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  • Paperback: 744 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (20 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470239476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470239476
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.9 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 798,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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8 books in 1 — from miking to mixing to mastering Your one–stop guide to the software and hardware that make music magic When you add Pro Tools to your home recording studio, you have the software used to create hit records. When you add this book to your bookshelf, you get the insight you need to capture your sounds, edit your tracks, create a mix, and master your songs for the world to hear. Add in your talent and you′re on your way to music stardom. Discover how to: Navigate the Pro Tools windows and menus Master microphone choice and placement Edit the errors out of your tracks Blend sounds into a final mix Work with MIDI instruments and sounds

About the Author

Jeff Strong, the author of Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies, is President of the REI Institute, which is a MusicMedicine research organization and therapy provider. Jeff graduated from the Percussion Institute of Technology at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles in 1983, and has worked in or owned a recording studio since 1985. Every week, he records dozens of custom CDs with Pro Tools for his clients. He has also released 12 commercially available therapeutic CDs, 4 of which can be purchased at www.reiinstitute.com. An eight–CD set focusing on shifting the brain is also available beginning Fall 2008 through Sounds True (www.soundstrue.com). Pro Tools All–in–One Desk Reference For Dummies, 2nd Edition is his ninth book.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Gates on 16 July 2009
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As a beginner on Pro Tools, I hoped this book would provide me with an easy introduction. However, I needed a jargon buster dictionary to understand the terminology used throughout. Added to this grumble, when I received the book I realised it had been published in 2004 and deals with Pro Tools 7, whereas I have Pro Tools 8. Maybe I'm the dummy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Suarez-faner on 5 Jun. 2010
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all you need to know to get started with protools. easy to read and plenty of graphics
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Grumpy on 13 Feb. 2009
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Ok but very basic lacks detail very little on how to use pro tools windows set-up chapter did help thats about it.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Great time saver 25 May 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've been working with Pro Tools LE on a Digi 002 for a few weeks. I never took any classes on the software, so it's been slow going. I saw this book and bought it last week. It cleared up a lot of stuff I didn't understand about Pro Tools and now I'm working a lot faster. There's also some pretty good general recording tips I didn't know. Good book. Well worth the price.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Good for beginner and intermediate - great reference too 23 Oct. 2006
By Mark Tippin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've been a ProTools user for a few years (Digi 001 and now Digi 002 with ProTools 7 LE), but never took any courses or purchased any courseware. I could do basic tracking, but when it came time for my first large CD project I knew I needed help. Although the tutorial DVD that comes with ProTools 7 LE has some great material in it, the manuals never really seemed to answer my questions.

This book was invaluable in taking the step from "basic user" to semi-pro user. It's well written in a direct and friendly tone with anecdotes that show how the author has "been there too" and shares a musician's perspective on recording.

From understanding microphones and setting up a small studio through recording and even into mastering, this book is an invaluable reference for anyone who is ready to get beyond the basics. It covers step-by-step processes for many common tasks and provides some background on why things are the way they are - which leads to better user comprehension. Not only can you perform the task, but you also have a better understanding of why it is done the way it is.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
practically useless for the beginner 13 Feb. 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have some working knowledge of protools but can't find answers to most of my questions in this book. The index is probably the most useless part--this book tells me all about what certain functions are, but nothing about how to use them. Waste of money.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not Good For Beginners 27 Oct. 2008
By H. Peters - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a "reference" book in the truest sense of the word. Most of the material doesn't tell you how to accomplish sequential tasks, many times you have to look in other sections of the book to get all of the information you need. Index is poor. Descriptions of specific functions of the software are fairly good.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It gives a good overview, but it is hard to look for exact information 25 Jan. 2009
By Bob Owen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a good book if you are looking for sort of a tutorial on what ProTools does and how it works. However, it is not good as a reference manual.
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