PT210D Pro Tools | Dolby Atmos Production


This is a blended course of approximately 40 hours of self-paced eLearning, followed by 18 hours of virtual instructor-led training over 3 days.


Developed in partnership with Dolby, the Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Production course is 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 as well as comprehensive professional workflows.

The PT210D course prepares 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
  • Audio Professionals
  • Facility Owners
  • Game Audio Designers


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). 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
  • Working knowledge of surround mixing concepts
  • Pro Tools Fundamentals I & Pro Tools Fundamentals II courses or equivalent knowledge/ industry experience
  • Pro Tools Production I and Pro Tools Production II (Post Production) or equivalent knowledge/ industry experience

For students attending an Academic ALP, the following is required:

  • PT101: Pro Tools Fundamentals I
  • PT110: Pro Tools Fundamentals II
  • PT201: Pro Tools Production I
  • PT210P: Pro Tools Production II (Post Production)
  • Working knowledge of fundamental surround mixing concepts


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
  • Use Pro Tools techniques for working with Dolby Atmos beds and objects
  • Import and export ADM BWF Dolby Atmos content


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