Synopses & Reviews
8 books in 1your key to success with Pro Tools!
Your one-stop guide to producing professional music recordings at home
Pro Tools lets serious and hobby musicians create recordings that rival big label CDs. And if youre going to invest in a Pro Tools setup, you want to get the most out of it. So keep this reference handy! It has the scoop on hardware, software, techniques, mixing and mastering, and even marketing your music.
The Dummies Way
- Coverage of the essentials and beyond
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Thumbtabs and other navigation aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- A dash of humor and fun
Discover how to:
- Install Pro Tools on a Mac® or PC
- Navigate Pro Tools windows and menus
- Set up mics to get great sounds
- Edit individual tracks on screen
- Understand and work with MIDI
- Synch with external digital mixers
- Shows musicians and home recording enthusiasts how to get up and running with Pro Tools, the leading software for professional music recording
- Features minibooks on recording basics, PC and recording hardware, MIDI, editing, mixing, mastering, synchronization, and advanced Pro Tools use
- Offers information on the hot-selling Digi002, Digi001, and Mbox packages for home recording buffs
- Provides more complete information than other books, including basic tips on the recording process
- Written by a professional musician who has been a touring and studio drummer as well as a sound and recording engineer
This book offers home and hobbyist Pro Tools users everything they need to turn out a great recording, including a review of recording basics.
About the Author
Jeff Strong is the author of Home Recording for Musicians For Dummies and is President of the REI Institute, a MusicMedicine research organization and therapy provider. Jeff graduated from the Percussion Institute of Technology at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles in 1983, and has either worked in or owned a recording studio since 1985. Every week, he records dozens of custom-client CDs using Pro Tools. He has also released eight commercially available CDs, four of which can be found at www.reiinstitute.com. This is his fourth book.
Table of Contents
Book I: Home Recording Basics.
Chapter 1: Discovering What You Need.
Chapter 2: Getting Connected: Setting Up Your Studio.
Chapter 3: Meeting the Mixing Board.
Chapter 4: MIDI and Electronic Instruments.
Chapter 5: Understanding Microphones.
Book II: Getting Started Using Pro Tools.
Chapter 1: Configuring Your Computer.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Hardware.
Chapter 3: Examining Software Basics.
Chapter 4: Understanding the Pro Tools Windows.
Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting Files.
Book III: Recording Audio.
Chapter 1: Taking Care of Tracks.
Chapter 2: Miking: Getting a Great Source Sound.
Chapter 3: Preparing to Record.
Chapter 4: Recording Audio.
Book IV: Editing Audio.
Chapter 1: Audio Editing Basics.
Chapter 2: Selecting Material to Edit.
Chapter 3: Getting into Editing.
Chapter 4: Adding to Your Editing Palette.
Book V: Managing MIDI.
Chapter 1: Preparing to Record MIDI.
Chapter 2: Recording MIDI.
Chapter 3: Editing MIDI Data.
Chapter 4: Performing MIDI Operations.
Book VI: Mixing in Pro Tools.
Chapter 1: Mixing Basics.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Mix.
Chapter 3: Using Equalization.
Chapter 4: Digging into Dynamics Processors.
Chapter 5: Singling out Signal Processors.
Chapter 6: Automating Your Mix.
Chapter 7: Making Your Mix.
Book VII: Mastering with Pro Tools.
Chapter 1: Mastering Basics.
Chapter 2: Mastering Your Music.
Book VIII: Getting Your Music out to the Masses.
Chapter 1: Putting Your Music on CD.
Chapter 2: Getting Your Music on the Internet.