The Musician's Guide to Pro Tools

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May 26, 2004


Electronic book text, 448 pages


0072264454 / 9780072264456

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Main description

This expertly written guide will show you exactly why Pro Tools shrinks a full music studio into a computer, replacing the bulky recording infrastructure of multi-track analog mixing boards and rolls of two-inch-wide magnetic tape. Ideal for beginning, intermediate, and advanced producers, sound engineers, and musicians.

Table of contents

Part I: Making a Home Demo 1: Getting Comfortable with Your Pro Tools System 2: Starting a New Session from Scratch 3: Tracking and Overdubbing 4: Basic Editing Techniques 5: The Pro Tools Virtual Mixer Part II: The Doormats Session 6: Fixing the Drums 7: Bass and Guitar Fixes 8: Audio Quality Issues 9: Using a Click in Grid Mode Part III: The Honeywagon Session 10: Working with Loops 11: Bring on the Band 12: Working with Vocals 13: Advanced Mixing Techniques Part IV: Appendixes A: Changing the Monitor Display Resolution B: Cheat Sheets and Function Key Labels C: Troubleshooting D: Formatting Hard Drives for Pro Tools E: Speeding Up Your Computer F: About the Session Disc

Author comments

John Keane (Athens, GA) is a veteran producer, engineer, and musician. He owns his own studio in Athens, GA and has worked with a variety of artists including R.E.M., Cowboy Junkies, The Indigo Girls, and Widespread Panic. He has been using Pro Tools since 1991. Check out the albums on which John has worked at

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