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Pro Tools® 11 Ignite!

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This popular introductory guide to Avid's flagship audio software, PRO TOOLS 11 IGNITE!: THE VISUAL GUIDE FOR NEW USERS, is a fully updated edition, covering the latest version of Pro Tools, the industry-standard audio recording/editing/mixing application used around the world. Covering the fundamental features of Pro Tools, including recording and editing audio, using MIDI, and mixing, PRO TOOLS 11 IGNITE! brings you up to speed one step at a time, using a proven method of visual instruction that will have you navigating the Pro Tools interface like a pro in no time. Start building your Pro Tools expertise today with PRO TOOLS 11 IGNITE!: THE VISUAL GUIDE FOR NEW USERS.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. 1 Welcome to Pro Tools 11
    1. What Makes Up a Pro Tools System?
    2. Great Resources: Avid’s Compatibility Documents, Knowledge Base, and In-Application Help
    3. A Word About Installation
    4. iLok Protection
    5. Choosing an Audio Engine
    6. Understanding Sessions and Files
    7. Basic Pro Tools Operation
    8. Creating a New Session
    9. Playing a Session
    10. Saving Your Work
    11. Closing Your Session and Finishing Up
  8. 2 Getting Around in Pro Tools
    1. The Edit, Mix, and Transport Windows
    2. Working with the Edit Window
    3. Working with the Mix Window
    4. The Transport Window
    5. Other Useful Windows
    6. Window Management
  9. 3 Getting Started with Audio
    1. Setup
    2. The Playback Engine Dialog Box
    3. Customizing Your Session: I/O Setup
    4. Tracks
    5. Importing Audio
    6. Working with Tracks
    7. Making Selections and Playing Audio
  10. 4 Recording Audio
    1. Getting Started: Signal Flow
    2. Synchronization
    3. Basic Recording
    4. Other Recording Options
    5. Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting
  11. 5 Editing
    1. Understanding the Edit Window
    2. Moving Clips on the Timeline: The Edit Modes
    3. Basic Tool Functions
    4. Assembling a Track
    5. Edit Playlists
    6. Track-Comping Tools
  12. 6 …And More Editing
    1. More Organization: Memory Locations
    2. Window Configurations
    3. Zoom
    4. More Zoom Tools
    5. More Ways to Work with Selections
    6. Beyond the Basics
    7. Creating and Customizing Fades
    8. Getting Specific: Nudging Clips
    9. Cool Editing Tools
  13. 7 Using MIDI
    1. Setting Up Your MIDI Studio
    2. Signal Flow 201: MIDI Versus Audio
    3. Recording MIDI
    4. Managing a MIDI Session
    5. Editing MIDI
  14. 8 Basic Mixing
    1. More Signal Flow
    2. Exploring the Mix Window
    3. Mix Groups
    4. Using Effects
    5. Track-Output Options
    6. Bus Interrogation
  15. 9 Finishing Touches
    1. Automating Your Mix
    2. Clip-Based Gain
    3. Plug-In Power
    4. Using Master Fader Tracks
    5. Bouncing to Disk
  16. 10 Moving to the Next Level: Tips and Tricks
    1. Boosting Performance with Disk Allocation
    2. Recording with Cue Mixes
    3. Making the Most of Editing
    4. Cool Editing Tricks
    5. Using Strip Silence
    6. Elastic Audio
    7. More Mixing Power
    8. Advanced Resource Management
    9. Working with Video
    10. Interoperability: Making Shared Sessions Work
    11. Good Luck!
  17. Index
  18. App A More MIDI Power
    1. Using MIDI Beat Clock
    2. The Event Operations Menu
    3. Working with the MIDI Timeline
    4. More MIDI Tips
    5. The MIDI Editor and Score Editor Windows
  19. App B Review Questions
  20. App C Review Questions: Answer Key