Avid, Dolby Collaborate on Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production Course, Certification

Self-paced training course is designed for both professionals and students

Avid and Dolby have announced a joint effort to provide the first Pro Tools–Dolby Atmos training course and certification.

Accessed through the Avid Learning Partners program, the new PT210D Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production course covers integration of the Dolby Atmos Renderer with Pro Tools. It comprises 40 hours of self-learning, 18 hours of instructor-led training held over three days, and a professional-certification exam. After completing the coursework and passing the exam, candidates will earn the Avid Certified Professional: Pro Tools | Dolby Atmos certification credential.

According to Avid, the course will enable Pro Tools mixers to recognize the components of a Dolby Atmos content-creation studio and outline workflows for creating immersive audio in Pro Tools. They will also learn techniques for working with Dolby Atmos beds and objects, Pro Tools session management, Dolby Atmos Renderer configurations, and final-delivery formats.

Available from Avid, the PT210D course is offered to experienced professionals through Avid and professional Avid Learning Partners (Professional ALPs) and to students through academic Avid Learning Partners (Academic ALPs). Each course channel has its own prerequisites.

For professionals attending a course through Avid or a Professional ALP, the following are recommended:

  • Experience using Pro Tools | Ultimate software
  • Working knowledge of fundamental surround mixing concepts
  • Pro Tools Fundamentals I and II courses or equivalent knowledge/industry experience
  • Pro Tools Production I or equivalent knowledge/industry experience

“The Dolby training course builds on Avid’s global training and certificate infrastructure,” said Rob D’Amico, senior director, product marketing, audio solutions, Avid, in announcing the course. “This course provides core learning opportunities to fill the need for Dolby Atmos training and validates the skills and competencies of sound technicians and engineers to prepare and deliver Dolby Atmos content.

“For students,” he continued, “this course addresses the lack of formal learning related to immersive audio. Launching the Pro Tools Dolby Atmos course and certification and building it into the Pro Tools learning paths and certifications accelerates their education and career path.”

Added Rob France, director, customer support, Dolby, “We’re thrilled to build on our longtime strategic collaboration with Avid by launching our first Dolby Atmos training and certification program. And the timing couldn’t be better: content creators are showing increased interest in Dolby Atmos, and the top streaming platforms are demanding more content be created in Dolby. This is true not only for film and television but also for music. In fact, the growth in music has been dramatic, and, as new Dolby Atmos-enabled music services emerge, the demand for Dolby Atmos music will only grow.”

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