With the popularity of DVD’s, video games, and surround sound, and advances in high definition video and audio, the industry is seeing vast new interest in digital audio technologies. Today’s home studio is capable of putting out finished audio tracks of professional quality. Pro Tools is the most widely used Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in the world. It used on more music recordings and audio post production projects than any other system and has developed into a very deep and capable technology with a user base in the hundreds of thousands. The Pro Tools Bible will serve as comprehensive tutorial and complete reference for Pro Tools users of any experience level.
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Intended for any musician new to the Pro Tools editing platform, this guide provides 17 tutorials on recording and mixing tracks, and describes the purpose of 200 plug-ins and Pro Tools-compatible products that are available online. The products are arranged by functional category such as compressors, reverb, voice processors, virtual instruments, and sound production management tools. The book provides black and white screenshots, although some are blurry. ( Sci-Tech Book News 2004-06-01)
ATTENTION "PLUG-IN" GEEKS!!!!
There's a new book in town you need to check out.
PRO TOOLS BIBLE
PRO TOOLS 6.1 AND BEYOND)
Author, musician & filmmaker David Leathers has written a valuable handbook for Pro Tools beginners with basic understanding in computers/audio recording, and also for the experienced user.
In two sections (nine chapters) Leather navigates through the core elements of the LE system/TDM systems. Section 1 exercises allow beginners to understand Pro Tools common processes such as recording tracks, scrubbing, bouncing, looping, and mixing.
Section 2 embodies an excellent reference for those interested in PLUG INS. PLUG IN = an additional software program that enhances a larger programs function. Mentioned downloadable tips including third party software make up a good portion of the books content entitled "the extended software environment." The outline includes basic definitions of EQ, special effects software with provided website info/links.
PLUG IN examples include PITCH DOCTOR by WAVE MECHANICS a plug in that automatically adjusts intonation and out of tune notes, and DIGI'S own noise/hum reduction plug-in (DINR), which analyzes and corrects tape hiss, guitar-amp buzz, and other unwanted noise leakage. The Pro Tools Bible serves as an outstanding hardcopy collection of products available for the Pro Tools user. (Female Musician 2004-05-03)From the Back Cover:
Includes links to free software
A Comprehensive Guide to Pro Tools 6.1 and Beyond
Thanks to the revolutionary sound recording and editing capabilities of Pro Tools, recording like a pro at your home studio is as easy as booting up your Mac or PC. And now, with McGraw-Hill's Pro Tools Bible, you can have instant, finger-tip access to a complete range of Pro Tools topics so you can skillfully capture, polish, and produce pristine digital sound.
Perfect for the hobbyist -- yet detailed enough for the working recording engineer -- Pro Tools Bible serves as a comprehensive tutorial, instructing you step-by-step in clear, easy-to-understand language. You'll gain a deep understanding of how Pro Tools works, including:
* Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD
* Software, hardware, plug-ins, and Midi
* Audio recording for music, films, and games
* Home recording, editing, and mixing
* Professional quality post-production
* And much, much more!
* Tutorials for the latest versions of Pro Tools software
* A comprehensive overview of Pro Tools hardware and systems configuration
* A complete guide to the extended software environment, including plug-ins, virtual instruments, effects, and third party software
* Links to free software
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Book Description McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0071412344
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