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Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, 1st edition

  • Steven Roback

Published by Peachpit Press (June 24th 2002) - Copyright © 2002

1st edition

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Overview

Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording and editing digital audio. Its elegant interface and powerful editing features make it the most widely used digital audio software by professional recording producers, musicians, home studio professionals, and quality-minded hobbyists worldwide.

Using the easy-to-follow visual format of the Visual QuickStart Guide, Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows will show readers how to make multitrack audio recordings using Digidesign's Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools Free software. The body of the book will offer concise, step-by-step instructions on how to use Pro Tools' main functions, including recording, editing, mixing, and effects processing. It will also introduce and explain the basics of automation, MIDI sequencing, and file management in Pro Tools. It will also show readers how to setup and use several Digidesign hardware systems, including the Digi 001, Mbox, and Audiomedia III.

Table of contents



Introduction.

I. GETTING STARTED WITH PRO TOOLS LE.

 1. Setting Up Your Pro Tools LE System.

 2. Software Basics.

 3. The Mix and Edit Windows.

II. RECORDING IN PRO TOOLS.

 4. Starting a New Session.

 5. Working with Tracks.

 6. Getting Ready to Record.

 7. Recording and Playing Back Audio.

 8. Managing Audio Files.

III. Editing Audio.

 9. Editing Basics.

10. Working with Regions.

11. Advanced Editing.

IV. MIXING AUDIO.

12. Mixing Basics.

13. Adding Effects to a Mix.

14. Automating a Mix.

15. Mixdown and Mastering.

V. MIDI SEQUENCING.

16. Recording MIDI.

17. Editing MIDI.

VI. GETTING THE MOST FROM PRO TOOLS.

18. Optimizing Performance.

Appendix A: Connecting Your Studio.

Appendix B: Setting Preferences.

Glossary.

Index.

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