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

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12 The Pro Tools Groove

This chapter looks at a few specific techniques for basic beat mixing: combining samples from various sources with MIDI performances and additional audio recording to build up a groove, for example, using the dance, trance, or pop style. It also provides some details about the Elastic Audio features available in current Pro Tools systems.

If you talk with seasoned dance producers who use Pro Tools, you will discover that they usually supplement the program with numerous synthesizers and samplers (either the software or external hardware variety) and/or dedicated programs for manipulating beats and loops, such as ACID by Sony/Sonic Foundry (Windows), Live by Ableton, and so on—some of which can work in tandem on the same ...

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