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Berkleemusic Introduces Six Pro Tools 8 Courses

Berkleemusic instructors David Franz (left) and Jeff Baust

Berkleemusic has announced upgrades to Pro Tools 8 for many of its online Digidesign courses, including Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools, Producing with Pro Tools, and Remixing with Pro Tools and Reason. is the online continuing education division of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, and the exclusive online provider of Digidesign’s Pro Tools 101 and 110 curriculums. Close to 4,000 students from more than 60 countries have taken Berkleemusic’s Pro Tools courses since 2003, with scores of them becoming Digi Certified in the process.

“Producing with Pro Tools made it possible for me to have the confidence and core skills to jump right into a job at The Studio,” says Berkleemusic student Pete Nenortas, who landed a job at the Portland, Maine-based recording facility two months after completing his course. “You get further along in a shorter amount of time with these online courses. The one-on-one connection with your instructor is invaluable, and you also get a chance to network with people all around the country to see how they’re setting up their studios and what challenges they’re facing.”

Pro Tools 8 offers 30 session templates and 20 new effects, as well as a redesigned interface.

Students who enroll in Producing with Pro Tools learn about Version 8 from David Franz, the instructor who wrote the first book about using Pro Tools. In Franz’s course, students learn the fundamentals of creating music with Pro Tools 8 as well as successful professional music production techniques.

Students who enroll in Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools acquire a thorough understanding of the entire mixing and mastering process using Pro Tools 8—knowledge that can be applied to a vast variety of music projects.

Learn more about the new Pro Tools 8 courses at For more information on Pro Tools 8, visit Digidesign’s Website.