Description

Pro Tools for Music Production is a definitive guide to the system for new and professional users. Extensively illustrated in colour and packed with time saving hints and tips, you will want to keep to hand as a constant source of information. The book takes a real-world approach and shows how to build the right system to suit your needs. Detailed chapters on recording, editing and mixing blend essential knowledge with tutorials and practical examples from actual recordings. The second edition features a wealth of new and updated material, including: · Pro Tools HD systems explained · Pro Tools 6.1 software (and up to version 6.2.3) · Mac OSX installation and troubleshooting · A new chapter on MIDI · Additional and expanded tutorials · More on Identify Beat, Beat Detective and tempo maps · Extra coverage of plug-ins and virtual instruments · How to use Propellerheads Reason and Ableton Live with Pro Tools · What you need to know about the new file management capabilities · How to transfer projects between Pro Tools and other MIDI and audio software, and between Pro Tools TDM on the Mac and Pro Tools LE on the PC Pro Tools for Music Production is a vital source of reference to keep by your side, whether you are a working professional or a serious hobbyist looking for professional results.

Key Features

* Get creative with recording, editing and mixing projects and unlock the potential of your system! * Become an expert on Pro Tools, its third party components and discover how to maintain a healthy computer system * Colour-illustrated and now including HD systems and Pro Tools 6.2 software

Readership

Anyone using Pro Tools who aspires to professional results. Professional market includes Recording and Post-Production Engineers, Music Producers, MIDI programmers, DJs and Remixers, Composers and Musicians. Also suitable for serious hobbyists and students on audio, music technology and related courses.

Table of Contents

Introduction; The evolution of Pro Tools; Pro Tools TDM systems; The computer system; Recording and Editing MIDI; Recording Audio; Editing; Mixing; Audio plug-ins; Virtual Instruments; ReWire; Midi and Audio Sequencers; Appendix 1 Hardware control; Appendix 2 File Management; Appendix 3 Transferring projects; Glossary; Bibliography

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Focal Press
Print ISBN:
9780240519432
Electronic ISBN:
9780080480374

About the author

Mike Collins

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Studio musician, recording engineer and producer with more than 30 years experience. Currently he is involved in dance remixes for TV ads, background and featured music for TV and video.

Reviews

Praise for the first edition: "A must-read for anyone involved with Pro Tools." Linda Taylor, Rubicon Music "Whether a Pro Tools rookie or expert, this book will teach you something. No Pro Tools user should ever be far away from a copy." David Fanning, Macworld "Totally everything you want to know on the subject - its the full-bandwidth book on Pro Tools, taking you from a simple mono session all the way through to a full 32-track mixing session. The many steps along the way to creating a finished audio production are very well explained. This is the one book you should definitely have by your side when you need to know which way to go with Pro Tools. Bedside reading for all users!" John Leckie, Producer (Radiohead, Simple Minds, Baaba Maal, Dr John and many other famous bands and artists). "A relaxed and practical overview of Pro Tools - a must-read for all levels of users. The Recording section has a useful beginner's guide with lots of tips, with the sections on Editing and Mixing offering progressively more advanced information. The step-by-step examples, complete with detailed computer screenshots are excellent. The guide to setting up your computer system is just fantastic, especially the practical tips on how to use the Norton Utilities to fix problems." Phil Harding, Chairman of the Music Producer"s Guild and Producer (Boyzone, East 17, Pet Shop Boys, Jesus Jones, Donna Summer, Kylie Monogue, Jason Donovan). "A must for anyone involved in recording music. You will instantly feel at home with this book - lots of great colour screen shots, terrific advice - and thoroughly professional in every way. Take it in small doses or heavy chunks and you will come away feeling that you have really learned something." Barry Stoller, Composer, 'Match of The Day'