’re doing when it comes to utilizing Pro Tools efficiently.
So how do you become certified? First of all, you will want to have a look at Avid’s certification page and find out which certification best meets your needs. Once you’ve narrowed that down, you can take a look at Avid’s training centers. Some courses are offered online and others are offered at training events or authorized centers located throughout the country. You pay a fee and sign up. Go through the training, learn all that you need to learn, take an exam and if you pass, you become certified.
If you’re serious about music production and want to become a guru at the industry standard software that changed the way music is recorded, then it’s probably a good time to look into getting certified.
Author: Mark Philipp