Lessons and Classes

Home Recording with Pro Tools

Class will be held online on Mondays beginning at 7:00 pm.

Additional Information

Home Recording with Pro Tools

As accessibility to personal home studios has increased, the Preparatory Computer Music Department is pleased to offer Pro Tools recording classes. Group classes are designed to introduce students to recording studio techniques, and also an introduction to MIDI. Classes will be taught using a Mac computer running Pro Tools. Students will be required to purchase their own Pro Tools software using their own home computers (Mac laptop preferred) to complete homework assignments. Please see below for options on where to purchase academic-priced software. Curriculum includes: basic microphone recording techniques, editing, mixing, plug-ins (i.e., compressors, EQ, delay, reverb), MIDI, and acoustics for home studio setup. Students will record their own songs. Each week, students will be asked as homework to record a new song, or mix an instructor-provided session file. 


  • Comfortable using your own Mac computer & installing software. 
  • Patience to work through various technical problems you will inevitably encounter in your studio. 

Supplies needed in your personal home studio

If you don’t own some of these items, consider coming to the first class to get advice before you go out and purchase lots of gear. Keep all your receipts and original packaging so you can return mis-purchased items! 

Enrollment disclaimer:

  • ≥4 students need to register for the class to run at 1 hour. 
  • If only 3 students register, class will be 45 minutes long. 
  • If only 2 students register, class will be 30 minutes long. Minimum of two students