PTS101 :

Pro Tools Fundamentals I
Short Course

About the course

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PTS101) course enables students to build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences and virtual instruments. Practical exercises and projects help the student gain important techniques to create sessions, record, and import audio and MIDI, edit session media, navigate sessions and arrange media on tracks. Students will be able to use basic processing and mixing techniques to confidently finalize production.

Together with Pro Tools Fundamentals II (PTS110), this course sets the foundation needed to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification exam.

Course Details

Course Code: N-PTS101

Duration: 4 Days


It's more than a COURSE

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I course introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything you need to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project from initial setup to final mixdown.

Course Starting Date

20 JUNE 2022
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After we’ve made sure you’re ready and have completed the forms, through our easy online process, you’ll be instructed to continue with the registration process with our college Registrar.


We’re geared to assist and support to our international students. Please navigate to the dedicated website page for International Students.


Choose from easy and flexible tuition payment options namely: Debit order, Stop order or Discounted Once-off payments. Request the latest course fees below.

Course Curriculum

Lesson 1
You will learn the basics of the Pro Tools Digital Audio Workstation to understand Audio Processing, MIDI Production, Notation, Scores, Mixing and Automation as well as Audio for Video Post-Production. You will work with Waveform, Frequency and Amplitude. Furthermore, you will be able to convert Audio to Digital Format and configure Pro Tools System to handle Cross-Platform issues.
Lesson 2
Now that we have covered the theory, you will get started with using Pro Tools. Start with Target Systems, how to install and operate software as well as work with the Pro Tools file structure. You will get the knowledge on how to use Pro Tools to its full potential.
Lesson 3
You will understand how to use the Pro Tools basic controls, including how to edit tool functions, modes, time scales and rulers as well as MIDI control features.
Lesson 4
You can now create your own session by creating and configuring a Pro Tools document, work with tracks and control playback. Finally, you will understand how to effectively save, locate and open Pro Tools Files.
Lesson 5
Make your first audio recording and understand Audio Storage requirements and Disk Usage. Get the skills to efficiently prepare for recording, record, and manage audio.
Lesson 6
Import and work with Media, understand what to consider prior to importing. Learn to import audio and audio Dialog Box as well as work with video tracks.
Lesson 7
Finally, make your first MIDI Recording by understanding the basics of MIDI, setting the Base Meter and Tempo, preparing to record MIDI, use virtual elements, record and view MIDI Data on MIDI-Compatible tracks.

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Most frequent questions and answers

To apply at EMENDY you need to first click on the Apply button above and complete the application form. 

Once your application has been received, we will contact you and request a copy of your ID. 

Our college registrar will then be in contact to get the remainder of the documentation which includes a copy of your payees ID and proof of income. We will send you the contract to complete and the invoice for the course fee. Once we have received your signed contract your seat is secured at EMENDY for the next intake.

All course registrations close 2 weeks before the course starting date. Late registrations will be open until the course starting date at an additional fee. 

For all short courses and workshops no matric certificate is required.

EMENDY doesn’t offer any accommodation but being situated in Hatfield, Pretoria and surrounded by universities, colleges and educational institutions there are many accommodation options available. We can provide you with a list of places should you require it.

Monday to Thursday 9:00 – 16:00​