Pro Tools 5 for Macintosh and Windows

Series
Peachpit Press
Author
Steven Roback  
Publisher
Peachpit Press
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
429
Pub.-date
June 2002
ISBN13
9780201795349
ISBN
0201795345
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Description

Using the easy-to-follow visual format of the Visual QuickStart Guide, this book shows students how to make multi-track audio recordings using Digidesign's Pro Tools 5 software. The the book offers concise, step-by-step instructions on how to use Pro Tools' main functions including recording, editing, mixing, and effects processing. It also introduces and explains the basics of automation, synchronization, MIDI sequencing and file management in Pro Tools.

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.

Back Cover

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.

Author

Internationally acclaimed songwriter, musician, and producer Steven Roback has recorded more than a dozen albums since 1982 with his bands and as a solo artist. As co-founder of the influential Los Angeles band Rain Parade, Steven helped create an impressive catalog of neo-psychedelic songs that critics have called among the most important from any era. Later, his self-produced albums under the name Viva Saturn received accolades for hook-filled pop songwriting and hypnotically textured production. Today, Steven continues to record as a solo artist and soundtrack contributor. He also produces other artists and has received high praise for his work on several recent albums. Steven writes about audio recording and related topics for books and magazines. For more information, see www.rainparade.com.