PT205D Pro Tools | Dolby Atmos Production I


eLearning (Avid Learning Central): 10 hours

Instructor-Led (Virtual): 16 hours
  • 10 hours of self-paced pre-learning
  • 1 6-hour day of live online training
Instructor-Led (Public In-Person*): 18 hours
  • 10 hours of self-paced pre-learning
  • 1 8-hour days of live classroom training


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Developed in partnership with Dolby, the Pro Tools | Dolby Atmos Production courses are designed for professionals who are transitioning from traditional surround formats to Dolby Atmos mixing, as well as experienced Dolby mixers who are interested in deepening their skills and learning best practices. This course thoroughly covers essential tools and concepts to get you started with mixing in the Dolby Atmos format.

The PT205D and PT210D courses prepare candidates for the Pro Tools | Dolby Atmos Professional Certification exam. Once passed, the candidate will earn the Avid Certified Professional: Pro Tools | Dolby Atmos certification credential.


This course is suited for audio engineers that are looking for the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to configure and prepare for a Dolby Atmos mix in Pro Tools, including:
  • Mixing Engineers
  • Audio Studio Technicians
  • Facility Owners


This 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). The two deliveries carry with them two sets of pre-requisites.

For professionals attending a course through Avid or a Professional ALP, the following is recommended:
  • Experience using Pro Tools | Ultimate software
  • Pro Tools system configuration, including:
    • I/O Setup dialog box
    • Playback Engine dialog box
    • Session Setup dialog box
    • Peripherals dialog box
  • Understanding of traditional post-production workflows
    • Session and media management
    • Mix signal flow
    • Post-Production mix techniques
    • Speaker calibration and loudness targets
For students attending an Academic ALP, the following is required:

Recommended completion of PT210P Pro Tools Production II (Post Production)


At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the components of a Dolby Atmos content creation studio
  • Outline the Dolby Atmos content creation signal flow
  • Understand various Renderer configurations and associated workflows
  • Configure Pro Tools for use in Dolby Atmos production
  • Understand basic workflow features, including multiple bed workflows and the Dolby Music Panner
  • Export Dolby Atmos Masters

* Public In-Person courses are offered only at Avid Learning Partners.

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