Extremely valuable book. Very well thought out, layed out, and exceptional content. I'm new to Pro Tools and have found the interface to be the most extreme I have ever encountered. As the title indicates, the book is visual, and visual pics are definitly needed for this application. I haven't counted, but there has to be well over a thousand components\items\buttons, etc., that you can click\type\dial\slide. Trying to explain what exact item to click on a single screen with 500+ clickable items just doesn't cut it. This book simply shows you with a perfectly sized pic (and no it's not filler to pump up the size and sales price) and theres no mistaking what is meant. Besides the pics, there are tons of side notes to go with them. A lot of books have a quick mention of other related aspects of the subject at hand that will be discussed later in the book, but they never mention that they will be discussed later. So I typically stop what I am doing and search the net for an hour (yep, one thing leads to another and another and before you know it you've been on wikipedia, google, and Amazon for a few hours) for what that "mention" is exactly, just to find that it gets discussed in the next few paragraphs or chapters. This book however, immediately states that the short "mention" will be discussed in the next chapter\paragraph, and it does this for every single short "mention". Maaaan is that really appreciated. THANK YOU! Saved me a lot of time, stress, anguish... You name it. I have no relation in any form to the people involved in making this book. I just feel compelled say something since I've read a few hundred tech books in the past 14 years, and this is only the second book that I can say is worth it's weight in gold. The book has lots of step by step instructions and tons of notes about the many alternate methods to accomplish the same. The content is extensive (477 pages of content), but would be a few thousand pages if it were comprehensive. It is not going to enhance someones artistic talent because it's a technical book for a beast of an application.