Learn pro tools first for podcasting

Pro Tools First is a light version of Pro Tools, an industry-standard digital audio workstation (daw) developed and released by Avid Technology. Pro Tools is used for music creation and production, sound for picture (sound design, audio post-production and mixing) and, more generally, sound recording, editing and mastering.

Rebecca Seidel Adobe Audition

About the Instructor

Rebecca Seidel is a podcast producer and sound designer based in New York City. Currently, she produces podcasts for Marvel. She’s also a producer and lead engineer for the award-winning podcast Other Men Need Help. Rebecca teaches audio production classes for all skill levels, Pro Tools, Pro Tools First and Adobe Audition and leads the NYC chapter of Podcast Brunch Club, a global listening community.

Pro Tools First – Pro Tools 101

90 minutes workshop plus 30 min Q&A


In this 90 minutes workshop, Rebecca will work you through an overview of Pro Tools and Pro Tools First (DAW) and cover the following topics:

  • Multitrack and waveform editing
  • Importing and exporting audio
  • Organizing your session
  • Creating a podcast template
  • Recording and editing interviews
  • Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
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How To Edit And Mix A Podcast W/ Pro Tools & Pro Tools First

90 minutes workshop plus 30 min Q&A


In this 90-minute hands-on workshop, you will learn efficient processes and tips to edit and mix a podcast with Pro Tools First.

  • The best practices when editing from a script
  • How to save time and improve your workflow
  • How to organize and navigate through your tape
  • Use of markers, groups, color coding
  • How to cut audio from scripts, tips, best practices
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Best practices for mixing and keeping your volume levels in a good place



Pro Tools: 101 REPLAY

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Pro Tools 

Pro Tools Beginner Audio Editing
  • An overview of the digital audio workspace
  • Non-destructive editing in multitrack session (and why it’s so important)
  • Create a workflow that works
  • Short Cuts to edit faster
  • Assemble your episode + create a template to save time
  • Making great cuts
  • Polish your sound + level the volume
  • Export your episode so it sounds great + loads faster for your listeners
  • Keyboard shortcuts 



Pro Tools Advanced REPLAY

This video covers the advanced features Pro Tools has to offer. We go over some specific functions from editing audio clips, working with the file organization structure, and working with plugins.

Pro Tools Advanced Audio Editing
  • Workshop Overview
  • Files and Clips Organization
  • Creating Track Groups
  • Finding Clips
  • Creating a Session Template
  • Audio Tips
  • Working with EQ
  • Compressors
  • Loudness Meter and Radar