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Make your sound better, your recordings crisper, and your songs more powerful

Ready to record songs that sound like they were created in the biggest studios? Then use the software the pros do and learn how to get the most out of Pro Tools 10 with this guide! From mic placement and multitrack recording to mixing and mastering, you'll quickly gain the skills to create the best possible recordings and release your own music.

  • Tackling recording basics — get a grip on the components of a studio, learn how to make analog and digital connections, and enhance your music with MIDI

  • Enter the Pro Tools world — dive into the software and make it work with your recording hardware

  • Test 1-2-3 — discover how to set levels, achieve the best sounds, and record single and multiple tracks

  • Edit like an engineer — follow steps to edit audio and work with clips to turn your raw tracks into usable pieces

  • Put your mixing hat on — take your tracks and blend them to create your finished masterpiece

  • Mastering magic — learn the steps for mastering your music to make it sound the very best

  • Be heard — share your finished music on the web and get tips for promoting your band

Open the book and find:

  • Advice for selecting the right mics

  • Steps for configuring your software

  • Tips for proper recording and playback

  • Ways to build your editing prowess

  • Techniques for recording and editing MIDI data

  • How to blend tracks to create a finished song

  • Plans for mastering your own track

  • Secrets for getting your music to the masses

8 Books in 1

  • Home Recording Basics

  • Getting Started Using Pro Tools

  • Recording Audio

  • Editing Audio

  • Managing MIDI

  • Mixing in Pro Tools

  • Mastering in Pro Tools

  • Getting Your Music to the Masses

About the Author

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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 744 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3 edition (July 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111827783X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118277836
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Learning the ins-and-outs of Pro Tools can be a daunting task. The manuals that come with the program total up to about 2,000 pages. They often seem to wander aimlessly, making learning this program difficult and time consuming. I found that this book simplifies that process considerably. It is formatted in a way that enhances the natural process of recording, and the writing and illustrations are easy to understand. While I don't think it should be your only source for learning Pro Tools, I recommend it to be a primary source as both a learning tool and a reference guide.
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This is a good introduction to pro tools and a decent overview if digital recording in general. As it assumes almost no prior knowledge, it is a little overkill for people with some exposure to digital recording, but you can find whatever you need to get pro tools up and running, and helps avoid some common problems/mistakes
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This is a really good book, especially if you have little to no familiarity with Pro Tools. I am really enjoying the book and look forward to continuing through the remaining chapters. In addition to this book I purchased the three other books, Pro Tools 101 and Pro Tools Power and Pro Tools Ignite. I recommend that anyone that is really interested in learning Pro Tools, start with Pro Tools for Dummies, and then as you progress through the book, find the chapters in the Pro Tools 101 Book that are related and work through those chapters as well. After you finish Pro Tools for Dummies, go and do the entire Pro Tools 101 book again before moving on to Pro Tools Power and Pro Tools Ignite.
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Im a Pro Tools beginner, but ive been using other recording software for several years, like Cubase and Garageband, and this helped me tremendously. Well written and very informative. There is a lot of information here and he covers every possible option you have for both any operating system you could be using. Easy to navigate as well, and it's my go-to guide for anything I need in Pro Tools.
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This book explains it all for us dummies. It goes into all aspects of the recording process and systems, which is good. but I would have preferred the book be totally focused on Pro Tools. A little dated, as we now have Pro Tools 12.3.1. Still glad I purchased this book though.
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Covers all the bases, from beginner to jaded user. Sure the first few chapters are basic, but after that it is in depth. I found information in this book that I couldn't find elsewhere, on the net or in my other books on Pro Tools by so called experts. A book like this doesn't assume anything and that is a good thing. Where it says you need two disk drives it not only says why but tells us what files go where. Get this one and the free .pdf manual download from Avid and you should be all set.
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I bought this book to help me understand my new Pro Tools recording system, and boy, has it been great. It has helped me figure out what I need to add to my equipment for recording without breaking the bank.
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Great book!!! There's allot of valuable information in this book. The information is very comprehensive. It teaches you everything from setting up your studio to beginning a project from beginning to end..I would recommend this book to any aspiring music producer as well seasoned producers.. it's probably something in here that even professionals can learn.
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