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

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

ISBN 13: 9781435459335

ISBN 10: 1435459334

Author: Andrew Hagerman

Pages: 400

Published: 06/17/2011

Print Book Price: $24.49 Add to cart

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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!
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
  • 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.
Author Bio
Andrew Hagerman
Andrew Hagerman has been a professional musician and teacher for the majority of his 40+ years, beginning his musical life at the early age of eight as an aspiring tubist and continuing to study at Northwestern University in Chicago. During his time there, MIDI and computer music were in their infancy, and Andy recognized the usefulness of music technology in aiding the creative process. Andy had the opportunity of learning the new technological tools of the trade as they were being invented and refined, and his quest for the best in audio and music technology ultimately brought him to use and teach Avid's Pro Tools. As a performer and arranger, Andy has worked with numerous ensembles of all types, including many years of playing at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Tokyo Disneyland. As a composer, he's active in the creation of planetarium and science center productions, and his work can be heard worldwide. With a passion for teaching, Andy has also worked as the Associate Course Director of Advanced Audio Workstations at Full Sail Real World University in Winter Park, Florida, and has authored seven books on audio production and Pro Tools. Andy currently manages Avid's Asia-Pacific Training Partner Program, working with excellent educational institutions throughout the region to offer the highest level of audio and video training to the next generation of creative professionals.
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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.
Sample Chapters