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A professional musician guides serious hobbyists through Pro Tool Pro Tools puts professional recording and music production software in the hands of anyone with the appropriate hardware and the knowledge to use it. Musician and recording engineer Jeff Strong guides you through the latest version of this complex program, offering twice the content of the official guide at a lower price. Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and getting your music to the masses. The latest version of Pro Tools offers a whole range of new possibilities for the recording artist; this soup-to-nuts guide explains everything you need to know to take full advantage of it Written by a professional musician and recording engineer who has authored two previous editions of this book as well as Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For Dummies Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and distributing your music Explains how to configure your computer and attach hardware, proper microphone settings, steps for getting your music to sound the way you want, tips on putting your tracks together professionally, and much more If making music is your passion, Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is exactly what you need to start sharing your sounds with the world.
Jeff Strong is an experienced musician, recording engineer, and teacher. He serves as founder and director of the Strong Institute, a group creating products to assist in therapy through music. He is also author of all editions of Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Book I: Home Recording Basics 7
Chapter 1: Discovering What You Need 9
Chapter 2: Getting Connected: Setting Up Your Studio 33
Chapter 3: Meeting the Mixing Board 57
Chapter 4: MIDI and Electronic Instruments 75
Chapter 5: Understanding Microphones 91
Book II: Getting Started Using Pro Tools 115
Chapter 1: Confi guring Your Computer 117
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Hardware 135
Chapter 3: Examining Software Basics 155
Chapter 4: Understanding the Pro Tools Windows 173
Chapter 5: Importing and Exporting Files 215
Book III: Recording Audio 239
Chapter 1: Taking Care of Tracks 241
Chapter 2: Miking: Getting a Great Source Sound 259