Course Offers Instruction on State of the Art Recording Software

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's Continuing Education program will offer two workshops on using Pro Tools software by Digidesign, the premiere audio recording and editing software tool.

Two sessions of Pro Tools 101 will be taught by adjunct professor Mark Maxson. WSU is a Digidesign sponsored school, the only one of its kind in Utah. The first offering will run June 20-24 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. The deadline to register for this class is June 17.

A second session will be offered July 28-30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The registration deadline for that section is July 26. Each session costs $375 per person and will be held in room 322 of the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts on WSU's Ogden campus. Maxson says the class is accessible for anyone with basic computer skills.

The workshop will offer insights into system capabilities, introduction to the software and its navigation, and techniques for recording, editing, importing and managing audio files. Students will also learn about loop recording, using fades, basic mixing and AudioSuite plug-ins.

Maxson has been an adjunct music faculty member at WSU since 1992, and full-time professional staff since 2000. He has designed and developed the Department of Performing Arts Technology Lab and an Introduction to Music Technology course - currently in its seventh year. He is a graduate of WSU and an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music.

For more information about the workshops or to register, visit

Laurie Culbertson, Continuing Education specialist
(801) 626-6516 ·

John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 ·