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Pro Tools le and M-Powered The complete Guide

ISBN-10: 024051999X
ISBN-13: 9780240519999
Edition: 2006 (Guide (Instructor's))
Authors: Mike Collins
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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Pro Tools LE and M-Powered is an authoritative guide to Digidesign's entry-level hardware and software systems. Illustrated throughout with color screen grabs, the book starts by giving you useful overviews and advice about the hardware options available. Subsequent chapters are packed with easy-to-follow instructions, valuable hints and time-saving tips on how to use the software. Includes: * Full coverage of all new features in version 7 * Information on tempos, clicks and grooves * Two chapters on MIDI * Useful tutorials on using Reason, Live and SampleTank * Recommendations on backups and transfers * Guidance on the DV Toolkit for post production For troubleshooting technical problems, advice on purchasing decisions or inspiration for new ideas, keep this book by your side as a vital reference point. * Become an expert in Pro Tools LE and M-Powered and learn how to maintain a healthy computer system * Gain the skills you need quickly with step-by-step tutorials to help you master the tools and techniques of the software * Get creative with recording, mixing and editing projects and realise the full potential of your system

About the Author
Acknowledgements
The Intro
What's in a name?
Who should use it?
Affordable Pro Tools Systems
Speakers, Headphones, and Microphones
Home Studio Setups
Laptop Musicians
Mac or PC?
Pro Tools LE Software
Pro Tools M-Powered Software
Transfers
Included Software
Even more software
What you don't get in Pro Tools LE and M-Powered
What's in the book
Hardware Options for Pro Tools LE and M-Powered Systems
Digi 001
Low Latency Monitoring on the Digi 001
Monitoring latency and MIDI
Digi 002 Rack
Front panel
Rear panel
The Mbox
The front panel
The back panel
Zero-latency monitoring
Exploring the Mbox mix control
Summary
Mbox 2
Front panel
Rear panel
M-Audio M-Powered Interfaces for Pro Tools
FireWire vs USB
FireWire Interfaces
Ozonic
FireWire 410 & FireWire 1814
FireWire Audiophile
FireWire Solo
PCI Cards and Interfaces
Audiophile 2496 & Audiophile 192
Delta 1010
Delta 1010 LT
Delta 44
Delta 66
Latest Additions
The Digi 002 and the Command / 8
The Digi 002
Rear panel
The control surface
Top section
Middle section
Home view
Console View Selectors
Insert/Send Position Selectors
Channel Scribble Strips
Display Scribble Strips and Display Mode switch
More Buttons and Status Indicators
Rotary Encoders
Channel Select
Channel View
Multi-mono Plug-ins
Lower Section
Faders
Transport Controls
Navigation & Zoom
Window Show/Hide and Playback Mode Switches
Fader Flip & Master Faders
Function/Utility Keys
Keyboard Modifier Switches
Digi 002 Modes
Standalone Mode
Hooking up external sources to the Digi 002 in Standalone mode
Digidesign Command / 8 Control Surface
Getting to know the Pro Tools LE Software
Pro Tools LE Overview
Track Priority and Voice Assignment
The Mix Window
Plug-ins
Tracks
Inserts
Sends
I/O Selectors
The Edit Window
The Edit Modes
Zoom Buttons
Choose Your Tool
Repairing Waveforms using the Pencil Tool
Location Indicators
Edit window controls and displays
Keyboard Focus
The Rulers
Scrolling Options
Playback Cursor Locator
The Transport Window
Pro Tools LE Menus
Pro Tools Menu
File Menu
Edit Menu
View Menu
Track Menu
Region Menu
Event Menu
AudioSuite Menu
Options Menu
Setup Menu
Window Menu
Help Menu
Browser, browser, browser...
The Task Window
The Relink Window
Drag and Drop Features
What this chapter has covered
Getting Started
Installing the software
Restoring the default Preferences
Opening a New Session
Choosing File Types
Choosing Sample Rates and Bit Depths
Saving your Session
What gets saved
Why you should use an external hard drive
Allocating Hard Disk Space
Round Robin Disk Allocation
Record Allocation
Setting up the inputs and outputs
Setting up your first new session with Audio and MIDI tracks, Auxiliary inputs and Master faders
Importing MIDI and Audio
Using the Workspace Browser to import audio using drag & drop
Importing Loops & Samples
Transferring audio into Pro Tools from CD, DAT or other digital sources
Importing video
Importing Audio from Video
What this chapter has covered
Tempos & Grooves
Setting up Tempo, Meter and Click
Setting the Meter
Setting Tempos
Manual tempo mode
Tempo events
Building tempo maps
Tempo Operations
Using the Click
Adjusting Tempos
Adjusting the Session tempo to the tempo of imported (or recorded) audio
Adjusting the tempo of imported (or recorded) audio to the session tempo
What is Beat Detective?
So why not use Beat Detective?
OK, let's use Beat Detective!
Beat Detective Features
Using Beat Detective to adjust the Session tempo to the tempo of an imported audio file
Using Beat Detective to adjust the tempo of an imported audio file to the Session tempo
Using REX and ACID Files
To Import a REX or ACID File
What this chapter has explained
Recording MIDI and using Virtual Instruments
MIDI Setup
MIDI Studio...
MIDI Beat Clock...
MIDI Input Filter...
MIDI Input Devices...
Getting Started
Setting up to Record MIDI onto a track
