Introduction to Pro Tools, Winter 2020

Introduction to Pro Tools teaches the fundamentals of using a Pro Tools system, the digital audio workstation (DAW) most used in professional recording studios. Register here!

In this class you will:

  • Learn to build sessions that include multitrack recordings of live instruments, MIDI sequences, and virtual instruments
  • Develop essential techniques for recording, editing, and mixing
  • Learn keyboard shortcuts, plug-ins, automation, importing and exporting audio
  • And more!

This course focuses on using Pro Tools in a digital audio recording and production environment. Attendees should have a basic understanding of recording techniques, processes, and equipment, such as the following: miking techniques, mixer signal flow, audio monitoring equipment, MIDI devices. This class can be used for recording, mixing, editing in Pro Tools for music and podcasts. Classes include a combination of lecture and hands-on learning. We recommend taking Level 1 as a prerequisite to all other WAM classes.

This course is based on the Pro Tools 101 textbook available here which we recommend you purchase to get the most out of the course.

Cost: $80 for WAM Members, $100 for non-members. WAM Membership for 1 year is $40 ($30 for students). Join HERE.


Women’s Audio Mission courses focus on increasing the gender balance in audio production and technology sectors since less than 5% of the population employed in these sectors are women and gender non-conforming individuals. There are limited spots available in our classes and they often sell out, so we ask that if you are not woman-identified (cisgender or transgender), nonbinary or gender non-conforming, that you reconsider enrolling in the class. We will not turn anyone away, but please be mindful that if you take up a seat in class, that is one less woman or nonbinary-identified individual that we can serve. We thank you for your understanding in advance and for joining us in our mission to advance women and girls in music production and the recording arts.

About the Instructor:

Veronica Simonetti has had the honor of recording a wide variety of audio at WAM’s studio. She has worked with many musicians including Meklit Hadero, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Jessie Farrell, Lia Rose, Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano, and Sonita Alizadeh. She has also recorded a plethora of audiobooks, podcasts, and voiceovers for clients including Hachette Book Group, Simon and Schuster, National Geographic, Salesforce, iD’s Reasonable Doubt, Webby Awards Podcast, and Pitch Makeover.

Veronica interned for WAM before graduating from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with a B.S. in Recording Arts. She then moved to San Francisco and has been working with WAM ever since.