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Pro Tools® 10 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Frank D. Cook

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1 About Pro Tools

If you’re just getting started in the digital-audio production world, this chapter and the next will be particularly useful. These two chapters focus on basic concepts in Pro Tools and provide an overview of the digital-recording process, some common digital-audio file formats, and the MIDI protocol.

Users who are new to Pro Tools and computer-based recording will find the experience to be quite different from traditional audio production. When using linear tools for working with music and audio (such as digital and analog tape recorders, for instance), all the audio components must be assembled and mixed in real time. You can’t change the order of recorded events without creating a new copy or, worse yet, destructively cutting ...

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