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When you add Pro Tools to your home recording studio, you have the software used to create hit records. Throw in Pro Tools All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Second Edition
and you get the insight you need to capture your sounds, edit your tracks, create a mix, and master your songs for the world to hear. Add a generous helping of your own talent and you have the perfect recipe for music stardom.
This fantastic eight-books-in-one package introduces you to Pro Tools audio- and MIDI-recording software and clues you in on basic multitrack recording techniques. You'll get wise to Pro Tools' many features and functions and find out how top recording studios use them to create the biggest hits on the planet. This do-it-now handbook also gets you up to speed on the essential audio-engineering skills you need to make ultra-high-quality recordings. Discover how to:
- Navigate the Pro Tools windows and menus
- Save hours of experimenting and spend more time recording
- Master microphone placement and other home recording basics
- Edit errors out of your tracks
- Equalize (EQ) tracks and add effects
- Work with midi instruments
- Blend your sounds into a stunning final mix
- Assemble and release an album
Don't spend big bucks and many months taking classes in audio engineering and Pro Tools. Get eight quick-reference guides for one great price with Pro Tools All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Second Edition and start recording your breakthrough album right away!
Home Recording with Pro Tools All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
builds on the success of Pro Tools All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
with a focus solely on the home recording end of Pro Tools. This book includes updates the hardware and software options of Pro Tools since the initial edition came up. Updates include:
- Coverage of Pro Tools 7.x, the latest releases of LE and M-powered software, and the Windows Vista compatible version due in 2007.
- Updates on new Pro Tools software including the two versions of the 003 and the Mbox.
- New coverage of the M-powered software and the M-Audio hardware devices compatible with the software.
- Updates to new recording tools and release options.
8 books in 1 — from miking to mixing to mastering
Your one-stop guide to the software and hardware that make music magic
When you add Pro Tools to your home recording studio, you have the software used to create hit records. When you add this book to your bookshelf, you get the insight you need to capture your sounds, edit your tracks, create a mix, and master your songs for the world to hear. Add in your talent and you're on your way to music stardom.
Discover how to:
Navigate the Pro Tools windows and menus
Master microphone choice and placement
Edit the errors out of your tracks
Blend sounds into a final mix
Work with MIDI instruments and sounds
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About the Author
Jeff Strong, the author of Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, is President of the REI Institute, which is 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 worked in or owned a recording studio since 1985. Every week, he records dozens of custom CDs with Pro Tools for his clients. He has also released 12 commercially available therapeutic CDs, 4 of which can be purchased at www.reiinstitute.com. An eight-CD set focusing on shifting the brain is also available beginning Fall 2008 through Sounds True (www.soundstrue.com). Pro Tools All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition is his ninth 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 to the Masses.
Chapter 1: Putting Your Music on CD.
Chapter 2: Getting Your Music on the Internet.