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Pro Tools 8 Kit

Book Description

Learn how to use Pro Tools to the max through every stage of the production process and become expert with the colossal power of this system with this book/website kit. This book and web combination shows exactly what Pro Tools can deliver at EVERY stage of the production process: set up, composition, tracking, editing, mixing and mix session delivery.
Focusing on how to use the software, and covering usage, practice and problem solving across all areas, Pro Tools 8 Kit illustrates that there in't just one way to work with Pro Tools, but each situation can have multiple resolutions.
With an in-depth section on speed editing techniques, effective use of commands and hidden features, comprehensive explanation of drum replacement and triggering VITAL to many areas of modern production, the author shows you the key to getting the most from producing with Pro Tools, demonstrating the logic behind the different approaches as well as providing practical advice and examples for all areas discussed.
The website walks you through creating a recording, from setup through bouncing down your final track. The book and web combination offer the complete package--read the concepts, see the video and hear the accompanying audio and really nail the concepts.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. About the Authors
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Chapter 1 Introduction
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 The Digital Audio Workstation
    3. 1.3 Software and hardware planning
    4. 1.4 Understanding Pro Tools hardware offerings
    5. 1.5 Understanding Pro Tools-based control surfaces
    6. 1.6 Cable management
    7. 1.7 MIDI hardware
    8. 1.8 Microphones
    9. 1.9 Triggers and drum processors
    10. 1.10 Using outboard gear
    11. 1.11 Headphones and monitors
    12. 1.12 Treatment and soundproofing
    13. 1.13 Getting Pro Tools 8 LE
    14. 1.14 Using iLok
    15. 1.15 Upgrade Apple OS X
    16. 1.16 Prepping the system before installation
    17. 1.17 Configuring an external drive
    18. 1.18 Installing and upgrading to Pro Tools 8 LE
    19. 1.19 Powering the DAW on and off
    20. 1.20 Summary
  10. Chapter 2 Session Setup
    1. 2.1 Understanding sessions
    2. 2.2 Creating a New Session
    3. 2.3 Configuring Hardware Setup
    4. 2.4 Configuring the Playback Engine
    5. 2.5 Configuring the I/O Setup
    6. 2.6 Configuring MIDI Devices
    7. 2.7 Configuring Pro Tools Peripherals
    8. 2.8 Understanding Tracks
    9. 2.9 Creating tracks
    10. 2.10 The Edit and Mix windows
    11. 2.11 Navigating Pro Tools menus
    12. 2.12 Setting Preferences
    13. 2.13 Using sends
    14. 2.14 Using inserts
    15. 2.15 Configuring routing
    16. 2.16 Saving your Session
    17. 2.17 Summary
  11. Chapter 3 Composing
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Using MIDI
    3. 3.3 Record MIDI tracks
    4. 3.4 Editing MIDI
    5. 3.5 Writing with the Score and MIDI Editors
    6. 3.6 Using Sibelius
    7. 3.7 Summary
  12. Chapter 4 Recording
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Session preparation
    3. 4.3 Creating tracks
    4. 4.4 Configure routing
    5. 4.5 Recording with plug-ins
    6. 4.6 Routing outputs and submixing tracks
    7. 4.7 Recording with a Click track
    8. 4.8 Creating Memory Locations
    9. 4.9 Setting a recording mode
    10. 4.10 Arm tracks and set input levels
    11. 4.11 Recording audio
    12. 4.12 Track Compositing
    13. 4.13 Finishing the recording session
    14. 4.14 Summary
  13. Chapter 5 Editing
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 The Edit window
    3. 5.3 Memory Locations
    4. 5.4 The Region List
    5. 5.5 Edit Modes
    6. 5.6 Working with Regions
    7. 5.7 Selection and zooming
    8. 5.8 Using editing tools
    9. 5.9 Creating and working with Fades
    10. 5.10 Using Strip Silence
    11. 5.11 Using Beat Detective
    12. 5.12 Summary
  14. Chapter 6 Mixing
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 The Mix window
    3. 6.3 Using effects
    4. 6.4 Recorded drums
    5. 6.5 Equalization
    6. 6.6 Panning
    7. 6.7 Layering
    8. 6.8 Grouping tracks
    9. 6.9 Using automation
    10. 6.10 Final mixdown and mastering
    11. 6.11 Analog processing
    12. 6.12 Summary
  15. Chapter 7 Delivery
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Importing options
    3. 7.3 Exporting options
    4. 7.4 Bouncing options
    5. 7.5 Backup and recovery
    6. 7.6 Summary
  16. Appendix
    1. A.1 Using keyboard shortcuts
    2. A.2 Leopard operating system shortcuts
    3. A.3 Pro Tools 8 LE shortcuts (Leopard)
    4. A.4 Using Vista
    5. A.5 Pro Tools 8 LE shortcuts (Vista)
  17. Index