A complete Pro Tools reference – from recording to mixing to mastering
Pro Tools has long been the recording industry’s leading solution for capturing, mixing, and outputting audio. While it was once a tool known and used exclusively by engineers in pro studios, it is now readily available to anyone wishing to create their own recording.
This updated edition of Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies covers the features you’ll encounter in both Pro Tools | First as well as the versions designed for next-level recording. It guides you through the very basics of recording, capturing both live and digital instruments, how to sweeten your sound in mixing, and how to tweak and output your final master. Now get ready to make some beautiful sounds!
Get up to speed with recording basics
Pick the Pro Tools version that works for you
Record acoustic audio
Get to know MIDI
Discover how to set compression and EQ
Sweeten your final product with mastering
Create a final file you can stream online
Assuming no past experience with audio recording, this book shares the basics of recording and how to capture both live and digital instruments using Pro Tools.
___________________________________ From the Back Cover
Your uncomplicated guide to Pro Tools
If you have music to share but no background in recording techniques or technology, you need Pro Tools and this book! This easy-to-follow guide not only shows you how to use the recording software found in professional studios around the world, but also presents basic multitrack recording techniques and audio-engineering skills that save you time and produce professional results. Record, mix, master, and make your music magnificent!
8 Books Inside…
Getting Started with Pro Tools
Understanding Recording Basics
Recording Live Audio and Acoustic Instruments
Recording Electronic Instruments with MIDI
Editing Your Performances
Getting Your Music to the Masses
About the Author
Jeff Strong is a musician and recording engineer, as well as the founder of Brain Shift Radio (www.brainshiftradio.com) and president of the Strong Institute. He has owned or worked in a recording studio since 1985 and has released dozens of CDs.