Pro Tools 9: Music Production, Recording, Editing, and Mixing

Pro Tools 9: Music Production, Recording, Editing, and Mixing

Prepare yourself to be a great producer when using Pro Tools in your studio. Pro Tools 9 for Music Production is the definitive guide to the software for new and professional users, providing you with all the vital skills you need to know. Covering both the Pro Tools HD and LE this book is 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 MI


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Pro Tools 9: Music Production, Recording, Editing, and Mixing

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  1. 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of the Good Ones ~ A Wet Read, July 20, 2011
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    Bob Feeser “MillCrafters.com” (Springfield, PA USA) –
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    This review is from: Pro Tools 9: Music Production, Recording, Editing, and Mixing (Paperback)
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    There are many books out on Pro Tools 9 and due to the complexity of the DAW software there are many approaches to using it. So my recommendation is to get as many different good books on the subject as possible. Only by looking at it through several different engineers eyes will you get a comprehensive education of the potential of this incredible application. I started out with Pro Tools 101 Official Courseware, Version 9.0 which although it is beneficial to a beginner and is “the” AVID training course step 1, I found it to be a dry read, notwithstanding a great resource of information; so I am not damning the book.

    I also have Pro Tools 9: The Mixer’s Toolkit: The Mixer’s Toolkit which is another recommended book on the subject, my full review is available on that product page.

    Thirdly there is one book that is a must read, and it is not really on Pro Tools 9 specifically, but rather a general treatise on all the DAW app’s and that is Mixing Secrets for the small studio In there you will see not where the button is to do something in Pro Tools, or any app, but rather know how to use it. Let me use an analogy. A technical manual which is what most of them are will tell you where the brake pedal is, but they don’t normally tell you about how to apply more pressure when coming to a stop, feathering just the right amount for how quickly you want to stop, and then letting up on the pressure at the last second so as to not jolt everyone in the car. Mixing Secrets is all about “how” to work the pedal, not where it is located.

    They are all great books, and PT9 by Mike Collins is one of my favorites. Why? Because he is more than an experienced studio engineer, he is also an accomplished musician. Although it is a technical manual on how to use the app his from the ground up experience foretells of an approach that is logical, and fundamental to building the landscape of finished recording project. Everything is logical and well thought out.

    As the author states this book is not designed to be an entry level text. He does however provide lengthy explanations of what some experienced professionals may consider basic, and advises them to feel free to skip ahead in those sections. So paired with some familiarity with PT9, or 8, or transitioning from other apps such as Logic this book will get you up to speed with PT9 quickly.

    Overall I found it an enjoyable read. I especially like it when he explains that, “If you are really determined to be the fastest Pro Tools operator around, you will have to eat, sleep, and breathe Pro Tools until you have learned as many of the keyboard commands as you can remember, and get as much varied experience of recording as possible.” So this book is by no means a dry read, but rather just the right mix of explaining the functions and how to do each process along the way, and a writing style that makes it an enjoyable and “wet” read. Highly recommended.

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  2. 5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    A Must-Have erference for Pro Tools 9, July 20, 2011
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    bertrarious “bertrarious” (Naperville, IL USA) –
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    1) Coverage of virtually all segments of this complex, sophisticated program? – check
    2) Changes and new features actually integral to the book and not an add-in or afterthought? – check
    3) Well-written and detailed without being dry? – check
    4) Author that knows something about the actual business music business as oposed to a software wonk? – check
    5) Must-buy book for learning and understanding Pro Tools 9 and useful as an ongoing reference? – check

    Well… It looks like this book lives up to my expectations. This is the first time in quite a while that I’ve been able to say that about a computer or music-based instruction book. Buy it; you’ll like it.

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