Recording onto a MIDI or Instrument track
Loop recording MIDI
Playing back a MIDI or Instrument track
Assigning Multiple MIDI Output Assignments
Using Virtual Instruments
Using Instrument Tracks
Using Reason, Live, and SampleTank
ReWire
Troubleshooting
Looping Playback when using ReWire
Propellerhead Reason
Overview
Recording Reason synths
Setting up the Reason Synthesizers
Routing MIDI from Pro Tools to Reason
Recording from Reason into Pro Tools
Developing and recording material using Ableton Live
Overview
Using Ableton Live with Pro Tools
Recording from Ableton Live into Pro Tools
IK Multimedia SampleTank 2
Overview
Adding sampled material using SampleTank
Recording from SampleTank into Pro Tools
Making tracks inactive to conserve processing resources
Recording virtual instruments as Audio
What this chapter has explained
Editing MIDI
Editing Basics
Bars, Beats and Clock 'Ticks'
Graphic Editing
Event List Editing
Remove Duplicate Notes
Stuck Notes
Useful Keyboard Commands
Special Cut, Copy, Paste, and Clear Commands
Marquee Zooming
Keyboard Zoom Commands
Individual Vertical Zoom
The MIDI Operations Windows
Grid/Groove Quantize
Grid Quantize
Groove Quantize
Input Quantize
Restore Performance
Flatten Performance
Change Velocity
Change Duration
Transpose
Select and Split Notes
Step Input
MIDI Real-Time Properties
How to compensate for monitoring latency when using external MIDI devices
How to compensate for triggering delays when using external MIDI devices
Quick Start Editing Session
Programming Beats
Manually correcting mistakes
MIDI Loop Recording
MIDI Drum-machine style recording
Repeating Patterns
Mirrored Edits
What you have learned
Recording Audio
Preparing to Record
Monitoring Levels vs Input Gain Levels
Auto Input vs Input Only Monitoring
Latency
Using an external mixer
Zero Latency Monitoring
Low Latency Monitoring
Record Enabling
Record Safe Mode
Other Record Modes
Recording through plug-ins
Your first Audio Recording
First Fixes
Recording over an existing region
First Edits
Separating and Moving Regions
Recording multiple 'takes'
Punch Recording
Loop Recording
Selecting Takes
QuickPunch
Saving your Sessions
Tidying up your Sessions
What you have learned
Editing Audio
Overview
Basic Editing
Cut, Copy, Paste, and Clear Commands
Special Cut, Copy, Paste, and Clear Commands
Making an Edit Selection using the Edit Selection Indicators
Working with Multiple Tracks
Master Views
Other Track Views
The Edit modes
Slip Mode
Shuffle Mode
Spot Mode
Grid Mode
Making Timeline Selections
Linked Timeline and Edit Selections
Unlinked Timeline and Edit Selections
The Playback and Edit Markers
Linked Track and Edit Selections
Finding your way around the Edit window
Track View Toggle
Zoom Toggle
Getting used to Zooming around
Continuous Zooming
Looped Playback
Scrolling Options
Timeline Insertion Follows Playback
Useful Shortcuts
Finding the ends of the selection
Working with Regions
Sync Points
Nudging Regions
Useful Region Editing Commands
Shift Region
Duplicate Region
Repeat Region
Lock Region
Mute Region
Quantize to Grid
Region Groups
Region Looping
Editing Looped Regions
Stripping Silence from regions
Inserting Silence
Consolidating Regions
Compacting Audio Files
What you have learned
Mixing
Overview
Monitoring
Monitoring Levels
Metering
Fat Meters
Master Fader Tracks
Multiple Output Assignments
Making Tracks Inactive
Grouping Tracks
Track Output Windows
Using Auxiliary Tracks
Using Sends
Automating Sends
Returns
Send and Return Submixing for Effects Processing
Automation
Creating Automation
Automation Write Modes
Automation Playlists
Editing Automation Data
Thinning Automation
Creating Automation using the mouse
The Final Mix
Mixdown
Recording to a Stereo Mastering Recorder
Bounce to Disk
Recording to Tracks
When to Use Dither
What you have learned
Backups and Transfers
Backups
Transfers
Preparing Pro Tools Sessions for Transfer
Types of Transfers
Moving Pro Tools Sessions between Systems
Mac/PC Compatibility
Transferring Files between Different Computer Platforms
Moving between Pro Tools [vertical bar] HD and Pro Tools LE or M-Powered systems
Transferring Pro Tools 7 Sessions to earlier versions
Working with offline media
Transferring Projects between applications
The Hard Way: Using a MIDI file and separate audio files
The Easy Way: Using MIDI and OMF, AES31, or AAF files
Preparing Projects for Transfer
Checklist
OMF and AAF
Exporting AAF and OMF from Pro Tools
Importing AAF and OMF files into Pro Tools
Using the Import Session Data command to import an OMF file
Opening an OMF file into a new Pro Tools session
DV Toolkit for LE
DV Toolkit
DV Toolkit 2
DigiTranslator
Digidesign Intelligent Noise Reduction
Synchro Arts VocALign Project
DV Toolkit Time Code Features
Timebase Rulers
Scrubber Tool for scrubbing a Movie track
Custom Shuttle Lock Speed
Time Code Mapping Options
Use Subframes Option
Session Setup Window
Time Code rates and Feet+Frame rates
Pull Up and Pull Down
Time Code Setup Commands
Redefine Current Time Code Position
Redefine Current Feet+Frames Position
Redefine External Time Code Offset
More Info
Books
Other books by the Author
Other books about Pro Tools
Mixing Techniques
Music Production Techniques
MIDI Recording Techniques and Theory
DVDs
Magazines
Websites
Index

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