Get ready to explore the world of computer music creation with Pro Tools LE 8! Even if you've never created music on your computer, PRO TOOLS LE 8 IGNITE! will give you the skills you need to record and mix with confidence. The book presents everything you need to know about this amazing digital audio workstation with easy-to-follow instructions and screenshots that make it easy to dive into the features. Begin with the basic techniques of recording, editing, and mixing MIDI and digital audio. Then, get ready to harness the power of Pro Tools as you explore software effects, virtual instruments, and mixes that you can automate and edit with some of the best tools in the business. Ignite your music with the power of Pro Tools LE 8!
Andrew Hagerman has been a professional musician and teacher for the majority of his 40+ years, beginning his musical life at the early age of eight as an aspiring tubist and continuing to study at Northwestern University in Chicago. During his time there, MIDI and computer music were in their infancy, and Andy recognized the usefulness of music technology in aiding the creative process. Andy had the opportunity of learning the new technological tools of the trade as they were being invented and refined, and his quest for the best in audio and music technology ultimately brought him to use and teach Avid's Pro Tools. As a performer and arranger, Andy has worked with numerous ensembles of all types, including many years of playing at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Tokyo Disneyland. As a composer, he's active in the creation of planetarium and science center productions, and his work can be heard worldwide. With a passion for teaching, Andy has also worked as the Associate Course Director of Advanced Audio Workstations at Full Sail Real World University in Winter Park, Florida, and has authored seven books on audio production and Pro Tools. Andy currently manages Avid's Asia-Pacific Training Partner Program, working with excellent educational institutions throughout the region to offer the highest level of audio and video training to the next generation of creative professionals.
Introduction; Chapter 1: Welcome to Pro Tools LE LINK; Chapter 2: Getting the Big Picture; Chapter 3: Getting Started with Audio; Chapter 4: Basic Editing; Chapter 5: Recording Audio; Chapter 6: Using MIDI; Chapter 7: More Editing; Chapter 8: Basic Mixing; Chapter 9: Finishing Touches; Chapter 10: Moving to the Next Level: Tips and Tricks; Appendix A: Review Questions; Appendix B: Sound, Digital Audio, and MIDI: A Primer; Appendix C: Keyboard Shortcuts