Pro Tools for beginners

12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Online Workshop
Registration Closed

Pro Tools is the industry standard software. And yet it can seem so intimidating. What are all those buttons? Why won’t your clips play? And what is bouncing? Join producer and audio engineer Sandra Lopez-Monsalve as she walks you through the Pro Tools essentials you need to work on audio storytelling: importing audio, cutting, copying, pasting and fades. She’ll explain how to adjust volume and the difference between the mysterious-sounding slip and shuffle modes. Finally, Sandra will explain her tips for keeping your files organized. You’ll have time during the workshop to try out your new skills with support from Sandra and you’ll leave ready to get to work.

In order to take this course you must:

  • Have installed Pro Tools and tested it to make sure you can open the software prior to class, even if it looks mysterious and intimidating!
  • Have a sound file (anything from WAV to MP3) on your computer that you’ve been able to play in any application

*This class is capped at 10.


Who's this class for?

Beginners and newcomers to Pro Tools.

About Your Instructor

Sandra Lopez Monsalve

Sandra Lopez-Monsalve is a multimedia producer and audio engineer. She fell in love with radio while cutting actual tape for a local station in her native Bogota (Colombia) in the late 90s. Since then, Sandra has produced and engineered stories for news programs, magazine shows, and podcasts for a variety of media outlets including WNYC, KCRW, SLATE, PBS, NOVA, TED, The Atlantic, and CUNY TV among others. She was the technical director for the Peabody Award-winning show “Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,” and the sound designer for KCRW’s Sarah Award-winning, bilingual, fiction podcast, “Celestial Blood/Sangre Celestial”. Sandra loves history, radio dramas, movies, books, and black cats.

Currently, Sandra works creating amazing audio artifacts at the PRX Production Unit. Her latest fiction project is called Radiotopia Presents: a hit dog will holler. Some of the shows she’s producing these days are: Unseen Upside, Built, PBS’s NOVA Now

Notes on this Class

Refund and recording policy: Classes will not be recorded and are non-refundable. We are not able to issue a refund if you cancel or do not attend a class. If you are unable to make a class, you are welcome to sell or give away your ticket and email the name of the new attendee to You will receive a Zoom link for the workshop the day before it begins.