Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies

Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies

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By (author) Jeff Strong

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 744 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 236mm x 43mm | 1,111g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 111827783X
  • ISBN 13: 9781118277836
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 274,602

Product description

A professional musician guides serious hobbyists through Pro Tool Pro Tools puts professional recording and music production software in the hands of anyone with the appropriate hardware and the knowledge to use it. Musician and recording engineer Jeff Strong guides you through the latest version of this complex program, offering twice the content of the official guide at a lower price. Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and getting your music to the masses. The latest version of Pro Tools offers a whole range of new possibilities for the recording artist; this soup-to-nuts guide explains everything you need to know to take full advantage of it Written by a professional musician and recording engineer who has authored two previous editions of this book as well as Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For Dummies Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and distributing your music Explains how to configure your computer and attach hardware, proper microphone settings, steps for getting your music to sound the way you want, tips on putting your tracks together professionally, and much more If making music is your passion, Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is exactly what you need to start sharing your sounds with the world.

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Jeff Strong is an experienced musician, recording engineer, and teacher. He serves as founder and director of the Strong Institute, a group creating products to assist in therapy through music. He is also author of all editions of Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For Dummies .

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Make your sound better, your recordings crisper, and your songs more powerfulReady to record songs that sound like they were created in the biggest studios? Then use the software the pros do and learn how to get the most out of Pro Tools 10 with this guide! From mic placement and multitrack recording to mixing and mastering, you'll quickly gain the skills to create the best possible recordings and release your own music.Tackling recording basics -- get a grip on the components of a studio, learn how to make analog and digital connections, and enhance your music with MIDIEnter the Pro Tools world -- dive into the software and make it work with your recording hardwareTest 1-2-3 -- discover how to set levels, achieve the best sounds, and record single and multiple tracksEdit like an engineer -- follow steps to edit audio and work with clips to turn your raw tracks into usable piecesPut your mixing hat on -- take your tracks and blend them to create your finished masterpieceMastering magic -- learn the steps for mastering your music to make it sound the very bestBe heard -- share your finished music on the web and get tips for promoting your bandOpen the book and find: Advice for selecting the right micsSteps for configuring your softwareTips for proper recording and playbackWays to build your editing prowessTechniques for recording and editing MIDI dataHow to blend tracks to create a finished songPlans for mastering your own trackSecrets for getting your music to the masses8 Books in 1Home Recording BasicsGetting Started Using Pro ToolsRecording AudioEditing AudioManaging MIDIMixing in Pro ToolsMastering in Pro ToolsGetting Your Music to the Masses

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Book I: Home Recording Basics 7 Chapter 1: Discovering What You Need 9 Chapter 2: Getting Connected: Setting Up Your Studio 33 Chapter 3: Meeting the Mixing Board 57 Chapter 4: MIDI and Electronic Instruments 75 Chapter 5: Understanding Microphones 91 Book II: Getting Started Using Pro Tools 115 Chapter 1: Confi guring Your Computer 117 Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Hardware 135 Chapter 3: Examining Software Basics 155 Chapter 4: Understanding the Pro Tools Windows 173 Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting Files 215 Book III: Recording Audio 239 Chapter 1: Taking Care of Tracks 241 Chapter 2: Miking: Getting a Great Source Sound 259 Chapter 3: Preparing to Record 289 Chapter 4: Recording Audio 311 Book IV: Editing Audio 335 Chapter 1: Audio Editing Basics 337 Chapter 2: Selecting Material to Edit 359 Chapter 3: Getting into Editing 387 Chapter 4: Adding to Your Editing Palette 413 Book V: Managing MIDI 437 Chapter 1: Preparing to Record MIDI 439 Chapter 2: Recording MIDI 455 Chapter 3: Editing MIDI Data 473 Chapter 4: Performing MIDI Operations 501 Book VI: Mixing In Pro Tools 523 Chapter 1: Mixing Basics 525 Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Mix 541 Chapter 3: Using Equalization 567 Chapter 4: Digging into Dynamics Processors 581 Chapter 5: Singling Out Signal Processors 599 Chapter 6: Automating Your Mix609 Chapter 7: Making Your Mix 627 Book VII: Mastering with Pro Tools 635 Chapter 1: Mastering Basics 637 Chapter 2: Mastering Your Music 643 Book VIII: Getting Your Music to the Masses 657 Chapter 1: Putting Your Music on CD and Vinyl 659 Chapter 2: Getting Your Music on the Internet 673 Index 693