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Pro Tools HD: Advanced Techniques and Workflows

Edouard Camou

Using Pro Tools HD is not always easy, but with this book you’ll be on the fast track to achieving optimum quality audio. Learn to use Pro Tools at the highest professional level.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849698160
Paperback128 pages

About This Book

  • Create optimum quality audio using powerful tools of Pro Tools HD
  • Learn how to enhance workflow and creative outputs for recording, editing in music production, film scoring and television post production
  • Step-by-step tutorial packed with illustrations and examples to create professional audio using ProTools HD

Who This Book Is For

This book is ideal for anyone who already uses ProTools and wants to learn more, or is new to Pro Tools HD and wants to use it effectively in their own audio workstations.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: System Optimization
The Pro Tools range
Choosing the most adapted system
Playback engine optimizations
A bit more about the Pro Tools mixer
Customizing MIDI
Chapter 2: Editing Techniques
Vocal editing preparations
Chapter 3: Advanced Mixing
Getting organized with colors
Chapter 4: Importing and Exporting Options
Importing audio

What You Will Learn

  • Choose and optimize a ProTools HD system
  • Implement and configure MIDI devices to improve your workflow
  • Learn editing techniques for drums and vocals to enhance and be more creative with recorded performances
  • Understand workflow and routing concepts to take full advantage of ProTools mixing capabilities
  • Experience import options as well as other ways to improve workflow across different sessions
  • Map plugins with a midi controller
  • Use external analogue hardware

In Detail

Pro Tools HD is a digital audio workstation platform for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It is the leading audio software when it comes to professional audio work. Working effectively with audio and producing professional music with Pro Tools HD is not an easy task.

Beginning with what the software is about, we will take you all the way through to the steps required to efficiently record your audio. You will discover how to improve the workflow of Pro Tools software and receive innovative tips to enable flawless editing in music production, film scoring, film, and television post-production.

Packed with concise and clear instructions on using Pro Tools HD: Advanced Techniques and Workflows, this book starts with different possible hardware and software combinations to help you understand the strengths and limitations of each, before taking you through powerful editing and advanced mixing techniques.

When it comes to choosing a ProTools HD system there are different technologies available and therefore, many ways to use the system optimally so, you will learn about some digital audio concepts for better software optimisation. You will then learn editing using Beat detective, as well as covering excellent workflow and routing concepts to take full advantage of ProTools mixing capabilities, integrating both hardware analogue units with your favorite plugins. Finally, you will see how you can export your project safer, faster and better.

This guide shows you the framework to enable you to take your usage of ProTools to the next level by explaining and discussing new and advanced features to achieve industry standard techniques.


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