AVID Pro Tools Training Studio

Perfect World Studios is a world-class private recording studio dedicated to research and education. We provide training in tracking, editing, mixing and mastering in a professional studio environment, utilizing state of the art equipment, instruments, and software. As an Avid Learning Partner, we offer official Pro Tools curriculum and student certification by exam.

AVID Pro Tools Certification Training

Industry-standard high-quality remote audio recording and monitoring. Record and monitor from anywhere in the world using Source Connect.

Our studio also participates as a mentor for the online/onsite study program with Recording Radio and Film Connection.

Private recording studio, not for hire.  For educational offerings, please see the INSTRUCTION page.

Live from Traverse City, It’s Bob James


“It was a surprise – almost a shock,” Bob James laughs, recalling how he felt after discovering his May 2014 Traverse City concert had been recorded — without his knowledge.

It was the quick thinking of the Dennos Museum’s Gene Jenneman to save the Grammy Award-winning jazz performer’s concert for posterity, a fact he only admitted to James after the show concluded. The multitrack recording by Milliken Tech Director Jack Conners was such high quality, even James admitted it had to become something more. That “something” is the new album Bob James Live at Milliken Auditorium.

“It was a very celebratory evening,” James says, “and I had secretly been hoping it had been recorded somehow. So when Gene shyly said that they had done just that, I was happy to hear it. It was recorded beautifully, and I was thrilled. 


The recording sounds great . . . . . Jack is our expert Pro Tools editor!
Bob James, Jazz Pianist & Composer

It is clear that Jack has thorough experience with Pro Tools. He could effectively explain all the course material to me and answer any questions I had not in the textbook. My time spent in these courses was relaxed thanks to great hospitality and patience as a teacher. I would recommend Jack as a first-rate teacher to anyone interested in becoming Pro Tools certified.

John Gagnon, Pro Tools Student
The album and your recording work have generated such positive feedback, listener response and pure listening pleasure for so many people … you should feel proud.
Peter Erskine, Drummer and Educator

Perfect World Studios provided extensive knowledge and a world-class learning experience that surpassed my expectations. Jack freely shared insights from his decades of working in audio engineering, live sound, session production, audio for video, and broadcasting. Thanks to Jack, I am a certified Pro Tools User!

Nicholas Stone, Pro Tools Student
Thank you Jack for your very professional and encouraging environment. Your new recording studio is very well done and a special place.
Drew Hale, Drew Hale Music

I chose to do my Pro Tools certification training with Jack because he has both professional audio experience and teaching experience. He was enthusiastic about answering my questions, and provided a guiding perspective that helped me navigate through the technical details of the certification course. Jack is a caring person with a pleasant personality. I learned useful information, passed my certification test, and had fun doing it.

Mark Shevy, Pro Tools Student
Jack Conners – patience and craftsmanship
Jessica Williams, Jazz Pianist & Composer

I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed my apprenticeship under your mentoring. To be able to set up and operate complex systems with ease because of my training with you is priceless. Thank you so much for doing the program with me.

Adam Widrig, Pro Tools Student
Jack is a quiet, humble giant. I love having him on my team.
Joe Horness, Composer and Worship Leader

Your classes are by far the most organized I have taken, with a good mixture of theory and practice. You are constantly keeping up with new technologies, and with the example you set, students realize that the audio industry is inherently dynamic and fun.

Chase Grant, ProTools Student