Pro Tools 8: Music Production, Recording, Editing, and Mixing

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Computers - 360 pages
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Pro Tools 8 for Music Production is the definitive guide to the software for new and professional users. Extensively illustrated in color and packed with time saving hints and tips, it is a great reference to keep on hand as a constant source of information.

Detailed chapters on the user interface, the new MIDI and scoring features, recording, editing, signal processing and mixing blend essential knowledge with tutorials and practical examples from actual recordings.

New and updated materials include:

  • Pro Tools 8 software described in detail
  • Details of the new MIDI and Score Editors
  • Full color screen shots and equipment photos

Pro Tools 8 for Music Production is a vital source of reference, for the working professional or serious hobbyist looking for professional results.

  • Highly illustrated color guide packed with tips to help Pro Tools users get the most from their system
  • Up to date and specific to version 8
  • Endorsed by leading international producers, composers and engineers

* Highly illustrated colour guide packed with tips to help Pro Tools users get the most from their system * Up to date and specific to version 8 * Endorsed by leading international producers, composers and engineers

  

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Book has a great amount of detail for the new Pro Tools 8. Throughout the book the author breaks down everything from the preferences options to keyboard focus commands to extremely detailed recording ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 2 Using Pro Tools
7
Chapter 3 Time Operations Tempo Operations and Key Signatures
73
Chapter 4 Working with MIDI
111
Chapter 5 Recording
181
Chapter 6 Editing
227
Chapter 7 Mixing
285
Appendix Summing to talk about
349
Index
353
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About the author (2009)

Mike Collins (Author)Mike Collins is a studio musician, recording engineer and producer with more than 30 years experience of making records. He has many credits on UK chart singles and albums, for radio and TV broadcasts, advertising jingles and movie scores.Mike was awarded a BSc Degree in Electroacoustics-with-Music from Salford University in 1979, became a Member of the Audio Engineering Society in 1980, and was awarded an MSc Degree in Music Information Technology, with Distinction, in 1989.After graduating, he spent 14 months working on transducer designs for Standard Telephones and Cables (STC), followed by a couple of 6-month stints as a Planning & Installation Engineer for Neve Electronics and as a Film Sound Consultant for Dolby Labs, before joining Yamaha's London R & D Studio in 1986 as Senior Recording Engineer and Music Technology Specialist.Working freelance since 1988, Mike has regularly reviewed music and audio software and hardware and written about a variety of audio and music production topics, with more than 2000 articles and reviews published in Pro Sound News Europe, Future Music, Computer Music, Macworld, MacUser, Personal Computer World, Sound On Sound, AudioMedia, Studio Sound, Electronic Musician, EQ, MIX and similar publications.In parallel with this, Mike established a career throughout the 1990's as a studio musician, MIDI programmer, recording engineer and producer working on Top 40 albums and singles in the leading London recording studios including Abbey Road, Mayfair, Townhouse, Eden, Strongroom and Sony Whitfield Street Studios, CTS and Lansdowne Studios. In 1997, Mike set up a project studio equipped with a high-end Pro Tools system and has since been involved in everything from dance remixes to TV ads, background and featured music for TV and video, album editing and compilation, and, since 1999, producing jazz, blues and soul recordings. Notable projects include working on music for a Deutsche Bank promotional video, co-production credits on Ayetoro, an experimental jazz/Afrobeat album, and, in 2010, working as a freelance audio transfer engineer at Iron Mountain's studio facility in Slough, helping to digitize Universal Music's vast library of master tape recordings. Most recently, Mike has set up a 'boutique' record label to release recordings he has produced - see http://rudenoterecords.com/author/rudenoterecords/

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