Pro Tools 9 Ignite!, The Visual Guide for New Users

First Edition
Author: Andrew Hagerman
ISBN #: 1435459334
©2012   Publish Date: 06/17/2011
Binding: PB
Pages: 400
Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR

Price: $34.99


Get ready to explore the world of computer music creation with Pro Tools 9! Even if you've never created music on your computer, PRO TOOLS 9 IGNITE! will give you the skills required to record and mix with confidence. This book presents everything you need to know about this amazing digital audio workstation, with easy-to-follow instructions and screenshots that make it simple to dive into the features. Begin with the basic techniques of recording, editing, and mixing MIDI and digital audio. Then, get ready to harness the power of Pro Tools 9 as you explore software effects, virtual instruments, and mixes that you can automate and edit with some of the best tools in the business. The accompanying CD-ROM contains all the files you'll need to work through the information in the book, along with extended coverage of MIDI in PDF form. Ignite your music with the power of Pro Tools 9!

Product Benefits:

  • Discusses the newest version of Pro Tools from the point-of-view of an experienced teacher, musician, composer and producer.
  • Perfect for beginners, this book contains easy-to-follow explanations of features that that are potentially confusing to new users.
  • The book's instruction works in building-block fashion -- knowledge and confidence grow as you work through the book's exercises.
  • The accompanying CD-ROM includes question and answer sessions for self-testing as well as sample audio files to use with the book.
  • Contains numerous screenshots with numbered callouts, making it easy to follow along and learn the software.
  • Shows you how to install and configure your Pro Tools system to maximize your computer's power.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for both Mac OS and Windows are provided as an appendix for increased operational speed and ease of use.

Table of Contents:

1. Welcome to Pro Tools LE.
2. Getting the Big Picture.
3. Getting Started with Audio.
4. Basic Editing.
5. Recording Audio.
6. Using MIDI.
7. More Editing.
8. Basic Mixing.
9. Finishing Touches.
10. Moving to the Next Level: Tips and Tricks.
Appendix A. Review Questions.
Appendix B. Sound, Digital Audio, and MIDI: A Primer.
Appendix C. Keyboard Shortcuts.

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